About Us

Since 1971, family-owned Nothum has led the way in building game-changing food production equipment.

Industries we Serve

Nothum’s advanced systems yield superior product quality, reduced inefficiencies and quicker ROI across a range of product specialties.

Systems we build

Clients achieve better results by investing in Nothum’s advanced predust/breading, batter/tempura and continuous frying systems. We also offer technology-driven specialty and support systems.

Meet Our Team

North American Team

Company History

1971: Nothum Established

Nothum Manufacturing was established in 1971 by Robert Nothum, Sr. The first Nothum breading machine was known as the 71-A Breader.

1985: Bob Nothum, Jr. Joins the Business

In 1985, Bob Nothum, Jr. decided to join the family business. With father and son working side-by-side, they would go on to design equipment that would revolutionize the food processing industry.

1988: SK Breader

In 1988, the SK Breader was introduced into the marketplace. This breader was another original design that provided benefits to the customer.

1993: First Thermal Fryer

In 1993, the first Nothum fryer was completed and installed. This thermal fryer would soon be called ProTherm.

1996: NRP Barrel Breader

In 1996, the first drum breader was developed and introduced to the marketplace. This machine strictly ran on hydraulics with augurs. This model would eventually be developed into the SuperFlex.

1999: First BatterPro

In 1999, Nothum introduced the BatterPro into the marketplace. Its ability to perform four functions in one machine was a huge turning point for the food processing industry.

2002: Uniframe Design

In 2002, the Uniframe design was established and applied to all Nothum equipment. This modern and sleek design was introduced to set the Nothum equipment apart from the competition.

2003: Beginning of 3rd Generation

In 2003, Robert M. Nothum joined the family business. His knowledge in marketing allowed him to manage the business plan, communicate to customers through different media and direct the sales team.

2004: First VersaCoat Sold

In 2004, the first VersaCoat was installed. This multiple breading machine brought new insight and versatility into the food processing industry.

2010: Another Nothum Hired

In 2010, Ryan Nothum joined the family business. His background in food science will bring a new insight into food safety and quality, where he will oversee the Service and R&D departments.

2011: One More Nothum

In 2011, Brad Nothum joins the family business with a background in supply chain management. His knowledge has accomplished multiple feats, and has aided the expansion of Nothum’s shipping and receiving departments.

2012: First SuperFlex Installation

In 2012, the first SuperFlex installation took place. This accomplishment led to hundreds of SuperFlexes sold throughout the world.

2015: ProTherm HP Installed

In 2015, the very first ProTherm HP was installed. This machine has brought efficiency to the food processing industry. Its low oil charge and quick oil turnover with low FFAs have made it highly appreciated by those who have invested in the ProTherm.

2017: Nothum Expands to Europe

In 2017, Nothum officially expanded into the European, Middle Eastern, Asian and other markets by opening Nothum B.V. 

2019: Nothum Opens LA/SA Markets

In 2019, Nothum expands its sales team into the Latin and South American markets.

2021: 50th Anniversary

In 2021, Nothum has officially turned 50 years old as a family owned and operated manufacturing company. Learn more about their journey with this article


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