Liquorice Line Ready for Despatch!

The team at BCH recently completed a pre-delivery factory acceptance test of a complete liquorice line which is destined for a Scandinavian client.

Whilst working under more challenging circumstances due to the current situation, we were able to demonstrate the liquorice lines capability of manufacturing high quality batch cooked products.

The objective on this project was to maintain the distinct texture that a traditional batch cooked product offers, and also to preserve the requirement to use wheat fibre in some of the recipes.   We were able to achieve this whilst also implementing the latest technology in our range of confectionery processing equipment.

The results were excellent with even product weight distributions, soft texture and that all important traditional liquorice taste!

The line comprises the following BCH equipment:

  • Fully automatic batch liquorice production kitchen
  • Sugar paste production facility
  • Single and co-extrusion configurations with multiple die options to produce a wide range of shapes
  • Conditioning, glazing and cooling system
  • High speed guillotine

The line will now be prepared for delivery, installation and commissioning.

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BCH secure contract during Gulfood!

We are pleased to announce that the team secured a contract yesterday for one of our 100% Fruit Extrusion Lines!

The line will provide our international client with the Maxivap Evaporation system at the core of the process along with additional process equipment for feeding, extruding, plus dosing colours and flavours that allow for the production of fruit snacks that can be 100% organic, gluten free  with all natural colour and flavours.

Not to mention one of your recommended 5 a day!

It’s not too late to come and see the team at the stand, we are here all day today.

Hall 7 stand E7-27.

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BCH & Darrell Lea Complete Phase 1 of Flagship Project

It’s been liquorice all the way here at BCH HQ after we have successfully completed phase one of our project with our friends from Darrell Lea over in Sydney Australia.

The overall project will see the most flexible and high capacity extrusion line in the world go into production, which will be capable of delivering a wider range of products to complement their already world famous portfolio.

This new project utilises the renowned BCH independent cooking and extrusion process that offers the widest range of product textures and profiles, compared to those offered by alternative and less efficient methods of liquorice and starch gel production.

The week of testing demonstrated the line’s excellent capability over solid, hollow, twisted, co-extruded and allsorts articles.

Operations Director Stuart Grogan commented, “This prestigious and complex project brief has of course had its challenges, but with excellent project team work, ethic, skills and experience from both teams working closely from  opposite sides of the planet, we were this week able to realise the first chapter of this journey with a solution that the entire workforce have contributed to, and should be immensely proud of.  We now look forward to the second phase being despatched in the very near future.”

Darrell Lea Operation Manager James Fulton’s feedback was, – “The guys at BCH have done an amazing job at pulling together such a large line with a tight deadline. It was great to see the teamwork in performing the factory test, with everyone focused on getting a positive outcome”.

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