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ROLLFIX 300: Die manuelle Teigausrollmaschine mit Fußschaltung || ROLLFIX 300: The manual dough sheeter with pedal controlSchneidetische FT 250/ 350: Die Schneidemaschinen für alle Teigarten || Cutting Tables FT 250/ 350: Cutting machines for all types of doug

FRITSCH has been training the trade for over 20 years

The Handwerkskammer Niederbayern-Oberpfalz (Chamber of Crafts for Lower Bavaria/Upper Palatinate) has been using FRITSCH machines to train masters and apprentices in the bakery and confectionery trade for over 20 years. More than 230 students are trained at the Chamber of Crafts in Straubing every year.

The craft represents the highest standards in quality, training and innovation.

Students use the ROLLFIX 300 manual dough sheeter to take control of the dough rolling process themselves. The practical foot control mechanism allows one hand to be kept free at all times. The robust stainless steel design of the machine ensures a long service life. The dough sheeter is supplemented by the FRITSCH cutting table. This ensures a precise cut for all dough types while simultaneously minimizing scrap dough. The consistent and precise dimensions of the cut dough pieces result in efficient production, constant baking times and reduced waste.

Why FRITSCH machines are particularly suited for training is explained by instructor Eckbert Huber: "FRITSCH is a traditional company and the name has always stood for solid and technically advanced baking machines. We use FRITSCH machines to teach our students traditional working methods and the steps required to produce croissant dough, brioche dough and puff pastries. We use the FRITSCH cutting table, for example, to demonstrate how to produce doughs and pastries in an efficient and cost-effective manner."

(v.l.n.r.) Geschäftsführung: Frank Gabriel und Andreas Eyd || (f.l.t.r.) Managing Directors: Frank Gabriel & Andreas Eyd

Andreas Eyd & Frank Gabriel share a fascination for the bakery trade

 "Welcome to the world of bakery products" is now also the motto for our managing directors Andreas Eyd and Frank Gabriel. From the very beginning, both were impressed by the pastries and bread specialties that are produced with our machines and equipment, as well as the technical and technological know-how of our employees when it comes to dough. "I am fascinated by what FRITSCH systems make possible and the delicious and high-quality bakery products we are able to hold at the end of the process", states Eyd enthusiastically.

With many years of experience in business and corporate management, MULTIVAC sees Eyd and Gabriel as the right people for the restructuring process and further development of FRITSCH. Mr. Eyd has been entrusted with the management of sales for FRITSCH, while Mr. Gabriel is responsible for its technical leadership.

Since 2017, Mr. Eyd has occupied the position of Vice President of Sales & Operations for MULTIVAC subsidiaries in Central Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Gabriel has been at MULTIVAC since 2011 and, after managing MULTIVAC's international production facilities, he took over the role of CEO of the company's production plant in Spain.

Prior to MULTIVAC, Mr. Eyd worked as a managing director for companies in the Lake Constance region and in Upper Swabia. These companies were also in restructuring processes. He was tasked with developing and implementing new strategies to ensure positive business growth. A special milestone in Gabriel's career was his position as Head of International Production Sites for MULTIVAC. During this period he significantly expanded his wealth of knowledge in terms of change management. "We can only tackle a process of change by working together. Above all, this position taught me how to get employees on board, how to build a team over a distance and how to explain the added value that these changes have for them personally", explains Gabriel.

 

"Thanks to the high quality of its machines, FRITSCH enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the industry, meaning that there is still a great potential for growth in the future", states Eyd. Eyd and Gabriel actively want to promote the optimization of the internal infrastructure and process structure. This includes the engineering, procurement and production sectors. Likewise, the focus is also on accelerating the order processing cycle and integrating with MULTIVAC's subsidiaries. "One of our first steps is focused on expanding the sales and service network. We achieve this by marrying up FRITSCH with MULTIVAC's 87 subsidiaries. The close proximity to customers and the ability to provide timely support for customer concerns have always been very important to MULTIVAC; FRITSCH customers will now also be able to benefit from this as well", states Eyd. 

