We are Canal Engineers

For over 25 years CANAL has been the market leader in screening, sieving, filtration and dewatering helping businesses all over the world, from SMEs to multinationals. We combine manufacturing capabilities with in the field expertise, bridging the gap between products and business needs.


In 1994, André Brassine, a man who had more than 20 years of experience in separation techniques at that time, founded Canal together with two German partners: the companies Dillinger Fabrik gelochter Bleche and PACO.

It didn’t take long to find the ideal location, in between Antwerp with its major port and Brussels, the heart of Europe.

Today, CANAL has more than 300 clients, spread over 50 countries in various industries: from chemicals to food, from metals to recycling.

Our vision

We want to help clients reach their full potential with sustainable separation solutions. That goes beyond offering qualitative products. It is about understanding your business. That is why we always have safety shoes and a helmet in the trunk, ready to step into the field with you.

We spare no efforts for a good partnership.
We are in this for the long run.

Our partners

Together with our German partners, Canal Engineers assists industrial clients in European and Overseas markets.


The company name PACO stands for a group of companies that are among the world market leaders for high-precision metal wire cloth products and solutions.


Preziehs, a subsidiary of Dillinger Fabrik, has been one of the leading manufacturers of sheet steel and perforated sheet steel components, containers and enclosures for many years.

Dillinger Fabrik

Founded in 1895, Dillinger Fabrik gelochter Bleche GmbH has 125 years experience in the field of manufacturing and processing perforated plates. Their perforated plate products are sold directly and by their foreign partners in more than 20 European and non-European countries.


HETA is a globally operating engineering specialist company and manufacturer of filters and separators, founded in 1989.

Do you need advice or a tailor made solution for your project? Let Canal Engineers take care of it.