Quality, innovation and customer service: Goglio S.p.A. has been a leading manufacturer of complete packaging systems for over 160 years, with ten manufacturing plants and seven sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. Throughout its history, the Italian company has been the proud creator of innovations that even today are nothing less than revolutionary.
Joma Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Ask any chef for the secret to great tasting food and the answer will invariably be the same: careful seasoning. Fresh is always preferable, even for dried spices like black pepper. Freshly ground from a pepper mill is usually the specification for the addition of this favourite spice in any recipe worth its salt. That is why more and more spice brands are packaging whole spices like peppercorns in jars with a mill integrated into the lid. One of the pioneers of this packaging form is Austrian high-quality plastics specialist, Joma Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
Koenig Maschinen GmbH
Globalization as well as the automation of processes is a trend that knows no holding back, not even in artisanal trades such as bakery. But in a field so sensitive as local taste and tradition, it is necessary to be able to rely on an excellent partner for the equipment and machinery that can be adapted to local requirements. Koenig Maschinen GmbH is a specialist in the engineering of machines and systems for the production of small bakery goods, including kneading and mixing, dividing, rounding and forming as well as baking and even cooling equipment.
Airbox – Compressed air supply and heat recovery with maximum variability and visualization of energy flux according to the requirements of energy management standard Energiemanagement-Norm DIN EN ISO 50001.
COVERIS Rigid (Zell) Deutschland GmbH
In March 2015, the leading global trade fair for the international food and beverage industry, ANUGA FoodTec, will open its doors. European Food Journal is again publishing a special edition looking at the major trends and innovations of the fair. In the run-up to next March, we will also be presenting interesting companies from the FoodTec sector in our weekly newsletter. The series kicks off with a profile of food packaging manufacturer Coveris.
universum Johann Kasper Bäckereimaschinenbau GmbH
Fresh baked goods are a delight on the breakfast table, but seldom are they made by hand any more. Large commercial bakeries and factories count on machines to take on the task of folding pastry and rolling out dough, guaranteeing consistent shape and quality. universum, the brand from Johann Kasper Bäckereimaschinenbau GmbH, is known for its machines that roll up, roll out and mould dough to produce some of the best baked goods available – throughout the universe.
Hugentobler Schweizer Kochsysteme AG
For more than 50 years, Hugentobler Schweizer Kochysteme AG has been providing chefs with the tools they need to improve their kitchens. With 110 employees at six locations, the company is the market-leading single-source supplier of equipment and cooking systems for large-scale kitchens. Under the management of Reto Hugentobler, son of company founder Fredy Hugentobler, Hugentobler Schweizer Kochsysteme serves hotels, restaurants and communal caterers, such as school or hospital cafeterias.
Franke Foodservice Systems GmbH
More than 27,000 kitchen facilities built and installed worldwide confirm Franke Foodservice Systems as the world’s leading provider of systems and services for the food service industry. Franke Foodservice Systems GmbH in Bad Säckingen, Germany, is the European headquarters and continues to create added value through innovation, making its customers true ambassadors of the Franke brand.
MAF Agrobotic Impasse d’Athènes
Soft fruit is so easily bruised and damaged when handled that it is hard to imagine any machine being as gentle as the human hand when it comes to grading, sorting and packaging. However, in order to keep the cost of fruit and vegetables down, a certain level of machine automation is unavoidable. With automated processing machinery from the French manufacturer MAF RODA Agrobotic, it is possible to process even delicate fruit such as cherries with a minimum of bruising.
TIPPER TIE, Inc.
To withstand increasing competition, more and more food processing companies are reling on state-of-the-art automation solutions ensuring top performance and the greatest efficiency possible. TIPPER TIE, Inc. from Apex in North Carolina/USA, is an internationally leading player in automated processing and packaging solutions for the food industry. With new production facilities in China and several innovative developments in the automation technology sector, the company is ready to further flex its muscles and to enter new grounds outside of Europe.
Nissei ASB GmbH
Bottles and containers come in various shapes and sizes, in glass or plastic, and are used in a variety of industries. Nissei ASB GmbH is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company is the European sales and services centre of the Japanese firm Nissei ASB Machine Co. Ltd., which manufactures machines using a patented injection stretch blow molding to produce plastic bottles and containers.
Imperia & Monferrina S.p.A.
Though not everyone can have homemade pasta for dinner, pasta machines let everyone have a taste of Italy in their own kitchen. The best of these machines are created by Imperia & Monferrina S.p.A., a manufacturer located in Sant’Ambrogio, Turin, Italy. Family-owned and operated, Imperia is already a worldwide leader in pasta makers. Judging from its participation in the 2011 ANUGA food fair, the Italian company looks poised to maintain its position into the future.
Eurofins Food GmbH
The food market is a truly global one: whether tea leaves from Sri Lanka, grapes from India or fish from Japan, more and more food products are being shipped to consumers in Europe. Not all countries of origin, however, always adhere to the same high standards as we do over here. That is, why regular checks and tests are absolutely essential in order to protect the consumer. The European number one in this sector is Eurofins, an international group with operations across the globe, including Hamburg, the ‘gateway to the world’. Through high-quality laboratory and advisory services, the company is contributing to consumer health and product safety worldwide. It is doing so along the entire supply chain – offering its services not only at the destination but also at the place of origin, thus ensuring faultless food from the farm to the fork.
Bosch Packaging Technology B.V.
The packaging industry is highly competitive and price-sensitive. The packaging machine producers rely on highly-efficient top quality machines that perfectly fulfil the customer’s needs. Yet, individual solutions are very costly and often, it takes a long time before the final product or machine can be delivered. Bosch Packaging Technology B.V. from Schiedam in the Netherlands is seeing to exactly this problem. Offering a wide range of modular standard machines and guaranteeing shortest delivery times possible, the company is internationally recognised as an expert in highly-efficient and innovative horizontal packaging machines which can be delivered in just a couple of weeks.
Ambach Ali spa
Wherever people gather together the need for catering and cooking arises. Ambach Ali S.p.a. in Caldaro, Italy, manufactures stainless steel appliances suitable to tailorise any professional kitchen. The company has an impressive reference list of hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other institutions around the world that make grateful use of its products.
ATELIERS FRANCOIS SA
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight form of clear polyester. It is used to make containers for soft drinks, juices, alcoholic drinks, water, edible oils, household cleaners and many other food and non-food applications. Bottles now represent the most significant use of PET moulding resins, and their use is continuing to grow as they offer substantial advantages over their glass counterparts: PET bottles are unbreakable, lightweight, transparent, resealable, fully recyclable and allow for great freedom in design. A dedicated expert, and a leading European player in the sector, is AF Compressors S.A. The successful family owned enterprise specialises in the compressors needed for producing PET bottles – and thus delivers the indispensable core of the entire PET processing chain.
FOMACO Food Machinery Company A/S
Hygiene is crucial for every meat processing company. As a result of several quality scandals, consumers have become very sensitive to product quality, and the EU imposed stringent quality and hygiene regulations. Fomaco A/S from Køge in Denmark is an internationally acknowledged manufacturer of injectors for curing and marinating different types of meat, poultry and fish products. Acting in a niche market, the company is the global market leader in its field.