READY MEALS

Food Processing - Ready Meals

FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF READY MEALS

The growing demand for ready meals all over the world has created huge business potential for all kinds of ready meal applications. Customers wish to save time preparing their meals without compromising on taste. In addition, many consumers are seeking options that are healthy but with a long shelf life and at a reasonable price.

With a thorough and well-designed process using specialized high-quality technology, we can develop a competitive production plant that will fulfill these particular requirements.

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Mr. Hans Baumeister
Industry Manager, Food Processing Industry
Email: [email protected] 

Components preparation

  • Carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.)
  • Proteins (meat, fish, eggs, etc.)
  • Vegetables
  • Liquids (soups & sauces)

Filling & packaging

  • Canning
  • Thermoforming
  • Tray sealing
  • Pouch filling

Thermal treatment

  • Sterilization
  • Pasteurization
  • Chilling
  • Freezing

Customized process solutions

The variety of different foods, their preparation and cooking, packaging alternatives as well as the thermal treatment options result in endless possibilities for your production setup. We can help you define an efficient manufacturing concept that considers the most suitable process equipment to meet the requirements of a dynamically developing ready meals market.

Your benefits

  • Development of new & optimized recipes
    • Consultancy by an experienced chef
    • Testing on pilot & LAB equipment
  • Less equipment needed for a wide product range
  • Flexibility in the production process
  • Fulfill the needs of end consumers’ demands regarding taste, health & environmental friendliness
  • Energy & cost saving
  • Food safety according to international food standards

Kitchen equipment is always key in the production of ready meals. The cooking process requires flexibility and specialized machines to process a variety of ingredients when following different recipes.

With the objective of optimizing your investment, let us help you select the appropriate equipment that fulfills these requirements.

High pressure steam and/or thermal oil allow short cooking/processing times so that the meal can be produced with an emphasis on

  • Vitamin preservation
  • Product enrichment
  • Saving of energy

Packaging material plays a key role in the thermal treatment process and in preservation. In order to fill and pack the goods according to their final treatment, serving, and consumption requirements by the consumers, packaging machines require dedicated specifications.

For packaging materials as well as for finished packaging, our experts can recommend efficient solutions to develop the ideal flexible or rigid packaging for meals, with a focus on sustainability and recyclability.

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Keeping in mind the shelf life of the consumable products, local transport, and storage facilities, thermal treatment equipment needs to be selected taking the following in consideration

  • Frozen goods storage temperature (-18°C)*
  • Fresh/Chilled products storage temperature (+4°C)*
  • Pasteurized products storage temperature (+4°C)*
  • Sterilized product storage temperature (+20°C)*

*Reference temperature

Development & consultancy

High-quality, appealing dishes guarantee your sales performance. We welcome you to take advantage of our test kitchen to develop and optimize your recipes before setting up your production. This testing enables you to

  • Support the development of recipes
  • Understand the technologies & processes
  • Scale up towards industrial production

Leveraging our insights and knowledge of market and consumer trends, let us work together to design your ready meals and help maximize your turnover.

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