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AMF BAKERY SYSTEMS AND TROMP GROUP INTEGRATE TO UNIFY GLOBAL STRATEGY
Convergence strengthens and expands offering to bakery customers worldwide

Richmond, Virginia – February 4, 2019 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today a plan to integrate Tromp Group, parent brand for Tromp Sheeting and Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems, under AMF to better serve commercial and retail bakers around the world. Effective immediately, the businesses will begin operating as AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer with all operations continued in The Netherlands.


“This is the progression of the strategic alliance that began six years ago under the Markel Food Group. As we fold Europe’s best sheeting, depositing, baking, and handling technology into the world’s strongest bakery equipment supplier, we aim to put AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer in the best position for the future: technologically, culturally – as well as structurally,” said Ken Newsome, CEO of Markel Food Group.
Following the integration, AMF will operate worldwide with unified project management systems and cohesive global sales and service teams to tackle the rapid pace of change in the baking industry. This is in direct response to the corresponding strategic challenges that bakers face in growing their product portfolios to meet evolving consumer demands.
“The addition of the AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer teams and technologies to AMF’s existing capabilities will protect the synergies that we’ve already established as partners under the Markel Food Group while leveraging the global support and service the AMF brand was built on,” mentioned Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery Systems. “With this improved alignment, our sales and engineering teams are better equipped to present the most optimal processing solutions while more effectively supporting our bakery customers’ ever-expanding product needs from soft bread, buns, and rolls to artisan breads and a variety of specialty baked products including pizza and flatbreads, pastry and croissants, and cakes and pies.”
“AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer strengthen each other in a perfect way,” said Hans Herman Doude, Vice President of Sales for AMF Europe. “We see that industrial bun and bread bakers do need to diversify their product range, for which AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer have proven and innovative solutions. This next step in convergence will enable us to provide localized support, globally, for our best-in-class equipment solutions, whilst ensuring better support for our long-time customers.”


About AMF Bakery Systems
AMF Bakery Systems is the world leader in bakery automation solutions supplying state-of-the-art commercial equipment for an ever-changing market. AMF’s systems set the standard in the baking industry providing complete solutions for soft bread, buns and rolls, tortillas and English muffins, artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training and lifetime parts and service support.

About Tromp Group
AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – formerly Tromp Group – provide technically leading unit equipment as well as fully-integrated bakery solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants.


About Markel Food Group
The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.
The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

Click here for the complete Press Release in pdf format.

 

 

 

 

Press Release

TROMP GROUP WELCOMES HANS HERMAN DOUDE AS VP MARKETING & SALES                                 

Hans Herman DoudeGorinchem, The Netherlands— October 4, 2018 – Tromp Group today announced the installation of Hans Herman Doude as Vice President Marketing & Sales “We are proud to have Hans Herman on board. With his great Industrial experience at WP Kemper for years and his International experience he will lead the Marketing & Sales department and bring Tromp Group to a higher level in Best-In-Class Technology and Integrated Systems for the bakery industry. Hans Herman will lead the Tromp Group and AMF Sales teams in Europe, Middle East and China” stated Markel Food Group CEO Ken Newsome.   

 

“I am excited about Tromp Group, and full of energy to work with this fantastic team of sales people” stated Mr. Doude “Together with AMF we will grow and use more and more the benefits of convergence in technologies”  Newsome added, “Hans Herman is an example of a leader of the future in the industry.  He brings passion and a customer focus and is well known with the power of convergence” 

About Tromp Group

Tromp Group is the trusted provider of fully-integrated food production solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, Tromp Sheeting & Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce sheeted breads, cakes, muffins, pizzas, pastry & laminated doughs, pies and waffles. Tromp Group is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

About Markel Food Group

The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

More information? Contact , Marketing, Communication & International Fairs

 

 

Press Release

TROMP GROUP ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF PRESIDENT                                     

Gorinchem, The Netherlands— August 21, 2018 – Tromp Group today announced the departure of Richard van Heukelum, President of Tromp Group.  “Over the past few years, Richard has been an integral part of Tromp Group’s success. We greatly appreciate Richard’s contributions during his time with Tromp Group. We wish him continued success in his future endeavors.” stated Markel Food Group CEO Ken Newsome.  

