AMF Bakery Systems  

Richmond,  VA 
United States
http://www.amfbakery.com
  • Booth: 5436

Bakeries around the world partner with AMF Bakery Systems - inclusive of AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer - for best-in-class unit equipment and complete system solutions, from mixer to marketplace, that improve operations, products, and bakery success. 

AMF measures our success by the success of the bakeries we serve. Fully-integrated with our customers, we always provide the highest level of service, from process improvement and system design through installation, training, and aftermarket support. 

Whether accelerating a large-scale bakery line with the latest in high-speed technology, integrating new equipment into an existing sub-system, or introducing automation for the first time, bakers depend on AMF for efficiency, reliability, consistency, and profitability. 

Through innovative, precision engineering informed by our master bakers' expertise, AMF designs integrated solutions for soft bread and buns, artisan bread and rolls, pizza and flatbreads, cakes and pies, pastries and croissants, and beyond. At AMF we don't just speak about innovation, we engineer it. Engineered with sanitation in mind, our custom equipment solutions include: dough handling, mixing, dividing, rounding, moulding, sheeting, laminating, depositing, decorating, handling, proofing, baking, cooling, freezing, conveying, packaging, and post-packaging.  

With global reach and local presence, AMF is the only truly global partner delivering complete system solutions that empower bakeries to rise. 

AMF Bakery Systems - inclusive of AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer, formerly Tromp Group - is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

Brands: AMF Tromp, AMF Flex, AMF Den Boer, AMF BakeTech, APEX


 Press Releases

  • Convergence strengthens and expands offering to bakery customers worldwide

    Richmond, VirginiaFebruary 4, 2019 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today a plan to integrate Tromp Group, parent brand for Tromp Sheeting and Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems, under AMF to better serve commercial and retail bakers around the world. Effective immediately, the businesses will begin operating as AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer with all operations continued in The Netherlands.

    “This is the progression of the strategic alliance that began six years ago under the Markel Food Group. As we fold Europe’s best sheeting, depositing, baking, and handling technology into the world’s strongest bakery equipment supplier, we aim to put AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer in the best position for the future: technologically, culturally – as well as structurally,” said Ken Newsome, CEO of Markel Food Group.

    Following the integration, AMF will operate worldwide with unified project management systems and cohesive global sales and service teams to tackle the rapid pace of change in the baking industry. This is in direct response to the corresponding strategic challenges that bakers face in growing their product portfolios to meet evolving
    consumer demands.

    “The addition of the AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer teams and technologies to AMF’s existing capabilities will protect the synergies that we’ve already established as partners under the Markel Food Group while leveraging the global support and service the AMF brand was built on,” mentioned Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery
    Systems. “With this improved alignment, our sales and engineering teams are better equipped to present the most optimal processing solutions while more effectively supporting our bakery customers’ ever-expanding product needs from soft bread, buns, and rolls to artisan breads and a variety of specialty baked products including pizza and flatbreads, pastry and croissants, and cakes and pies.”

    “AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer strengthen each other in a perfect way,” said Hans Herman Doude, Vice President of Sales for AMF Europe. “We see that industrial bun and bread bakers do need to diversify their product range, for which AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer have proven and innovative solutions. This next step in convergence will enable us to provide localized support, globally, for our best-in-class equipment solutions, whilst ensuring better support for our long-time customers.”


    About AMF Bakery Systems
    AMF Bakery Systems is the world leader in bakery automation solutions supplying state-of-the-art commercial equipment for an ever-changing market. AMF’s systems set the standard in the baking industry providing complete solutions for soft bread, buns and rolls, tortillas and English muffins, artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training and lifetime parts and service support.


    About Tromp Group
    AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – formerly Tromp Group – provide technically leading unit equipment as well as fully-integrated bakery solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants.

    About Markel Food Group
    The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.
    The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

  • AMF Bakery Systems announces leadership changes in Americas following integration of Tromp Group

    Richmond, Virginia – February 5, 2019 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today two big leadership changes for sales and service support throughout North, Central and South America. Blake Millard, Director of Sales for AMF, will lead a growing sales team strategically focused on five product segments: soft bread and buns, artisan bread and rolls, pizza and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastry and croissants, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Jamie Bryan, General Manager for AMF Tucker, will lead project management and service teams for all AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to his existing leadership for all AMF BakeTech equipment. Federico Martinez, Vice President of Sales for Latin America, will continue to lead the combined sales and service teams in Central and South America. 

    These leadership changes follow the announcement of the global integration of Tromp Sheeting and Depositing Systems (AMF Tromp) and Den Boer Baking Systems (AMF Den Boer) – formerly Tromp Group – into AMF Bakery Systems.

