Bakery equipment manufacturer The Kaak Group has expanded in the UK following the acquisition from Aktrion Foods of its tin cleaning and coating division by Benier UK. 

The new company, Kaak Bakeware (UK), means that Kaak Group now offers a comprehensive bakeware service in the UK.

Kaak Bakeware specialises in the design and installation of trays and moulds for the production of baked goods. It claims the new cleaning, re-coating and refurbishing service gives UK customers a local one-stop shop for design, installation and maintenance.

The new service covers a range of bread tins, baguette and pizza trays, muffin trays and cake tins. The company also offers a repair service - including welding – along with silicone glazing for new tins and trays prior to bakery use.

The refurbishment programme includes cleaning and de-carbonising, straightening and re-block/re-weld as required and re-glazing. Additional services include collection and delivery and batch history analysis via batch colour or bar coding.

Benier (UK) managing director David Marsh has also been appointed managing director at Kaak Bakeware (UK), along with new general manager Nicola Harris. The business will continue to operate from Dudley in the West Midlands while Benier UK’s head office will remain based in Milton Keynes.

Marsh said: “We are now able to combine a complete in-house service, providing not only new bakeware but cleaning and re-coating from a UK base. It’s the ideal one-stop shop for our bakery customer. The transition has been very smooth without any disruption to existing customer service.”

Kaak Bakeware UK employs 18 people and the takeover has not caused job losses.