Interfood brings Salva ovens to the UK

Interfood brings Salva ovens to the UK

Frank Teixeira (left), Salva’s export area manager for UK and Ireland, finalises the new partnership with James Fitch, Interfood’s bakery divisional manager.

Interfood has signed a partnership deal with world renowned oven manufacturer Salva to represent the San Sebastian based family-owned company in the UK.

This will cover the whole range of deck, rotary and fixed rack convection ovens, along with ancillary equipment including retarder provers, mixers and blenders.

The range offers options to cover the requirements of retail craft bakeries through to semi-industrial operations, with electric ovens which are characterised by their low energy use, realising typical savings of £700 pounds per year, per deck. The modular ovens are custom built, with the potential to configure individual decks for different applications. Consistency of bake is a fundamental focus in the manufacture of the ovens on site at Salva’s factory in the Basque region of Northern Spain.

The deck ovens feature ceramic heaters which hold the temperature, resulting in a loaf with a crusty finish all over. The convection ovens use a heated and static air circulation system that achieves uniform baking by avoiding hot and cold spots. The controls are also designed to enable high quality baking time and time again, with the smart touch control panel developed by Salva to be user-friendly and intuitive, offering useful information such as energy consumption data, warnings and alarm screens.

James Fitch, Interfood’s bakery divisional manager, notes that it is the build quality that stood out during a visit Salva to discuss a potential partnership.

Salva have focused on building well made, robust, energy efficient ovens, with a high quality appearance, and their experience and heritage in this area allows them to have a complete understanding of the requirements of the baking process,” Fitch explained. “Their range offers an oven for all product types. In recent years they have focused on adding a range of ancillary equipment to support their offerings in this area, to become a complete one stop shop for bakers. We are delighted to be working with Salva, their company spirit and commitment to putting customers first mirroring our own, and we look forward to discussing how we can offer bespoke solutions based around one of the most important pieces of equipment in the production of quality baked goods.”

Salva has been manufacturing ovens since 1943 and was the first to launch a modular oven into the Spanish market. It is now one of Europe’s ten largest manufacturers and is in its third generation of operation by the Llordés family.

Commenting on the new partnership, Frank Teixeira, export area manager for UK and Ireland of Salva, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Interfood, a company that shares our commitment to delivering top-notch solutions tailored to the needs of bakeries. Our ovens, built with precision and innovation, are designed to elevate the baking experience, ensuring consistency and quality every time. Together, we look forward to empowering bakeries across the UK with our state-of-the-art equipment.”.

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