Equipment

Sheeting suppliers bed in artisan dough lines

Modern sheeting and laminating equipment can now handle almost any type of dough, say suppliers, but bakers should ensure they invest in the kit that really suits their needs

Packaging and Labelling: Is packaging keeping up with latest trends?

We asked a range of experts whether bakery packaging is fit for purpose as the market continually evolves. Here’s what they had to say…

Traceability: Tailor your approach to track and trace

With traceability an important element in production, bakers need to ensure they have a system that really answers their needs

Cutting & Slicing: Slice is right as bakers look for a cutting edge

Advances in cake and bread cutting technology are helping bakeries meet demand for wider product ranges, while also reducing waste

Quality control: Watching the detector

While technological advances are making metal detectors more efficient, calibration and validation checks remain essential elements of the food safety mix

Dividers & Moulders: Gentle touch: how to handle dough stress

Growing consumer interest in healthier and artisan-style products has brought demand for more versatile dough handling equipment

Depositors & extruders: Adopting a delicate touch

As Brexit places a question mark over foreign labour, sophisticated and flexible machines that can tackle precise tasks are coming to the fore 

Bread & Roll Plant: Clean, green machines drive progress

Demand for an ever-wider range of bakery products – particularly those with artisan-style credentials – is one of the key factors driving the development of bread and roll plant

Retarder provers: Proving their worth

Michelle Perrett looks at why retarder provers are key in terms of both time management and product quality in the modern bakery

Refrigeration and freezing: Cool comfort

Tracy West looks at the options in refrigeration and freezing kit for all sizes of business, from the largest plant to the smallest artisan bakery

Mixers: Mixing it up

Choosing the right mixer can reap rewards for bakery businesses in terms of product quality and cost savings, finds Tracy West

Bake to the Future: The coming decade in baking

As British Baker relaunches to meet the demands of today’s dynamic bakery market, we ask some of the industry’s major players what the next 10 years could mean for product development

Deck and Rack Ovens: Now We’re Cooking

Choosing the right oven can play a big role in the quality of finished goods. So what should a baker consider before purchasing a new piece of kit?

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