SCA Expo, Interpack and PLMA’s World of Private Label exhibitor preview
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The Specialty Coffee Expo, an all-inclusive event for the coffee industry, is hosting its 2023 instalment in Portland, Oregon, from 21-23 April. This will be followed shortly by Interpack in Düsseldorf, 4-10 May, after a six year absence, which sees the international packaging industry come together to display its latest innovations and trends. In the same month, PLMA’s World of Private Label show will be in Amsterdam 23-24 May, bringing together retailers and private label manufacturers. Below is a preview of some of the many suppliers exhibiting at one or multiple of these three upcoming shows.
About A/S Cimbria
Cimbria is a world leader in industrial processing, handling, and storage of grain, seeds, food as well as animal feed and other bulk products. Cimbria works closely with its customers to design, manufacture, install, and service customised solutions, individual machines, and complete turnkey systems. In 2016, Cimbria became a part of AGCO Corporation and now has operations – including manufacturing facilities – in Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, and Austria as well as dealers in all continents
Over the decades, the company has grown steadily with a strong focus on its core business and understanding of the market and its customers’ needs. Cimbria is committed to secure and efficient processing, handling, and storage of crops and is strongly focused on helping customers optimise their production and reduce raw material losses during handling, processing and storage.
In the Green Coffee Processing business, Cimbria is well-known for its premium equipment and turnkey solutions matching the requirements for high-quality plants and end products. Cimbria equipment secures highly precise cleaning, hulling, polishing, separation, grading and sorting, resulting in a very high purity in the final product, a very low product waste level and no change of the characteristics of the bean.
Cimbria’s equipment and turnkey solutions allow customers to handle and store large quantities of coffee beans in an efficient and safe way. Its advanced technology has been designed to give customers full control throughout processing and drive their coffee production to new heights.
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Faartoftvej 22, 7700, Thisted, Denmark
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 1725
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 3, F45
Angel, giant inside
As with Colombini’s industrial grinders, Angel is a high-tech product, equipped with discs made of tungsten carbide (hardness: 1300 Vickers) and very high precision adjustment, with resolution of two microns and a digital display of discs position.
Due to its solidity and high precision, it can produce batches of ground coffee in a continuous cycle, with a capacity of 90-120 kg/h. The duration of the discs is for 40-80 tons, depending on the fineness of the ground coffee. Angel can also grind Turkish coffee with cardamom, for which the capacity is around 50 Kg/h. It is very useful for laboratories to repeat similar results of Colombini’s industrial grinders.
Seven different versions are on offer, each with similar price points. The main difference is the power supply, as the 220 Volt single-phase version is also equipped with a variable speed drive. All the Angel grinders are equipped with a cooling system using ventilation.
The .LAB and .ST versions are equipped with a manual device that ensures, by means of a simple hand gesture, that the product exhaust duct remains cleaned inside every time a ground coffee package is filled.
The RTV.special and the RT.special are equipped with an automatic cleaning system of the exhaust duct, which is beneficial when working in continuous cycles for several minutes/hours.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 1745
Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH (DEK)
DEK (Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH) specialises in instant coffees and coffee drinks. This includes an outstanding range of coffee drinks with milk such as cappuccino and latte macchiato. Hot drinks such as grain coffee and drinking chocolate are also among the bestsellers. Of course, Dek’s roasted coffees and coffee products with milk are also available in capsules for standard systems. Quick to prepare and easy to enjoy.
- One of the world’s biggest instant coffee manufacturers
- Control and supervision of our products along the entire supply chain
- Over 60 years of experience
- Partners in the retail, industry and vending sectors
- Coffee from the world’s best growing regions
- Eight of its own plants
- Consistently the highest quality
- Business relationships characterised by satisfaction and sustainability
- Sustainability and environmental awareness along the entire supply chain
PLMA, Amsterdam: Hall 1, Booth 1.A31
ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification ISO 50001 for Demus
Demus’ commitment to sustainability continues. Demus, a Trieste-based company, active since 1962 in the green coffee decaffeination market, has obtained ISO 50001 certification for its power system from DNV, a world-leading third-party entity that provides certification, verification and risk management services.
Having an Energy Management System Certification allows for increased control over consumption for the continuous improvement of energy performance and the reduction of environmental impacts.
