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Unifiller Systems Inc., Delta, British Columbia, is celebrating 25 years of providing innovative and easy-to-use depositing, decorating and filling solutions this year.
Founded in 1988 by president Kuno Kurschner, vice president of sales and marketing Stewart Macpherson and vice president Benno Bucher, Unifiller is a leading manufacturer of portioning equipment for the food processing and bakery industry worldwide. The company is committed to helping its customers streamline food production by providing solutions for achieving greater yield, greater weight accuracy, increased cost management and better product integrity.
Recent company expansions include global offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain servicing European nations, and a dealer network representing key markets in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Recent equipment installations include cake and dessert lines in bakery plants in India, Korea and Mongolia. The company also is a regular exhibitor at iba World Market for Baking, held every three years in Germany, and the International Baking Industry Exhibition (IBIE), held every three years in Las Vegas.
Even with 25 years under its belt, Unifiller is still rolling out innovative new machine concepts. Last year marked the introduction of several state-of-the-art machines, including the Multistation depositor, a high-speed, multi depositor featuring consistent portion control from each outlet. Other advancements include the development of the Pro2000 Low Level with Agitator, a food filler with agitators for large-volume depositing of chunky and stiff products, ensuring even distribution of particulates, and the official launch of cookie dough depositor machines for retail, commissary and large-volume production.
Unifiller’s also been garnering some celebrity status lately. The company recently partnered with Carlo’s Bakery (right) from TLC’s hit TV series, Cake Boss. “We’re very pleased to take on Carlo’s Bakery as one of our customers,” says Macpherson, who spearheaded the partnership. “It’s a strategic partnership. They’re seeing tremendous growth, and we’re proud to be their provider of choice.”
Unifiller’s equipment also can be seen in Food Network Canada’s Food Factory, including an episode featuring La Patisserie filling 250,000 mini cheesecakes a year with a Unifiller depositor and an episode featuring Tastefully Yours Bagels using Unifiller’s multipiston depositor to inject 150 Bagel-Os every hour with cream cheese filling.
Unifiller will be celebrating its 25-year anniversary with an open house for its more than 80 employees, their families and key guests in this summer as well as having mini celebrations throughout the year.