Baxters Food Group, one of the UK’s leading food brands, has installed a Holmach/NIKO tunnel cooler for handling a range of condiments and marinades in a variety of packaging formats.
With increasing customer demand for clean label products, hot fill capacity has become an increasing area of interest for all industry contenders.
Baxters’ long-term relationship with NIKO and Holmach meant that we were the supplier of choice when looking for a reliable and efficient solution to the cooling of hot filled products. NIKO, based near Dusseldorf in Germany, has been the leading UK provider of tunnel coolers as well as pasteurisers for nearly 20 years, having provided many innovative solutions for challenging packaging formats.
Tony Bellian, European Technical Director, commented that:
“We needed a reliable and efficient product cooling solution that helps to ensure we can maintain the highest levels of product quality throughout the hot-fill process. We worked closely with Holmach and Niko to deliver an on-time and fit-for-purpose solution.”
Central to the technology’s advantages are energy saving pumps, designed in-house, which enable twice the flowrate with half the power consumption compared with off-the-shelf combinations. This ensures maximum cooling potential with a relatively limited foot print in the factory.
Suitable for cooling both plastic and glass containers, for products from dressings to table sauces or preserves, NIKO machinery is constructed entirely from stainless steel and corrosion-resistant plastics, with line speeds from 20 – 500 packs per minute.
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