The release of the certification follows a rigorous verification, monitoring, evaluation and analysis process by DNV, which has certified the compliance of the Demus Energy Management System with all the requirements set by the standard.
Massimo Alvaro, managing director of business assurance Italia for DNV explains: “The Demus Energy Management System has successfully passed the audit, resulting in ensuring efficient energy management throughout the production cycle. An aspect that is more important than ever today, in line with the needs of the market and the community, also with a view to reducing the impact on natural resources. I’m really pleased to deliver this certification to a company that has always been attentive to system and product certifications.”
The recognition is part of the broader path undertaken by the company, starting in 1999 with the ISO 9001 Quality certification, followed by the ISO 14001 Environmental certification in 2010, by the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety certification (current ISO 45001) in 2016 and by the certification for Hygiene and Food Safety – FSSC 22000 in 2020.
“Today represents an extremely important milestone for us, because it allows us to continue to strive to offer the best possible service to our customers,” comments Massimiliano Fabian, president and CEO for Demus. “A concrete testimony of our desire to maintain vigilant attention on all processes, with the aim of guaranteeing the highest standards, constantly improving our performance and minimising impacts.”
Descamex was founded in the early 80s and currently runs two decaf facilities, located in Cordoba, Mexico, and has been organic certified since 2003. Descamex offers coffees from all around the globe and export direct to more than 32 different countries. It holds food safety, traceability and social certifications so all coffee drinkers can enjoy coffee without limits!
Visit us at SCA Expo Booth #434 and cup amazing coffees without caffeine.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 434
Eastsign Bio-Tech Limited
Eastsign Milk Frother
An electric milk frother, 4-in-1 electric milk steamer, 12.3oz/350ml automatic hot and cold foam maker and milk warmer for lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos.
Be your own barista at home: Powerful frothing function for cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warming without foam.
Quick frothing and heating: Simple and quiet operation; you can switch the mode via one button to make different kinds of fragrant milk froth in only two minutes without the noise.
Upgraded large capacity: Heat up to 12.3oz/350ml milk for breakfast, or froth up to 5.6oz/160ml of foam for a latte, cappuccino, matcha latte, or protein powder.
Easy to clean: It comes with scratch-resistant materials and a non-stick interior coating; you can rinse this milk froth maker with running water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth; the accompanying soft cleaning brush is also capable of helping clean stubborn stains.
Safety first: Constructed from stainless steel. The auto shut-off function enables when your drink is finished, and the frother is as quiet as a whisper. A short power cord is provided to reduce any risk of entangling. A 12-month warranty and professional assistance are assured.
Room 1818, 18/F., Shatin Galleria, 18-24 Shan Mei Street, Fotan, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 741
Fres-co System USA, Inc.
Since 1978, Fres-co System USA, Inc. has been dedicated to one thing and one thing only – providing the finest flexible packaging available. Headquartered in Telford, PA, with a second facility in Red Oak, IA, we offer integrated bag, pouch and rollstock solutions for coffee, food and beverage, pet food, ingredients, chemicals and more. Fres-co has manufactured high-performance flexible packaging systems and invented dozens of innovative breakthroughs that are employed by Fortune 500 leaders. Collaborate with us to develop unique and reliable flexible packaging to effectively and economically protect your coffee.
3005 State Road, Telford, PA 18969-1033
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 2035
PLMA, Amsterdam: Booth 6113
IMA Coffee at Specialty Coffee Expo and Interpack
Do not miss the opportunity to discover IMA Coffee’s latest technologies and projects.
What’s new for the coffee industry: IMA Coffee Lab and American ShowLAB
Stop by IMA booths and discover more about IMA Coffee Lab and American ShowLAB, the new IMA Coffee laboratories dedicated to coffee and its processing technologies: two pioneering spaces where you can envision your project and envisage how to implement the coffee plant you dream of.
New concept of performance: that’s Synkro
On show at Interpack, the brand new Synkro, a high-speed filling and sealing machine specifically designed to handle up to 1,200 coffee capsule per minute with a new concept of performance. With its high degree of automation in a compact design, it can handle all types of capsules, whatever material they are made of, aluminum, plastic or compostable materials. Thanks to its innovative capsule transfer system based on the use of independent magnetic shuttles, it guarantees high flexibility, allowing different dwell times at each operating station. The new Synkro is equipped with an innovative precise and accurate dosing system guaranteeing an extremely gentle product handling.