Mr. Newsome will assume the role as interim President of Tromp Group following Mr. Van Heukelum’s departure. 

About Tromp Group

Tromp Group is the trusted provider of fully-integrated food production solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, Tromp Sheeting & Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce sheeted breads, cakes, muffins, pizzas, pastry & laminated doughs, pies and waffles. Tromp Group is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

About Markel Food Group

The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

More information? Contact , Marketing, Communication & International Fairs

 

 

 

Article Baking + Biscuit International: Trends in Pizza

An interview  with henk Hoppenbrouwers regarding Trends in the Pizza Industry.

Interpack 2017 was a Great Success! booth 1D23

The Interpack show from May 4-10 was awesome. We are posisioned at a superb position in Hall 1 and right on the spot at the entrance. Many, many visitors joined our booth. In the booth we shared our knowledge as Turnkey supplier for the bakery industry. 

 

Awesome show at Interpack 2017. Here is an impression

 

Special Interpack edition Tromp Group Post

 

Welcome to Jeff McLean Jeff McLean

Tromp Group based in The Netherlands, the leading producer for turnkey projects within the bakery industry has announced that Jeff McLean will join the company as Territory Manager for the East Coast of the US and Canada. He will be part of the Tromp Group Americas team. Formerly sales manager for Spooner Vicars, McLean will utilize his proficiency in systems engineering and project management to offer enhanced sales and customer service support to Tromp Group customers throughout the region.

 

 

Newsletter Interpack 2017

Welcome to the Tromp Group booth 1D23 at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany. The exhibition will be open daily from May 4-10. Please take a look at our newsletter.

 

22-11-2016

Gulfood 2016 was a major succes! Tromp Group joined AMF and Reading in one Markel Food Group booth.Tromp Group was available with the teammates from the Middle East and with support from HQ. Supporting and promoting the Turnkey projects for the bakery industry. At the moment we working on the follow up of this superb show! Thanks to all visitors.

Gulfood

 

15-3-2016

modern bakeryTromp Group is presenting at Modern Bakery in Moscow at the IEC Expocenter. Booth 7C12. Visitors are more than welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-02-2016

Europain 2016: Good result for Tromp Group 

Europain

Tromp Group attended the Europain in Paris at the beginning of February. On the booth there was two scale models presenting Turnkey solutions and several movies showed the reality. In general, Tromp Group is happy with the result and quality of the visitors during the show.

‘Visitors became to our booth with very specific prepared questions’, said Pieter Doornbos, General Sales Manager ‘a result of our consequential position as Turnkey supplier for the Bakery Industry. We prepared ourselves and took time with every visitor that resulted in very interesting discussions. At the moment we are focussing on the follow up of the exhibition, yes, I am happy’.

 

 

Europain boothOn the other hand, we should be realistic. The show had less Companies exhibiting than the last time with most booths being smaller. On this moment we not aware yet of amount visitors attending the exhibition but it’s the quality that counts.

Presently we are preparing for our others shows in the world like Modern Bakery in Moscow, Foodex in Birmingham and China Bakery in Shanghai along with the preparation for IBIE in Las Vegas. Here we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-12-2015

Expanding business and a new General Sales Manager at Tromp GroupHenk Hoppenbrouwers

 

Business expanding at Tromp Group with the headquarters in The Netherlands.

More and more turnkey projects are in production and the sales, as a result of e.g. IBA in Munich, will grow fast.

 

With pleasure the Company announced the installation of Henk Hoppenbrouwers as General Sales Manager. With a long term experience within the Bakery Industry Henk is the right men on the right position. As from January 1 he will lead the Sales Team at the location of Tromp Bakery Equipment in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, and he will be responsible for a number of Tromp Group worldwide key-accounts. The installation of Henk is part of the growing strategy and ambitions of Tromp Group as member of the Markel Food Group.

