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ANKO regards the IoT system as the foundation for new automated production lines when transforming into an intelligent factory influenced by the Industry 4.0 movement. Our new IoT system was officially introduced in December 2022 after more than three years of development working with system integration companies and various feasibility tests. ANKO introduces our IoT system to the HLT-700U Multipurpose Filling and Forming Machine, to satisfy the increasing market demand for various Dumplings and similar food products that our clients request Worldwide. During the development stage, a Taiwanese client used ANKO’s HLT-700U to produce Dumplings and based on their feedback, our engineers continued to improve our IoT system. After multiple user testing and verification, this client was very satisfied with the advantages ANKO’s IoT system provided to their production needs. ANKO is able to assist businesses transition into smart manufacturing, and we are also proud to have achieved new milestones in smart machine innovation and in the food production process.
ANKO has found there is an increasing demand for Empanadas in the World marketplace. ANKO’s research has determined that this phenomenon not only exists in Spain and Latin American countries, but also in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines. And as a result, there is a great demand for automated Empanada machines. ANKO has been approached by many companies and different clients seeking a machine that can process high fat content dough such as puff pastry in order to make Empanadas. Currently, ANKO’s HLT-700 Multipurpose Filling and Forming Machine can produce Spanish style Empanadas with the capacity of over a thousand pieces of products per hour using a variety of forming molds. ANKO’s new EMP-900 Empanada Making Machine is our latest design for making Empanadas with high fat content pastry dough. ANKO’s team has devoted much time researching and developing our Semi-automated Clamping Mold Device, and it was tested using ANKO’s client’s recipe from the USA. This machine has successfully produced Empanadas that can be either baked or deep-fried and fulfilled ANKO’s client product specifications.
The client has run Korean restaurants in Panama, where are viewed by local people as a good place to satisfy your taste buds and stomach. At that time, the owner wanted to serve more dishes in his restaurants and sell on other channels. To achieve the goal, his central kitchen had to supply various kinds of food and increase production capacity. Moreover, with the government's protectionist policies, he thought buying a machine would be good investment. Then, someone introduced ANKO and our HLT Series Multipurpose Filling and Forming Machine to the owner. During his visit to ANKO for machine trial testing, he realized that ANKO is reliable and able to offer customization and turnkey services. Finally, he chose ANKO as his business partner to grow with him.
Vegetarian foods are the client's primary products. The manual production no longer meets the growing demands. For that reason, automation is what they need to boost capacity and profits.
The client is an owner of a hotel chain in Tunisia. Speaking of cooking, their insistence on food has gained favor with visitors and got great comments on some travel websites. The calzone, both its recipe and ingredients, is handmade by their chef. As spending holidays in the hotel, tourists can buy a portable calzone at a concession stand and enjoy it as leisurely walking around. Due to the widespread reputation of the dish, they decided to buy a machine to meet the growing demand or the future launch of new menu in their restaurants. Then, the gourmet calzones could be produced in their central kitchen and distributed to each restaurant, which not only maintains product quality, but also cuts the labor cost.
The client runs an eatery next to a school. Two people in total have to be in charge of all works. Due to the fact that more and more people patronized the eatery, the labor shortage prompted him to develop machine production. However, high productivity was not his priority so that he ordered a set of HLT-660 series, which is within budget and enough to achieve his hourly capacity around 5000 pieces. After purchasing the machine, they prepare ingredients in the morning and then arrange production around noon, cooking after taking an order, which can satisfy a large demand during peak hours. (Note: HLT-660 series is no longer available. Please contact us for the updated HLT-700 series.)
The client started his business by opening a restaurant in Netherlands, serving dim sum dishes. He studied the Dutch flavor and healthy recipes to catch customer's heart. With the increasing popularity of dim sum, he began running a food factory. As seeking food equipment, he knew that ANKO has years of experience in the dim sum making machinery and provides customization in accordance with individual needs and factory planning. Therefore, he decided to cooperate with ANKO.
To increase capacity and standardize products are the main issues that drive food manufacturers and restaurant owners, including this client, to switch from manual to automatic production. The dumplings served in the company's restaurant chains were made by hand in its own central kitchen. Consumers really liked the handmade dumplings, but 'sold out" was the most important issue with which the company had to deal. Moreover, the size, weight, and taste of handmade dumplings might vary from batch to batch. Using a dumpling maker can both improve capacity and achieve standardization. Therefore, he chose us as the solution provider for the automatic production of dumplings. He also wanted to serve deep-fried dumplings and steamed dumplings to satisfy customers' appetite after increasing capacity.
Customers want to increase production capacity by moving from manual to automatic production. However, sometimes machine-made dumplings cannot meet their required shape. Either customers have to give up having handmade pleats and delicate patterns or they stay in manual production. Dumpling machine has been ANKO's bestseller. We have received many inquiries about dumpling shapes. "Do you have other more natural patterns?", "Do you have pinching patterns?", "Do you have other pinching patterns?", "Why is the machine-made dumplings not mouth-watering?" and so on. To response these demands, we started a series of development processes.
The company owns a Cantonese restaurant serving handmade dim sum. With business growth, a lack of supply and problems with staff management had come out. It took an average of three months for a new employee to become fully productive. Therefore, the client started finding an automatic solution. At first, the client knew ANKO by searching from the Internet and visiting IBA Munich, which is a trade show held in Germany every two years, but he didn't contact us until the next IBA Munich. He placed an order without having a machine trial because he thought ANKO had considerable experience in food machinery. He purchased an HLT-700XL Multipurpose Filling and Forming Machine and an EA-100KA Forming Machine. With these two machines, he could make a wide variety of dishes, such as dumpling, steamed dumpling, crystal dumpling, fun guo, soup dumpling, increase production capacity and decrease labor costs. Moreover, when ANKO's engineer conducted on-side commissioning, our engineer helped solve his problem that soup dumplings had no soup.
ANKO FOOD MACHINE CO., LTD. is a food making machine manufacturer and a food production solution supplier. We've been offering professional food equipment since 1978. With years of experience in the food machine market, ANKO makes sure that our food equipment meets customers' demands.
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