Winkler und Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen GmbH (WDS) will present its solutions for deposited sweets at ProSweets 2022 in Cologne.

WDS is experienced in the production of jelly and gums (based on pectin, gum arabic, gelatin, agar-agar, carrageen), as well as licorice, fondant, cream, marshmallow foam and similar masses. A core expertise is the depositing of center-filled products with a fruit paste filling.

With the Mogul Type 660, WDS has focused on standardization, as well as consistent modular design. The result is a highly efficient, long-lasting machine that can be offered cost-effectively due to its construction and design features.

For a couple years, starchless production technology has been used successfully for the manufacturing of toffees, fondant and pectin jellies. Referring to the rapidly growing market for OTC gums and jellies and high demand for hygienic production plants, WDS has developed a new direction regarding the molding processes.

While silicone technology has been favored, a change towards polycarbonate molds allowed the development of a completely new, modern, clean and highly efficient plant technology for fruit gum manufacturing, which has its roots in the molding of confectioneries and chocolates. 

OTC Sweets

OTC sweets are innovative products with health-promoting and biologically effective properties due to the addition of different ingredients. The market for this is relatively young and therefore offers manufacturers a wide range of opportunities and enormous growth potential.

As specialist for moulding systems, WDS is a high-performance partner for different areas of applications and services in the entire spectrum of deposited OTC and cannabis sweets. The specialists of sweetOTC adopt a holistic approach and offer their customers not only the complete development of new and individual OTC confectionery and supplements but also the corresponding matching production processes with the appropri-ate machines and components.


WDS serves small to large sized businesses with capacities from 200 kg/h to 7000 kg/h. The ConfecECO is the start-up line for the production of plain, center-filled bars, pralines and masses with inclusions, and jellies.

The ConfecPRO is a chocolate production plant for confectionery manufacturers that want to target a medium to high output quantity. Its modular design, together with the decentralized electrical control, ensures an easy future growth-oriented expansion at small expenditures.

With its new, innovative mould transport, the WDS ConfecVARIO machine sets standards in flexibility and hygiene in the production of chocolate confectionery products. Workstations and transport no longer have to be completely synchronized, each mould can be moved individually and processes can also run in parallel.

Like other WDS system types, the ConfecVARIO follows the EasyClean cleaning concept. In addition to the use of stainless steel and rust-proof materials, the design, the functionality and accessibility of the individual components guarantee fast cleaning with highest quality and shortest possible set-up times. Added to this are the advantages of the new drive system, since the drive units and guides are now significantly better to clean than conventional drives.