News from the house of FRITSCH

Here you can find the latest news from our company and information about our product innovations. You can use the filter function to filter the texts by media type or year.

At the iba 2018 in Munich, Michael Wippler, President of the Central Association of the German Bakery Trade, handed out the iba Awards.

The iba Award, presented by the trade journal Backtechnik europe, honours innovations in the industrial or line-oriented production of baked goods that were exhibited for the first time at the world's leading trade fair.

After an inspection visit to the fair, the award winners were nominated by an honorary, independent jury.

FRITSCH has also won this iba Award again. This year for the SMART SERVICES:

Digitalisation and "Industry 4. 0" are key topics in the baking industry. FRITSCH has taken this into account with its "Intelligent Services". In addition to standard functions, such as real-time condition monitoring and the provision of operating data in the cloud, the approach to simplifying and accelerating maintenance by the use of data glasses is very innovative and therefore worth the money. This means that the in-house fitter can promptly send pictures and videos of the affected system components to the manufacturer and thus enable very fast fault analysis in the future.

Picture: Anna-Maria Fritsch, Stefan Schmitt and the jury of the iba Award 2018 with Michael Wippler, President of the Central Association of the German Bakery Trade (Photo: Backtechnik Europe / Christin Krämer 2018)

FRITSCH is excited to welcome the newest member to the team Brian Inglis. Brian will be head of sales at FRITSCH UK. His responsibilities will be to improve current business relationships in the region and to make FRITSCH more accessible and relatable to new customers.

Brian is a father of three children and has been working in the baking industry since 1985. He is coming to FRITSCH from an industrial food equipment supplier.

When it comes to the FRITSCH mission of passion for dough and technology, Brian’s interests and expertise fit right in. “I have a real obsession with innovation,” he said. “FRITSCH is clearly the most innovative equipment manufacturer in the baking industry, I think together we can make a real difference in the daily life of the baker.”

Brian is excited about his new role and is ready to hit the ground running to continue bringing innovation to FRITSCH.

“There is still a lot of opportunity for development of processes and equipment within the baking industry,” he said. “Currently the driver seems to be bread (particularly flatbread) and croissant. In the future I expect to see more variety in ethnic products and ingredients in the more developed markets. People are always looking for something new.”

FRITSCH mourns the passing of its senior partner Adolf Fritsch.

The co-founder and long-standing managing partner of the family-run business in Markt Einersheim passed away in Prague on August 2, 2018, at the age of 89. Adolf Fritsch was born in 1929 in Wiese, former Sudetenland, now the Czech Republic. After the Second World War, he and his family settled in the region of Kitzingen. There, his father Alois Fritsch continued the business he had started in 1926 in Sudetenland and, in 1948, established the FRITSCH company in Markt Einersheim. Even in his youth, Adolf Fritsch participated in his father’s business, helping him to build up the company. All the while, he completed his mechanical engineering studies in Würzburg and, starting from 1961, ran the company as the sole managing director.

Under his leadership, the company doubled in size. Adolf Fritsch succeeded in broadening the distribution network out to an international scale and in establishing longlasting, stable customer relationships. He also considerably expanded the ROLLFIX range of machines with new innovative developments such as the TEILFIX dough divider for rye-based bread doughs. With this move, he set the course for the company’s current world market position. Adolf Fritsch pursued his entrepreneurial activities with heart and soul and was a man of extraordinary pragmatism. The outstanding reputation the company enjoys today arises, if nothing else, from the fact that Adolf Fritsch was always ready to pick up a wrench and help his customers, in person, on site. He always placed importance on good, trusting relationships with his employees and customers.

In 1996, Adolf Fritsch handed the reins of the family business to the third generation, his son Klaus Fritsch, who continued to expand the company with success. Since 2016, Klaus’ children Anna-Maria, Elisa, and Jan have also been fellow partners of the company.

Aside from being an entrepreneur, Adolf Fritsch took an active role in the Municipal Council of Markt Einersheim and in the County Council of Kitzingen. For his service, Adolf Fritsch was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2002.

FRITSCH is excited to announce and congratulate the new president of FRITSCH USA, Anna-Maria Fritsch. Anna-Maria studied international business and worked several years at management consultancies before joining the FRITSCH team in 2013. Since joining the company, Anna-Maria has expanded her technical and technological knowledge and experience. Prior to becoming the new president, Anna-Maria spent the last 2 of years serving as the head of marketing and process management. In this role, she focused on the implementation of strategic marketing processes and forming partnerships with customers. 