    “With this improved alignment, our sales and engineering teams are better equipped to offer the best bakery system solutions while also more effectively supporting our bakery customers with localized service engineers and project management,” said Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery Systems.

    Under Millard’s leadership, AMF’s North American sales team has welcomed Brandon Woods and Jeff McLean as Regional Account Managers. Clint Adams will continue as Product Specialist for AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer solutions supporting the sales team and customers in the Americas region.

    Additionally, Bryan and the AMF Tucker team have welcomed Clent Hollin as Project Manager and Michael Gill as Installation and Service Technician. Hollin and Gill will be accountable for ensuring the AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer projects are executed and supported effectively in the U.S. and Canada.

    About AMF Bakery Systems

    AMF Bakery Systems is the world leader in bakery automation solutions supplying state-of-the-art commercial equipment for an ever-changing market. AMF’s systems set the standard in the baking industry providing complete solutions for soft bread, buns and rolls, tortillas and English muffins, artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training and lifetime parts and service support.

    About Tromp Group

    AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – formerly Tromp Group – provide technically leading unit equipment as well as fully-integrated bakery solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. ­

    About Markel Food Group

    The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

    The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).


 Products

  • HBDFlex Accupan Bun System
    Sanitary HBDFlex Accupan System features a simple, low pressure extrusion FLEX divider with UltraFlow Dough Developer for up to 72,000 buns or rolls per hour. Recipe-driven, Servo technology offers adjustable, precision dividing for a variety of doughs....

  • The sanitary re-design of the industry’s standard for bun production utilizes round tubular framework, smooth dust-free surfaces and minimal parts to ensure the most efficient sanitation while reducing overall costs:

    • Flex divider offers 1% scaling accuracy from stiff rolls to slack English muffin and ciabatta dough
    • Highest dividing speed available over 5,800 dozen buns per hour with 60% fewer moving parts
    • No divider oil required for easy sanitation
    • Simple design with virtually no operator adjustments required for continuous operation
    • Service life 3-4 times longer than conventional dividers with low operating noise under 80 dB
    • Operator interface-based recipe management system for repeatable performance
    • Servo rotary gate precisely times transfer between zig-zag and proofer for minimal maintenance
    • Optional easy-to-remove dough imprinter for a variety of impressions
    • Continuous rotary motion pan shaker ensures precise pan placement
  • Open Frame Mixer
    Sanitary, round tubular offset frame design for mixing a wide range of doughs up to 3,200 lb. The Open Frame Mixer is offered as a complete dough system solution seamlessly integrated with AMF’s dough chunker, elevator, and sanitary dough conveyors....

  • Engineered from 50 years of experience in mixing innovation, AMF’s Open Frame Mixer offers maximum flexibility and unmatched reliability for low maintenance, labor-free dough handling of the most consistent dough:

    • Easy access, round tubular framing reduces sanitation and maintenance time
    • Heavy-duty stainless steel frame and side plates
    • DuraBowl™ mixing bowl designed for maximum strength and minimum deflection eliminates cooling leakage to provide superior dough cooling and ideal dough temperature control
    • Single-end belt drive with integral gearhead motor provides shock load resistance
    • Main agitator drive mounted low for increased stability
    • Innovative bowl tilt system eliminates the need for hydraulic chains or belt tilt components
    • Fully-enclosed direct drive tilt system offers safe, maintenance free operation.
    • Easily removable main shaft seals fabricated from polyethylene for exceptional durability and easy sanitation
  • BreadFlex D3 Divider
    Incorporating AMF’s patented FLEX metering pumps, this simple, direct deposit divider offers continuous extrusion style dividing for gentle dough handling and unmatched scaling accuracy on gluten-free or Eastern European rye bread doughs....

  • With a standard single auger charging unit and vacuum degassing system, the BreadFlex D3 Divider delicately handles slack doughs without compressing the mixture:

    • Processes up to 100 loaves per minute or 3,500 kg per hour of dough
    • Accurate, sliding vane-style FLEX metering pump gentle meters the dough with low-shear operation
    • Scaling remains consistent over the life of the divider, 15+ years with proper maintenance
    • Precise servo-driven rotary cut-off
    • Recipe management control system offers simple set-up and efficient changeover without operator adjustments
    • 40% fewer moving parts than conventional volumetric dividers for reduced maintenance costs
  • Combo Bread Slicer and Bagger
    Combination bread slicer and bagger improves packaging performance and reduces space requirements. Offering maximum flexibility, AMF’s Slicer and Bagger utilizes automated band slicing for processing standard loaves to fruited breads up to 65 lpm....

