The Helmut Koenig Private Foundation’s Board of Directors unanimously decided to reorganize the management and dismissed Wolfgang Staufer as CEO. Managing Director Hannes Stelzer is taking over the management of Koenig Maschinen GmbH as well as the Koenig Group international, the company announced.
MECATHERM’s newly launched vertical oven won the Gulfood Manufacturing Excellence Award in the Best Processing Innovation category. The M-VT is a very compact, flexible oven that can be used for a wide range of bakery goods, from crusty bread to pastries and soft products. The equipment was designed to reduce energy consumption and includes innovative features such as the new Hygro Control System and an energy recovery system.
IPCO extends its footprint in China with the acquisition of Nantong Langwei New Materials, ‘Long Goal’. Following the acquisition deal signed on October 13, 2023, IPCO increased its local steel belt production capabilities for the Chinese market. The move means IPCO benefits from lower cost levels and shorter lead times while also reducing CO2 emissions and risks caused by transportation to and from Sweden.
Corbion will highlight the ability of today’s advanced preservative solutions to deliver flavor and other important sensory attributes along with outstanding food safety and shelf life performance.
Energy consumption is undisputed at the top of the industry’s concerns and efforts for improvement. Tunnel ovens offer opportunities to go the extra mile on the path to resource savings. The eight-generation oven builders at HEUFT have also been observing a surge in the interest in economical and flexible machines, now a universal top priority in the industry.
At iba, IREKS illustrated exciting taste dimensions and creative opportunities. Rethinking familiar products for the future was a theme at the stand, through which traditional raw materials can be rediscovered, prepared and combined in new ways to create new flavors.
Bundy Baking has enjoyed successful business worldwide over the past years, with American Pan strengthening its foothold in Europe. Staying close to its customers and listening to their changing needs has not only helped the group weather the storm of recent disruptions, but it has always been the key to thriving. William Bundy – Global President, Operations, Bundy Baking Solutions, and Jason Bowman – President American Pan Europe & MENA talk resilience, acquisitions, technology and, first of all, loyalty, in an interview.
A new AI image-recognition service is unveiled at iba, which tracks in-store patisserie and bakery shelf performances in real-time. AI specialist MarketLab, in partnership with Puratos, developed Spotimize to help with shelf management, lower waste and improve the customer’s experience. During its current startup phase, the Spotimize service will be available to a limited number of customers in selected countries.
At iba, SENSURE is showcasing its vision inspection solutions (STARGATE series), which use high-speed, non-contact imaging cameras and/or profilometer lasers to quantify a wide range of product quality parameters (shape, size, color, height, topping coverage, volume, etc.) at high speed. All solutions provide continuous and quantitative data that can be used to identify process issues and create a library of information for analysis.
The Bakery Ingredients Division of the Martin Braun-Gruppe is presenting product and marketing concepts from the Agrano, Braun, Capfruit and Cresco Italia brands at iba.