PMCA Partner Supplier Profiles
A look at some of the companies planning to be at PMCA
Blommer Chocolate Co. is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America. With more than 800 employees and five strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America and China, the company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking and dairy industries.
Among Blommer’s core competencies are cocoa bean processing, chocolate manufacturing and commodity risk management as well as product and process research and development.
The company is a leader in advancing sustainable cocoa farming as a founding member of the World Cocoa Foundation, a member of the Cocoa Action sustainability initiative, and through its privately managed farmer programs in Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia and Ecuador.
Founded in 1939, the family-owned and -operated company maintains an outstanding reputation for customer service and quality.
For more information, please visit www.blommer.com or stop by booth 80.
Coating is our exclusive business. As experts in the field, our knowledgeable and experienced engineers comprehend every detail involved in this specialized process. Driam supplies large and small coating installations for various applications throughout the entire world.
Within the food sector, the focus is on confectionery applications, be it in sugar, chocolate or gum. In fact, most producers of panned products are aware of the company’s well-known DRIACOATERS.
In confectionery, hard sugar coating (spraying of solution), soft sugar coating (spraying of solution and application of solid materials) and chocolate coating, represent the most important coating processes. As a global supplier, Driam understands the requirements for confectionery coating installations, which encompass short batch times, cost containment, continuous quality, space management and efficient use of energy.
Manufacturers interested in product development can also take advantage of the company’s Test Center, whereby joint collaboration on existing projects as well as new product concepts can take place.
For more information, visit www.driam.com or stop by booth 99.
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Flavorchem, a SQF Level 3 organization, specializes in flavor and color creation and development for all segments of the confectionery industry. One of Flavorchem’s many specialties is our work in masking and sweetener technologies. We partner closely with our customers through the entire process. Our talented team of flavor scientists and application teams deliver the results you demand by tailoring every project to your unique expectations.
We are a privately held, family-oriented business whose customers include first-class brands that are well recognized throughout the world. We’re absolutely committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and superior service and support from your regulatory requirements to market research.
Flavorchem’s strategically located manufacturing facilities allow for flexibility in serving customers and meeting their needs. Our corporate headquarters are located in Illinois, with facilities in California and Europe that are home to complete flavor manufacturing operations.
For more information, visit www.flavorchem.com or stop by booth 108.
For more than 150 years, the Savage Bros. Co. has continuously manufactured confectionery machinery. Our candy making and chocolate making equipment are recognized worldwide for enduring quality and reliability.
From these 19th century roots in the candy industry, Savage equipment has applications today for the bakery, food processing, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and material handling industries. Savage Bros. strives to meet its customers’ equipment needs with well-designed and manufactured machinery.
At the PMCA Production Conference, the company will be exhibiting its table top electric cooker, a gas cooling candy stove as well as a lifter dumper and chocolate tempering unit. The company will have brochures of its equipment available and will be displaying videos of different candies cooking.
For more information, visit www.savagebros.com or stop by booth 135.
Schebler Food Equipment
Bettendorf, Iowa-based Schebler Food Equipment’sindividualized solutions approach considers your specific objectives to provide you a complete solution that fits your application needs. This customized approach generates value by increasing throughput, flexibility, efficiency, ROI and consumer safety — while reducing utility costs and waste, helping you reach your sustainability goals.
At PMCA, Schebler will showcase:
- The patented Revolv belt panner, which delivers a uniform coating that looks as great as your product tastes
- The mini-Revolv, which delivers the same results for smaller applications such as R&D labs and Mom & Pop chocolatiers
One of Revolv’s most highly valued features is the availability of the company’s unique multi-drip manifolds. With the optional upgrade to double and triple-drip manifolds, you can run multiple coatings (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, flavored coatings and many other combinations) on the same unit without cross-contamination. These PLC-controlled units speed production by allowing for “on-the-fly” recipe parameter changes without auto-mode interruption.
All of our products are designed and manufactured with stainless steel and FDA-approved plastic materials. Our emphasis on washdowns is ideal for food processing, easy cleaning and sanitation.
Schebler also offers food processing equipment solutions for your custom conveying, coating, panning and melt tank needs. Add our quality equipment offerings to our highly-focused service and support group and you have a partner that is dedicated to your success.
For more information, visit www.schebler.com or stop by booth 122
Union Confectionery Machinery
Union Confectionery Machinery Co., a fourth-generation, family-owned business since 1912, is the world’s largest supplier of second-hand, used and rebuilt machinery for the confectionery, food, packaging, processing and biscuit industries. The firm’s world headquarters are located in New York and consist of a 270,000-sq.-ft. building that contains sales and executive offices, a full rebuilding facility, massive warehousing and shipping and receiving areas.
Union’s customer base is worldwide and encompasses a wide range of clients from Fortune 100 firms to small and mid-sized, family-owned and corporate entities. It can supply modern used and rebuilt machinery solutions for manufacturers in many different fields including: chocolate production, sugar confectionery, biscuit and general packaging applications.
The company’s rebuilding facility is the largest in the world among used equipment dealers and its staff — many of whom have worked for the company for more than 20 years — are well trained in sales support, engineering, mechanical repairs, electrical upgrades and PLC programming.
As a fourth-generation, family-owned concern, Union understands the need for quality, service and fast accurate response and family members continue to travel the world to service its clients.
For more information, visit www.unionmachinery.com or stop by booth 82.