EPP strikes cracker of a deal with Imaforni

By Ellie Woollven

- Last updated on GMT

EEP has become the distributor for Imaforni
EEP has become the distributor for Imaforni
Supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has become the UK distributor for Italian oven and baking equipment firm Imaforni. This story leads our Editor's Spotlight: Tech Focus. Look out for other newsletters in this series, which are published weekly every Tuesday and Thursday and highlight hot topics in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Based in Verona, GEA-owned Imaforni manufactures lines for the production of crackers, soft and hard biscuits, and snacks. The full range of ovens available through EPP include direct gas-fired, radiating and cyclotherm units – the latter with or without turbulences – as well as direct and indirect-fired gentle convection ovens and hybrid versions with working widths of up to 2,000mm.

EPP said the ovens featured the “most efficient insulation”​ on the market, offering heat recovery systems that reduce energy use and emissions, ultimately improving environmental sustainability.

Conveyor systems available include continuous metal bands, light and heavy wire mesh bands, slat-type bands and wire mesh bands linked to side chains. For pizza producers, the company also offers stone tiles.

‘Impressive track record’

“EPP is delighted to be working in partnership with a company that has such an impressive track record as Imaforni,”​ said EPP managing director Steve Merritt. “This will be of particular benefit to biscuit, cookie, cracker and wafer manufacturers.

“All the ovens are designed to offer consistent temperature control through the action of thermoregulators in each zone.This means independent heat distribution at the top and bottom of the oven and across each zone is achieved along with the control of pressure and moisture inside the baking chamber to ensure every product is perfectly baked.”

Imaforni was bought by German firm GEA in April 2016. One of the largest food processing equipment suppliers in the world, GEA employs 18,000 people and generated revenues of €4.6bn (£3.54m) in 2017.

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