With the rising popularity of local and regional flavors and cuisines, consumers’ complaints of food allergies, and pressure from the global activist community to offer environmentally sustainable choices, today's food and beverage industry are offering a large variety of products. To remain competitive in the industry’s dynamic landscape, companies are required to actively respond to the market’s demands and address consumers’ changing interests. Brands are witnessing shorter runs and more changeovers, along with a shortage of quality labor. What companies require is a solution that gives them the flexibility and efficiency to respond to market trends and offer a positive experience to their customers.
Riding on the coattail of these trends is Heat and Control. The company is a behemoth in APAC’s food and beverage domain and offers solutions adorned with factory automation functionalities that make the manufacturing process operator-friendly. It collaborates with its customers to ensure that they completely comprehend their challenges, timelines, and budgets and creates a solution that optimizes their day-to-day operational efficiency. Heat and Control offer complete processing, product distribution, packaging, and control system for various food articles, such as meat, snacks, vegetables, beverages, seafood, and more.
Heat and Control was founded in 1950 in response to the decline of heavy industrial furnaces. The company's initial purpose was to build and service industrial furnaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the infrastructure for natural gas was underdeveloped. Five partners, led by founder Andy Caridis, recognized this growing concern and established Heat and Control. Coming to 2022, the company has a global footprint, and its product portfolio comprehensively covers the entire processing line—from weighing to sorting to cooking to packaging.
Heat and Control witnessed its first breakthrough in its external heat exchanger to heat fryer system, which imbued it to research the reduction of oil usage in its products, such as potato chips, meat, and other food items.
The company then developed its first multipurpose oven that allowed operators to control the humidity of foods, such as chicken tenders, nuggets, and hamburger patties, to remain tender and moist. Today Heat and Control provides processing machinery, including fryers, ovens, coating applicators, and other patented equipment and processes. Its packing systems featuring accurate and dependable Ishida multi-head weighers, checkweighers, and snack food bags markers are immensely popular in APAC’s food and beverage domain. Heat and Control was also one of the first market players to introduce modern conveying technology into the food industry.
It acquired Mastermatic, a coating, and frying technology expert, to broaden its offerings in frying. Its collaboration with Ishida Japan, one of APAC’s leaders in weighing and packaging technologies, has enabled it to clearly understand the regions’ challenges and proactively respond to them. It also has a partnership with CEIA, the world’s leading metal detection manufacturer. In recent years, Heat and Control developed the Masa Maker. This revolutionary product helps the corn industry utilize a unique process of making fresh masa and eliminate corn simmering, soaking, and washing procedures. Looking forward, Heat and Control aims to modernize their equipment, expand their automation capabilities, and improve their performance.
Heat and Control offer complete processing, product distribution, packaging, and control system for various food articles, such as meat, snacks, vegetables, beverages, seafood, and more.
The company's passion for advancing the food industry has been the impetus of its success and has helped it to remain strong and competitive with the changing industry landscape. Its customer-first approach is the cornerstone of its operations, and its vision is to help its customers become industry leaders. Heat and Control will continue to transform the food and beverage sector and enable end-consumers to relish a variety of products.