Aasted-Mikroverk is celebrating six decades of supplying chocolate process equipment to snack and confectionery producers. Constant innovation has kept the company fresh, forward-thinking and fast on its feet. For the Farum, Denmark-based company, innovation is as inherent as its chocolate heritage. Since being founded by Kai Christian Sophous Aasted in 1946, the company has been in the forefront of revolutionary, evolutionary and groundbreaking product launches in the area of chocolate processing.
Having rattled the industry’s vision of how to temper with its FrozenCone technology, Aasted-Mikroverk now plans to shake things up again by introducing Alice, its new extrusion technology. A year-and-a-half in the making, the Alice system treats virtually any kind of bakery, confectionery or snack product gently. The extrusion system retains the original texture of delicate dough or batter as much as possible without compacting or condensing the product. In addition, the unit can easily incorporate both large and small inclusions into the batter or dough.
Alice features patented innovations such as the FlexBooster, a unique combination of flexible lamellas. The extruder is built with a simplified cleaning system and comes with the CamRotor, which is a modular rotor that can be quickly changed out.
Moreover, Alice is built with leading computer architecture developed with Rockwell Automation. With this new system, Aasted-Mikroverk’s Alice system offers both confectioners and bakers a quantum-leap approach to existing extrusion technology.
For more information, call 1-443-797-3458.
Brolite Products Inc.
1900 S. Park Ave.
Streamwood, IL 60107
Founded in 1928 by certified Master Baker Oscar Breault, Brolite developed a production process to supply the baking industry with cultured, butter and sour flavors. With its dedication to customer service and cutting-edge technology, Brolite has become a leading supplier of sours and fermented flavors to bakeries throughout the world.
In addition to sours and fermented flavors, Brolite produces bread and sweet-goods bases and mixes, dough conditioners and grain blends at its modern manufacturing facility in Streamwood, Ill. Brolite also offers contract blending services as well as exclusive and custom blends.
For more than 75 years, Brolite has been responding to bakers’ needs with innovative products and services. Through our extensive research and development we have produced more than 50 specialty ingredients of unsurpassed quality and superior flavor — everything from conditioners and natural rye sours to bread and sweet-dough bases.
With Brolite, you can:
Increase volume and yields by promoting maximum absorption rates.
Accelerate and condition doughs–even in automatic lines and frozen dough systems.
Choose powdered bread strengtheners and softeners to eliminate messy pails, liquids or pastes.
Cereal Ingredients, Inc.
4720 South 13th St.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Cereal Ingredients Inc. (CII) is a privately held, employee-owned specialty ingredients manufacturer that was established in 1990 by Robert Hatch to research, develop and market unique new food ingredients. Since starting up, seven ingredient and process patents have been issued, and four additional patent applications have been filed.
After 14 years in Kansas City, the company has just completed a new building in Leavenworth, Kan.
“The new facility will triple our productive capacity and allow us to respond to our customers’ needs more quickly and efficiently,” Hatch explains. “In addition to increased capacity, the Leavenworth facility will house our corporate headquarters, R&D and our administrative and sales functions.”
CII produces food particulates that add flavor, texture and color to baked goods and ready-to-eat cereals. It also produces pre-blended mixes to create added flavor and swirl effects in bread products. Called Flav-R-Bites®, the particles are specially formulated for specific client needs. They come in a variety of sizes, flavors and textures, and are produced using CII’s patented product and process technology. In addition to baked goods and cereals, other food applications include ice cream, nutritional foods, streusel, and other crunches and toppings.
CII’s newest product line, Nutri-Bites ®, consists of particles with special nutritional qualities, such as extra levels of protein, vitamins or minerals. Most Nutri-Bites are used in high-nutrition food bars.