In line with FRITSCH’s dedication to their customers, Anna-Maria will be relocating to New Jersey in 2019 to be closer to the company’s North American market and customers. Her mission is to strengthen the company’s reach to capture the key markets of the region and its promising future. Anna-Maria is very excited for this new position, noting she loves the American work ethic and is proud of the strides FRITSCH USA has already made.  She aims to further strengthen the USA team to better support the FRITSCH USA customers in the future.

At the beginning of the second half of the year, FRITSCH Holding AG announces a change in the position of the CEO: Kirsten Lange takes over the management of the company.

She is already familiar with the FRITSCH Group from her work on the Supervisory Board and is looking forward to taking over the responsibility for the family-owned company temporarily until a suitable long-term CEO can be appointed. She is well known for her passion and extremely high standards in every aspect of her work. 

Kirsten Lange worked as a member of the Management Board at Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG where she was responsible for the divisions service, automation and digitalization. Before that she has been working for the Boston Consulting Group in Germany, the USA and China for 22 years and has been working as an advisor for more than 20 mechanical engineering companies. She is currently member of the Supervisory Boards of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and ATS Automation. She studied journalism, politics and philosophy in Munich and holds the MBA from INSEAD in France. 

The shareholders and the Supervisory Board of the FRITSCH Group thank Kirsten Lange for her work as a member of the Supervisory Board so far and are grateful that she is now prepared to strategically develop and advance the family-owned company as CEO leading it into a secure future of the 4th generation.

In May, we celebrated the grand opening of our FUSA Showroom in Cranbury, NJ. The Technology Center of FRITSCH USA gives handicraft bakers a chance to observe some of our best technology at work. Our goal with the FRITSCH USA showroom is to develop and test products with our customers while showing our expertise and passion. We’ll showcase product trends via live demonstrations and work closely with our customers to develop the best product for their business. Our FRITSCH USA showroom will include the following machines: ROLLFIX mini, ROLLFIX 600, ROLLFIX 700, Cutting Table, EASYLINE.

FRITSCH is excited to announce the new sales manager for the French market, Eric Tellier. With 14 years in the industry, Eric brings plenty of expertise and innovation to the position. 

“I will bring my knowledge of the French market, my network, and my personality to develop sales and increase the FRITSCH brand image,” Tellier said.  “France is the home country of the baguette and croissant, and FRITSCH offers solutions to industrialize production without deteriorating the bakers’ know-how.”

His responsibility is to work on a coherent and ambitious strategy. Thus, his main motivation is to develop the Fritsch’s brand image in France and to offer new solutions to artisan bakers, medium sized bakeries and food industry producer.

He is looking forward to his new position and focuses on prioritizing the needs of the independent artisan bakers.

“Bakery chains have considerably changed the French market,” he said. “Their number is growing fast and independent artisan bakers have no choice but to optimize their merchandising, innovate constantly, and aim for the best quality possible. FRITSCH has solutions to accompany all actors of the French market to ensure success.”


Our wood-fired ovens FlammAroma have been installed by COOP in Switzerland and ensure the required baked product Quality and a new Business area for the bakery.

See the whole article from baking+biscuit (f2m Food multimedia) here:

25.-28. May 2017
Versailles, France

FRITSCH has been sponsoring the AIBI Congress (International Association of Plant Bakers) for many years. This year, the 35th congress took place in Versailles/France under the motto "Bread and bake-off: Anticipation of consumer's[S1] expectations". The promoters were delighted with the record numbers of participants and sponsors. Thanks to the top-quality lecture programme, which included renowned industry experts such as Aline Clavellina - Vice President of Grupo Bimbo - and an entertaining and interesting framework programme, the more than 200 participants from 19 countries spent 4 entertaining and rewarding days in Versailles.

 Joseph Street (UK) has been elected the new AIBI president for the next 2 years. We congratulate him on his appointment and will be pleased to support him in our capacity as sponsor in arranging the AIBI Congress 2019 in Manchester. [S1]Das ist zwar der Originaltext von der AIBI-Website, aber hier sollte "the consumer's" stehen. Das überlasse ich Ihnen, ob Sie es ändern wollen oder so lassen wollen.

INTERPACK, an internationally renowned trade fair for the packaging and confectionery industries, took place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf this year and achieved record attendance with approximately 2,865 registered exhibitors. There was also an unprecedented number of visitors: 170,500 prospective customers visited the exhibition halls. 74% of the visitors were from other countries.

The increasingly international face of INTERPACK was also reflected in the visitors to the FRITSCH stand. 96% of the conversations were with foreign customers.

