Bespoke prover basket and pocket specialist joins Federation of Bakers

By Gill Hyslop contact

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Be-St Holland Products specialises in custom made prover baskets and pockets. Pic: GettyImages/Mediterranean
Be-St Holland Products specialises in custom made prover baskets and pockets. Pic: GettyImages/Mediterranean

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Be-St Holland Products BV has become the latest associate member to join the Federation of Bakers (FOB).

The Netherlands company has over 20 years’ experience in the processing of plastics that come into direct contact with foods. Its Bakery department, Beke Proofer Cups, is one of the leading specialists in the development of standard as well as bespoke prover baskets and pockets for intermediate and first provers, supplying many of the biggest bakery brands in the UK and across Europe.

According to Stephan W.P. Béke, director of Be-St Holland Products, the company is looking forward to networking with other FOB members, and will provide them with technical services, (on site) support and recommendations on its products following the latest regulations regarding plastics that come into direct food contact.

“Our wide portfolio enables us to work with practically each prover brand in the industry. We look forward to working with the FOB member bakeries in order to present latest technology, durable and cost reduction focussed solutions,”​ said Béke.

The UK’s largest baking manufacturers

The FOB represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.

Membership includes eight member companies – which together supply the majority of the bread consumed in the UK – being Delifrance UK, Fine Lady Bakeries, Geary’s Bakeries, Irwin’s Bakery, Jacksons Bakery, Kerry Ingredients, Frank Roberts & Sons and Warburtons.

The FOB also has 24 Associate Members, namely AAK (UK), AB Mauri UK & Ireland, ADM Milling, Baker Perkins, Bakers’ Basco, British Bakels, Baker&Baker Products UK, Bühler, Carr’s Flour Milling, Campden BRI, CSM (UK), GB Ingredients, Ferguson Engineering, FlexLink Systems, Food Paper, Kwik Lok, Lesaffre Group, Puratos, Spooner Industries, St. Pierre Groupe, We Seal, Zeelandia and Zeppelin Systems.

“We are delighted to welcome Be-St Holland Products as an associate member of our organisation and look forward to working together as they continue to expand their business in the UK bakery market,”​ added Gordon Polson, CEO of FOB.

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