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Marpi Societa'a Responsabilita' Limitata Semplificata
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Market needs always more quality products, that can assure safety and respect for the consumer. Our proposal is focused on the chocolate chain transformation, starting from the very origin of the process, that is the cocoa bean. Only the ones able to propose a final product (chocolate) properly processed during all the transformation phases will be able to assure a real quality product. Actually, only large industrial groups can afford the cost of equipments able to process from the bean to the chocolate: SMEs are totally cut off, while they represent over the 90% of the chocolate market producers, forced to use chocolate drops or cocoa mass for their initial phase of production. We propose an equipment combining the chocolate processing steps (pre-refining, first refining, separation, conching and second refining) into a single stage, as a replacement for the current production system, which requires the sequential use of multiple pieces of equipment. With BAT, chocolate manufacturers will be able to obtain the chocolate they need to manufacture the consumer-ready finished product. Furthermore, manufacturers will have full control over the whole production chain, thus ensuring both quality and efficiency. Market: the chocolate and cocoa market is a highly evolving market: chocolate consumption has risen in the world by 32% in 10 years and its turnover is destined to grow further MARPI is a SME with a strong background in designing and manufacturing machines for the food industry: they will be supported for the production and commercialization by MCM Massa, that is SME leader in the production of machinery for the food sector, in particular for chocolate processing. They will make the production, using MARPI technology, and will make available their wide national and international commercial network. The first market targets are the ones in which the chocolate consumption is the most important: Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Japan and USA will follow
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European Commission
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Legislation and Regulations
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Food Defense and Integrity