No longer merely display and sales counters for cuts of meat but full-scale innovative gastronomy centres meeting every taste. The revolution in the world of butchers has only just begun and the old-style craftsmen are progressively turning into chefs to offer customers detailed, pre-cooked meals. One of the protagonists in this change of direction is Tecnoeka, a leading company in Italy in the production of professional ovens capable of responding to the needs of sector experts.
The pride of Tecnoeka – founded in the province of Padua in 1978 – is its Touch Line, a single product combining great performance, high power and energy saving. “This range of ovens,” as explained to Eurocarne Post by Luca Franceschini, Sales Manager Italy, “has latest-generation electronics and an authentic interface. There are three speeds and 240 different programs can be set. Entirely built in stainless steel, with the cooking chamber in AISI 304, while the casing has IPX5 certification for protection against water”.
Tecnoeka initially began its operations as a sub-contractor. Yet, more than 10 years ago, the company begun to exploit the Eka brand by specialising in convection ovens with a major emphasis on choices focusing on innovation and the reliability of Made in Italy systems. “Our company is very dynamic,” Franceschini continues, “essential, quick and ready to respond to and anticipate market trends and demands”.
For this reason, Tecnoeka has achieved growth in sales even in a period of generalised crisis in the food industry. “Our turnover has tripled over the last three years,” Franceschini points out. “We are a growing, although it is also true that 90% of our revenues come from abroad. This is why we hope to achieve expansion even on the Italian market. 2015 for us is a year of many Innovations. We have already launched the new line of gas ovens in 5/7/11 tray versions and in October we will launch the new range of GN 2/1 ovens”.
Tecnoeka will attend the coming edition of Eurocarne. “It will be the first time for us,” Franceschini concluded, “as well as a major challenge. The world of butchers' shops is gradually changing and our stand will welcome visitors and sector operators to previews of what meat shops 2.0 will be like. We will display our ovens and propose something brand new and extremely innovative”.
Source: Eurocarne Outlook