Most of CII’s products are sold with non-trans fat formulations and international products are sold non-GMO.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
469 N. Harrison St.
Princeton, NJ 08543
For more than 160 years, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., makers of ARM & HAMMER ® brand products, has been a pioneer in the science of chemical leavening. As the leading U.S. supplier of sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate for food formulations, the company offers a unique range of bicarbonate granulations to help food manufacturers produce more favorable characteristics in finished baked products through innovative leavening systems.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., offers a variety of leavening products, including:
Sodium bicarbonate grade 1 (powdered), grad 1 TFF (treated free-flowing), grade 2 (fine granular), grade 4 (granular), as well as custom grades and granulations to meet customers’ requirements.
Ammonium bicarbonate in a clear polyethylene bag that improves product flowability by providing a better barrier to moisture.
Flow-K®, a food grade potassium bicarbonate with a unique flow aid system that assures excellent storage and handling properties.
Tortilla Blend®, a unique blend of special sodium bicarbonate granulations that can result in substantial improvements in the appearance, texture and flavor of tortillas through better control of leavening.
The most recent leavening innovation from Church & Dwight, Tortilla Blend® has been extremely well received by the marketplace. Used in combination with conventional or innovative leavening acids, Tortilla Blend® helps optimize the leavening process. For more information, contact Jeff Shore at 1-800-833-0544 ext. 7274.
Edlong Dairy Flavors
225 Scott St.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Edlong, a privately owned and operated company, has been in the business of customer satisfaction for more than 90 years. Concentrated dairy flavors have always been its specialty, and it continually has been recognized as the expert in this technology. If you are looking for commodity cost reduction, batch-to-batch consistency, stability in harsh, high heat environments (ask about CapsuLong technology) or just great top-notes and flavor, look to the Technical Solutions Team at Edlong. Snacks, desserts, cookies, crackers and other baked goods are just some of the applications in which Edlong flavors excel. Masking of bitter off-notes in soy-based products and vitamin and mineral enhanced foods are additional areas where Edlong can assist.
Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Edlong also has facilities in the United Kingdom and Mexico.
Edlong Dairy Flavors recently released a unique selectable website database of flavors. When you visit www.edlong.com, register for Edlong Dairy Link to find the flavor you need, documentation downloads and convenient sample ordering. You’ll also be able to track your ordering and sampling history with Edlong, as well as review flavors already coded into your system.
The VISION line of kosher pareve-certified flavors now has more than 150 cheese, butter and other dairy-type profiles that are completely free of dairy protein. For vegetarian, vegan, orthodox or lactose intolerant requirements, Edlong has a solution. Same great flavor — no dairy.
When you want the best in dairy flavors look to Edlong — Where Service is a Lifestyle.
Fritsch USA Inc.
2706 Treble Creek, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78258
For decades in the baking trade, the FRITSCH name has been synonymous with high-quality, high-performance bakery machines and state-of-the-art innovations in dough formation and processing methods.
FRITSCH GmbH designs and constructs bakery systems in conformance with your baked goods and your product range. To this end, we are just as happy to provide solutions for the classically trained small-business baker as for the needs of industrial mega producers. Wherever your location, FRITSCH will competently serve and advise you with a worldwide network of subsidiaries and international sales offices.
Despite our global activity, however, we are intent on maintaining Germany as our production and development site. Germany is where we can find a sufficient number of the highly motivated and qualified personnel we need. In Germany, we also can depend on a highly developed infrastructure, as well as on an intact network of competent suppliers who can satisfy our exacting demands for high quality.
FRITSCH’s customers can expect to receive a great deal of respect for both their individual projects and their individual persons. This is due to the nature of the company; FRITSCH is an owner-operated family business, with Klaus Fritsch as the sole proprietor and managing director of the company.
14690 N.E. 95th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
Hinds-Bock Corp. is dedicated to meeting the needs of the baking industry with high-quality piston depositing equipment, pumps, icers/glazers and cake slicers. The company’s equipment ranges from small, tabletop muffin depositing to high-volume industrial lines, which include tray and paper cup denesters, pan oilers, large intermediate hoppers, dry-ingredient depositors for toppings, servo-driven conveyors and PLC controls.
Hinds-Bock’s engineering staff designs custom equipment, using the latest CAD, 3-D modeling systems to meet specific customer needs.
