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More bakery products and snacks must be packaged to be shelf-ready for retailers, so product-handling equipment must offer flexibility for the changing marketplace. To meet this need, equipment manufacturers are developing more systems incorporating advanced robotics and sophisticated transport systems. Even plastic pallets are now multifunctional.
Modular designs and sophisticated electronics, as well as easy cleaning, food safety, remote servicing and environmentally friendly designs, are just some of the highlights of today’s palletizing systems.
The right ingredient-handling equipment can do more for a baker and snack manufacturer than simply handle ingredients. It can reduce energy and ingredients costs, improve production line efficiency, address sanitation issues, reduce changeover times and more.
Consumers seek better-for-you baked goods and snacks that taste good, are packed with nutritious ingredients and fit their lifestyles. Ingredient manufacturers are providing what bakers and snack manufacturers need to develop products to meet those important consumer demands.
To pizza and flatbread manufacturers, the secret to a great product goes way beyond the sauce. So what are the trends?
John B. Sanfilippo’s (JBSS) 1-million-sq.-ft. headquarters and production complex in Elgin, Ill., is a real powerhouse, with a whopping 85 production lines for nut and snack processing. The company has witnessed steady growth and the challenges that go with it. And with more than 90 years of experience and a keen focus on customer and consumer solutions, JBSS tackles the tough nuts to crack head on.
Demonstrating how much the company has grown over the years, John B. Sanfilippo’s impressive 1-million-sq.-ft. production facility/corporate headquarters/distribution center in Elgin, Ill., is outfitted with speedy, state-of-the-art equipment and technology to produce thousands of nut products, snacks and nut mixes.
It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.
Fail-safe metal-detection operation and data-logging functions are in demand today, as bakery and snack food producers look for increased performance, fewer false rejects, durability and protection from misuse.
Here’s our tour of potato chip producer, Ballreich Bros., our 2014 Snack Food Manufacturer of the Year.
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Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.