Special Equipment

Appears in

Chocolates and Confections

By Peter Greweling

Published 2007

  • About

Confectionery operations with a focus on specific types of centers or processes must be equipped accordingly. The following are three different types of operations, or parts within an operation, and the equipment that would be needed for a moderate level of production in each. While bigger, faster, and more expensive machinery is always available for a price, the hypothetical operations shown here demonstrate a more moderate approach. In none of the scenarios is automation taken to an extreme, thus preserving the artisan aspect of the business and limiting the investment. Additionally, the equipment requirements listed are for production only. Each of these scenarios assumes proper storage, including refrigeration, as well as warehousing and packaging facilities.