    • Corrosion resistant stainless steel frame and guards
    • Self-supporting lattice pull-out mechanism option maximizes access for routine sanitation and maintenance
    • Automatic wicket exchanger allows wicket change without stopping the bagger
    • Bag over bread scoop system protects bags from crusty loaves, minimizing damaged packages
    • Pendulum system eliminates the costly maintenance of scoop drive gearboxes dur to low rotary actuation resistance
    • Safety broken blade detection bars and high efficiency brake motor promptly stop blades in emergency situations for optimal operator safety
    • Discharge belt features patented flusher action eliminating the need of a flusher bar providing a smoother product transfer
  • Basket Washing and Drying System
    AMF’s Basket Washing and Drying Systems offer optimal water and air heating solutions for outstanding function, performance, reliability and water resource conservation. Baskets are cleaned and dried in a continuous motion without basket accumulation....

  • Each basket line features a high performance nozzle system using filtered hot water to clean baskets. For maximum efficiency, fresh water is controlled to eliminate temperature drop. Baskets are dried by a moisture eliminator system that recirculates air and eliminates moisture while reducing overall energy consumption.

    • Available in Single Tunnel, Dual Deck Tunnel, and Double Deck Tunnel configurations.
    • Automatic drum filtration system separates debris from water to recycle water and improve water conservation.
    • Fast and efficient water reservoir cleaning via internal flushing headers and clean-out doors.
    • Conveyor speed is recipe-driven to optimize the washing and drying process.
    • Variable frequency conveyor with torque detection prevents any damage to baskets.
    • Side and top rail guides enable quick and easy adjustment for various basket sizes.
  • BakeTech Continuous Proofer and Oven System
    AMF’s BakeTech Continuous Proofer and Oven Systems are designed so each pan of product travels one behind the other exposing products to identical conditions, producing the most uniformly baked products....

  • Optimizing floor space while offering maximum layout flexibility, the multi-tier proofing and baking system is designed with twice as many burners as competing ovens for better performance, reliability, and exact heat placement for any variety of pans or products. Consistently baked products with year-in, year-out reliability and the most available configurations and radiuses to fit virtually any layout or production rate.

    • Two burners per straight and four per tier are placed next to the track, never under the track to maximize baking efficiency and extend track life.
    • Opposite side flame sensing installed on all systems to ensure the most even baking across the width of the pan.
    • To ensure temperature consistency, the BakeTech System monitors the amount of moisture in the exhaust and are able to adjust temperature accordingly.
    • Gasketed, bolted track curves provide more rigidity, longer track life and easier replacement when required.
    • Exclusive dual-drive system drives chain from both sides for even load distribution and reduced horsepower requirement.
    • Sealed, bolted track curves provide more rigidity, longer track life and easier replacement when required.
  • Tromp Sheeting and Laminating Lines
    AMF’s stress-free Tromp Sheeting and Laminating Lines offer flexible, accurate sheeting solutions for a wide variety of artisanal bread and rolls, pizza and flatbreads, bagels, pastries and croissants up to 20,000 lbs. of dough per hour....

  • Custom configured to meet your exact product requirements, the AMF Tromp lines offer flexible solutions for cut or moulded products with or without toppings or inclusions.

    • Modular design elements with conveniently stored parts offer efficient, toolless product changeover for maximum profitability.
    • Ensure accurate dough sheet thickness with repeatable performance and controlled baking parameters through recipe-driven control systems.
    • Best-in-class engineering solutions designed with our master baker mindset guarantees simple, low maintenance operation with unparalleled service and support for the life of your bakery.
    • Open frame, hygienic wash-down design and toolless parts removal for easy sanitation and maintenance.

  • Den Boer Tunnel Ovens
    Pre-assembled, modular tunnel ovens with independent zone control for precise temperature control over a wide variety of products. Ensuring maximum reliability, AMF’s Den Boer ovens are supported globally with a dedicated team of engineering experts....

  • Four modular Den Boer Multibake® oven types enable quick turnaround time and more efficient installation with the flexibility needed to grow your bakery as your product portfolio evolves. The perfect balance of quality and value.

    • Independent zone control allows for critical baking parameters such as temperature, air speed, and humidity to be set independently from one another.
    • Den Boer Multibake® D offer direct-fired heat by means of modulating multi-ribbon gas burners.
    • Den Boer Multibake® R is designed with the cyclotherm principle or heat-wheel system. This indirect heat is transferred to the product by means of radiator tubes.
    • Den Boer Multibake® I or impingement oven offers indirect heat, employing hot air transported at high speeds to both the upper and lower side of the products by means of an industrial burner coupled to a stainless steel heat exchanger.
    • Den Boer Multibake® H, the hybrid variant of the Multibake® line, offers the most flexibility as you combine any combination of Multibake® modules to receive the unique benefits of each.
  • Spiral Conveyor
    Custom-configured with the most sanitary, modular design elements, AMF’s Spiral Conveyors utilized plastic modular belting for a variety of applications including intermediate dough proofing, product proofing, cooling, and freezing....

