Due to fierce competition, your business faces multiple challenges:


  • Quality and uniformity of your loaves
  • Management of bread shortages and keeping down the number of unsold goods
  • Need of reliable, robust equipment, sound mechanically and of adequate dimensions to accept high volumes and production turnover.
  • Manpower and time management, recruitment and training of qualified personnel
  • Work safety, respect for employees’ working conditions
  • Control and management of the use of all raw materials
  • Keeping tabs on the traceability of raw materials and products.
  • Optimization of your development (cost reduction, profitability, ...)
  • Compliance with production standards, available space, own premises
  • Reduction of muscular and backbone problems
  • Need for equipment to be easy to clean and easy to use
   Dough processing expert


Usine Merand

With 60 years of experience in the field of dough mechanization, MERAND equips and accompanies the development of industrial bakeries around the world. We offer turn-key solutions that meet the specific needs of large and medium-sized retailers, namely to produce large quantities, improve productivity, expand the range of loaves whilst ensuring good bread quality.
In our premises in the heart of Brittany, we have built a Baking Lab for all of our supermarket clients who want to discover the production lines that will meet their expectations.
Specialized R&D engineers and bakery advisers are there to advise you on the machines and automatic lines best suited to your constraints, and they will guide you at every step of the way to design the most effective project.


   Our knox-how
Respect de pâtes   Versatility of the machines   Evolutivité
As an industrial bakery you have the strong incentive to offer a wide range of loaves of better quality to your customers, as well as to ensure large volumes and production rates.
Today you must also reconcile reduction of production costs with an increase in the quality and uniformity of your loaves that are just as good as those made by the artisan bakery.
This is the reason why MERAND has developed numerous patents and exclusive systems, in order to be able to work with the dough, even when it is very hydrated and needs a long fermentation time, while maintaining its
honeycomb structure. Here we have, for example, MF2S® (Shaping without Stress), and Alvéo+®, VarioPress®, ØStress®
  Over and above the quality of your loaves, you must also offer a wide range to your customers. MERAND has always developed on its machines accessories or solutions to optimize the number of different products that you can make.
Here, for example, we can show you Pointop®, RollsCoup’®, the guide for short rolls or muffins, the RheoPan RotaBall By-Pass.
Despite our wish to offer solutions offering the most opportunities, we must take into account the simplification of use by different operators. That’s why our bakery advisers carefully analyse your range and production volumes to offer you optimal solutions and meet your needs.
  The opportunity to expand the product range and therefore to meet all customer needs is a major concern of industrial bakeries. In addition, the ever-changing bakery market offers more and more opportunities, which means being able to adapt to new trends.
In order to support the desire to expand industrial bakeries, MERAND designs its semi-automatic and automatic solutions with special attention to making them upgradeable.
Investments in this type of machinery have a very long life  cycle. In the current context, it is very difficult to predict the future and especially the possible increase of your production volumes, and even of the range of your products. Our machines and lines have been designed to be completed as your needs evolve. We have to guarantee you that the investment you are making will not become obsolete after a few years. But we are also giving you the assurance of not overinvesting prematurely.


   Expertise MERAND

Semi-industrial and industrial bakeries must both manage large production volumes and also offer a wide range of quality loaves to their customers, who are becoming more and more demanding. Production Managers have to deal with a large turn-over, not always very qualified staff, and high production peaks at certain times of the year.

These reasons make it essential to have a range of machines and production lines:

• Simple to use
• Easy maintenance;
• Robust,

• Versatile, to take into account a range of loaves, which is increasingly important

• Taking care of the different types of dough, because customer expectation regarding quality is increasing all the time;

• Upgradeable, to adapt to the needs of tomorrow without calling into question the whole investment

• The machinery must be evaluated in view of reducing and limiting the possibility of back and spinal problems, which 
can be the cause of frequent work stoppages.

As a specialist in the mechanization of bread dough, MERAND works constantly, especially with its R&D teams and bakery advisers to provide solutions that take into account these requirements.

Expertise Merand Mécapâte


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