Brambati in Italy has opened a laboratory to test products and processing techniques.
Well known as a manufacturer of coffee roasting machines and turnkey plant for coffee processing, Brambati said it believes the new laboratory is unique in Italy.
The company’s Advanced Food Lab (AFL) at its Codevilla plant is designed to test processes applied to a range of products, including drying, grinding, roasting, degassing and emission control, all managed by an advanced automated system.
The company’s chairman, Fabrizio Brambati, said “The idea came behind the lab is to guarantee a ‘scientific imprint’ for production processes, which only a pilot plant reproducing the process used in an industrial facility allows. It is not only important to guarantee the result, but to guarantee the scientific imprint and how this is attained. That is possible thanks to our new lab.”
The AFL will be used to undertake tests for R&D and to prototype machines and systems. It will also be used to undertake tests on the machinery on behalf of customers, thus making servicing and maintenance easier.
Founded in 1945 by Francesco Brambati, the company has always invested significantly in R&D and in innovation. Its average investment in R&D is 3-5 per cent of turnover.