Together with MULTIVAC, Andreas Eyd and Frank Gabriel firmly believe in the internal competence, the portfolio and the brand name of FRITSCH. "Although the end products produced by MULTIVAC and FRITSCH are completely different, there are numerous parallels in terms of technology from which we can benefit in the long term", comments Gabriel. 

"Our daily bread" will continue to be the development of innovative and technical solutions that enable craft and industrial bakers to produce their premium bakery products. Furthermore, we remain true to our philosophy in that the machines adapt to the dough and not vice versa.

ROLLFIX 700: Die leistungsstarke Teigausrollmaschine || ROLLFIX 700: The high-performance dough sheeterStanz-Dreh-Einheit: Stanzen und Drehen in einem Arbeitsschritt || Cutting & Turning Unit: Cutting & Turning in one stepWickelsysteme: Spezialisierte Wickelsysteme für unterschiedliche Anforderungen || Coiling Systems: Specialised coiling units for different requirements

Craftsmanship in its most beautiful form

FRITSCH will be exhibiting at the südback trade fair in Stuttgart between 21 and 24 September 2019.Come and visit us at stand B31 in hall 7 and experience the advantages offered by the various machines and systems for yourself. Our product demonstrations allow you to see the machines working up close and you can also sample what is produced. FRITSCH will be using the trade fair to showcase its classic ROLLFIX machines for craft bakers.

These machines will be present in a wide variety of designs - from the ROLLFIX 300 W manual dough sheeter, to the computer-controlled ROLLFIX 600 and the high-performance ROLLFIX 700 series. The various ROLLFIX models enable efficient production in the smallest of spaces, while guaranteeing fast and efficient working practices. The machines' greatest strength is their ability to gently roll out different types of dough in an even thickness. The FT250 cutting table, which is an ideal addition to the dough sheeters, will also be available on the stand for inspection. This ensures a precise cut for all dough types while simultaneously minimizing scrap dough. The consistent and precise dimensions of the cut dough pieces result in efficient production, constant baking times and reduced waste.

 

And the baking machine for maximum variety, namely the FRITSCH MULTICUT, will of course also be presented at the südback trade fair in Stuttgart. This system can be viewed during various live demonstrations. Thanks to its flexibility with regard to conversion, loading and throughput, as well as its coverage of a wide range of products, the MULTICUT model is currently unique on the market. The heart of the MULTICUT is the reliably working punching and turning unit, only manufactured by FRITSCH in this form. Punching and turning of the dough triangles is performed in one working step. This reduces the number of usual transfer points that stress the dough and make cleaning difficult. The result is precisely aligned and uniform products without compressing and stretching effects. For products that are only cut across, the servo-driven guillotine from FRITSCH is used. It even cuts taller products such as poppy seed snails and rolls in a safe and powerful manner.

The entire cutting system moves synchronously with the dough sheet - thus guaranteeing uniform, minimally stressed and uncompressed products, even at maximum output. The MULTICUT is easily operated via a 15-inch touch display. The intuitive control system ensures a smooth production process. A variety of specialized additional devices allows the MULTICUT to be optimally configured for individual production requirements and the desired product range. The various tools can be changed easily in a few simple steps without an assembly tool, which significantly speeds up the conversion process when changing products.

 

As a new member of a strong group of companies, we will also be providing our customers with a live demonstration of a compatible solution from MULTIVAC, namely its L 300 model. The conveyor belt labeler applies labels from above, below or over an edge and is an economical solution for standard labeling tasks. It is equipped with its own control system and is characterized by a small footprint. The L 300 can be subsequently used on a packaging machine or as a stand-alone unit.

 

To see all of this for yourself, come and visit us at the FRITSCH stand (B31 in hall 7) at the südback trade fair. We look forward to your visit!

ROLLFIX 700: Die leistungsstarke Teigausrollmaschine || ROLLFIX 700: The high-performance dough sheeter Stanz-Dreh-Einheit: Stanzen und Drehen in einem Arbeitsschritt || Cutting & Turning Unit: Cutting & Turning in one step

Experience our machines up close 

Immerse yourself in the world of bakery products and discover the latest trends between 8 and 11 September at the IBIE trade fair in Las Vegas.