In addition to interesting and constructive talks with established customers, FRITSCH also had the opportunity to talk to large numbers of prospective new customers. Investors in particular who were looking for complete solutions showed great interest in FRITSCH's portfolio.

Focusing on the interests of the INTERPACK visitors, FRITSCH presented itself this year under the motto "From the FRITSCH line to the tailor-made turnkey project" on an approximately 150-square-metre stand as an international company offering complete solutions to its customers, along with specialised machine manufacturing and support from their initial enquiry to the production of perfect products.

The MULTITWIST- the all-rounder for all strand-based products - was presented at the FRITSCH trade fair stand. It is not only suitable for the production of classic twisted products such as pretzels, rings, knots and plaited products but also for the production of sweet pretzels, doughnuts, yeast dough butter rounds and long-life pretzels.

Moreover, an already realised turnkey installation was presented using a 3D model. All in all, the trade fair presentation was very successful for FRITSCH and generated excellent feedback from the stand visitors.

Visit FRITSCH at INTERPACK in Düsseldorf in hall 3, stand 3E28 and let us impress you with our high-quality bakery machines and lines. Experienced sales managers and dough technologists will be pleased to advise you on the latest technologies of the FRITSCH Group.

At INTERPACK we will show the FRITSCH MULTITWIST - the all-rounder for all products made from a dough strand. Due to its continuously developed range of tool sets and innovative extensions, the FRITSCH MULTITWIST shows time and again how highest performance and product variety can be perfectly combined within one line. The MULTITWIST is also ideal for the production of sweet pretzels, rings and knots made of yeast or donut dough. Thanks to this versatility, the sky is the limit when it comes to the development of new products.

You will be able to see for yourself at INTERPACK just how skilled we are at worldwide planning and realization of turn-key projects. With more than 25 years of experience within the sector of turn-key solutions, FRITSCH Bakery Systems is the right partner to give you an extensive overview of the capacities and possibilities within the scope of the implementation of big projects.

Moreover, visitors will naturally be able to gain in-depth information about FRITSCH's complete range of machinery, from artisan machines to semi-automatic machines for medium-sized companies and industrial high-capacity machines.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand.

Uwe Benz has been the director of the FRITSCH Technology Centre since January 2017, and supplements its team of approximately 20 expert consultants consisting of experienced master bakers, food and dough technologists.

The 49-year-old master baker and food technologist has been working in the baking industry for many years. He initially built up his comprehensive knowledge of the market and the technology at a renowned manufacturer of baking ingredients before moving on to work as a technology director at an international baking technology manufacturer. Before he joined FRITSCH, Mr Benz was a consultant for industrial producers of bakery products worldwide.

Mr Benz is tasked with helping FRITSCH to further expand its technology sector so it has the capacity to offer firstclass advice and support to its customers throughout the whole process. FRITSCH - for decades, this name has been synonymous in the world of baking technology with high-quality, efficient lines and pioneering innovation within the sector of dough sheeting and processing. FRITSCH offers its customers the opportunity to comprehensively test all the parameters, methods and processes for the production of a wide variety of bakery products, and to get to know all the FRITSCH machines in practice in its 4,600 square metre Technology Centre, which was recently enlarged in September 2016.

The new Croissant coiling unit CSV compact ideally is deployed following a FRITSCH CTR or a MULTICUT and is especially customised to fulfill the needs of craft and medium sized bakeries. The user is in the position to produce filled and unfilled products with only one coiling system. Thus lengthy component changes and possible space problems do no longer occur. Due to the compact design the unit is very space-saving.

The CSV compact holds the products from below with a vacuum and therefore works very accurately, so that a precise coiling process and thereby a perfect coiling result is guaranteed at any time. Moreover this procedure is extremely gentle to the dough and flexible to use for various product forms. The changeable coiling cassettes give a high flexibility for different products.

The Eberhard Paech Prize was awarded to Peter Becker, long-time president of the Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks (Central Association of the German Bakery Trade) for the 16th time on 28 October 2016.

Since 1970, this prize has been conferred every three years on people or groups who have distinguished themselves through their special achievements in the areas of science, technology, quality improvement, marketing and in the art of bread and bakery products.

Besides the award given to Peter Becker, Johann Lafer, the Austrian cook, television cook, entrepreneur and non-fiction writer, was also honoured with the special prize of the Vereinigung der Backbranche e.V. (Association of the Baking Trade). This year, FRITSCH was the main sponsor of this renowned event of the trade.

