Global leader in automated food processing solutions, the Markel Food Group, today announced the appointment of Slobodan Djukic as vice president, Markel Food Group Business System (MBS). As vice president, Mr. Slobodan will lead the aggressive implementation of the business system throughout the family of companies. Slobodan joins the manufacturing group with 10 years of […]

Waffle production lines: quality first

Tromp Group, headquarter located in The Netherlands, consists of three companies: Tromp Bakery Equipment, VanderPol Waffle Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems. The Company is part of Markel Food Group and is specialist in Turnkey projects for the Bakery Industry. Besides complete Turnkey Waffle and Funcake lines we are able to produce production lines for […]

RBS names Joseph Pocevicius as European Sales Manager

Reading Bakery Systems announced the appointment of Joseph Pocevicius, sales manager, Europe. In his new role, Pocevicius will be responsible for selling RBS equipment and systems and helping direct efforts across the region, and assisting with trade shows, advertising, technical conferences and other marketing opportunities. Pocevicius will be based at Tromp Equipment in the Netherlands […]

RBS announces continued expansion into China and South East Asia

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) announces continued expansion of personnel and resources into the markets of China and South East Asia.  “China and South East Asia are dynamic, developing and diverse snacking markets,” said Mr. Joseph Zaleski, RBS President. “They are an important part of our growth strategy.” As part of the expansion plan, key RBS […]

AMF Announces Vice President Global Operations

AMF Bakery Systems announced today the promotion of Colin Powell to Vice President Global Operations for AMF Bakery Systems. Powell will be responsible for leading all aspects of solution delivery including Operations, Project Management, and Customer Service to commercial bakers worldwide. A 17-year company veteran, Powell has served in a variety of management positions at […]

RBS adds cookie line to Science and Innovation Center capabilities

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) has announced the addition of a dedicated cookie production line to its Science and Innovation Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. This new capability compliments the facility’s existing flexible snack production line for testing crackers, pretzels and other baked snacks. The 600 millimeter cookie line includes a Thomas L. Green Rotary Molder and […]


Tromp Group, BV, of the Netherlands, announced today the acquisition of Tromp Group USA, a privately held company located in Dacula, Georgia. Led by Jim Cummings and operating as Tromp Group USA, Tromp Group, LLC served as the U.S. distributor for Tromp Group, BV, since 1988. According to Robert van Heukelum, President of Tromp Group, […]

Tromp Opens Test & Innovation Center

November 2013 Tromp Bakery Equipment moved to a much larger facility at the same industrial estate in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. One of the novelties is the completely new Test- and Innovation Center designed specifically to further develop products of business associates on the most modern production equipment within the baking industry. This center fits into […]

AMF BakeTech Expands Regional Facility

AMF BakeTech, a manufacturer of industrial bakery equipment, joined Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the consolidation and expansion of its regional manufacturing and engineering facility in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta. The announcement represents 65 new jobs and $4 million in capital investment for the community. “We have grown substantially over the past five years […]

New Reading Thermal Pan+Dough Probe

Reading Thermal has introduced the Pan+Dough Probe, a fixed position, dough interface/core temperature measuring device that provides accurate, repeatable data that are not possible with hand-placed thermocouple probes. “Bread bakers rely heavily on accurate measurements of the core temperature of the bread as it moves through the oven to ensure consistent quality,” said Richard Starke, […]