BMI adds pasta filata production in Germany
GEA has recently been selected to supply an extended pasta filata cheese production line for BMI in Jessen, Germany.
The GEA plant is planned to expand BMI’s production capability of pizza cheese by around 2.5 tonnes/hour for the supply of pizza cheese in 15kg Euroblocks to industry worldwide.
The scope of supply includes: the revision of the existing salt system, cooker and stretcher; two GEA CMT DMC modules; and a GEA de Klokslag brining system. The individual components will be brought together to form a continuous production line using GEA piping, engineering and control systems.
BMI already has experience of working with GEA equipment and is currently working with the company on another project for the production of cheddar cheese.
Carsten Müller-Stein, GEA project manager, says, “Because we know each other and the relevant technologies so well, and understand fundamentally how they can be engineered to provide a seamless system, our customers can be guaranteed the outcome they require.
“We take total ownership of the project and we are ultimately responsible for delivering. The customer has only one point of contact for everything.”
GEA’s combined cheese-making experience and scope of supply provides for the mechanisation of the production processes for fresh mozzarella, pizza cheese, provolone, scamorza, kashkaval and a wide range of hard and semi-hard cheeses.
Assembly work is expected to begin on site in January 2018; GEA engineers will commission the project in March 2018.