On 27 October, a selected group met in the evening for a relaxed get-together and an in-depth discussion about the developments within the baking industry on the premises of the Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks (Central Association of the German Bakery Trade). The next day, Christoph Engelke, a member of the Eberhard Paech Prize's board of trustees, opened the award ceremony in front of 200 selected guests from the bakery trade in the Atrium of Deutsche Bank. Afterwards, Klaus Fritsch, the Chairman of FRITSCH Holding AG's supervisory board, welcomed the participants. In his opening speech, he underlined the significance of training artisan bakers to become bakery technologists that was initiated many years ago by the Vereinigung der Backbranche e.V (Association of the Bakery Trade). FRITSCH has profited from the qualifications of these experts for many years, particularly when developing innovative machine and line concepts that enable the cost-effective production of high-quality bakery products. Moreover, Klaus Fritsch pointed out that it was an honour for the company to contribute to such a renowned event in a beautiful environment as the main sponsor.

FRITSCH was lauded by a long-standing friend of the company, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Reimelt, president of GE Germany & Austria. He underlined: "With my role in this industry, FRITSCH's future-oriented attitude has been evident to me from the start; rather than focusing primarily on the machine, they have turned their attentions to the product. Their credo has always been: it is not the bakery product that has to be adapted to the machine, but instead the machine that has to be adapted to the particular characteristics of the bakery product in question. Nothing has defined FRITSCH as sustainably as its own claim that it is addressing the changes on the market. Always have a close relationship with the customer - understand him and his business concept."

Girl's Day bei FRITSCH„Beim sogenannten „Anreißen“ ist Fingerspitzengefühl und Genauigkeit gefragt“, erklärt Daniel Weinmann, Ausbilder bei FRITSCH (Mitte). Foto: FRITSCH

Grinding, drilling, welding, hammering – these tasks are not just for boys. An increasing number of young women are becoming interested in technical professions. One of the best opportunities to get an impression of traditional male professions within the craft, science and technology sectors is the Girls' Day.

This year, FRITSCH, the bakery machine manufacturer located in Markt Einersheim, participated in the nationwide campaign for the sixth time, and this with conviction. "Every year, we assign ten apprenticeships in the industrial field. Applications from young women are most welcome", explains Veronika Eydel, Vocational training officer at FRITSCH.

This year, 17 girls took the opportunity to find out more about the professions of industrial mechanics, electronics technicians, mechatronics engineers or technical product designers at FRITSCH. The girls had the chance to walk through all the departments in three groups. Everywhere, common daily tasks had been prepared. For example, a 3D model of a cellphone holder was designed at a PC. The electronics technicians challenged the girls to try out the "hot wire" by building this electrical game of skill. In the process, several components were firstly soldered and then had to be correctly wired. The girls were allowed to use a hammer and a drill to build a cubic paper weight together with the mechanics. "The girls are just as skilled as the boys; they are even a little bit more careful when using tools", stated Daniel Weinmann, Trainer of the precision mechanics at FRITSCH. At the beginning, our male apprentices do not have any more experience at using machines than the girls do", he added.

The girls' conclusion during the feedback meeting at the end of the day was the same. The Girls' Day is a good opportunity for them to get to know professions and different work places. They all particularly liked having the opportunity to try machines, tools and programmes. After the Girls' Day, more than half of the girls said they could envisage perhaps learning a technical profession or gaining more experience during a traineeship at FRITSCH.

To kick off the 90th anniversary of FRITSCH, FRITSCH is in the 2nd edition 2016 of the regional IHK magazine "Economic Mainfranken" below the issue motto "People & Management" displayed on the cover and with the cover story.

The content of this article deals with the history of FRITSCH, the management of the company by Helmut Hirner as the new CEO and the focus on the supervisory activity by owner Klaus Fritsch and the introduction of Anna-Maria Fritsch into the family.

A proven technology only remains at the forefront when it is constantly improved upon. This motto explains the passion with which every new innovation at FRITSCH GmbH is integrated into existing systems. A recent example is the high-performance line, IMPRESSA croissant, which is to be demon-strated in year 2016 as a new concept: Compact, yet powerful, flexible and as maintenance-friendly as always. Not only can croissants be produced with the IMPRESSA croissant, but a whole range of coiled pastries and coiled breads - from Bamberger crescents to Swiss pastries up to salt breads, pretzel sticks and grain breads - can be manufactured fully automatically in excellent quality and high quantities.

The innovation in the current model is a new, patented system that enables the precise cutting and rotating of triangular dough pieces simultaneously. The new system was therefore named CCT (Crois-sant Cutting and Turning) and is a further development of the well-known FRITSCH systems. Here a rotary cutter always cuts an entire row, rotates them and aligns them precisely. This cutting and turn-ing in a single step produces consistent shapes, consistent weights and positional accuracy, therefore creating the optimal conditions for continuous high speed processing and high-quality finished products. Another plus: Fewer mechanical operations require less energy. The new IMPRESSA crois-sant is significantly more energy efficient than its predecessor.

