LATEST COMPANY PROFILES
QUPAQ is the leading global provider of tray denesting and handling solutions for food producers. Developing market-leading technology, the company helps customers reduce manual tray handling with automated solutions, ‘safely, simply and profitably.’ Hannah Barnett learnt more about what this means from CEO Kim Weidemann.
Ingredients specialist Solina has over 40 years’ experience designing customised savoury solutions for the food industry, food service, butchery and nutrition markets. Group Communications Manager Alexander Wyckstandt described Solina’s distinctive company structure, and the benefits this unusual model brings to customers, in discussion with Phil Nicholls.
Originating from Liege, Belgium, Ateliers François Compressors has developed its capabilities, planting firm roots in the food and drink industry as a competent and reliable manufacturer of oil-free PET compressors. Since 2008, the company has established a strong presence within the Middle East, and General Manager of AF Compressors Middle East Gaetan Hage explained more about this journey in an exclusive interview with Inside Food & Drink. Report written by Imogen Ward.
Black Cow is the world’s first pure milk vodka. It is made in West Dorset using whey left over from the cheese-making process. According to Co-Founder Jason Barber, using milk as its only source ingredient is what makes Black Cow Vodka so smooth. He told Hannah Barnett more about what makes this innovative company so special.
CambridgeHOK is a dynamic and forward-thinking group of horticultural engineering specialists, dominating the vertical farming, greenhouse and energy sectors. From purpose-built headquarters and manufacturing facilities in East Yorkshire, the company is at the forefront of the industry. Joint MDs Louis Bradley and Patrick Harte explained more to Hannah Barnett.
Fabdec is a company renowned for its innovative stainless steel vessels and heat transfer products. With over 60 years’ experience and a growing presence in a diverse range of sectors, the Shropshire-based company proudly maintains a strong market-leading position. Sales Manager for BRITANX, Mark Madeley told Inside Food & Drink about the latest company developments. Report written by Imogen Ward.
HYDROPROCESS is a leading specialist designer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure equipment up to 7,000 bar. While the company provides solutions for various industries, its famous ChefCut waterjet cutting machine is its most well-known and loved product, used by pastry chefs, caterers and other food industry professionals across Europe and beyond. Sales Developer Fanny Aznar sat down with Richard Hagan to discuss how ChefCut is revolutionising the way pastry chefs design, decorate and present their mouth-watering wares.
Kenray Forming is an innovative player within the VFFS & HFFS packaging sectors, with more than 40 years’ experience designing and manufacturing vertical forming sets. Commercial Director Mark Evans discussed the latest company developments, in an exclusive interview with Inside Food & Drink. Report by Imogen Ward.
With a history as rich as its muffins, Milish Bakery has been baking scrumptious treats for more than 60 years. Milish’s strong roots within Dublin’s historic high street bakeries is an important part of that journey, and the bakery has recently updated its name to reflect this. Sales Director Gillian Wilson spoke exclusively to Inside Food & Drink to explain more about this exciting development. Report written by Imogen Ward.
Nijhuis Saur Industries is a global company, founded in 1904 in the Netherlands. As the part of the Saur group, it provides solutions for sustainable water use and resource recovery for industries, utilities and commercial buildings. Since the inception of Saur’s Industrial Water platform in 2019, more than 12 companies have been successfully acquired and integrated into one global operating company supporting municipal and industrial clients in over 140 countries with engineering and consultancy services, EPC/DBFOM project execution, mobile water solutions and O&M site services.
Panificio Italiano is an independent bakery in Iver, Buckinghamshire. It is owned by businessman and artisan baker Piero Scacco, who has six decades of baking industry knowledge. The company boasts a fully automated, state-of-the-art factory producing wholesale baked goods. MD Adam Thompson explained more to Hannah Barnett.
Primaflor was established in the 1970s as a family-run enterprise in Pulpí, Almería, southeast Spain. The company has been in the fresh produce business since the eighties, meticulously nurturing all the vegetables it grows, while responsibly preserving the surrounding environment. Cecilio Peregrin, Corporate Director, explained the secret of Primaflor’s success to Hannah Barnett.
REICH is Germany’s oldest name in the field of thermo-processing systems for food and is one of the leading providers in the industry worldwide. In operation since 1893, the company offers solutions for the thermal treatment of meat and sausage products, fish, poultry, cheese, convenience food, vegan and vegetarian products, and pet food. Hannah Barnett found out more from co-CEO Tobias Layer.
Smith & McLaurin is a respected manufacturer of materials for pressure sensitive self-adhesive labels (PSLs), tickets and tags. The company supplies materials to a wide variety of industries including leading retailers, global beverage brands and food manufacturers. Hannah Barnett spoke to Sales Director John Radford and Managing Director Pat Kennedy, to learn more.
With almost 175 years’ experience, Spooner VICARS holds strong as one of the top three producers of biscuit manufacturing equipment worldwide. Managing Director Balaji Subramaniam and Sales Director John Price explained how the company has maintained this market leading position. Report written by Imogen Ward.
Tanis creates bespoke production lines for a portfolio of international manufacturers of gummies and jellies. Founder Leo Tanis, CMO Wouter Tanis, CTO Martijn Tanis and Sales Manager Victor Tanis outlined the family ethos and latest developments at the company. Report by Phil Nicholls.
WZ Packaging is a UK-based converter of flexible packaging, with a wealth of industry expertise and a rich legacy in premium aluminium-based materials. After operating in various forms since the 1930s, in 2015 the company moved to Telford, the birthplace of industry. Ever since, it has continued to expand its portfolio of products for high-profile customers with well-known brand names. Hannah Barnett spoke to Senior Business Development Manager Amanda Willepotte to learn more.
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