baking+biscuit issue 2021-03
In the spotlight
Ambition for growth

This year, KAAK celebrates its 175th anniversary. Lodewijk van der Borg (CEO) and Theo Lammers (COO) granted us an interview with this occasion at the forefront and shared how the Group was shaped around the silo to truck’ concept, the defining moments in its impressive timeline, changes
old and new, and how its member companies build on each other’s expertise to advance in their field and provide comprehensive solutions.

Efficiency at the end of the tunnel

In the industrial baking of any type of bread, and a multitude of other product ranges, tunnel ovens are the giants of large-volume, continuous baking, for which efficiency is a must.

Thailand takes on HELIOS

The HELIOS oven is Thailand’s favorite solution for in-store ovens made by DEBAG, providing traditional stone-slab baking with static baking atmosphere. Grainbaker, the company’s sales partner in the country, observes the sought after process characteristics in the market, to achieve
high-quality products.

All styles are in

Manufacturing donuts with less fat and sugar is a must. However, this is just the starting point as unusual shapes, new flavor experiences, creative textures and hybrid formulations are on the rise. What do they have in common with muffins and cupcakes? Aside from striving for unique creations, or rather because of it, there is a flexibility push on the equipment supporting their manufacturing.

What goes around

The shortest way to efficiency in proofing, cooling, freezing, or baking is sometimes a spiral.

In the (continuous) mix: Verymix

VMI’s VERYMIX kneader is recommended for the continuous production of raw frozen, parbaked and/or preproofed and frozen doughs, including baguettes, ciabattas, pizzas, Viennese pastry, puff pastry and flour & water mixtures. Here is how this equipment is built for such an extended range of products.

Tradition meets innovation

Traditional techniques and products shape specialized equipment for the industrial production of buns, rolls, and bagels. These production lines are designed with the flexibility to provide answers to manufacturing
challenges old and new. At the same time, they pay respect to tradition and reliably support up-and-coming trends and new product innovation.

Case studies from bakeries

How alternative technologies can ensure hygiene in sliced bread and whole loaf production and improve shelf life.

Raw materials
The plant-based life

The plant-based trend is growing from a flavor-of-the-moment favorite into a sustainable, long-term trend, with a market growth of over 50% for the past five years and no signs of stopping even when faced with disruptions including COVID-19. Opportunities in baking are ripe for the picking, as long as technical formulation challenges are weeded out.

How effective is your production?

Effectiveness and quality measurements in piece goods production have been commonplace in the automotive industry for decades. In the bakery industry, the demand for corresponding software solutions is increasing for more efficient production and with higher quality corresponding products.

Flexible flow-wrapping covers biscuits

An Alsatian manufacturer with over a hundred years of heritage relies on a modern flow-wrapping machine from Schubert to package its baked goods. The flexibility of the robot-assisted flowpacker ensures that the producer will be able to switch to more sustainable packaging in the future.

Omnichannel, accelerated

How eCommerce, click-and-collect, and brick-and-mortar are
rapidly changing baked goods purchases.

Hypermarkets remain at the top

The VDB Association of Baking Technology Austria commissioned market researchers GfK AT to conduct a survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the baked goods market. It presented the first results at the beginning of March.

Full-time baking

Baker & Baker, a specialist European bakery products manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has recently emerged as a standalone business following the separation of CSM Bakery Solutions. John Lindsay, the company’s CEO, reveals what this ‘next exciting chapter’ means for the company.