Further processes have to be managed for the production of croissants as well as cutting and turning, which are implemented in FRITSCH-systems with the highest process reliability and accuracy:

  • Laminating: This is provided by the proven LAMINATOR 3000 with the IMPRESSA croissant. Variable up to a maximum of 144 dough-fat layers are possible.
  • Filling: Various FRITSCH filling devices can be integrated at variable points of the process sequence, depending on the type of filling.
  • Coiling: The CSV vacuum coiler provides highly accurate coiling. It secures the dough from underneath with a vacuum, so that a more precise impact and the best conditions for an exact final positioning is guaranteed.
  • Bending: Even the bending of croissants is fully automatic with FRITSCH. A whole variety of different bending configurations, right up to a completely closed fully bent product are possible, exactly to specifications and always while ensuring positional accuracy.

The IMPRESSA croissant is 'high-tech made in Germany', which ensures a safe, durable and dependable process. With its compact design, within which all processes take place, from the unworked block of dough to finished croissant, this high-performance line is also suitable for medium-sized bakeries.


06. - 08. November 2018

German Pavilion



IAOM, Nairobi

22. - 25. October 2018




27. - 29. September 2018

German Pavilion

IBA 2018

Munich, Germany

15. - 20. September 2018

hall A2, booth 111


29. June - 02. July 2018


05. - 08. June 2018

Pavilion 4, Level 1, Booth 409

FOOD & DRINKS, Chisinau

10. - 13. May 2018



09. - 12. May 2018

Hall W3 / Booth A12


19. - 22. April 2018

Hall 1, booth B 11


18. - 19. April 2018

booth: 41n

IBATECH, Istanbul

12. - 15. April 2018

German Pavillion


09. - 12. April 2018

German Pavillion


12. - 15. March 2018

Pavillion Forum / FB 50


27. February - 02. March 2018


03. - 06. February 2018

Hall 6 / Booth D66

Südback 2017

23 - 26 September 2017
Stuttgart, Germany


Product variety with FRITSCH lines --> even better than before

FRITSCH machines are synonymous with high-quality, cost-effectiveness and stability; however, they stand out primarily due to their flexibility in production. This is because FRITSCH's lines offer customers almost unlimited possibilities to process different types of dough and to produce a huge variety of individual products in many different shapes and sizes.

See for yourself at SÜDBACK in Stuttgart from 23 to 26 September 2017. Customers from all over the world can get information and comprehensive advice at the FRITSCH stand about the high-quality lines and services of the family-owned company at one of the most important German trade fairs for the bakery and confectionery trade.

Visitors can experience first-hand how the machines work by watching the versatile product demonstrations on the ROLLFIX 700, EASYLINE and MULTICUT and then tasting the results on the spot.

 FRITSCH will also be showing the classic for the artisan baker: the ROLLFIX 300 combined with the FT 250 cutting table. The MULTICUT is a multifunctional line for pastries, croissants and bread/bread rolls with a unique punching and turning process in one single working step. This punching and turning unit is only available at FRITSCH. It ensures perfectly uniform and aligned products.

The MULTICUT control panel has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology to guarantee a forward-looking solution. A bigger display with higher resolution offers improved handling due to its revised interactive surface. A remote assistance router guarantees easy servicing. This direct access makes it easier to detect possible errors and solve them more quickly. The new safety Bus system also sends information to the control. The MULTICUT is the first machine in the FRITSCH standard range to contain this new technology, and provides comprehensive error analysis.

The EASYLINE offers the ultimate in flexibility for bakers who produce pastries in the smallest of premises. The ROLLFIX 300 and 700 are the perfect choice for the artisan production of a dough sheet, and the FT250 cutting table allows the efficient production of a variety of pastry products in best artisan quality.

You may be surprised by the completely new trade fair stand at SÜDBACK 2017, where the FRITSCH team will greet you with their usual hospitality. Look forward to 360 square metres devoted entirely to FRITSCH with a new concept and an innovative design.

Gulfood 2017

31 October - 02 November 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sign up and never miss any news


Our Newsletter informs you with the latest updates about technical developments and innovations, exciting new products and creations, events and stories about #PassionForDough. Look forward to receiving these news directly in your personal mailbox.

Your profits:

  • Stay up to date anytime
  • Benefit from the know how of our experts
  • Receive firsthand information

Sign up