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baking+biscuit issue 2020-03

The Linxis Group brings together five suppliers from the international baking equipment industry. Everyone acts independently. Specialist groups ensure the overall coordination and development.

Michał Zajezierski, Vice-President of the Management Board of the Polish bakery Nowel Sp. z o.o., spoke with Editor-in-Chief Bastian Borchfeld about the challenges facing the bakery industry and how the family-owned company intends to continue to grow.

Crisis management

Everything that is currently doing the rounds about estimates of the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts is still derived from past global crises, and is not very specific or relates only to individual sectors. baking+biscuit asked around and heard assessments of the crisis by
suppliers to the industry, and how they are responding to it.

Raw materials handling

Consumers attach great importance to flawless products. Flours are important raw materials that must conform exactly to specifications in this respect. Rotary screen machines with stainless steel sieves ensure safety in the production process, as confirmed by several tests.


Ditsch has belonged to the Swiss Valora Group since 2012, and specializes in producing lye baked goods. The company invested around EUR 40 million at the Oranienbaum location.

The Verhoeven Bakery Equipment Family in the Netherlands – BVT, NEWCAP and VACUUM & BAKEPACK are parts of this Family – which offers turnkey solutions, e.g. in the lamination technology area.

There are both automatic and manual solutions for cookie production.
Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Biberach/Riss, offers various processes.

SALTEK is an international leader in the production of Pita Bread Automatic Production Lines. Saltek’s facility is located in the industrial zone of Mazraat Yachouh/ Metn in Lebanon and extends over an area of 15,000 sqm with further expansion planned to cover an additional 4,000 sqm.