British Biscotti invests in automation after rise in demand

Dorset-based business The Great British Biscotti’s rise in demand for its new range of biscuits has resulted in the installation of a PFM Pearl entry-level flow-wrapper.

Founded in March 2016, the company aims to broaden the market for Biscotti with a range of flavours in addition to the traditional almond biscuits made largely in Italy.

The PFM Pearl, which is able to wrap 150 packs a minute, was bought to cater for growing volume by automating manual wrapping for double- and single-slice retail packs.

Paul Rostand, director of The Great British Biscotti, said the PFM flow-wrapper was selected for the range of technology available on what is a starter level.

“In particular we liked the no product/no bag system, while the operator system is simple and attractive to us,” he said.

“The service has been absolutely amazing. For example, we had one small issue with a set-up - part of the learning process - and the PFM engineer was here at 9am the next morning. Overall we feel that PFM has shown great interest in our business.”

Meanwhile, the company claimed to have launched the world's first range of savoury Biscotti, aimed at consumers seeking new sweet and savoury snacks.

“Biscotti biscuits have changed little in years so we are looking to open up the market with a range of products for tea drinkers, such as honey & lemon and ginger flavour, as well as new flavours including Belgian chocolate, and coffee & walnut.”

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