Tried and tested treasures such as the classic ROLLFIX 600 and ROLLFIX 700 dough sheeters will be presented at the FRITSCH stand.

The computer-controlled ROLLFIX 600 stands for gentle and uniform dough sheeting, easy operation and easily reproducible results. The complete sheeting process with the reduction of the roller gap runs automatically and is always the same, which has a very positive effect on the uniformity of the dough and thus also on the quality of the products. In addition to the ROLLFIX 600, the ROLLFIX 700 also features the most powerful dough sheeter from FRITSCH on the stand. It is designed for the highest demands and manages also perfectly the sheeting of thin dough.

Even the bakery machine for maximum variety - the FRITSCH MULTICUT with the particularly gentle punching and turning process - will be presented at the IBIE in Las Vegas. The MULTICUT is currently unique in the market with its flexibility in terms of component change, dough feeding and throughput as well as coverage of a wide range of products. Whether rustic bread products, pastries or croissants, the MULTICUT makes all this possible on one line. The heart of the MULTICUT is the reliably working punching and turning unit, only manufactured by FRITSCH in this form. Punching and turning of the dough triangles is done in one working step. This reduces the number of usual transfer points which stress the dough and make cleaning difficult. The result is precisely aligned and uniform products without compressing and stretching effects. For products that are only cut across, the servo-driven guillotine from FRITSCH is used. It cuts safely and powerfully even high products such as poppy seed whirls. The entire cutting system moves synchronously with the dough sheet - thus guaranteeing uniform, minimally stressed and uncompressed products, even at maximum output. The MULTICUT is easily operated via a 15-inch touch display. The intuitive control ensures a smooth production process. A variety of specialized additional devices allows the MULTICUT to be optimally configured for individual production requirements and the desired product range. The various tools can be changed easily in a few simple steps without an assembly tool, which significantly speeds up the conversion process when changing products.

 

As part of the MULTIVAC Group, we will also be showing our customers packaging solutions at the fair in Las Vegas for the very first time. The R 126 from MULTIVAC provides visitors with first-hand experience of a pre-configured thermoforming packaging machine in a medium power range. The machine is supplemented by the L 300 conveyor belt labeler. This applies labels from above, below or over an edge and is an economical solution for standard labeling tasks. It is equipped with its own control system and is characterized by a small footprint. The L 300 can be subsequently used on a packaging machine or as a stand-alone unit.

You can convince yourself of all this at the IBIE at the FRITSCH booth no. 5480. We are looking forward to your visit!

Green light from the Federal Cartel Office: on 1 August 2019, FRITSCH launches under the umbrella of MULTIVAC

One month after the announcement that MULTIVAC will be overtaking the FRITSCH Group, the Federal Cartel Office completed its examination and gave its approval. As of 1 August 2019, the newly founded FRITSCH Bakery Technologies GmbH & Co. KG is officially under the umbrella of the MULTIVAC Group. Andreas Eyd and Frank Gabriel become Managing Directors. Both are from MULTIVAC and have longstanding management experience. “With the takeover, FRITSCH remains an independent company and, at the same time, becomes a part of a strong group of companies. That means FRITSCH will continue to operate in a spirit of partnership with its customers and suppliers, very close to the customer and with the accustomed reliability,” says MULTIVAC’s Vice President Sales & Operations Andreas Eyd who, since 2017, has been responsible for Central Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and Oceania. “The FRITSCH brand name is highly respected throughout the industry for its high quality machines and lines, and holds great potential for the future. We want to realize that potential with the right internal processes,” Eyd explains.

For its performance and successes in over 90 years, the name FRITSCH has stood worldwide for Excellence Made in Germany in the bakery technology industry. By creating new future-ready developments and custom solutions, FRITSCH offers everything that the artisanal and industrial baker needs to produce first-rate baked goods. FRITSCH was founded in 1926 and, over the decades, has developed into an innovative manufacturer in the dough sheeting and dough processing sector. For handcraft and industrial production, FRITSCH offers economical and technologically sophisticated solutions ranging from sheeting machines and individual components to complete lines in all segments. Despite this, FRITSCH ran into economic difficulties and had to file for insolvency in mid-April 2019.

