Trade fair restart

for WDS at ProSweets Cologne 2022

As a regular exhibitor, we were delighted when, after two years, ProSweets Cologne 2022 opened its doors again on January 30th, 2022.

New markets, new machines, new products

The ever-growing variety in the confectionery market and the production flexibility that this requires was a special focus for us at the trade fair. The utilisation of technologies and benefits from chocolate plants for the production of gum and jelly is a trend-setting development in this regard. The production of jelly products in polycarbonate moulds with plants like ConfecECO or ConfecPRO, for instance. The process is modern and particularly hygienic. It’s also highly efficient and, because the products are demoulded regimented, it’s ideal for further product treatment.

Under the motto “activate your candy”, our label sweetOTC shows how you can successfully open up new growth markets with OTC confectionery.

For the OTC confectionery market, WDS optimises established plant technologies and develops them further with careful consideration of customer requirements and applicable regulations.

Customised production lines for every need

WDS has implemented a generation change for many plant types, allowing customers to choose from an interesting product range of modern plant types for gum, jelly and chocolate that set new standards in efficiency, hygiene and product handling. As Rainer Runkel, Managing Director of WDS, puts it: “These new and continued developments resulted, among other things, from the findings we made based on our close proximity to our customers and the market.”

At your side for the entire life of the machine

While exchanging ideas with many industry visitors, we took the opportunity at ProSweets to inform them about our new digital service “LifeCycleCare”. “With LifeCycleCare, we offer our customers real added value in the area of digital service and remote maintenance and are at their side for the entire life of the machine, especially after purchasing a new machine,” explains Service Manager Matthias Triesch. The innovative service concept encompasses remote maintenance services from commissioning to troubleshooting and production optimisation. Benefit from the constantly available WDS expert network, fast, preparation-free digital support with the Hearbeat function and the highest, certified security standards for remote services with encryption and regulated responsibilities.

As an additional digital service, we are presenting ourselves as a partner of the new, pioneering SweetConnect platform. Several manufacturers in the confectionery industry have joined forces to develop a comprehensive industry platform for the centralised control and monitoring of entire production lines.