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Used Food Processing Machinery

Paragon Processing Solution’s New Marketplace

This is the where you can buy, sell or part exchange used food processing machinery. We offer a service to help you source equipment or realize the value in machinery that is no longer used or looking to replace.

 

Options available to you:

BUY

View our inventory of used machinery for sale:

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SELL

Paragon can act as agent on your behalf and place your used equipment amongst our vast network of processing companies across the UK and Ireland.

 

REFURBISHMENT

As sole authorised agents with a wealth of unrivalled experience on these machines, Paragon are well placed to refurbish your equipment at our warehouse in Kent bringing new life to old equipment at a fraction of the cost of replacing.

 

PART EXCHANGE

We will consider any used machinery in part exchange when buying a new one and offset some of the costs.

 

LEASE EQUIPMENT

We work with asset leasing firms to overcome budgetary limitations and reduce CAPEX expenditure with low monthly payments on new and used equipment.

 

Contact us today on 01580 764321 to find out more about our used food processing machinery.

 

Magurit VR

What we learnt at IFFA 2019

IFFA 2019

The Paragon team have recently arrived back in the UK after a very successful IFFA 2019 show.

As UK and Ireland agents for a number of attending global food processing companies including Magurit, Gunther, Pujolas, Omet and Zentjes, we attended to show our support as well as meet our customers and demonstrate some of our newest innovations at the show.

Our pick for innovation of the week goes to Magurit who introduced their latest virtual reality technology on their stand. The technology allowed you to view your potential food processing line as if you were in the factory with the ability to walk around and see and experience all of the product output and equipment from every angle. They provided a headset and we got to experience a meat dicing processing line from start to finish. The potential for time and money saving for NPD and staff training is incredible and you really get a feel for how the equipment works.

IFFA 2019

 

Advantages of virtual reality in Food Processing

 

  • Little/no risk.
  • Safe, controlled area.
  • Realistic scenarios.
  • Can be done remotely saving time and money.
  • Improves retention and recall.
  • Simplifies complex problems/situations.
  • Suitable for different learning styles.
  • Innovative and enjoyable

 

We also caught up with all of our manufacturers and got some news and feedback from the show from our Managing Director who attended IFFA 2019:

“It was a great show and certainly worth visiting as we got to see a lot of innovation and development in our food processing industry. Only thing I would say is that although the number of attendees seemed similar to previous years, the introduction of the new Hall 12 meant that the event was much more spread out and as a result harder to get round to see everyone.”

Ray Chance- Managing Director of Paragon Processing Solutions

 

The IFFA 2019 show is the largest of its type for the food processing industry and you can see why with the number of manufacturers, agents and attendees that all meet up every three years. It is a well-run event and certainly gets the footfall and deals that comes with an event of this type.

The show was interrupted on the last day when someone in Frankfurt decided to fly their drone near the airport (which turns out to be one of the largest and busiest airports in Europe) and as a result many flights in the morning were cancelled or delayed, but by the last day of a week long conference was ready to go home so numbers weren’t as affected that much anyway.

One thing is for sure that Paragon will be there again at the next IFFA show so hope to see you in May 2022!

 

Two of the Paragon team attending the show- Matt Chance and Glenn Thompson decided to extend their stay with a road biking tour of Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris on their way back to the UK, which was a great way to finish a successful and enjoyable week.

 

IFFA 2019

IFFA 2019

Paragon Processing are heading to the IFFA 2019 show in Frankfurt.

IFFA 2019

IFFA is the No 1 exhibition for the meat and food industry and attracts all of the main exhibitors across this sector. Open from 5th-9th May it will display all of the latest innovations from our suppliers under one roof. A must for your diary in 2019!