In addition to piston depositors, Hinds-Bock manufactures servo-driven pump fillers for high-speed depositing and spreading of product. The company also manufactures servo-piston depositors for automatic depositing and spreading of icings, fruits, batters and sauces.
Hinds-Bock manufactures standardized and custom piston filling and depositing machines and systems as well as piston transfer pumps. This equipment ranges from single-piston fillers and simple air-powered transfer pumps to turnkey, custom multi-lane, conveyorized, computer-controlled, high-speed production systems. Many options are available, including heated or cooled machines, hopper agitation and more.
In-house technicians and engineers provide on-site installation and turnkey startup support for custom-designed equipment and systems, maintain complete documentation on every machine built and support those machines with a thoroughly stocked parts department.
Kaak Group North America
351 Thornton Rd, Suite 123
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
From ingredient handling to packaging, complete lines to single machines, Kaak Group has everything you need to automate your bakery or add equipment to your existing line. No matter how simple or complex your requirements, one company with proven products and solutions can make the difference. That company is Kaak Group North America, where the resources and know-how of a worldwide company are at your fingertips. Some of the product lines that make the Kaak Group your single source provider are bulk flour handling featuring indoor and outdoor silos, dough make-up equipment, fixed and removable bowl spiral and wendel mixers, bowl elevators and automated mixing systems, bottom discharge mixers and roll lines.
The company also offers thermal ovens and various rack, deck and tunnel ovens. The Kaak Group can provide automatic loaders and unloaders, multi-step final proofers, multi-deck proofers, spirals, depanners, delidders, pan storage and retrieval systems, pan washers, filet pans, strapped pan and crate handling systems and sheeting lines for European flat breads and long-stick breads.
Division of Research & Development
1221 Hwy 22 East
Lebanon, NJ 08833
1221 Hwy 22 East
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Key-Pak Machines is an extension of the specialized packaging equipment manufactured by Research & Development Packaging Corp., a design and manufacturing company with more than 30 years of experience in the packaging industry.
Key-Pak specializes in vertical form/fill/seal machines and has expanded its machinery portfolio consistently over the years by adding combinational net-weigh scales, cup indexing systems, piston liquid fillers and conveyers.
Innovation through design simplicity is the core principle behind all of the machines in the Key-Pak line. A minimum of moving parts, easy access, user-friendly operation and durability are all hallmarks of the company’s design approach. Key-Pak systems can handle everything including chips, snacks, cheese and more, and the company’s packaging systems can be found worldwide, tackling the most demanding applications the industry has to offer.
1615 E. Poplar
Algona, Iowa 50511
KOFAB uses only the finest stainless steel materials and performs a complete quality and performance check on all equipment they produce. This extra attention to detail, from concept to delivery, allows for quick installation and quality that lasts.
Design and ManufacturingKOFAB’s state-of-the-art engineering department uses the latest design software and equipment to meet each customer’s unique needs. Driven by industry experience and innovation, KOFAB manufactures a significant share of custom-designed food equipment and specializes in original, USDA-approved stainless steel equipment for bakery, dairy, candy, meat, poultry and pharmaceutical processors.
Our best-selling products include stainless steel belt pulleys, and powdered-belt conveyer — the Curveryor ® — used primarily in bakeries and meat processing plants, as well as many other unique processing and handling equipment. The Curveyor and the K/V drive were invented by KOFAB with their customers’ needs in mind.
MGP Ingredients, Inc.
1300 Main Street
Atchison, KS 66002-0130
MGP Ingredients, Inc., is a premier producer of highly functional specialty proteins and starches for use in a wide array of food applications. To help its customers deliver great-tasting fiber-enhanced products, the company recently developed its Fibersym line of ingredient solutions.
Ideal for lower-net carb products, Fibersym is a family of highly functional resistant starches that contains total dietary fiber amounts ranging from 70% to 80%. Derived from wheat and potatoes, these unique ingredients possess a neutral flavor, white color and smooth texture.
