Forno Miotti TartsItalian-based Forno Miotti is a family-owned bakery established near Padua by Cesare Miotti back in 1930. The company, currently run by Cesare’s grandchildren Ferdinando and Luca Tabaschi, has been producing delicious bakery products with the same passion and care its founder had in the past. Forno Miotti’s specialties are artisanal fruit tarts, full of flavor and fragrance, like homemade cakes.

To support the growing demand for these little bites of heaven, Forno Miotti has just recently installed a Schib CO50 packaging machine.

Schib CO50

Luca Tabaschi, Production Manager, explains his decision to turn to Schib. “In up-scaling our production we needed a dependable packaging machine that could offer us enough flexibility to pack our tarts selection. We opted for Schib because of their experience in the bakery industry. The Schib CO50 machine is extremely well built and it ensures that we are able to meet our increased production requirements.”

Fharid Peron, Sales Executive at Schib, comments: “We are very proud to be part of the fantastic growth of Forno Miotti, an outstanding example of the Italian dedication to quality.”

 

The UK’s leading supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, Whitworths, has recently purchased Hayssen Flexible Systems’ Novus VFFS continuous motion packaging machine. This is the second machine that Whitworths has purchased in the space of 12 months.

Whitworths was established 125 years ago in the UK and is a widely recognised brand, offering products for snacking, as well as baking purposes. The company started off as a flour producer and throughout the years has expanded to producing dried fruit and nuts.

Whitworths’ first machine was purchased to improve the output at which Whitworths was packing bags of dried fruits. Due to increased customer demand, Whitworths needed a new machine for their additional nut packing line and decided to opt for another Novus 350. Whitworths has worked with Sandiacre’s intermittent machines for a number of years and has been impressed with the reliability of their machines. During Interpack, they visited the Bary-Wehmiller stand and decided to purchase the Novus demonstration machine on a short lead time.

Whitworths, based in Wellingborough in the UK, was impressed with both the machine layout and the Novus’ flexibility to produce pillow, quad and Doy packs. The machine layout of Whitworths’ machine, allows easier accessibility to the operator interface, thereby enabling the operator to switch between the machine’s different features with ease.

According to Sean Cornes, Engineering Manager at Whitworths, the simplicity and ease of maintenance of the Novus have significantly assisted their production. Sean Cornes, commented, “The Novus machine has helped us to increase our productivity in the packaging of our fruit, nuts and seed products. It is easy to operate and customer support is always available from Hayssen Flexible Systems.”

The Novus VFFS machine is highly flexible and is customised to meet customers’ requirements. The modular assemblies included with the Novus machine help to reduce changeover times, making changing pack styles simple and quick. For more information, please contact sales@hayssen.com.

 


Michelle’s Bakery
is a local favorite near Rutherford College, North Carolina. Alongside their grill, Michelle’s Bakery distributes a large variety of homemade cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts. Michelle’s Bakery recently trialed a new Rose Forgrove Merlin Blu flow wrapper. The company needed a flow wrapper that could handle the packaging of various smaller bakery items as well as whole pies and larger bakery products for retail display.

Tammy Cannon, Co-owner of Michelle’s Bakery, oversees the packaging of their bakery product lines, and was happy to accept the Merlin Blu on a trial basis. Positioned for substantial growth, the company had a need for automated packaging equipment.  Michelle’s Bakery has since purchased that same Merlin Blu, which steadily wraps cookies day after day. One of the features that appealed to Cannon was the hygienic features, with tool-less removal of guarding, which makes for fast and easy cleaning of the flow wrapper. Another benefit of the Merlin that led to a final sale is its capability to handle a wide range of products with its easy to use adjustable forming box and wide jaws. Taking advantage of these features and the user-friendly operator interface, Michelle’s Bakery can easily switch from wrapping small cookies to full size pies. The B&R Industrial Automation control system with color icon controls make it easy for Cannon’s team to set packaging parameters and make quick changeovers.

Ryan Glenn, Horizontal Sales Leader for Hayssen Flexible Systems, coordinated the project with Michelle’s Bakery. He comments, “I initially bought one of Michelle’s Bakery pound cake slices while traveling. I was impressed with their high-quality bakery products.  Their close proximity to our global headquarters in Duncan, SC, where the Merlin Blu is manufactured, made them an ideal candidate for a beta installation. The Merlin Blu is an ideal flow wrapper to help them achieve packaging that effectively displays Michelle’s Bakery tasty treats while maintaining the freshness of their products. I look forward to partnering with Michelle’s Bakery as their operations continue to grow.”

Currently, Michelle’s Bakery is using the Merlin Blu to wrap their famous chocolate oatmeal cookies in single serve packs at 50 packs per minute, as well as whole coconut pies at a rate of 25 per minute.

 

Simionato has equipped Betaco with 34 vertical machines in the last 10 years.

Betaco Company in Nabatyeh, Lebanon and known as Frou-Frou, is a widely appreciated brand in the snacks and bakery market. Their product ranges from natural potato chips, extruded snacks to mini croissants. Betaco, in a short time, holds a solid market position in the snacks sectors in Lebanon with an exalted annual growth. Today, with much success, Betaco is entering other countries in the Middle East.

The founder, Mr. Hussein Said believes that the company’s expansion is based on proper investments. He says “my ideal production line needed to have high-quality equipment and Simionato confirmed it.” The collaboration with Simionato started in 2004. In a 10-year span, Simionato has supplied 34 vertical machines to Betaco’s operations.

The full systems  include customized conveying and vibrating systems, high speed mutlihead weighers and vertical form fill and seal packing machines. The lines have  the capabilities to produce small weight pillow bags with remarkable precision. “The vertical lines supplied to Betaco consisting of two Logic 22 baggers under one RCW 8+8B21 multihead scale, is the ideal solution for a highly-efficient complete vertical packaging system within a small footprint” explains Kamel Hamade, Simionato Sales Area Manager.

 

Park Cake Bakeries Choose Logic to Package Micro Bites

The Park Cake Bakeries,  based in Oldham, UK, has opted for a Logic C system with indexed infeed conveyor to pack their retail quad packs of micro  bites.  The Park Cake Bakeries is using the Logic C system to produce small guilt-free pillow packs,  their Father’s Day pack and quad packs for their Food on the Move.

Chris Biddle, Engineering Manager at Park Cake Bakeries explains  his decision to choose the Logic system, “We were keen to get production  started as quickly as possible, so the fact that HayssenSandiacre could  offer us a machine with a quick delivery was a key factor in our decision  making process.”

“We needed a machine that could produce various bag types and with excellent sales advice, we found a machine that fit all our  requirements.”

The  Logic C vertical packaging machine is available with a range of different options, such as gas flushing, euro slot, anti-static system and much more

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