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Pet Food Innovation Center: Grand Rapids, MI

  • Innovation Center

    Baker Perkins offers facilities for customers to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.

    The Innovation Center at Grand Rapids, Michigan, contains a wide range of production and laboratory scale equipment dedicated to the biscuit, cookie, cracker and pet food industries. Customers are guaranteed total confidentiality, working with or without the help of Baker Perkins' experienced food technologists.

    Companies from every part of the world find that thorough trials, often using their own local raw materials, provide a reliable basis for trouble-free commissioning of a new plant or the launch of a new product.

    The wide variety of process technologies and equipment available in our Innovation Centers enables us to cross conventional process boundaries, and to offer a variety of process solutions for a single product.

    This range of equipment is permanently available, and specialty units can be brought in if necessary to complete a process.  Alternatively, customers are welcome to bring along their own technologies to integrate within our existing equipment.

  • Available Facilities

    Baker Perkins offers facilities for customers to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.

    The Grand Rapids Innovation Center has a pilot scale line capable of producing wirecut, rotary moulded, chewy / hard granola and co-extruded type products.

    Our 60 foot long Multi-Media tunnel oven is able to simulate recirculating, impingement and Direct Gas Fired (DGF) modes of operation to meet most baking needs. This oven has both a band and a mesh for increased test flexibility. There is also a 12 foot long Enerjet oven available: this oven is capable of reducing bake time up to 40%.

Brochure: Dry Pet Food

Brochure: Dry Pet Food

The Pet Food Die Experts

The Pet Food Die Experts

If you have a pet food product idea that you would like to produce, give us a call.