Thanks to the takeover by MULTIVAC and current restructuring, the company is optimally set for the future. “As a specialist for dough processing lines, FRITSCH has outstanding engineering competence and makes use of this and its great technical and technological know-how for developing tailor-made custom solutions,” says Frank Gabriel, who has worked at MULTIVAC for eight years and became Managing Director of MULTIVAC Production in Spain in 2017. “We want to apply this knowledge in a targeted manner, and combine it with the worldwide sales and service network of MULTIVAC,” Gabriel emphasizes.

The sale and service of FRITSCH products will in future be handled by MULTIVAC’s 87 subsidiaries, who are present on all five continents. That is one of the most important changes in the restructuring of the company. FRITSCH will thus increase its customer proximity considerably with much faster response to service calls with technicians on-site. The subsidiaries are investing in expanding sales and service teams specialized in the bakery industry. This will enable them to offer customers end-to-end solutions for producing and packaging baked goods over the entire life cycle. “Together, MULTIVAC and FRITSCH can offer integrated solutions in this exciting industry and be extraordinarily successful in the future,” Gabriel is confident.

New products will continue to be developed and manufactured under the well-known name of FRITSCH in the original location of Markt Einersheim. At the FRITSCH Technology Center, the company offers its customers outstanding conditions for developing new recipes and testing new products and processes. There, the FRITSCH lines can be tested in almost any combination in a practically real-world setting. With the innovations developed there, FRITSCH Bakery Technologies GmbH & Co. KG aims to continue to play a leading role in the bakery industry into the future.

Wolfertschwenden, 02 July 2019 - MULTIVAC takes over the FRITSCH Group and further expands its range of solutions for the bakery industry.

FRITSCH is a leading manufacturer of bakery equipment with its headquarters in the town of Markt Einersheim in Lower Franconia. The product range consists of high-performance equipment and groundbreaking technology for dough forming and processing. FRITSCH offers the right solution for every size of company - from tabletop units to industrial-scale equipment. Premium bakery products are produced with FRITSCH machines throughout the world.

With the takeover of the FRITSCH Group, MULTIVAC is complementing its range of solutions, so that in future it will also be able to offer complete production lines from one source to the bakery industry as well. “The takeover of FRITSCH is another important step for MULTIVAC in expanding our range of integrated solutions for processing and packaging food products. Thanks to the processing solutions from FRITSCH, we will continue to extend our presence in the bakery industry, where we have already been able in recent years to implement some very challenging projects for automated packaging solutions,” explained Christian Traumann, Director and Group CFO of MULTIVAC.

FRITSCH was founded in 1926 and is currently under the ownership of the fourth generation of the Fritsch family. The company, which is based in Markt Einersheim, has developed over many decades into a very innovative manufacturer of bakery equipment. In 2018 FRITSCH generated a turnover of around 80 million euros and currently employs approx. 600 staff. In mid April of this year FRITSCH filed for insolvency. FRITSCH is represented by its own subsidiaries in Russia, Poland, Great Britain and the USA, and it also has a worldwide network of sales and service partners, who ensure that it remains close to its customers. As a result of the takeover, FRITSCH will become part of a strong Group, enabling it to continue its business operations for the benefit of its stakeholders and customers.

The integration of the company into the MULTIVAC Group will begin immediately. The manufacture and development of FRITSCH products will continue at its site in Markt Einersheim. FRITSCH also has a Technology Center there, in which customer trials are carried out and customized products and recipes are developed. The company's products will be sold via MULTIVAC's worldwide sales and service network. Investment will be made at MULTIVAC's subsidiaries in creating specialised sales teams for the bakery industry, so that in future it will be possible to offer customers integrated solutions for manufacturing and packaging bakery products.