 

For More Information Contact:

                                                 Erik Smink

                           

 

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Press Release

AMF BAKERY SYSTEMS AND TROMP GROUP INTEGRATE TO UNIFY GLOBAL STRATEGY
Convergence strengthens and expands offering to bakery customers worldwide

Richmond, Virginia – February 4, 2019 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today a plan to integrate Tromp Group, parent brand for Tromp Sheeting and Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems, under AMF to better serve commercial and retail bakers around the world. Effective immediately, the businesses will begin operating as AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer with all operations continued in The Netherlands.


“This is the progression of the strategic alliance that began six years ago under the Markel Food Group. As we fold Europe’s best sheeting, depositing, baking, and handling technology into the world’s strongest bakery equipment supplier, we aim to put AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer in the best position for the future: technologically, culturally – as well as structurally,” said Ken Newsome, CEO of Markel Food Group.
Following the integration, AMF will operate worldwide with unified project management systems and cohesive global sales and service teams to tackle the rapid pace of change in the baking industry. This is in direct response to the corresponding strategic challenges that bakers face in growing their product portfolios to meet evolving consumer demands.
“The addition of the AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer teams and technologies to AMF’s existing capabilities will protect the synergies that we’ve already established as partners under the Markel Food Group while leveraging the global support and service the AMF brand was built on,” mentioned Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery Systems. “With this improved alignment, our sales and engineering teams are better equipped to present the most optimal processing solutions while more effectively supporting our bakery customers’ ever-expanding product needs from soft bread, buns, and rolls to artisan breads and a variety of specialty baked products including pizza and flatbreads, pastry and croissants, and cakes and pies.”
“AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer strengthen each other in a perfect way,” said Hans Herman Doude, Vice President of Sales for AMF Europe. “We see that industrial bun and bread bakers do need to diversify their product range, for which AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer have proven and innovative solutions. This next step in convergence will enable us to provide localized support, globally, for our best-in-class equipment solutions, whilst ensuring better support for our long-time customers.”


About AMF Bakery Systems
AMF Bakery Systems is the world leader in bakery automation solutions supplying state-of-the-art commercial equipment for an ever-changing market. AMF’s systems set the standard in the baking industry providing complete solutions for soft bread, buns and rolls, tortillas and English muffins, artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training and lifetime parts and service support.

About Tromp Group
AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – formerly Tromp Group – provide technically leading unit equipment as well as fully-integrated bakery solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants.


About Markel Food Group
The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.
The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

Click here for the complete Press Release in pdf format.

 

 

 

 

Press Release

TROMP GROUP WELCOMES HANS HERMAN DOUDE AS VP MARKETING & SALES                                 

Hans Herman DoudeGorinchem, The Netherlands— October 4, 2018 – Tromp Group today announced the installation of Hans Herman Doude as Vice President Marketing & Sales “We are proud to have Hans Herman on board. With his great Industrial experience at WP Kemper for years and his International experience he will lead the Marketing & Sales department and bring Tromp Group to a higher level in Best-In-Class Technology and Integrated Systems for the bakery industry. Hans Herman will lead the Tromp Group and AMF Sales teams in Europe, Middle East and China” stated Markel Food Group CEO Ken Newsome.   

 

“I am excited about Tromp Group, and full of energy to work with this fantastic team of sales people” stated Mr. Doude “Together with AMF we will grow and use more and more the benefits of convergence in technologies”  Newsome added, “Hans Herman is an example of a leader of the future in the industry.  He brings passion and a customer focus and is well known with the power of convergence” 

About Tromp Group

Tromp Group is the trusted provider of fully-integrated food production solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, Tromp Sheeting & Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce sheeted breads, cakes, muffins, pizzas, pastry & laminated doughs, pies and waffles. Tromp Group is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

About Markel Food Group

The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

More information? Contact , Marketing, Communication & International Fairs

 

 

Press Release

TROMP GROUP ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF PRESIDENT                                     

Gorinchem, The Netherlands— August 21, 2018 – Tromp Group today announced the departure of Richard van Heukelum, President of Tromp Group.  “Over the past few years, Richard has been an integral part of Tromp Group’s success. We greatly appreciate Richard’s contributions during his time with Tromp Group. We wish him continued success in his future endeavors.” stated Markel Food Group CEO Ken Newsome.  

