08 Nov: Mecatherm M-VT oven wins Gulfood Manufacturing Award

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.


07 Nov: IPCO acquires Chinese partner Long Goal

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.


01 Nov: Efficient baking assignment: thermal oil ovens

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.


24 Oct: Bundy Baking interview: “Relationships matter immensely”

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.


22 Oct: Spotimize AI service debuts at iba.START UP AREA

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.


18 Oct: SENSURE to showcase smart vision inspection systems

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.