For more than 40 years, Bartom has been creating tailored systems for the confectionery food industry. With expertise in crafting entire production lines for biscuits, the company has broadened their capabilities to encompass designing and implementing processes for chocolate coating and decorating, as well as cooling various baked goods such as biscuits, wafers, cakes, leavened products, and sponge cakes. 

Additionally, Bartom specializes in developing guidelines for icing and drying products for sugar coating, including gingerbread and prianik. All the machines are fitted with PLC systems featuring touch screen display panels to guarantee optimal results and control throughout the production process.

Interview with Marco Dal Cin, Administrator & Project Manager at Bartom.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Marco Dal Cin: Our primary areas of activity include project design, production, and commercialization of industrial machinery tailored for the bakery and confectionery industries.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

M.D.C: Firstly, we’re introducing a cutting-edge enrobing and decorating production line specifically designed for chocolate products. This innovative line promises enhanced efficiency and precision, catering to the evolving needs of the confectionery industry.

Additionally, we’re expanding our repertoire to include a comprehensive supply of machinery and production lines for biscuit manufacturing. With our state-of-the-art equipment, biscuit producers can streamline their processes and elevate the quality of their products, meeting the demands of discerning consumers worldwide.

Moreover, we’re excited to share that we’re embarking on a strategic expansion into new international markets. By leveraging our expertise and reputation in the industry, we aim to establish a strong presence in these markets, offering our top-notch solutions to businesses seeking reliable and advanced machinery solutions.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

M.D.C: Our company offers a diverse range of products and services tailored to the needs of the bakery and confectionery industries.

Here’s an overview of our offerings:

Enrobing and Decorating Production Lines for Chocolate Products: Our state-of-the-art production lines are designed to efficiently coat and decorate chocolate products, ensuring precision and consistency in every batch.

Machinery and Lines for Biscuit Production: We provide a comprehensive range of machinery and production lines specifically designed for biscuit manufacturing. Our equipment streamlines the production process while maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency.

Customized Solutions and Consultation: We offer personalized solutions and consulting services to help clients optimize their production processes, improve product quality, and enhance operational efficiency.

After-Sales Support and Maintenance: Our commitment to customer satisfaction extends beyond the initial purchase. We provide ongoing support, maintenance, and training to ensure that our clients get the most out of their investment in our products and services.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

M.D.C: Currently, the market in which we are active is showing promising signs of growth and opportunity. There is a notable demand for innovative solutions and advanced technology, particularly in the bakery and confectionery sectors. With increasing consumer preferences for high-quality products and efficient production processes, there’s a growing need for machinery that can deliver on both fronts.

Moreover, there’s a noticeable trend towards automation and digitalization, with businesses seeking solutions that enhance productivity and minimize operational costs. This presents an excellent opportunity for us, as our cutting-edge machinery and production lines are tailored to meet these evolving market demands.

Additionally, we’re observing a surge in international interest, with emerging markets showing keen interest in our offerings. This reflects a broader global shift towards industrialization and modernization in the food processing industry.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

M.D.C: Convenience and Snacking: Busy lifestyles have fueled the demand for convenient, on-the-go snack options, including single-serve bakery and confectionery items. This trend is driving innovation in product formats and packaging, as well as the development of healthier snack alternatives.

Digitalization and Automation: The adoption of digital technologies and automation is transforming the bakery and confectionery industry, improving production efficiency, quality control, and inventory management. This trend includes the use of robotics, IoT devices, and data analytics to optimize processes and meet consumer demands more effectively.

Globalization and Diversification: The market is becoming increasingly globalized, with companies expanding their reach into new international markets and diversifying their product offerings to cater to diverse consumer preferences. This trend is driving collaboration and competition among industry players, as well as creating opportunities for cross-cultural innovation.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

M.D.C: Among our array of innovative products and services, several stand out for their cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking approach. 

Here is our most innovative offering we market:

Smart Enrobing and Decorating Production Line for Chocolate Products: Our latest production line integrates advanced automation and IoT technology to optimize the enrobing and decorating process for chocolate products. Featuring real-time monitoring and control capabilities with ‘touch-screen’ operator panel to enter custom parameters, this system ensures precise coating and decoration while maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste. There is a manually removable mesh conveyor, mounted on its own cart with wheels to facilitate cleaning and maintenance operations. The entire machine is constructed from AISI 304 steel for enhanced resistance.

E.E: What estimations do you have for the beginning of 2024?

M.D.C: As of the beginning of 2024, we anticipate several key developments and trends in the bakery and confectionery industries:

  • Continued Growth in Demand: We expect the demand for bakery and confectionery products to continue growing, driven by factors such as population growth, rising disposable incomes, and evolving consumer preferences for convenience, health, and premiumization.
  • Focus on Health and Wellness: Consumers are increasingly seeking healthier options in baked goods and confectionery, leading to a continued emphasis on products with reduced sugar, natural ingredients, and functional additives promoting health benefits.
  • Digital Transformation: The adoption of digital technologies and automation is expected to accelerate, with businesses investing in robotics, IoT devices, and data analytics to optimize production processes, enhance quality control, and improve overall efficiency.