In addition to the management in place, a MULTIVAC management team will be appointed to run the company, and this will direct and develop the FRITSCH Group as a stand-alone business. “We are very pleased at the successful takeover of the FRITSCH Group, and we are also convinced that our management will make an important contribution to the recovery of the company. FRITSCH is an industry leader in bakery equipment and has an excellent reputation in the market. Thanks primarily to the integration of FRITSCH products in MULTIVAC's line solutions, we see great synergy potential, which will make a major contribution to the healthy development of FRITSCH in future,” says Guido Spix, Director and Group CTO/COO of MULTIVAC.

Subject to approval under cartel legislation, the takeover of the FRITSCH Group will take effect on 01 August 2019.

About MULTIVAC

MULTIVAC is one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solutions for food products of all types, life science and healthcare products, as well as industrial items. The MULTIVAC portfolio covers virtually all requirements of processors and producers in terms of pack design, output and resource efficiency. It comprises a wide range of packaging technologies as well as automation solutions, labellers and quality control systems. The product range is rounded off with portioning and processing solutions upstream of the packaging process. Thanks to extensive expertise in packaging lines, all modules can be integrated into complete solutions. This means that MULTIVAC solutions guarantee a high level of operational and process reliability as well as efficiency. The MULTIVAC Group has approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, with some 2,200 based at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. With over 80 subsidiaries, the Group is represented on all continents. More than 1,000 sales advisors and service technicians throughout the world use their know-how and experience to the benefit of customers, and they ensure that all installed MULTIVAC machines are utilised to their maximum. Further information can be found at: www.multivac.com.

Bakery China 2019

 

The year already started with many exciting fairs. The focus was primarily on Asian countries, such as Mobac in Japan, Modern Bakery in Russia or Uz Food in Uszbekistan. In the Asian markets, the trend continues towards sweet pastries and bread products such as ciabatta and baguette. Yeast dough products are often combined with fruit fillings such as pineapple, sweet beans or cranberry.

 

On 9 May 2019, four eventful days at the Bakery China in Shanghai ended. Bakery China is one of the most important fairs for our industry in the Asian market. It is a very good opportunity for us to stay in personal contact with our existing customers, meet new ones and present our solutions for the Asian market. Numerous fair contacts enable us to increasingly perceive and respond to the handicraft and industrial requirements of our visitors. FRITSCH not only offers efficient solutions for dough sheeting processing, but also guarantees local service in China.

 

For us, China is a strategically important market in which we see further growth in the future. China along with other countries offer promising prospects. That is why we will be taking part in other fairs in Asia this year, such as the Propak fair in Thailand from 12 to 15 June.

Die "La Panadeía" Brüder José und David Cáceres mit Jochen Baier, Anna-Maria Fritsch und Alexander Beuschlein.Das Frühstücksbuffet bei La Panadería ist gedeckt. :-)Frisches Brot von Tartine BakeryJochen Baier mit Belinda Leong und Michel Suas von b.patisserieFeine Süßspeisen kreiert von Belinda Leong, die Chef-Konditorin von b.patisserieLeckere Snacks von Semifreddis für unterwegs.

#FRITSCHnFriends on Tour

 

In April 2019 we went on an exciting journey with Jochen Baier. He earned the highest award in the bakery trade: The World Baker of the Year 2018.

 

Together with him, Anna-Maria Fritsch (President FRITSCH USA) and Alexander Beuschlein (Area Sales Manager North America) visited five extraordinary bakeries in the cities of San Antonio (Texas), San Francisco (California) and Oakland (California). The aim of this trip was to get to know bakers who, through their uniqueness, shape and further develop our industry sustainably.

 

The trip started in San Antonio, Texas, at the bakery „La Panadeíra". In keeping with their special mission of combining baked goods with their Mexican roots, the La Pandería brothers love testing traditional recipes from European countries for instance. One product that combines these two worlds in a delicious way is „Tequila Tres Leches" croissant.

 

In San Francisco they visited a total of three bakeries with Tartine Bakery + Tartine Manufactory", Jane the Bakery" and „b. patisserie".

