By Sarah Gain
Of the many equipment exhibitors at Gulfood this year, the largest presence was that of the German pavilion.
Of the many equipment exhibitors at Gulfood this year, the largest presence was that of the German pavilion. With an area of more than 1450m², the pavilion was home to many of the country's best known suppliers.
ShowMaster, for instance, showcased its mobile, refrigerated display case. Available in two sizes, with a sleek design and smooth edges, the award-winning, multi-functional cabinet's mobility lends itself to use in hotels, restaurants and large factory canteens, as well as on cruise liners. Suitable for use as salad bar, breakfast buffet or dessert display case, when closed the ShowMaster case provides refrigeration and when open, its the acrylic glass hood serves as an hygienic barrier.
The German pavilion also hosted several new equipment companies, all keen to tap the lucrative Middle Eastern market. One such company, Stephan Food Service Equipment (SFSE), introduced its food processing machines to the regional market. "We are using this exhibition to introduce our company and our different kinds of applications to the Arabian market," said SFSE spokesperson Andrea Bailey.
The Stephan Universal Machines are can handle several processes, including cutting, mixing, kneading and emulsifying.
"Due to our large range of machine sizes, Stephan has a wide customer base that includes butchers, patisseries and confectioners. Meat products, pastries, dressings, chocolate fillings, marzipan and so on can be prepared quickly. With only one investment you get a truly multifunctional machine," Bailey explained.
Stephan Machinery was joined by its Microcut segment as a sub-exhibitor on its stand, giving show visitors the opportunity to also learn about the Stephan Microcut MCH-20 N, which can be used to cut viscous, paste-like products, wet vegetables and meats with high flour contents.
"This type of machine is used in the milk industry, at pastries, bakeries and confectioners. The use of the machine's cutting, dispersing, emulsifying and homogenising processes will result in professionally produced products such as baby food, emulsions and sauces," explained Bailey.