Machinery World Offers Free Consultations to Those Wanting to Enter the Ice Cream Industry
World is happy to announce that it will offer, with immediate effect, free
consultations and advise to milk farmers, and other interested parties, who are
looking to expand operations and enter the world of ice cream manufacturing.
new service is a result of the continuing ‘milk wars’ between supermarkets,
milk agents and dairy farmers which, in some circumstances, has seen farmers almost
forced to accept a price per litre that didn’t cover the cost of general
production and, certainly didn’t take into account the rising cost of feed,
pesticides and other welfare necessities.
clearly unsustainable, almost artificial business model has given some
producers no other choice but to seek alternative, or additional, means of
income and the potential profitability of the ice cream manufacturing industry
has already been identified as an attractive prospect by many of these.
Crowter, managing director of Machinery World, commented: “The supermarkets
have pushed and pushed milk farmers over the years and it’s reached a point
where there is only minimal profit to be made. For the hours and investment it
takes to run a successful milk farm, despite many doing it for the love of the
job, there has to be a financial gain at the end of the day.
or expanding operations during an already financially uncertain time is scary
enough but, if the industry knowledge isn’t there then it’s just plain
frightening and could put people off the idea all together. We’ve been in the
industry for many years now and feel our knowledge and experience can help
others and give them the confidence make the initial steps into the ice cream
industry – or at the very least give them the information required to make an
educated decision whether the move is for them or not.
the years we’ve helped many people set-up in the industry; some from milk
farming backgrounds and others with no dairy experience at all but, each and
every one of them now has their own enterprise, with several making a lot of
profit and others, even more.”
free consultations will provide an unique insight into the industry, revealing
a lot that’s only really visible to those already working in it and will cover
everything from beginning to end, including initial discussions about end goals
and targets, defining a niche, recipe discovery, packaging, transport,
marketing, expected profit, and of course the machinery required to make it a
successful and worthwhile transition.
continued: “We want to help as much as we can and give a real life insight in
to workings of the industry. It’s a great industry full of fantastic people but
that doesn’t mean to say it’s for everyone. We’ll provide support from
inception to success and everything in between. We’ll even set-up a
fully-working production line so those considering making the switch can see
what is involved, learn, and then make a decision from there.”
World was established in 1999 with the primary aim of providing the dairy
industry with access to expertly sourced and competitively priced secondhand
dairy machinery of the highest quality. Today, with over ten years experience
within the industry, Machinery World has bought and sold machines in over 90
countries worldwide and has built an extremely valid reputation as a respected
and professional outfit.
contrary to a common misconception, buying secondhand machinery doesn’t mean
that the standard of equipment is any less than that of a new machine. At
Machinery World, every machine is meticulously tested and cleaned and, should
any parts need replacing, then they are done so before the machine is re-sold.
Another huge advantage is the price with it not being an uncommon occurrence
for machines to sell for half the price of the new equivalent.
if it’s new machinery that’s sought after, Machinery World can also easily
fulfil the requirement. It has long acted as the sole UK agent for a number of
globally renowned manufacturers including Cattabriga, Promag and the industry’s
premium brand, ROKK-Processing.
“We can’t of course guarantee success but we
can certainly increase the chances of it by offering guidance on every aspect
of operating within the sector.” Added Paul “With the primary ingredient on their
door step, ice cream production could be seen as an almost natural progression
for milk farmers, and it could be the progression that offers a fresh start and
ultimately, the opportunity to change their fortunes for years to come.”
Posted in News on 11 Oct 2012.