Peerless Mixers – More Than Just Sliced Bread

hallmark-overall_WebPeerless has been in business for over 100 years. Most of that time has been spent mixing dough for bakeries who produce breads, crackers, bagels, cakes and cookies.  However, over the past few years, Peerless mixers have been finding their way into other types of food making facilities.

Peerless mixers are now in plants that mix different products such as pet food and treats, neutraceuticals and nutritional bars. With these adjacent  markets, Peerless is expanding our existing product line to serve different types of food manufacturing.

Pet Food picThe Pet Food Industry is one of the fastest growing markets and is expected to grow to US$74.8 billion by 2017.  Read more here! about the growing Pet Food Industry.

Today, more than ever, consumers are focused on pet food.   There are Pet Food Rating websites, Breeders Clubs that reward volume purchases and pet foods are now frequently labeled “Organic” , “Fresh” and “Premium”.   In the world of “Pet Parents” who want to provide the “Best for the Fur kid” –  “frozen”, “freeze dried” and “grain free” are advertising buzz words.  Peerless has a small presence in this market – our mixers mix pet treats that are cooled and extruded into chews, and are used in a few other pet food locations that use Peerless mixers for R&D projects.   This market is exploding, not only in the US, but around the world.  Keep an eye out for Peerless as we carefully expand in this industry!

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Recently, new research was completed and report published titled the “North America Nutraceuticals Industry Outlook to 2017- Increasing Demand from Ageing Population to Drive Growth” .  This report  gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry past, present and future outlook.  To learn more about this report, click here!.

Statistics in this study include functional food, functional beverages and dietary supplements. Additionally the sub-segments of the industry, ongoing trends and developments, import and export scenario, government regulations and impact and highlight major players operating in the industry. The concept of nutraceuticals is very well prevalent in the North American region, with more than 60% of the population living in the US and Canada claiming themselves as a regular users of nutraceutical products.  The value growth recorded by the nutraceuticals sector in the North American region over the review period of 2006-2012 was 8.4%.   This market has a high growth potential for Peerless mixers as well.   Watch for us in this new market as well.

Sanitary Shaft Seals – Are they worth the added expense?

Over the years, how many times have seal leaks affected your production?  How many times have you had to stop a line because of contamination caused by leaks.  How much money did that cost in lost production and downtime?  If you stopped to think about it, I bet you would be amazed.  Bakers have accepted this nuisance as common industry standards.  

Our customers have said they want seals that do not leak.  Quick and easy sanitation.  Quick and easy maintenance and field retrofitable.  shaft seal picture

The NEW Peerless Shaft Seals are designed to withstand the most stringent applications in mixing.  The Rotary Shaft Seals (available for both Horizontal and  Vertical Mixers) are reliable and easily maintained.

Here is the value added to your productions bottom line:

  • Seals do NOT leak
  • Does not wear shaft
  • Field retrofitable
  • Long life, low maintenance
  • Available for Slurry Mixers
  • Available for Horizontal Mixers
  • Custom design available for competitive product
  • Seal consumable

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With these new seals, you eliminate the daily tasks of disassembly, cleaning and reinstalling of shaft seals.  They provide almost zero maintenance for thousands of hours and prevents bearing and shaft failure.

Sanitation is a key word in todays industry and on the mind of bakers around the world.  Wtih the Sanitary Shaft Seals with Air Purge, you can see how this is invaluable.

2013 Clean Sweep!

2013 Clean Sweep

On July 19th, seven Peerless volunteers, along with 88 others, canoed and walked the riverbanks to remove 1,000 pounds of trash and 15 tires from a 10-mile, Shelby County stretch of the Great Miami River.

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The Great Miami River Cleanup is a strictly volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of the Great Miami River. The event stretches over 60 miles from Indian Lake to the Ohio River. This annual event is coordinated by many partners and held on the first Saturday of May in the lower region of the river and in July in the upper reaches.

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This event is for a great cause, but it is also a lot of fun. The teams were pleased to see that the amount of trash was down 60% from the prior year’s collection. Someday we hope this event will not be needed.

Volunteers (front row L-R) Shawn Bowen, Chris Walker, Allan Egbert, (back row L-R) Kaeden and Zane Walker (Chris Walkers sons), McKenzie Weldy (Kathy’s daughter) Chris Overbey, Aspen Weldy (Kathy’s daughter), Kyle Pulfer, Kathy Weldy, and Thomas Ludwig

Peerless at IBIE – Booth 4717

Rotary Dough Feeder (RDF)

Rotary Dough Feeder (RDF)

Join Peerless Food Equipment at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)  at the Las Vegas Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV.   We will be in Hall C1, Booth 4717 – bringing you a fresh, new update on our Rotary Dough Feeder!

Visit our IBIE Tradeshow Page for more information and to register for a Google Nexus 10 Tablet!  That’s right, Peerless will be giving away one Google Nexus 10 Tablet to a lucky winner EACH DAY of the show!

Please plan to join Peerless for a celebration of our 100 yr Anniversary on Monday, October 7th at 3 pm, in our booth!  We would love it if you would stop by to see a couple of pieces of our NEW KleanVue Equipment Series  AND have some cake with us!

See you soon!

Peerless in the News

Peerless Food Equipment is proud to recognize that whether it’s helping at Gonnella Baking  Co. in Chicago, IL. or supporting Gifco in Whittier, CA… Companies count on Peerless Mixers to consistently produce  the quality results they are known for…. visit this digital edition of Baking & Snack, Oct 2012, to read more.

High Speed, Roller Bar Horizontal Mixer made by Peerless Food Equipment


March Anniversaries at Peerless Food Equipment

Peerless Food Equipment is pleased to congratulate the following team members on their annual anniversaries in March !

Mark Eichler – 16 Years!
Jan Owca – 16 Years!
Bruce Lee – 14 Years!
Thomas Lenhart – 14 Years!
Johnathan Hale – 10 Years!
Tony Cornett – 8 Years!
Bobby Moore – 6 Years!
Mark Pickens – 6 Years!

Peerless Food Equipment is VERY proud and fortunate to have such tenor and dedication in our work force.  Thank You for your combined years of service providing exceptional equipment and service support to our customers in the Bakery Industry!