 

„Tartine Bakery + Tartine Manufactory" provided insights through a particularly exciting concept, the Open-bakery. This means that customers can experience how the products are baked live while consuming or waiting to purchase their baked products.

In the „b.patisserie" we met Michael Suas, a a well known person in US baking business. His unique mentality and passion for baked goods made him known to almost everyone today. He also achieved great things for our industry in the USA through his investment in the founding of the „San Francisco Baking Institute“.

We were also welcomed with open arms at „Jane the Bakery". With her passion for baked goods and the great creativity of her team, she brings delicious product ideas to life such as brioche with honey mandarin cream or Danish pastry with a filling of blood oranges and pistachios. The combination of different ingredients gives her products uniqueness.

 

The next step our journey took us to Oakland, at „Semifreddi's". Jochen Baier met a long-time friend from the bakery industry. „Semifreddi's“ has created a special social concept. Refugees from a total of 26 different countries in the world are employed there. They can contribute traditions from their homeland to new bakery creations.

 

On this journey we not only came across numerous creative and inspiring baked goods. Rather, we met exceptional bakers with great teams who, in addition to unique product diversity and impressive concepts, also showed us a new side of our industry.

Talking to these bakers, they told about how they rediscover their closeness to the world of bakery products and their every day enthusiasm. They conviction and love make them a very special ambassador for the entire handicraft bakery industry.

In addition to the numerous impressions behind the scenes and the delicious scent there was a large portion of #PassionforDough in the air.

 

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  • The German companies of the manufacturer of production equipment for bakeries filed for insolvency due to imminent illiquidity.
  • The aim is to position the company in line with the market through insolvency proceedings and to secure as many of the 500 jobs in Germany as possible.
  • The Local Court will promptly appoint a provisional insolvency administrator, with whom business operations are to be continued in full.

Today FRITSCH GmbH has filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings for itself and the companies FRITSCH Holding AG, FRITSCH Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH, FRITSCH Bakery Systems GmbH, all from Markt Einersheim, and FRITSCH Service GmbH from Heilbad Heiligenstadt - with the district court in Würzburg in charge due to imminent insolvency.

The Local Court will now appoint a provisional insolvency administrator who will,  together with the Management Board examine restructuring options and the restructuring measures already initiated, with the aim of continuing the business operations of the companies.

With today's application, the group of companies wants to preserve the best possible opportunity to sustainably restructure itself through insolvency proceedings. Alexander Schmitz, who has been CEO of FRITSCH Holding AG for three months, sees a good chance that this can be successful: "FRITSCH has a very good reputation in the market, the products are of high quality and in demand,  despite intensified competition and structural changes in the baking industry," says Schmitz. 

The application had become necessary because financing could not be secured over the next few months.

erste Reihe: (v.l.n.r.): Anna-Maria Fritsch, Klaus Scheerer (35 Jahre), Klaus Mauckner (40 Jahre), Alexander Schmitz (Geschäftsführer), Angelika Schäffel (Personalleiterin). zweite Reihe: (v.l.n.r.): Klaus Fritsch (Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender), Roland Nagel (35 Jahre), Raimund Pfannes (35 Jahre).

(Markt Einersheim) „Es ist nicht selbstverständlich, dass wir so viele langjährige Mitarbeiter haben“, begann Klaus Fritsch, Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender FRITSCH Holding, seine Ansprache anlässlich der Jubilarsfeier und hob hervor, dass ein Unternehmen auf die Erfahrung, Kompetenz und Engagement langjähriger Mitarbeiter angewiesen ist, um dauerhaft erfolgreich zu sein.

Auch Alexander Schmitz, Geschäftsführer der FRITSCH Holding sprach den Jubilaren seinen Dank aus. Anna-Maria Fritsch, Gesellschafterin der FRITSCH Holding übernahm die Ehrungen der Mitarbeiter und betonte in ihrer Ansprache, dass die Jubilarfeier ein fester Bestandteil der Unternehmenskultur sei.

