Mecatherm celebrates accolade for oven equipment at this year’s iba

French-based manufacturer Mecatherm is celebrating after its latest M-TA tunnel oven used within snacks production has claimed IBA Award, at the iba international trade fair for bakery and confectionery.

The accolade, presented recently at the global event in Munich, Germany earlier this month, recognises highly innovative technical solutions and highlights excellence within the sector, and has been judged by a panel of industry experts.

Mecatherm’s M-TA was praised for its flexibility, precision and efficiency. Its modular design works completely independently, and has an ability to combine radiant heat and convection, based on six variants, for optimal management of a large baking curve. This system, with a patented mobile hearth system, doubles energy transfer methods at the bottom and top, in each area of the oven.

The system has been developed for a diverse range of products including breads, sweet goods, and snack products. According to the company, the equipment’s flexibility means it can bake an entire range of products using just one equipment, without compromise on quality, allowing expansion of the product range depending on market expectations.

“As a French company, and the only French prizewinner among the competing candidates, we are extremely honoured and proud to have received this award. It is an acknowledgement of our expertise and our ability to innovate by our peers on the international scene. We work to innovate every day to make the lives of our industrial customers easier and help them develop their production according to market demand.

“It was precisely with this in mind that we developed the M-TA oven which, I am convinced, will provide our customers with the agility they require,” said Mecatherm president Olivier Sergent on receiving the award, that builds on the company’s honours over the past 50 years in developing industrial bakery equipment.

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