The world snack food market continues to grow. The spread of Western eating habits to all parts of the world continues as lifestyles become busier and traditional meal times fall away. As a result, the demand for snack foods continues to rise.

Snackquip (Pty) Ltd, formerly named Global Equipment Sales, has risen to the challenge of supplying this rapidly-growing industry with an emphasis on catering for the specific needs of the African continent. The company has broadened its range of equipment to include raw materials handling and flexible packaging equipment.

Snackquip is now able to offer a complete turnkey service, advising and supporting customers from the inception of a project right through to commissioning and beyond.

With over 50 years of combined experience, Snackquip's team can offer solutions to increase efficiencies and/or productivity in all aspects of manufacture in the snack and food industry.

Our scope goes beyond salted snacks to include breakfast cereals, nut products, snack bars, biscuits, sweets and chocolates, spices and dried fruit products.

Snackquip represents American Extrusion, which has been supplying equipment to the snack industry for over 70 years in over 100 countries.

American Extrusion has been extremely active in the development of equipment to cater for the conditions and raw materials on the African continent .

Products which have been successfully utilised in extruded snacks include sorghum, barley, broken rice, bran, oats, cassava, wholewheat flour, sugar and split peas.

Snackquip has also focused on the flavouring and coating of snacks, cereals and sweets to complement the range of application systems, and is proud to announce its appointment to represent Spray Dynamics Ltd, an American specialist supplier of state-of-the-art flavouring and coating equipment.

Other food coating equipment offered includes that for coffee flavouring, meat, fish, poultry and cheese.

In order to fulfil Snackquip's ability to offer turnkey solutions, a partnership has been formed with Masipak. Masipak currently have over 150 models of flexible packaging machines in its range to enable us to offer a complete solution to any packaging challenge you may have. Many difficult products have been tackled, including dessicated coconut and 12-inch long pretzel sticks into form-fill-seal packets at high speed.

Snackquip: Tel +27-11-965-0582 or +27-82-444-0525;