Being able to purchase a broad palette of functionalities based on natural whey proteins is only one part of the close working relationship between Arla Foods Ingredients and bakery customers.
Our bakery application experts work with an enormous number of recipe trials every year – investigating how recipes, raw materials and processes perform together. They have applied protein-based solutions to a wide variety of technical challenges, helping bakers to deliver innovative, new products to market, solve quality issues or optimise production and cost. And they’re always ready to apply this expertise to your business.
The main venue for such trials is our specialised bakery application centre. While we are often on-site with our customers, either in their pilot plants or working directly on the production line, our application centre features tailor-made equipment that enables thorough and efficient testing of our ingredients. We can conduct more than 30 trials a day, lowering your costs and drastically shortening the time to the end result – a highly functional and affordable solution to whatever you are trying to achieve.
Two factors, in particular, make the way we work different to that of other ingredient manufacturers. First, our staff typically have bakery backgrounds and a degree in food technology. So they understand much more than ingredient functions, processes and commonly used machinery – they also have in-depth understanding of protein technology and the way proteins react in different products and processes.
Second, our application centre enables us to replicate 75 to 80 percent of our customers’ challenges, providing a solid basis for subsequent testing. If replication is not possible at our own centre, we collaborate with one of our trusted partners or, alternatively, conduct the investigation with the customer at their own site.
So the next time you’re facing a technical challenge – or simply want inspiration for new products and refinements – why not give us a call? We would be more than happy to help.