By Bakers Journal
June marks a special milestone for Kaak, the family owned company from the Achterhoek. The family-run company is celebrating its 175th anniversary of what started as a local metalworking company and today is an international baking industry machinery manufacturer.
Kaak is also bundling all specializations in the organization within one brand name: Kaak. The company is vertically integrating the complete production process, from silo to crate.
Initially grown into a producer of product carriers (Bakeware/NL), the development of the integrator function for various components soon followed (Food Production Systems/NL); such as spiral towers, cooling and transport systems or robot solutions.
In the last 30 years, the organization has experienced significant growth. The addition of successively the specializations for dough making (Benier/NL), thermo-oil ovens (Daub/DE), cyclo-thermal ovens (MCS/IT), (re)coating of material (Lhotellier/FR) and the systems for silo storage/process optimization (Silowacht/NL) has not only led to a considerable expansion of the complete portfolio but also established the international status. This increased internationalization has initiated the addition of sales offices in the United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Brazil and more recently North America.
By bundling all the expertise under one name, Kaak is positioning itself as a single point of contact for small or medium-sized bakeries as well as the larger industrial bakeries.
From June 24, 2021 onward, the brand name Kaak represents all specialties in the entire organization. During a transitional period, only newcomer Silowacht will still operate under its own name. In combination with the existing service/sales organizations in countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the current step strengthens the position of Kaak as a world-class player.
As non-bakery related entities within the group, both technical intermediary JAWS (NL) and producer of 3D metal printing K3D (NL) will retain their own distinctive name.