The experts in innovative food processing machinery



Lyco Manufacturing is a world-leading manufacturer of commercial cooking and cooling machines (850 sold), liquid-solid separation screens (2,300 sold), root crop peelers / scrubbers (350 sold), and snap bean equipment (hundreds of machines sold). We work with pasta, rice, dry beans and vegetables. We are the most innovative company in our field having created hundreds of new machines. Our customers include 50 of the Top 100 Food Companies in North America along with many smaller companies. Many of our cookers, coolers and screens are recognized, literally, as the best in the world.

Customers send us their raw products and visit us to observe how our designs work on their products. We routinely help them develop new processes and new recipes.

Our atmospheric blanchers, cookers and coolers are all state of the art designs that have increased capacity, improved product quality and reduced damage with sanitary designs that clean up faster than competitive designs. We have the latest designs set up in our Lab most of the time.


Lyco was founded in 1980 by David R. Zittel, a prominent innovator in food manufacturing processes and machinery. Lyco Manufacturing is now led by his two sons; Bill Zittel, who serves as President, and Jeff Zittel, who serves as Executive Vice President. Both men carry on the company’s legacy of innovation, integrity and teamwork.

Lyco employee longevity is measured in decades and they have over 850 years of food processing and manufacturing experience. We’re located in a community of 5,000 people which is only 25 miles northeast of Madison, WI, a perfect area to raise a family.


Lyco’s enjoyment and passion is developing the best customer-aligned, innovative food processing machinery in the world.

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