Host Milano 2015, a preview of the industry innovation

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host_milanoThe macro-area comprising Food Service Equipment and Bread/Pasta/Pizza is traditionally the platform where global food equipment manufacturers give a preview of their new products. Technology, quality ingredients and the human factor will be coming together at Host 2015 to map out the increasingly world-class and original future of cooking.

Technologies which, before they enter the kitchens of starred chefs worldwide, have always made their debut at HostMilano – the International Hospitality Exhibition, the leading event for the HO.RE.CA., foodservice, retail, large-scale distribution and hotel industries, happening this year at the Fieramilano fairground at Rho, October, 23- 27.

The macro-area for Food Service Equipment and Bread/Pasta/Pizza is one of Host2015’s three synergic macro-areas: the other two are Coffee-Tea/Bar–Coffee machines/Vending, and Gelato-Pastry/Furniture and Tableware. Avant-garde technologies are a common factor not only to Food Service Equipment, which will be presenting systems, equipment and machines for processing and preserving food, as well as a whole range of accessories of various sizes, but also to Bread/Pasta/Pizza, where machinery and equipment will be joined by food, with quality ingredients and food traditions. What’s more, this year, completing the offering of the macro-area, space will also be devoted to important fast-growing niches in the sector, such as Refrigeration.

Together, these segments contribute decisively to Italy’s global leadership in the sphere of Technologies and Equipment for Food Products, as the latest figures from ANIMA-Assofoodtec confirm. In 2015, the overall production value of the sector has already exceeded the record threshold of 5 billion euro, an increase of +0.6per cent over 2014, and, for the current year, is likely to raise the record to an even higher figure, 5,053 million, with another upward surge of +1.2per cent. Last year, exports, which totaled 3.313 million euro (+1.2per cent over 2013), accounted for two thirds of the overall volume of business (66per cent) and, this year, is estimated rise to 3,348 million (+1.1per cent).

If we look in detail at the segments represented in the macro-area, between 2014 and 2015, machinery for flour mills, animal feed mills and silos increased from 214 to 218 million euro (+1.9per cent) and exports increased from 193 to 196.5 million (+1.8per cent); machinery and ovens for bread, biscuits, pastries and pizza increased from 648 to 652 million (+0.6per cent) and exports from 412 to 418.5 million (+1.6per cent); machinery and equipment for making pasta and extruded food products increased from 248 to 255 million (+2.8 per cent), while exports increased from 185 to 187 million (+1.1 per cent); in the sector of machinery and equipment for meat-processing, the figure rose from 224.5 to 227.5 million (+1.3 per cent) while exports increased from 153.5 to 156 million (+1.6 per cent); in the sector of slicing, grinding and refining equipment, the total rose from 203.5 to 204.5 million (+0.5 per cent) while exports increased by +4 per cent from 125 to 130 million; finally, commercial refrigeration equipment totaled nearly 1 billion (increased from 922 to 928 million, +0.7 per cent) with exports increasing from 512 to 518 million euro (+1.2 per cent).

Sectors experiencing a 2-, 3- or even 4-figure boom include machinery for mills in Saudi Arabia (+156 per cent), machinery and ovens for bread production in the U.S.A. (+70 per cent), machinery for pasta workshops in Chile (+1,047 per cent) and Brazil (+727 per cent), machinery for pastries and confectionery, and for processing meat, in China (+149 per cent and +142 per cent respectively), and commercial refrigeration equipment in the Czech Republic (+143 per cent).

New entries this year in the sector of Food Service Equipment include Cool Compact and Taylor, which will be there along with such names as Ali Group, Alliance International, Angelo Po Grandi Cucine, Alto-Shaam, Bravo Inox, Comenda Ali, Fagor, Gram Commercial, Meiko, Epta, Follett Corporation, Grandimpianti Ali, Hobart, Imesa, Milan Toast, MKN, Manitowoc Foodservice, Mepra, The Middleby Corporation, Orved, Rational, Realstar, Renzacci, Sirman, Unox, Vema, Walo Professional and Winterhalter.

In the Bread/Pasta/Pizza sector, leading oven manufacturers attending the show include Bake Off Italiana, Cuppone Fratelli, Debag, Italforni Pesaro, Jac, Marana Forni, Panem, Sorema, Wiesheu GmbH, Dr. Zanolli, and manufacturers of kneading machinery such as Imperia & Monferrina, Prismafood, SCB Bernardi, Starmix, VMI, A/S Wodschow & Co. Quality raw materials, which are experiencing a spiraling evolution, mid-way between health and tradition, will feature new entries like Molino Braga, Molino Iaquone, Molino Piantoni and Selezione Casillo, together with well-known names like Italmill, Molino Dallagiovanna and Molino Quaglia.

Source: World Bakers