Part of Worldbakers’ IBIE SPECIAL EDITION 2022, we interview important exhibitors about what they bring to IBIE, so readers know what to expect at the Baking Expo that takes place between September 18-21, 2022, in Las Vegas. Today we interview Alan Major, Chief Sales Officer, Urschel.
What can visitors expect to find at your booth at this edition of IBIE and what is your current focus for the US market?
Alan Major: Urschel’s current focus is promoting the DiversaCut 2110A Dicer with built-in conveyor. The conveyor facilitates batch processing into totes or onto conveying systems or platforms. It also eases routine servicing by maintaining the machine at floor level. The 3-D dicer reduces a wide variety of ingredients including candies and fruits for inclusions.
Also on display, the Comitrol Processor Model 3600F. The 3600F is equipped with a screw feeding system to facilitate positive product flow throughout the cutting area. The machine excels at bakery rework items for value-added applications.
Please reflect on the challenges the industry faces and the trends that are impacting demand and product development.
Alan Major: Current challenges the food industry faces include shortages in labor and supply chain issues. While not immune to these issues, Urschel maintains a strong labor force and continues in-house manufacturing including an onsite foundry. Strength in quality manufacturing and direct in-country office support offer advantages to Urschel customers. Our product development remains strong as evident by the unveiling of the M VersaPro Dicer specializing in versatile protein dicing.