IMA Coffee Hub is the broadest technical and commercial organisation serving the coffee processing and packaging industry today
Able to ensure market-leading competences, industry experience and application-specific expertise encompassing all stages of coffee handling, roasting, grinding, degassing, and packaging, IMA Coffee Hub is the ideal starting point from where you will reach your destination. This is precisely the benefit the coffee industry obtains from IMA: just one supplier, already coordinated from within.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 443
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 17
IMA Tea & Herb
On show at Interpack is the brand new C24-IQ, the innovative teabag packaging machine from IMA Tea & Herbs.
Born to be the fastest teabag packaging machine for the production of the IMA iconic knotted teabag, the new C24-IQ offers the very latest technologies achieving top efficiency performance.
Reaching up to 450 bags per minute, in any configuration, it encompasses an outstanding compact and clean design guaranteeing a substantial reduction of overhanging parts and therefore a consequent extraordinary decrease in cleaning operations.
The new C24-IQ encompasses the most innovative technological and digital features with the precise aim to improve accessibility for daily operations and cut replacement and adjustment time losses.
Based on an intelligent and predictive maintenance management platform, the new C24-IQ is aimed to “talk” to the operator by monitoring and anticipating functionality troubles or required operations, thus enhancing a prompt and effective intervention.
- Naked bags, crimped or sealed outer envelope
- Newly-conceived, compact and flexible cartoning attachment from 1 to 4 rows (pre-erected and flat-blanks cartons)
Thanks to almost 60 years of experience in the tea bagging sector and an impressive 70% market share, IMA Tea & Herbs is the world’s leading supplier of automatic machines designed for the packaging of tea and herbs in filter bags. With a tradition of excellence and a distinctive flair for innovation, IMA has an in-depth understanding of the market and is receptive to fast-evolving customer needs.
Via Emilia Levante 428-442, Ozzano Emilia, 40064 (Bologna) Italy
Email: [email protected]
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 17
Modern Processing Equipment (MPE)
Modern Process Equipment (MPE) is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s SCA Expo in Portland, OR. Stop by booth 1019, to see the latest technology in grinding, conveying, project management and engineering for the coffee industry.
See the revolutionary Mini.Max Roller-Style Capsule Grinder with three sections for higher capacity during the expo. The Model 600 Mini.Max grinder is specifically designed for use with single serve coffee packaging machines. This all-in-one grinder produces the optimal grinds for K-Cup, Nespresso, espresso and virtually any other grind required for single-serve capsule packaging. It is no longer necessary to compromise with a disc-style grinder. The quality grind that was previously only achieved with a roller-style grinder can be installed, economically, in tandem with capsule filling machines.
See MPE’s Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor at booth 1019. This demo-sized unit gently and efficiently conveys coffee before your eyes. When compared to dense phase pneumatics, Chain-Vey offers over 90% energy savings. Other benefits include customisable configurations, inert-gas freshness preservation, near-zero product breakage, and bi-directional transport with multiple inlets and discharges to name a few. Chain-Vey also offers Dual-Drive technology for conveying ultra-long distances.
MPE’s expertise in coffee bean processing equipment is tied to its grinding and conveyance technology; and MPW has had the privilege of engineering some of the biggest systems for many of the world’s top roasters. With its equipment-neutral approach, MPE works hard to understand your business goals so it can create an industrial process solution to support them.
3125 South Kolin Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623, USA
Tel: +1 773-254-3929
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 1019
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 4, Booth A39
Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG)
Join NKG in its efforts to shape a sustainable future of coffee. Most are aware that the coffee industry is facing major challenges, but NKG is convinced that joint efforts can lead the industry on the right path. To embark on this journey and live up to its responsibility, NKG have developed its NKG Responsible Business Program (RBP), which builds the framework for the group’s sustainability efforts.
