Bakers Journal

IBIE names 2022 ‘Best in Baking’ award winners

August 19, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Washington, D.C. – The International Baking Industry Exposition, together with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, has announced winners of its “Best in Baking” competitions who will be recognized during the trade show Sept. 17-21 in Las Vegas.

Introduced in 2010, the BEST in Baking program recognizes suppliers and bakers who are leading the way and tackling some of the industry’s most paramount topics. This year categories have expanded to address two increasingly important issues for the baking industry – automation and robotics and plant efficiency.

The 2022 selections include:

(open to Suppliers only)


Top Honors
Apex Motion Control: Baker-Bot

Qualified for Program
ABI: Vision System Platform
AMF Bakery Systems: Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) and Smart Topping Applicator by AMF Tromp
AMF Bakery Systems and Intralox: EZ Diverter by AMF Convay
AXIS Automation LLC: AXIS Platinum Series LD Depositor
BeeHex: Cake Writer
Benchmark: InFlight AC
Cimcorp Automation: MultiPick Gantry Robot Solution and AGV Delivery
Hayon Manufacturing Corp.: Model 6700 and 6400 Series Select-A-Spray
Haystack Data Solutions: Data Science for Food
KPM Analytics: In-Line & Over-Line Vision Inspection Technologies
LeMatic: Pattern Former
Print on Foods: Flexprint IL 500
Rexfab: Pan Stacker-Unstacker
Stäubli Robotics: TX2 Six-Axis Robots

(open to Bakers and Suppliers)

Top Honors

Supplier: Bundy Baking Solutions: Synova AccuTech Pan Oiler

Wholesale Bakery: Grupo Bimbo: GBConnected Monitoring System

Qualified for Program
CFS, an Intralox Company: S560 Tight Transfer
Grupo Bimbo: Renewable Energy Storage System
Harvest Food Solutions: Business Central for Bakeries
LeMatic, Inc.: Airless Bandseals
Magnetic Products, Inc.: Intell-I-Mag
MECATHERM: M-Care Digital Solutions
Nexcor Food Safety Technologies: CAMS-PM Maintenance Management
ORBIS Corp.: XpressBulk Merchandising Tray
Sveba Dahlen: Artista Deli High Temperature Tunnel Oven
Wherefour Inc.: Wherefour ERP/MRP

(open to Bakers only)

Top Honors

Wholesale Bakery (High Volume): Grupo Bimbo: Sustainably Baked Supán & OroWeat 100% Whole Grain Organic Bread, including Net Zero Carbon Mobility and Regenerative Agriculture

Wholesale Bakery (Intermediate Volume): Lenny & Larry’s: The Complete KickStart Breakfast Bars

Retail Bakery: Nick Vina Artisan Bakery: Healthier Choice Bread

Qualified for Program
Flax4Life: Industrial Compostable Plant-Based Packaging for its Retail Muffins, Brownies, and Cookies
Sweet Life Specialty Foods: Heart Cakes
Victoria’s Sugar Shack: Vintage Traveling Bakery Truck


Top Honors
Middleby Food Processing: Vyv Antimicrobial LED Lighting

Qualified for Program
AMF Bakery Systems: ADD-S Bread Make-up System by AMF Flex and SFA Artisan Bread Line by AMF Tromp
Babb Group: The BABBCO CleanBake IR Oven
Burford Corp., a Middleby Company: Flush-In-Place System
CFS, an Intralox Company: Sesame Allergen Management and FoodSafe Conveyor Program
Dough Tech: AM315 Sanitary Bread Moulder
Eaglestone Inc.: Sanitary Conveyors
Flexco: FGP Food Grade Primary Cleaner with External Spring and Novitool Amigo Splice Press
Food Process Solutions Corp.: Ambient Spiral
Goodway Technologies: Dry Steam Cleaning & Sanitation Accessories
HaF Equipment: Moovinator
Nexcor Food Safety Technologies: KLEANZ Swab Connect

(open to Suppliers Only)

Top Honors
AMF Bakery Systems: Sustainable Oven Service

Qualified for Program
Air Management Technologies, Inc.: EPI-Vision System
AMF Bakery Systems: MB-VITA Tunnel Oven by AMF Den Boer
Avena Foods Ltd.: Oat and Pulse Regenerative Agriculture Innovation Project
Babb Group: BABBCO CleanBake Tunnel Ovens
Bakon USA: Food Equipment Multiwasher by Somengil
Bundy Baking Solutions: American Pan ePAN Bread Pans
Cargill: PalmWise
Chemxworks Inc.: DECARBONATOR
CIRANDA, Inc.: Organic, Non-GMO and Fair Trade
Corbion: Ultra Fresh Portfolio
Dragsbæk: Naturli’ Foods Vegan Block
FlexiBake, ERP: MetriX DSD, MetriX OOP, MetriX Lite
Heuft Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co.: KG – Hybrid Heat Exchanger
IFF: Enovera 3001 Bakery Enzyme)
IMA Ilapak: Delta VacMap
Inline Plastics: Reborn
LeMatic: Airless Band Seals for Bulk Packing, AutoiNet Portal, and Motorized Cut Knife
Middleby Bakery Group: Auto-Bake Serpentine, F3 Fossil Fuel Free Convection Oven, Baker Thermal Solutions Rapid Bake Oven, Stewart Systems Viper “Oil-Free” Oven Chain, and Sveba Dahlen Artista Deli Modular Stone Tunnel Oven
Middleby Food Processing: Continuous Vacuum Cooling
Sugaright (CSC Sugar) Clean Label, Natural, Non-GMO
Sugden Ltd.: Line Efficiencies
T&T Consulting & Engineering: New Generation Indirect Fired Tunnel Oven

(open to Bakers & Suppliers)

Top Honors
Supplier: Puratos, Puratos Bakery School: Pennsauken NJ School District
Wholesale Bakery: Dawn Foods: Women’s Leadership Development Program

Qualified for Program
Burford Corp. a Middleby Company: Creative Recruiting
IFF: Training Industry, Customers, and Academia
Judges were selected based on their expertise in sustainability and baking best practices and tasked with evaluating entries based on a number of criteria, including impact on the environment, community and workforce. Judges included:
Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, Group Editorial Director, BNP Media
Jeff Dearduff, Consultant, JED Coaching & Consulting
Josh Skow, CEO, Roaring Fork Capital
Mike Pierce, President, The Austin Group
“What started as an initiative towards sustainability has grown to encompass so much more,” said Dennis Gunnell, IBIE 2022, Chair. “We’re proud of the progress our industry is making and we’re thrilled we can recognize their efforts on the global stage of IBIE.”

Winners and honorable mentions will be presented with their awards during the Baking Expo™ at the RBA Bakers Center’s Presentation Stage, where winners will have the opportunity to share about their achievements with the attendees. The awards presentation ceremonies will take place as follows:
Product Innovation + Sustainability: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, 10-10:30 a.m.
Automation / Robotics + Plant Efficiency: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, 4:30-5 p.m.
Sanitation + Workforce Development: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, 10-10:30 a.m.

For more information, or to register for IBIE 2022, visit

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