The new M-VT vertical oven from MECATHERM awarded at two major food industry trade fairs

MECATHERM has just been awarded two very prestigious awards for its new M-VT oven. This innovation, unveiled at the iba show last month, received the iba Award 2023 in the Oven category and the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Award 2023, in the Best Processing Innovation category at the Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai.

Olivier Sergent, President of TMG, said, “These two awards are a true recognition of the work we have accomplished and our capacity for innovation. Once again, it positions MECATHERM as one of the most innovative companies in the Bakery sector. The performance of our equipment is recognized by the iba Award Jury, composed of sector experts, and also by the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence prize. This acknowledges us, for the first time, alongside the major players in the food sector. We are very proud to have received this award.

Raymond Nogael, Vice-President Global Marketing and Business Development TMG/MECATHERM, adds, “This new M-VT oven is the culmination of three years of development involving many of our employees, all aiming to offer industrial players a baking solution that supports them in their daily challenges of product quality, industrial performance, and sustainable development. To achieve this, we have rethought all the concepts of the vertical oven, such as airflow circuit, conveying system, heating, and hygrometry management. This award recognizes the work of all those involved in the project, and we are very proud of it.

The result is a collection of innovations serving sustainable development, particularly in terms of the energy transition. The M-VT oven offers high baking quality for a wide range of products ranging from crusty bread to pastries and other soft products. This new oven is extremely compact and guarantees optimal industrial performance. Its connectivity means that data can be collected and processed to produce a performance report or even monitor its energy consumption. Day-to-day use and maintenance are also made easier, thanks to its integrated digital tools.

At both iba and Gulfood Manufacturing, the initial feedback from manufacturers regarding the M-VT oven has been extremely positive.