An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.



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

Marpi Societa'a Responsabilita' Limitata Semplificata
Start date
End date
Funding Source
Project number