Insgesamt wurden am vergangenen Donnerstag, in Markt Einersheim, 76 Mitarbeiter im Rahmen ihres Dienstjubiläums ausgezeichnet. Geehrt wurden Mitarbeiter ab 10 Jahre Betriebszugehörigkeit, darunter Klaus Mauckner mit 40 Jahren sowie Roland Nagel, Raimund Pfannes und Klaus Scheerer mit 35 Jahren. Frau Fritsch übergab die Urkunden mit viel Hingabe an ihre Mitarbeiter/innen und untermalte die Ehrungen mit netten Anekdoten und Erzählungen gemeinsamer Erlebnisse.

Even better performance for the same price: the FRITSCH Flour Duster

The FRITSCH Group, one of the leading German manufacturers of bakery machines and lines, has made new advancements to its flour dusters. The FRITSCH roller duster comes in two types: one with a removable hopper and one with an auger conveyor. Also, each type is available as either a permanently installed or mobile version. Common to all four models is their maximum flexibility and precision in adjusting the flour quantities. Therefore, with the FRITSCH flour dusters, artisanal bakers and industrial producers can achieve perfect results in producing their dough sheets. 

As one model, the roller duster consists of a drive unit and a removable hopper, connected to each other by a claw coupling. The exposed drive motor requires no additional cooling, and is extremely hygienic in operation thanks to its smooth surfaces. “The strewing roller, scraper and cover guard are integrated into the hopper. They can be removed together and thus more easily and thoroughly cleaned,” explains Fritz Barth, Head of Engineering at FRITSCH. By constructing the hopper without screws, reducing the number of brush rows and installing a fanless motor, the designers have made even more improvements in the hygiene characteristics of the duster. As with all FRITSCH components, there is absolutely no need for oil or lubricants.

A second model comprises a permanently running auger conveyor filling the strewing roller with extreme uniformity and thus guaranteeing utmost regularity in the strewing pattern. The lean design of the flour output section also allows for a more compact design with a shorter bend area. This avoids unwanted deposits in the flour feed and ensures excellent hygiene conditions. “This ultimately leads to a smooth production process while helping to save on personnel and raw material costs,” says Fritz Barth. Despite these improvements, FRITSCH continues to offer its flour dusters at the same price, with variation only between different models.

On top of the basic configuration, artisanal bakers and industrial customers can upgrade the equipment to optimize their machines further still. For FRITSCH roller duster models with the removable hopper, an advanced hopper is optionally available. This version features a digital potentiometer for continuous control of the output quantity of flour. An optional extra for auger conveyor models is automatic filling of the duster.

What is more, a light barrier control function can be integrated for switching individual roller dusters in the line on and off automatically. This increases the user-friendliness yet again and reduces the flour consumption even further.

19/11/2018 – New Head of Fritsch Bakery Systems GmbH 

FRITSCH Bakery Systems GmbH has a new head and his name is Ulrich Hirsch. The affiliate of FRITSCH GmbH provides tailored solutions for baked goods production – complete and turnkey. Ulrich’s task is to win such turnkey projects worldwide and to see them through. “Head of FRITSCH Bakery Systems is not just a job for me; it’s a calling. I grew up with flour on my nose, and I have never once left the branch. So, I understand bakers and know how to engage with them,” says Ulrich.

His career path has prepared him perfectly for the challenging duties at FRITSCH, starting with his apprenticeship as a baker while studying economics in Augsburg. Next, he trained at his father’s bakery to become a master. A few years after that, he accepted a position at a bakery machine manufacturer, for whom he worked for 15 years – first as Area Sales Manager and later as Head of Exports and Head of Project Planning. “Every final product, given its special composition of ingredients, demands its own technological solution,” Ulrich explains the challenge. Through this understanding, he and his team ensure that each customer can produce his baked goods at the desired quality and right on time. Their choice of machines and components is governed solely by the product in question and the customer’s specifications.

Ulrich shares FRITSCH’s “Passion for Dough and Technology” wholeheartedly. “For me, everything revolves around the quality of the customer’s product. The complete solution that FRITSCH Bakery Systems offers must live up to that quality. So, it is important to me to fully understand the customer’s enthusiasm for his products and to transfer that enthusiasm on to my team,” Ulrich explains his approach. “Together, we want to exceed the customer’s expectations in quality and quantity. From the complete solutions we create, the customer should sense that we truly do share his passion for dough.”