  • Using Intralox DirectDrive™ System technology, over an alternative friction drive, the Spiral Conveyor eliminates product movement on the belt, minimizing potential jams or downstream complications.

    • Patent-pending monopiece cage bar design offers efficient installation and improved access for cleaning and maintenance.
    • Full wash-down construction meets the highest food processing standards.
    • Proprietary AMFConnect™ data tracking and management solutions allow for real-time process adjustments incorporating step-by-step critical maintenance videos for easier operation.
    • Modular structure, cage drum, infeed and discharge conveyors allow fast installation and superior airflow with improved aerodynamic design.
    • Exclusive motorized Arch Conveyor Belt Return System reduces belt tension and provides stable operation.

  • Palletizer
    Designed for heavy-duty applications, AMF’s 3-in-1 Palletizer receives loaded baskets from AMF’s fully-automated Basket Stacking System to deliver four stacks of baskets to each individual pallet ensuring smooth basket transfer....

  • Automated pattern configurations accommodate a wide variety of basket types and multiple loading patterns:

    • Simple, mechanical design ensures minimum maintenance and longevity with smooth transfer to the loading zone.
    • Manages up to four basket stacks at a time to efficiently discharge stacks to downstream equipment.
    • User-friendly operator interface easily adjusts parameters to optimize system performance for consistent and accurate loading.
  • VersaLoader Robotic Product Loader
    Patented servo-controlled gantry robotic arm offers gentle product handling delivering tightly grouped product packages into plastic baskets, trays, or corrugate cases. Servo-controlled motions ensure gentle product handling with speed and efficiency....

  • VersaLoader utilizes its patented, quick-change, End-of-Arm Tool with 200 small suction cups to form a pattern by picking groups of products then compressing and loading the entire pattern into the basket, tray or case.

    • Custom-configured patterns with recipe-management system.
    • VersaLoader offers 10% greater efficiency than standard product loaders.
    • Dual or multi-layer stacking of packages into plastic or corrugate with custom pattern configurations for the most flexible packaging performance.
    • Four side compression flaps on the EOAT compress the pattern at once to increase tightness of fit in the basket, tray or case.
  • Robotic Pan or Lid Stacking and Unstacking System
    The industry’s most efficient pan stacking system precisely stacks and unstacks multiple pans or lids at one time for the most gentle pan stacking incorporating AMF’s patented soft-touch end-of-arm-tool to extend pan life....

  • The articulating arm robot is a high performance precision pan handling machine, impressive above all in its speed and long reach handling multiple units of pans or lids per cycle.

    • Custom-configured for a wide range of production requirements, available in both mechanical and magnetic versions depending on application.
    • High grip, low penetration magnet arrangement ensures precision pan placement.
    • Conveyor system with guide rails, stops, and pop-up reference pins to accurately locate the pans or lids.
    • Anti-static pan/lid conveyor design
    • Intuitive touchscreen display eliminates the need for teach pendant for improved operator experience.

  • Bread Pan Cleaner
    Sanitary, high efficiency bread pan cleaning reduces energy consumption while providing gentle pan handling up to 50 pans per minute. With AMF’s Pan Inverter, pans are delivered clean to the return system, upside down for pan storage....

  • The Bread Pan Cleaner uses a unique in and out configuration for multiple layout configurations giving full access to the machine. Continuous motion ensures that all upcoming pans are delivered from the Depanner without stopping or accumulating pans:

    • Hard-way pans delivered to the Pan Cleaner requiring only simple carrying conveyors
    • Sanitary design ensures easy accessibility and elimination of hollow areas without niches eliminating crumbs throughout the process.
    • Use of gravity removes crumbs in combination with AMF’s high efficiency air knife keeping pan cleaning simple.
    • Automated pan guides and brush height adjustments ensure optimal machine set-up.
  • Sugden English Muffin Proofer and Griddle
    Walk-in, conditioned proofer and fully insulated griddle designed for up to 20% energy savings and high quality English muffin production up to 26,000 units per hour....

  • In an exclusive partnership with Sugden, LLC., AMF Bakery Systems provides complete system solutions for English muffin production:

    • Fully-conditioned walk-in proofer for easy maintenance and sanitation
    • Direct transfer of dough from the proofer to griddle
    • Corn extraction system
    • Fully-insulated griddle with super burners offer approximately 20% energy savings
    • Individual servo drives on all three griddle decks and proofer main drive
    • Individual control of each burner for total flexibility
    • Quick changeover of muffin cup plates for varying specifications and sizes

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