Since 1932 Spooner Industries has provided pioneering technology and bespoke solutions in proving, baking, toasting, drying and cooling. For a diverse range of food products including bread, biscuits, cereals, pies, confectionary, pastry, pet foods, fast foods and ingredients.
Tailor made systems to suit each customer
Food systems are tailor made to suit each individual customer's food process requirements, production demands and space restrictions. Spooner bakery equipment includes provers / proofers, ovens, dryers, toasters, coolers, process controls and air conditioning systems.
R&D facility available for customer trials
Spooner provides turnkey solutions and project management from the initial bakery plant design through to delivery, installation and commissioning Spooner's comprehensive test and R&D facility is available for customer trials, and is also used extensively by their own process engineers in order to make continuous improvements and developments so that Spooner remains at the forefront of technology.
The test centre contains a three section traveling oven which has independent circulating air temperature control in each section and each section has four nozzle chambers in which the circulating air flow can be adjusted using dampers. This flexibility allows the baking profile to be altered for a particular product to quickly compare the effect of different oven settings, optimise bake times and improve product quality.
In-house manufacture, assembly and testing
Spooner constantly invest in state of the art engineering and business systems in order to ensure that Spooner provide value for money and efficient processing of customer orders. The design team uses Autocad Inventor 3D CAD, and drawings can be transferred directly to the laser machine in the factory. With in-house manufacture, assembly and testing to high quality standards, Spooner can ensure that factory acceptance tests can be carried out in a comprehensive manner prior to delivery to the customer's site.
Pre-bake equipment includes a large capacity planetary-mixer with various attachments and a free standing prover with adjustable air temperature & humidity. Other equipment includes a chiller cabinet which can operate down to temperatures of -25°C. A wide range of products have been run on this machine from the standard tinned bread products to cakes, biscuits and pies.
It is common for the pilot machine to be adapted for a customers' specific process using internally manufactured test-rigs or other suppliers equipment. The pilot machines are operated by our highly skilled and knowledgeable test centre staff.
Close relationships with customers ensuring repeat business.
Spooner prides itself on the can-do attitudes of its 100+ employees to provide customers with bespoke, engineered solutions to meet their process and performance requirements on time and on budget. They have a very high level of repeat business and high scores in customer satisfaction surveys due to the partnership approach that they adopt.