The goal of improving baking technology is always to heighten the final product’s quality and enhance the production process, and a more efficient mix means saving in time, energy and money, when the result is a more homogenous and consistent batter.
Tonelli Group knows it well, since in almost 70 years of honourable career it has made mixing its absolute speciality, by proposing a wide range of multipurpose mixers, suitable for a variety of applications, from cakes to biscuits, from pasteurised to whipped creams, from marzipan to meringues. After all, it was precisely the Parmesan company, in the seventies, to give birth to the mixer par excellence, now known in the world simply as ‘The Planetary’; through time it has become a mixer that can be simple or complex, depending on the customer requirements; it is normally equipped with a pair of mixing tools and a scraper, suitable for a given application, but thanks to the interchangeability with other tools it may become a universal machine. In the production of cheesecake, for example, the bladed tool can be used to mix the butter with the biscuit crumbs, while the whips or spatulas are good for the soft dough and the scraper, used alone, gently mixes the fruit coating. The versatility is to allow manufacturers to achieve all of these operations using a single machine.
The passion for mixing has led the Emilian researcher to develop increasingly targeted systems for each type of dough: thus were created the Horizontal mixers for hard dough of cookies and crackers, the Continuous Aerating Mixers for whipped and soft creams, the Cookers for sauces and pasteurised creams, the Heat Exchangers for complex processes where the heat treatment is all.
According to Riccardo Pennacchi, CEO of the Tonelli Group in Parma, Italy, the company has developed very positively in the past 15 years. One important reason for this is the change in the way the group presents itself in the market. “Together with the client,” he claims, “we strive to follow the development of the market by providing each project with a team that accompanies it from start to finish and remains available even beyond that.”