Mr. Newsome will assume the role as interim President of Tromp Group following Mr. Van Heukelum’s departure. 

About Tromp Group

Tromp Group is the trusted provider of fully-integrated food production solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, Tromp Sheeting & Depositing Systems and Den Boer Baking Systems help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce sheeted breads, cakes, muffins, pizzas, pastry & laminated doughs, pies and waffles. Tromp Group is a proud member of the Markel Food Group.

About Markel Food Group

The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).

More information? Contact , Marketing, Communication & International Fairs

 

 

 

Article Baking + Biscuit International: Trends in Pizza

An interview  with henk Hoppenbrouwers regarding Trends in the Pizza Industry.

Interpack 2017 was a Great Success! booth 1D23

The Interpack show from May 4-10 was awesome. We are posisioned at a superb position in Hall 1 and right on the spot at the entrance. Many, many visitors joined our booth. In the booth we shared our knowledge as Turnkey supplier for the bakery industry. 

 

Awesome show at Interpack 2017. Here is an impression

 

Special Interpack edition Tromp Group Post

 

Welcome to Jeff McLean Jeff McLean

Tromp Group based in The Netherlands, the leading producer for turnkey projects within the bakery industry has announced that Jeff McLean will join the company as Territory Manager for the East Coast of the US and Canada. He will be part of the Tromp Group Americas team. Formerly sales manager for Spooner Vicars, McLean will utilize his proficiency in systems engineering and project management to offer enhanced sales and customer service support to Tromp Group customers throughout the region.

 

 

Newsletter Interpack 2017

Welcome to the Tromp Group booth 1D23 at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany. The exhibition will be open daily from May 4-10. Please take a look at our newsletter.

 

22-11-2016

Gulfood 2016 was a major succes! Tromp Group joined AMF and Reading in one Markel Food Group booth.Tromp Group was available with the teammates from the Middle East and with support from HQ. Supporting and promoting the Turnkey projects for the bakery industry. At the moment we working on the follow up of this superb show! Thanks to all visitors.

Gulfood

 

15-3-2016

modern bakeryTromp Group is presenting at Modern Bakery in Moscow at the IEC Expocenter. Booth 7C12. Visitors are more than welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-02-2016

Europain 2016: Good result for Tromp Group 

Europain

Tromp Group attended the Europain in Paris at the beginning of February. On the booth there was two scale models presenting Turnkey solutions and several movies showed the reality. In general, Tromp Group is happy with the result and quality of the visitors during the show.

‘Visitors became to our booth with very specific prepared questions’, said Pieter Doornbos, General Sales Manager ‘a result of our consequential position as Turnkey supplier for the Bakery Industry. We prepared ourselves and took time with every visitor that resulted in very interesting discussions. At the moment we are focussing on the follow up of the exhibition, yes, I am happy’.

 

 

Europain boothOn the other hand, we should be realistic. The show had less Companies exhibiting than the last time with most booths being smaller. On this moment we not aware yet of amount visitors attending the exhibition but it’s the quality that counts.

Presently we are preparing for our others shows in the world like Modern Bakery in Moscow, Foodex in Birmingham and China Bakery in Shanghai along with the preparation for IBIE in Las Vegas. Here we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30-12-2015

Expanding business and a new General Sales Manager at Tromp GroupHenk Hoppenbrouwers

 

Business expanding at Tromp Group with the headquarters in The Netherlands.

More and more turnkey projects are in production and the sales, as a result of e.g. IBA in Munich, will grow fast.

 

With pleasure the Company announced the installation of Henk Hoppenbrouwers as General Sales Manager. With a long term experience within the Bakery Industry Henk is the right men on the right position. As from January 1 he will lead the Sales Team at the location of Tromp Bakery Equipment in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, and he will be responsible for a number of Tromp Group worldwide key-accounts. The installation of Henk is part of the growing strategy and ambitions of Tromp Group as member of the Markel Food Group.

 

For More Information Contact:

                                                 Erik Smink