Canada’s largest independently owned poultry processor, Maple Lodge Farms, offered a variety of chicken products including sliced deli, deli roasts, wieners, bacon, and frozen products. Some time ago, it planned to increase its annual revenue to increase its market share in the coming years. To achieve its goal, the leading poultry processor required the services of a strategic partner.
Kevin Shaw, Director of Continuous Improvement at Maple Lodge, and his team developed a characteristic selection matrix (CSM), to determine their key criteria and objectives and selected several companies to submit their proposals. Finally, they chose Heat and Control because of its legacy of innovation, complete solution offering, and commitment to support.
The team at Heat and Control are process and product technologists committed to advancing food, pharmaceutical, and other industries with the assistance of science and innovation. After analyzing the working of their client, the team at Heat and Control found that, spiced whole birds were an integral component of the growth plan for Maple Lodge Farms. Therefore, Heat and Control picked the seasoning of birds as their focus.
Working towards the fulfillment, of their client’s expectations, Heat and Control automated the manual process of spicing the birds, to increase output. After preliminary testing to refine the process, a Spray Dynamics system was installed and operational with immediate results that even surpassed initial projections. Post the completion of the project, this is what, Shaw said, “We have overachieved in the spiced bird coverage and pick-up, a significant reduction in waste and throughput has increased dramatically.”
With a diverse range of such satisfied and regular clients, Heat and Control offers the most advanced design and exceeds expectations for performance and reliability. The company’s solutions set the standard for yield, efficiency, and safety across a wide range of industries. For instance, in the recently held SNAXPO 2019, the company introduced its latest snack processing equipment, Rotary Dryer Roaster (RDR). The equipment incorporates state of the art technologies used in dry roasting so that food processors can regularly process large quantities of snack foods, such as nuts, seeds, and protein/meat-based snacks. The RDR gives operators complete control to dry or to roast in a consistent, gentle, and clean manner with optimal quality and uniform results.
This latest addition to Heat and Control’s catalogue reinforces our strength in thermal food processing technology and provides snack manufacturers with even more options, as well as confidence, that they can consistently produce high-quality product
“This latest addition to Heat and Control’s catalogue reinforces our strength in thermal food processing technology and provides snack manufacturers with even more options, as well as confidence, that they can consistently produce high-quality product,” says Tony Caridis, Heat and Control Inc. President.
Caridis’ confidence, is not on empty grounds, because his company’s value-added systems manufacture multiple, varied and relevant machinery in the food processing, conveying, weighing, packaging, inspection, and controls and information domain. They provide everything ranging from batter applicators and ovens to weighers and metal detectors. Additionally, Heat and Control offers support for everything under the sun, ranging from spare parts and troubleshooting to engineering and application assistance.
Such brilliance has not come in a day. The company was founded in 1950 by five engineers, with a vision to modernize the food processing machinery and help customers improve their products. Since then, the organization has been a leader in science, technology, and service domain. Serving food processors for around 70 years now, Heat and Control has become the onestop source for innovative further processing, inspection, and packaging systems. This enriching knowledge and experience, allows the company to approach a strategic solution efficiently and produce desired results.
The company has seven manufacturing units and over 25 sales and service offices spread across the world. With the assistance of an SAP data pool, its employees are in constant communication. Therefore, the ideas, talent, and experience to develop the perfect equipment system for an application, can be shared in the blink of an eye. To strengthen its technologies and offerings, and enrich its understanding of different industries and markets, the firm partners with global innovators such as Ishida, CEIA, Nuripack, Flavorite, Fogg, and more. These assist Heat and Control in creating safe, reliable machinery that delivers products of the highest quality at optimal prices.