Interfood Technology has announced a new development in the ongoing expansion of its Bakery Division with the signing of a partnership with Padovani Technology, an Italian specialist in the manufacturer of machinery for biscuit production.

Based near Verona in Northern Italy, Padovani Technology was founded by Fabio Padovani, a man with over 25 years of experience in the bakery and biscuit market. Exporting machines across the globe, the business offers a range of machines for rotary moulding, rotary cutting, extruding and forming, with solutions available from entry level right through to high volume plant production.

Central to the Padovani range is the RW2-RW3 rotary moulding machine - relaunched in 2023 with a new integrated washing and sanitising system. Described as perfect for small to medium biscuit production, it offers very fast changing of dies with no need for tools, is easy to clean and simple to maintain. The in-built inverter offers a variety of production speeds (indicated on a simple digital display) with a solid and robust construction for which Padovani is renowned.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sig Padovani said – “We are very excited about this new collaboration, and we sincerely believe in Interfood’s knowledge of the British and Irish markets and the potential this presents.”

Padovani machines are used in a wide range of applications including soft biscuits, laminated biscuits, co-extruded (multi-coloured) biscuits, cookies, crackers, bars and even pet treats.

James Fitch is Bakery Divisional Manager at Interfood and has over 30 years of experience in this industry. He comments – “We first came across Padovani Technology as a business at the Interpack exhibition in May 2023 and we immediately recognised it was an excellent fit for us. Padovani builds high quality, robust and flexible equipment and has years of experience in offering solutions to the market.

Whilst we currently offer equipment for use in the bakery market, including detection and inspection systems and end of line packing solutions, we are now starting to develop our Bakery Division with dedicated equipment specifically designed for that market, identifying the opportunities that we see in the production of baked goods.

“The Interfood philosophy is one based on bringing high quality equipment to the UK and Irish markets, partnering with and supporting our customers. We have a strong infrastructure in place to support the bakery market as we grow our dedicated division. Our partnership with Padovani is part of that process and we look forward to making further announcements over the coming months as we continue extending our capabilities in offering solutions from our Bakery Division.”