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Italian Food Processing Tradition & Technology24/03/2010

Italian Food Processing Tradition & Technology

Mention Italian food and images of pasta, tomato sauce and gelato come to mind. Nowadays, one can find these Italian staples in almost any household around the world. That’s partly because advanced technology in food processing and preservation helps makes them transportable and accessible. For Italian machinery manufacturers, the awareness of having a cultural patrimony to safeguard is an unceasing spur to attain, as far as technology is concerned, results that are as outstanding as those achieved, in terms of creativity and taste, by the Italian chefs.  The respect of tradition and the quest for good taste, through the most advanced techniques, make Italian  machines famous all over the world .

Vietnam is a country with massive agricultural production and it has a centuries-old and well established food culture, as Italy’s.  Its food industries is expanding at an unprecedented pace: this is a market with the potential for huge growth in the food processing and preservation industry.

ICE, the Italian Trade Commission in Vietnam, recognizes this potential and therefore encourages bilateral trade and investment between Vietnamese and Italian counterparts in the sector. After a series of  business missions, sector surveys and technological seminar, the latest of its initiatives is  the Italian Pavilion at ProPak Vietnam 2010,  in co-operation with AssoFoodTec, the Italian Association of Machinery and Plant Manufacturers for Food Production, Processing and Preservation. 

AssoFoodTec’s members have combined experience with innovative research and development to help client companies achieve success. “Food processing doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice culinary tradition for technology” says a prominent officer of the Association. “The goal is to develop technological solutions to adapt to different raw materials and thus obtain a product closer to local food taste.”

According to AssoFoodTech, many companies in the Italian food machinery industry are small to mid-sized, which could explain why it is relatively easy to respond to market changes, industry requirements and innovations. These companies are made up of entrepreneurs who recognize the need to customize or create turnkey solutions to meet the needs of their clients and markets, such as Vietnam. 

It’s seven companies like these which will populate the Italian Pavilion at ProPak Vietnam 2010, held in Ho Chi Minh City, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center from March 18 to 20. The Pavilion is located in Booth E09. Two of them, Asepsystem and Tecmon, specialize in fruit and vegetable processing machinery. While Omag is mostly focused on packaging, Pavan adds to this competence also an expertise in the area of cereal-based food production, such as, for instance, pasta and breakfast cereals. Priamo mostly designs technology solutions for food processing, resulting in turn-key projects. Seital manufactures mostly disk centrifuges for use in lab and various food processing cycles. Zanotti produces refrigeration equipment for food storage and industrial use.

They are all high-end companies with a reputation for investing to improve the quality and performance of equipment and responsiveness to the unique needs of their customers.  They are committed to providing the latest food processing and packaging technologies from around the globe, and to locally supporting those installations. That’s why ICE and Assofoodtec, together with the global brand Machines Italia, encourage all practitioners and manufacturers in the area of food processing and packaging to spend some time at the Italian Pavilion at Propak Vietnam 2010. Italian espresso coffee is… on us!

For more information – www.propakvietnam.com

Contacts:

Italian Trade Commission in Ho Chi Minh city

Long Thinh building, room 301

11 Doan Van Bo street,Ward 12, Dist. 4

Tel: +848 3826 9646   Fax: +848 3826 9647

Email: hochiminh@ice.it

Website: www.italtrade.com/vietnam