The first quarter of 2004 has proven to be a very busy and rewarding period for GPI with contracts, alliances and ongoing development being key factors.
First Quarter 2004
We are delighted to announce Bryant Ham, the President of FIMMA (Food Industry Machinery Manufacturers Australia), will officially open our new workshop in April 2004.
In order to stay ahead of mounting manufacture demand and to support the current schedule, GPI’s workshop expansion will provide increased and streamlined manufacturing capability and improved inventory capacity.
Reduced costs, shortened time frames and improved service are some of the benefits current and potential clients will experience.
The new expansion incorporates new office areas to accommodate the growth of Technical, R&D and Manufacturing departments.
Chunky Sauces and Soups Application
Consumers are demanding more natural ‘less processed’ chunky sauce and soups. The RotaTherm has the capability to deliver the necessary particulate management to achieve this goal.
The RotaTherm has successfully processed standard vegetable formulations consisting of zucchini wheels, carrot and other large vegetables chunks.
The input is gently agitated by axial rotation in the cooking column, not churned as is typical with SSHE. Further, the HTST (High Temperature, Short Time) heating profile utilised by the RotaTherm seals in the flavour and has the least impact on particulate degradation and retains the crispness of the particulates.
The RotaTherm produces a greater yield quantity with a higher quality than the tube-in-tube, SSHE processing, or other indirect methods of heating.
Please contact Alastair Sorley with your application enquiries.
Appointment of Berief as EU Agent
We are delighted to announce that Berief Innovativ GmbH & Co, KG, based in Diestedde Germany has been appointed as the sales and marketing agent for GPI products in Europe.
Berief is an innovation driven company that thrives on offering solutions to meet the individual needs of manufacturers in the dynamic market place.
Headed up by Managing Director, Theodor W. Berief, Berief are a professional, friendly supplier of high quality food processing equipment. Berief are known for their:
- Strong market presence
- Testing plant capacity
- Customer service focus
Berief have taken a stand at IFFA, 15-20 May, where a 10-jet RotaTherm cooker will be exhibited. Please feel free to make direct contact with Theodor W. Berief for further information (or Paula Bellfor an introduction).
View RotaTherm at IFFA, 15-20 May
GPI are excited to launch our agency with Berief at IFFA. Our General Manager, Alastair Sorley will be in attendance with Berief representatives
The RotaTherm cooker can be viewed and discussed at the Berief stand, Hall 8, Booth E48 at Messe Frankfurt.
The RotaTherm’s capability is ever widening. Successful commercial Mozzarella trials have been carried out with the RotaTherm. The results achieved suggest deliverable benefits in.
- Effluent elimination
- Functionality control.
These substantial benefits are achievable over existing technologies. Innovative food processors are adopting GPI's RotaTherm technology and securing a competitive advantage in their market.
Please contact Alastair Sorley to discuss your individual needs.
Demo Unit's US Arrival
The skid mounted R&D RotaTherm unit has arrived ready to plug ‘n’ play in the US this week at our agent’s Scan American facility.
The fully scaleable system will be running trials at the SAC testing facility and onsite, as specifically booked by individual clients.
This is the perfect opportunity for those in Nth America to witness and utilise the capabilities of the RotaTherm technology first hand. Please contact Tony Jacobsenat Scan American for a trial schedule (or Paula Bell for an introduction).
Aseptic RotaTherm® Update
The RotaTherm® continuous cooking system is continuing to generate keen interest in its ability to process product aseptically. The system’s competence at handling pumpable, viscous products means the RotaTherm in its new aseptic version is really coming into its own. Traditionally these products are too difficult for existing aseptic technologies. The rapid heating and cooling profile of the RotaTherm® coupled with its ability to efficiently handle high viscosity and particulate products without burn-on, allows new products to be processed aseptically that have not been technically possible previously. Our latest aseptic system is currently being built in our workshop and will be commercialised in the second half of 2004.
Meet Our General Manager - Mr Alastair Sorley
As General Manager, Alastair leads the GPI team.
Alastair has been employed at GPI for 2.5 years and brings a wealth of experience.
His background and experience extends
- from food technology with intense involvement in dairy product development,
- through the gamut of leading R&D programs targeted at meeting end-user’s requirements,
- production and technical management in large food processing facilities,
- to the managing of international capital expansion projects.
Alastair’s knowledge and insightful management approach encourages progressive thinking across the board ensuring GPI evolves strategically in the dynamic world market.
Please contact Alastair direct with any enquiries.
Watch this space in forth coming issues of news @ gold peg to put faces to the names and voices you interact with at GPI.
See US at FOOMA, 8-11 June 2004
Our Japanese agent, Sumitomo, will be hosting a stand at FOOMA 8-11th June 2004. A RotaTherm cooker will be flown in for viewing at the exhibition.
Simon Donnelly, GPI Business Manager, intends to accompany the Sumitomo team throughout the duration of the Tokyo show.
Keep your eyes out for Gold Peg International editorials, comment and advertisements globally!
Current and upcoming:
‘Keeping your meat safe’ in What’s New in Food - March/April Issue
‘Saucing it up’ in Food & Beverage Asia - April edition
‘Processing is Automatic’ in Food - February Issue
SAC brings Aussie RotaTherm to US' - online at www.meatpoultry.com
Future Show Activity
During the second half of 2004 our exhibition schedule continues. We intend to show the RotaTherm at
- DIAA, Melbourne, Australia in August
- FoodTech, NZ in October
- International Food Machinery & Technology Expo, Chicago in November
Please contact Paula Bell for an update of our exhibition details.
Drop the '.au' Campaign
Please note that all personnel email addresses at Gold Peg International and our web address have been updated and no longer finish with ‘.au’. Please update GPI contact details in your databank by dropping ‘.au’.
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please contact Paula Bell if you need further clarification.
The GPI website www.goldpeg.com has been uploaded with new articles and information. Now on-line
- The GPI team has its own page
- Our current and archived newsletters
- A selection of published editorials
We are continually updating our website, so please check it out.
Any input concerning the newsletter and website please contact Paula Bell.