Pretzels are enjoying an upswing in demand, and WP Bakery Group addresses this marketplace need with a new addition to its family, WP Riehle, a leading producer of German quality lye applicators, deep frying solutions, tray cleaning and continuous deep frying.

In addition, WP Bakery Group features the Winkler Admiral, a robust volumetric roll divider. The welded steel plate construction provides the Admiral with the ability to operate 24/7 in demanding production cycles, such as frozen doughs and bagel plants. Of note, WP Bakery Group has taken over full operations of Winkler USA within the past six months.

“We are now all integrated as one team,” says Patricia Kennedy, president of WP Bakery Group USA. “This integration brings us a lot of technical expertise on staff.”

The recent International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas, NV, marked the North American debut of the WP Kemper Pane, a flexible sheeting line that is ideal for square and round-shaped rolls and breads.

Also new from WP Bakery Group is the Kemper Softstar, which offers a gentle piston dividing system that can handle soft doughs with fermentation time and features precision accuracy in weight control.