To achieve the goals of the RBP and secure the future of coffee, NKG undertakes a variety of efforts within the company itself and in partnerships with NGOs, governments, customers, banks and others. Its efforts start where the coffee comes from and where it is most urgently needed to fight for its future: on the ground. Through NKG’s global network covering 26 countries, NKG’s diversified sustainability efforts reach down to farm level to create sustainable supply chains benefitting everyone contributing to a daily cup of coffee. More than 250 employees worldwide work on solutions to tackle global as well as local challenges.
NKG believes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for sustainability. Therefore, its efforts range from global initiatives to local projects. The global initiatives are NKG Verified, NKG’s programme for sustainable coffee supplies to green buyers, and NKG Bloom, its programme for sustainable livelihoods. Through NKG Bloom, it identifies and provides the services producers need to address their key challenges and make coffee farming an attractive business for them and their families.
How can you get involved? The most immediate way to support NKG’s efforts is to buy coffee connected to the company, e.g. NKG Verified or NKG Bloom coffees. And there is more: You can partner with NKG. Co-invest in improvements and services in its existing supply chains. Or co-create tailormade initiatives in line with your key topics relying on NKG’s networks and expertise. NKG invite you to share your thoughts with the company. Together, responsibility must be taken today to build a sustainable coffee industry for tomorrow.
Reach out to NKG’s colleagues at Atlas Coffee Importers and InterAmerican Coffee at the SCA Expo or contact NKG’s Sustainable Business Unit in Hamburg, Germany.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Atlas Coffee Importers: R5, InterAmerican Coffee: 1647
Ohki Co. Ltd
If you love coffee but hate waiting for it to brew, check out Chaput, a new product from Ohki that can make authentic drip coffee in just 10 seconds. Chaput is not your average instant coffee. It is a fast-infusion coffee filter that uses any type of ground coffee you prefer and produces a rich and flavourful cup of coffee in a flash.
How does it work? Chaput is a filter that looks like a teabag but has a sturdy handle that allows you to dip it into hot water and stir it around. Unlike other coffee bags that tend to float on the surface and take a long time to extract the flavor, Chaput’s handle helps you submerge the filter and swirl it around for optimal infusion. The result is a smooth and satisfying cup of coffee that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Chaput is perfect for busy people who don’t have time to brew coffee in the morning or for travellers who want to enjoy their favourite coffee on the go. It is also ideal for hotels and restaurants that want to offer their guests a quick and easy way to make their own coffee without compromising on quality. Chaput is eco-friendly too, as it does not require any electricity or plastic capsules to operate. All you need is hot water and your favourite ground coffee.
Chaput is already a hit in Japan, where it was developed by OHKI, a company that specialises in innovative filter products. Ohki will be showcasing Chaput at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Portland this month, where you can see for yourself how fast and easy it is to make delicious drip coffee with Chaput.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the future of single-serve coffee!
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 861
Scolari Engineering SpA
Scolari GT.PRO – Artificial intelligence in coffee processing
Scolari Engineering is a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of complete coffee roasting systems. It has always been focused on providing comprehensive support to its customers in the supply of coffee processing equipment and management software (SDB), as well as accompanying them in the development of blends and roasting profiles.
Scolari Engineering GT.PRO is an on-board production monitoring software that integrates the skills of the roaster, programmer and maintainer, enabling them to monitor production at every stage and apply corrective actions when necessary.
Information technology distinguishes between narrow (or weak) AI applications, such as weather apps and digital assistants, and mainstream (or strong) AI applications, including Scolari GT.PRO, which encapsulates the experience of a roasting technician as GT.PRO, which emulates human intelligence to handle complex tasks as an extension of human capabilities.
Efficiency, quality and savings
With GT.PRO, Scolari roasters are connected to the entire system and can achieve extremely high roast quality by recognising the type of coffee and autonomously adjusting the most suitable roast.
The system autonomously adjusts the most suitable roasting parameters, from air temperature to roasting chamber depression.
The system’s artificial intelligence is able to link the end-roasting temperature and coffee colour with extreme precision.
Another process that Scolari machines are able to manage virtually on their own is the constant monitoring of consumption, combined with energy recovery and self-regulation of energy carriers,
and with self-regulation of energy carriers, a decrease in utility bills and greener management of the plant is guaranteed.
