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baking+biscuit issue 2019-06

Probably scarcely any other topic occupied more space at the FachPack 2019 trade fair than sustainability. There’s a lot of movement in the packaging industry.

Trade Fairs

ProSweets Cologne 2020 will take place in Cologne/Germany from February 2 until February 5 2020 parallel to ISM, the world’s leading trade fair for sweets and snacks. The duo covers the entire value chain of the production and sales.


The bakery machine constructor Gostol-Gopan is growing steadily. Further expansion is taking place especially in the “Complete bakery solutions” area. The intention is to develop new markets.

New York is the capital of trends, whether it’s lifestyle, fashion or food. Being successful and actually remaining there is a challenge, even for bakeries. Here we look at the story of Hudson Bread and how they made it in New York and still today remain on top.

The Thomas L. Green brand of equipment from Reading Bakery Systems has been a partner to the biscuit, cookie and cracker industry for over 120 years.

At the südback trade fair, Werner & Pfleiderer showed their new Puncho hole punch module for bread rolls. It now allows the manufacture of products with holes, e.g. bagels or donuts.

Future Foods was established as a start-up company in 2016 near Cairo, Egypt. Its main focus is the snack market in Egypt and the MENA (Middle East, Near Asia) region and it has a particular speciality called a “Fretzel”.


In the past five years, together with partners, Dr. Peter John, CEO of RPE.InfraTherm GmbH, has developed a new technology to transfer energy into dough that differs from baking using mainly convective heat.

Cutting and slicing

The packing solution from Rego Herlitzius: a BS 45 band slicer combined with a Vertec 30 promises to be a powerful bread slicing and packing combination for industrial bakeries.

Weighing technology

Minebea Intec, Hamburg, the German part of MinebeaMitsumi, a globally operating group (annual sales revenues EUR 7.3 billion), specializes in weighing machines, metal detectors, X-ray inspection systems and associated software solutions.


The hygiene-climatic operating status was linearly recorded, assessed and incrementally optimized from baking-off onwards over a period of three months in a leading German industrial bakery business focusing on the production of toast bread and mixed bread.