Established over 35 years ago, A.M.P-Rose is one of the world's leading suppliers of machines to the chocolate and confectionery industries.
A.M.P-Rose has evolved and developed immensely since its humble beginnings in 1978. It has managed to transform from a small supplier of rebuilt packaging machines for the confectionery industry, to a greatly successful company with international renown and nearly 80% of its products being exported to over 80 countries world wide.
The company mainly specializes in the design and manufacture of processing and packaging machines for the chocolate and confectionery industry, but many of the products are also aimed for the snack, biscuit and wafer industries.
The wide range of new machines include such categories as cut and wrap machines for all styles of wrapping, chocolate moulding lines, specific machines for production and packaging of hard candies, laboratory range for trials and small-scale production, as well as chocolate processing and packaging machinery.
In the last 12 months the company has released 3 new machines to market, which includes the '700/1000' chocolate moulding line, an 'X-Pax' flowrapping machine with revolutionary feeding system, and a Neapolitan chocolate wrapping machine. This is an example of the diversity of the company, and the depth of knowledge the company has in the candy, chocolate, and snack industries.
Apart from the supply and production of brand new machines, A.M.P-Rose is one of very few companies in the industry also offering used confectionery and chocolate machinery. With its engineers experienced with many brands and types of processing and packaging machines, the company is able to supply machines in 'as is', 'good working order', or 'fully rebuilt' condition, according to the Customer's budget and specific requirements. A fully rebuilt machine from A.M.P-Rose carries a comprehensive 12 months guarantee.
Furthermore, as the company has a well equipped, modern shop capable of upgrading, retro-fitting, and supplying spares for various used machinery. As food-manufacturing companies strive to reduce cost, today's Production Managers demand that packaging machines have higher speeds, greater efficiency, and more automation. This combined with the fact that Companies are increasingly moving away from in-house maintenance staff, means that the need for out-sourcing engineering skills is increasing.
This can take the form of an on-site improvement such as a change of format on a machine or design improvement to increase machine efficiency, or may also be a complete machine renovation or re-design conducted at A.M.P-Rose's factory in Gainsborough, England.
It is not un-common to find machinery in food factories that are more than 30 years old. Such machines may still be operational but often they do not meet today's requirements, not only in terms of output and efficiency, but also in terms of operator safety. Typical improvements to such machines include the supply or up-grading of machine guards and electrics including 'CE' marking if required, and retrofitting with PLC's and easy to use 'man-machine interface units' ('MMI's'). Replacement of mechanical units with newer technology like Servo or other types of drives is also common-place.