Via Per Bresso n. 248, Cinisello Balsamo, (MI), 20092
Tel: +39 02 61456.1
Email: [email protected]
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 1, B19
Syntegon is very excited to have the PMX packaging machine to bring to the coffee market. The PMX can be used for ground coffee and whole beans and can also accommodate different packaging formats thanks to fast changeover times.
A modular concept enables manufacturers to react quickly to fluctuating market requirements and customer needs. Along with its undeniable flexibility, the PMX simultaneously fulfils modern requirements with respect to sustainability and digitalisation. Moreover, the new digital solution Synexio Empower offers cost savings through condition monitoring by optimising energy and material consumption.
With the PMX, different bag variants and closure elements can be combined along with different sealing options, like full-corner-sealing, which allows for perfect shelf appearance. Therefore, specific customer requirements can be realised, while also achieving efficient output. For example: the PMX can pack up to 65 packages of 500 grams of whole coffee beans per minute. The machine can accommodate an output of up to 100 packages per minute through its double tube version.
During the packaging process, if the bag cross-section format is changed, the machine will be ready for use again after just 30 minutes. It is therefore suitable for small, medium, and large packaging formats.
The PMX produces coffee bags with package weights between 200 and 1200 grams, both with upright and downfolded top parts. The bags are resealable via tin tie, labels, or adhesive tape. If required, manufacturers can use an innovative spout closure through which the coffee beans are emptied out at the packaging side – a convenient feature, especially for end users. This “neutrafill” process, in which the coffee is gas-flushed before and during the packaging process, ensures aroma protection.
Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. The company, headquartered in Waiblingen, Germany, has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, along with complete systems and services. In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery, as well as packaging solutions for dry foods, frozen foods, bakery items, and dairy products.
Stuttgarter Straße 130, D-71332, Waiblingen, Germany
Email: [email protected]
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 745
Interpack, Düsseldorf: Hall 6, A57
Tecpacking located in Tianjin China is the leading supplier of Pyramid tea bag packing machines and other customised packing machines to the global market.
Its mission is to manufacture and supply efficient, and high-quality tea bag packing machines and environmentally friendly packing materials to the global tea industry by continuously improving its processes and focus on the concept of total quality management.
Tecpacking believes in customer partnerships and sharing gains with all its stakeholders.
In its journey towards achieving its mission, it believes in four “4S” as stated below.
- Stability of machinery performance,
- Speed of machinery operation at higher productivity,
- Safety of machinery operation for workers,
- Simplicity in technology and user friendliness.
Tecpacking has marked its presence globally and has served industry giants such as Lipton (Unilever) and Eswaran brothers, the market leader in Sri Lanka.
Tecpacking has three showrooms located in Holland, the USA and Sri Lanka with machines available for demonstration purposes.
The tea bag packing machines of Tecpacking are capable of handling 100 bags per minute with a weight-based accuracy of +_0.1g of the target weight. This range of machines are becoming extremely popular with the customers with the two-year comprehensive warranty provided against any design and manufacturing defects.
Further to the tea bagging machines, Tecpacking is also manufacturing other associated machines such as bag envelope machines and drip coffee bag machines.
In the field of material, its product Ecomesh has become the main attraction of environmental friendly, biodegradable wrapping material in the tea industry and added value due to its innovative design.
Tecpacking also acts as an thought leader in the global tea market by sharing regular thought provoking market information, analysis of the tea industry and the tea packaging market. This information can be viewed on www.teapacker.org.
No.52-4-501,Liando , Ruike Rd,
Shuanggang high-tech industry zone,Tianjin China.
A story of passion, ingenuity, and determination
The internationally renowned brand, Toper Roasters, started in a small 33m² workshop in Izmir, Turkey. Nurettin Karakundakoğlu, the founder and mastermind behind Toper Roasters, began manufacturing high-quality coffee roasters in 1953 and quickly caught the attention of international buyers.
Over the years, Nurettin and his family continued to master building precise and intuitive machinery that has revolutionised the coffee production industry.
In 1995, Toper Roasters began exporting their machinery abroad and brought their knowledge and craftsmanship to countries like Romania, the USA, Canada and Italy.
Today, you can find Toper Roasters in over 146 countries! To learn more about Toper Roasters, you can visit its website.
Specialty Coffee Expo, Portland: Booth 451