In addition, MGPI offers its Arise line of wheat protein isolates to improve the overall quality of bakery products, including high-protein, reduced-carb breads, muffins, tortillas, cereals, snack foods and more.
Vegetarian meat analog products benefit from the company’s Wheatex textured wheat protein. Wheatex possesses a number of clear-cut advantages over competitive products, including greater textural integrity and a neutral flavor profile. As a result, customers can create better-tasting, more satisfying products.
The company’s Pregel and Midsol lines of modified starches are greatly valued for their functionality and versatility. Pregel 46, a pre-gelatinized wheat starch, can be used in applications for products such as baked goods. MGPI’s Midsol 46 cook-up wheat starch also is useful in a variety of bakery foods and prepared foods.
P.O. Box 16308
Duluth, MN 55816-0308
Moline Machinery is a leading producer of high-volume automated baking equipment for donuts, sweet goods, pastries, pizza crusts, pockets, energy bars, tortillas and more.
The family-owned company’s tradition of inventive engineering began more than 65 years ago, with Harry Moline’s introduction of the Hexagonal Scrapless Rotary Cutter.
Today, Moline Machinery is an international supplier of industrial fryers, dough sheet formers and extruders, depositors, sheeters, laminators, cutters, and make-up and finishing equipment.
The Moline family has seen the baking industry change dramatically over the decades. Production is more centralized than ever, fads turn over faster, and consumers’ tastes have become incredibly sophisticated. Moline Machinery has kept pace by using advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques while remaining committed to quality craftsmanship, materials, and customer service. As a result, it has earned a reputation for building some of the most reliable, durable equipment on the market.
“My grandfather founded Moline Machinery on the concept that its equipment should be both innovative and built-to-last,” said Gary Moline, president and CEO of the company, “and although we’ve expanded our product line over the years, we’ve never wavered from his vision.”
Rugged stainless steel construction, flexibility for fast changeover, high-volume, whole-system design and a dedicated install/service team are the hallmarks of Moline Machinery. And, every piece of its equipment is made in the USA.
400 47th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Niacet Corp. is the world leader is calcium propionate production and quality.
Our new Niaproof CrystalPro (registered trademark) grade has virtually eliminated the problem of airborne dust that traditionally comes with the ingredient. CrystalPro is pure anhydrous calcium propionate in its most effective form. It incorporates readily in all mixes and doughs.
Contact Niacet at our plant in Niagara Falls, NY, 1-716-285-1474. Don’t let a small ingredient like calcium propionate become a big headache. Buy “Baker Friendly” Niaproof CrystalPro.
O/K International Group
73 Bartlett St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
O/K Durable Packaging Inc.
5117 Dansher Rd.
Countryside, IL 60525
O/K International Group’s primary machines for the baking and snack industry are the T-PAK 750 and 550 Sealing Systems. The 550 has a compression belt and an automatic in-feed, mostly used for the tortilla business. The 750 is a sealer on an angled conveyor, used for bread, chips and rolls. The Superformer Case Erector is another primary machine for the baking industry. This unique machine erects RSC cases, folds the bottom plates and closes these with tape.
Please visit our website at www.okcorp.com for further details on the machines or to view them on video. Also check out our other offered equipment, such as our Case Erectors, Case Liners, Bag Sealers, Case Sealers, Conveyors, Pick and Place machines, Uncuffers, Fillers and much more.
Weighpack Systems, Inc.
4495 W. Reno Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
WeighPack manufactures a comprehensive range of Weigh-Fill and Bagging equipment, from simple table-top machines to complex systems. Some of WeighPack’s products include combination and linear scales, vertical form fill and seal machines, horizontal wrappers, baggers, augers and a wide variety of hoppers and conveyors. All machines manufactured by WeighPack are modular in design and can operate as self-standing units or be interfaced with auxiliary equipment.
We offer single-source responsibility for system construction, installation and customer satisfaction. Our in-house design team can provide you with custom engineering and manufacturing services to meet your specific requirements.