Versatility of Optima proves a hit with food producers

Since the launch of the Optima at ANUGA   – BCH have successfully supplied the machine to a number of food producers who have recognised the versatility of the all-in-one processing vessel.   Customers have found that the wide range of processing options as well as product types that can be produced at speed using only one vessel gives them huge capabilities.

We are often approached with customers individual requirements and challenges, and we have been able to adapt the original model to incorporate these and deliver a bespoke solution – another good reason to choose BCH.

BCH recently introduced a powder-vacuum loading solution for one of our UK clients. When combined with the Optima’s other high performance capabilities an overall reduction in processing times of nominally 75% were achieved.

The Optima is ideal for the manufacture of a countless variety of food products including confectionery, convenience foods and spreads – the list of current and future possibilities is as endless and diverse as our customers’ imagination.

More than simply a mixing vessel – The BCH Optima is a batch process machine which can be relied upon to perform an impressive range of process steps:

jacket heating • jacket cooling • pressure cooking • pressure discharge • vacuum cooking • vacuum chill • vacuum loading

steam infusion • concentrating • cutting • emulsifying • blending • dispersion • dissolving • evaporation

powder wetting • pasteurisation • auto-dosing • water metering • bowl tipping • liquid drain valve • pump discharge • recipe management

The Optima provides customers with the freedom to become independently creative with their own unique process and product.

Contact BCH today to see how we can assist you with all your processing needs 

Photo by Nicholas Barbaros on Unsplash
Photo by Nicholas Barbaros on Unsplash
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It’s all systems go here at BCH HQ!

The factory is bustling with many projects over a wide spectrum of applications & systems from the food and confectionery sectors we serve.

Current projects include a large scale liquorice multifunctional co-extrusion production facility from kitchen through to cutting for an overseas client, Bratt pans for our regular customer who provides handmade convenience meals and a 3 x 1000 Litre pressure cooking system fully pre-assembled for a premium range of Italian meals supplied throughout the UK.

As we proceed through the summer months, there are many more interesting projects on the way. We are also pleased to announce we are up 70 employees!


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BCH Pie Filling Systems

Want the best Pie Fillings?

As its British Pie Week we thought we would remind everybody that pies aren’t just popular here in the UK and how to achieve the best Pie Fillings!

Consumers as far away as Africa  & Australia are right now enjoying the highest quality savoury and sweet pie fillings around, all manufactured using BCH’s advanced pressure cooking and vacuum cooling systems.

Here are just a few of the benefits gained from our systems to produce those tender melt in the mouth pie fillings…

Pressure cooking is up to 70% faster than the other solutions on the market.

  • As a result, this is the most cost-efficient production method.
  • Cheaper cuts of meat can be used to gain the same quality end product.
  • Likewise, for the vegetarian options ~ pulses, beans & chickpeas are amongst many other types of traditionally ‘long-cook’ vegetable processes benefitting from our technology.
  • Sealed cooking retains moisture and locks in the flavour and nutrients lost using atmospheric and direct steam applications.
  • Vacuum cooling is the fastest, safest and most energy-efficient cooling system on the market.


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Vacuum Cooling Systems Ready for Despatch

We will shortly be installing 3 x 1250 Litre vacuum cooling systems to one of the largest ready meal manufacturers in Europe as part of a major project to optimise their sauce lines for the production of their range of high quality Italian meals.
Each system will directly connect to an existing cooking system and integrate with a factory wide control system to receive, process and deliver information required during the entire process, including full CIP capability.
The Range of BCH vacuum cooling systems covers solutions from 50 – 3000 Litres and is tailored to suit each client’s specific process needs.

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Optima All In One Processing System Launched

BCH are proud today to launch the new Optima at Anuga Foodtec – the ultimate all-in-one system offering more process options than ever before!
Ideal for the manufacture of a large range of food products including confectionery, convenience foods and spreads. The rapid processing ability of Optima enhances the production of fresh wholesome foods, helping to preserve the colour and flavour of the original ingredients

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