G.S. Gelato increases facility capacity with new equipment
G.S. Gelato & Desserts, a manufacturer of Italian gelato and sorbet based in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., recently increased capacity with automated equipment for the company’s retail gelato and sorbet, which is available nationwide for supermarket and wholesale club operations looking for private branded options.
One piece of equipment, designed exclusively for G.S. Gelato, fills the company’s 16 fluid ounce clear, recyclable plastic containers with a screw cap lid. The other fills G.S. Gelato’s 30 fluid ounce “scrounds” as well as traditional paper pints — up to 116 in one minute. The equipment automates the entire process of filling these packaging options, quadrupling production capacity, according to the company.
“This new equipment is extremely efficient and fits our philosophy of always being on the cutting edge of innovation”, says Guido Tremolini, owner of G.S. Gelato. “With the ability to produce up to four times more product, we are not only increasing business for our company, but for our customers as well, who require assurance that their gelato supplier is capable of producing large orders with artisan-style quality.”
The equipment includes an automated safety procedure involving finished product going through a metal detector prior to placement in cases. G.S. Gelato maintains Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certification with excellent ratings every year from the Safe Quality Food Institute, the company said.