Chocolate Spreads Processing Line
The Production of spreads starts with the raw materials and packaging warehouse. This is followed by the roasting department, the department for the production of spreads and then that for chocolates. Then there is the manufacturing department and the warehouse for the finished products. The warehouses are fully computerized. The first stage in the process, and the most important, is the roasting of the hazelnuts. This is carried out using a traditional rotary gas roaster, which ensures the correct degree of roasting. The roasted whole hazelnuts are made into a paste and used immediately, so as to guarantee their freshness and preserve the quality of the taste.
The department for preparing the spreads is amongst the most innovative. The technology and plants we use are suitable for processing chocolate as well as being perfect for the production of spreads. The cycle then uses scales to weigh the raw materials, before moving onto a mixer, a pre-refiner with 2 cylinders, refiners with 5 cylinders, with 2500 mm long cylinders, conching machines to mix the spread and finally silos to store the product whilst it is waiting to be packaged.
The entire department is regulated by a computer which oversees and manages the entire cycle automatically. The concept of “redundancy” throughout the department is thereby ensured with a non interrupted production cycle. This also allows for correct preventative maintenance work to be carried out, thereby successfully keeping the whole plant fully efficient at all times. An efficient plant guarantees constant production and, most importantly, continuously high quality.
Packaging for the retail channel takes place in a large department with 7 single-format lines. The main lines produce 750 g and 400 g glass or PET pots; it is fully automatic and boasts a capacity of more than 2,500 kg per hour. It is a flexible line able to work with containers of various sizes, such as cups, glasses etc[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]