And what would the new head say is the most exciting thing about the baking industry? “It thrills me how the world is growing forever closer together, and how baked goods producers are working together with other globally operating companies. Because of that, each local baking culture is becoming more and more widespread and being shared with other countries. And so customers around the world are getting to discover traditional baked goods,” says Ulrich. “I am discovering fascinating national product creations all the time. It’s a source of constant excitement to keep offering and developing automated solutions and processes for all kinds of baked goods producers around the world.”

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 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.

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.

Im Mai haben wir die Neueröffnung des FUSA Showrooms in Cranbury, New Jersey gefeiert. Das Technologie Center bietet Handwerksbäckern die Möglichkeit unsere Maschinen live in Aktion zu erleben. Unser Ziel mit dem FRITSCH USA Showroom ist es mit unseren Kunden gemeinsam neue Produkte zu testen und zu entwickeln und zugleich unser Wissen und unsere Leidenschaft zum Teig weiterzugeben. Wir zeigen durch unsere Vorführungen neue Produkttrends auf und arbeiten eng mit unseren Kunden zusammen, um das beste Produkt für Ihr Konzept zu kreieren.

Im FRITSCH USA Showroom werden folgende Maschinen gezeigt:

ROLLFIX mini, ROLLFIX 600, ROLLFIX 700, Schneidtisch, 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.”

 

Im Bild von links: Anna-Maria Fritsch (Gesellschafterin), Helmut Hirner (Geschäftsführer), Udo Bernhardt, Klaus Fritsch (Hauptgesellschafter und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender), Angelika Schäffel (Personalleitung), Elisa Robl (Gesellschafterin), Volker Bobach (Betriebsratsvorsitzender)Im Bild von links: Volker Bobach (Betriebsratsvorsitzender), Richard Appler, Anna-Maria Fritsch (Gesellschafterin), Gerhard Schlottner, Karin Gamm, Hilmar Flita, Gerhard Zehnder, Konstantin Senft, Helmut Hirner (Geschäftsführer), Hans-Friedrich Veh, Udo Bernhardt, Klaus Fritsch (Hauptgesellschafter und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender), Elisa Robl (Gesellschafterin), Günther Kunz, Angelika Schäffel (Personalleitung)

„Wir können stolz darauf sein, dieses Jahr rund 120 Mitarbeiter die sich zusammen ganze 1830 Dienstjahre für FRITSCH engagiert haben, ehren zu dürfen. Es ist wirklich etwas Besonderes, wenn so viele Mitarbeiter einer Firma so lange die Treue halten.“

Mit diesen Worten eröffnete Klaus Fritsch, Aufsichtsratsvorsichtender und Hauptgesellschafter des Bäckereimaschinenherstellers FRITSCH, letzte Woche die Jubiläumsfeier zur Ehrung der diesjährigen Jubilare, die seit vielen Jahren ihr Herzblut für den Erfolg des Familienunternehmens einsetzen. Geschäftsführer Helmut Hirner, lobte besonders die Leistung der 10 Mitarbeiter, die seit 30, 35, 40 und 45 Jahren für FRITSCH im Einsatz sind. Für 30 Jahre Betriebszugehörigkeit wurden Hilmar Flita und Gerdhard Schlottner geehrt. Für 35 Jahre konnten Richard Appler, Günther Kunz, Konstantin Senft, Hans- Friedrich Veh und Gunnar ausgezeichnet werden. Karin Gamm und Gerhard Zehnder wurden für stolze 40 Jahre geehrt.

Besonders hervorzuheben ist die Leistung von Herrn Udo Bernhardt, dem Leiter der Forschung und Entwicklung von FRITSCH. Seit 45 Jahren ist er durch viele Innovationen, wie die Erfindung der ersten vollautomatischen Brezelschlingmaschine, maßgeblich an der positiven Entwicklung von FRITSCH beteiligt.

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