Ray and Matt Chance will be attending from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th and would love to meet up with you at the show. Please contact us to book some time at the following stands:


IFFA 2019

If you would like further information on the IFFA 2019 show then go to their website for more details https://iffa.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en.html

Our New Processing Applications

Paragon Processing Solutions provide food processing applications to ABP, 2 Sisters, Birds Eye, Bakkavor and many more companies
Paragon Processing Solutions has been serving the food manufacturing industry for over 15 years providing quality equipment from reliable suppliers who continue to improve their technology and continue to offer more ways of increasing yield, reducing waste and providing savings on maintenance. This email is a quick update on the different applications we can now provide. We offer a consultative approach working with you to reach your expectations and manufacturing goals, so let us help you find the right solution for your next project.


food processing applications

Break, Slice and Dice

Applications: Fresh, frozen and chilled meat and poultry preparation, fruit juice, jam, lardons, dairy, fish and pharmaceutical
food processing applications

Inject, Tumble and Coat

Applications: Meat, poultry and fish injection, meat and poultry marinating and chilling, brine preparation and product coating
food processing applications

Grind, Stuff and Mix

Applications: Meat, poultry and fish; sausages, burgers, kebabs and ready meals
food processing applications

Blend, Cook and Chill

Applications: Ready meals, dairy, cheese, ethnic and speciality foods, fruit preserves, rice, pasta, grains, meat and poultry
food processing applications

Tenderise, Flatten, Form and Strip Cut

Applications: Meat and poultry preparation, product flattening, meatball forming and tenderising
food processing applications

Cook, Blanch and Fry


Food Processing Applications: Meat and poultry, vegetables, soups, sauces, fruits and confectionery






Want to see the full range of equipment we can supply?    Click here

Another Successful IFFA for Magurit

Magurit

Magurit displayed 10 different machines from their range on their stand at IFFA 2016 and welcomed many visitors over the duration of the event, all taking advantage of expert advice from the team. Magurit as always continue to update and innovate continuing to maintain their cutting edge technology

A very successful and profitable show with over 17 machines sold worldwide

maguritStarcutter  318 (with C Cut Blades)
Starcutter 344
Unicut 555
Dicecut 506
Starcutter LN (Low noise)
Galan 930
Fromat 063
Fromat 042
Galan 920

And on the Wide Screen – Introducing the Galan 960

magurit galanWith 620mm infeed width The Galan 960 is the largest GALAN  Magurit has built but it is not only an  “enlarged” version, it also contains many technical innovations as well as the NEW look for their machines.

Its target is to be able to integrate cutting technology into continuous cooking and cooling processes such as
fajita-strips, chicken dices etc. Therefore the discharge was designed with a conveyor belt, rather than the standard meat trolley.

But knowing our agents and customers, they will quickly find other applications!

More about Paragon Processing here

For more information on IFFA go to their website 

 

Zentjes Flatteners, Strip Cutters & Tenderisers

PARAGON WELCOMES NEW SUPPLIER ZENTJES

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Zentjes

Zentjes are pleased to announce their representation of a new agent in the UK – Paragon Processing Solutions

Since 1996 Zentjes Food has designed and built, in line Flatteners, Strip Cutters and Tenderisers, offering quality products with exceptionally competitive pricing.

Zentjes Flattener

Zentjes Strip Cutter

Zentjes Tenderiser

 

More about Paragon here or visit the Zentjes website

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Gunther tumblers

The Gunther GPA Tumbler Range

Gunther Tumblers

The Gunther tumblers Model GPA 150/200/300/600 have a maximum capacity of 100 – 300Kg (depending on model and product) and have the following  benefits and features:

Benefits:

Guaranteed intensive but gentle processing ensuring even distribution of flavour and tenderness. Guaranteed colour enhancement and uniformity and integrity of your final product

Features:

  • Manufactured in stainless steel
  • Drum tilt control by electro-mechanical gear motor
  • Vacuum pump for continuous or intermittent vacuum processing, with adjustable vacuum height
  • PLC control with 50 program capacity
  • Variable drum speed
  • Left or right drum rotation, giving different tumble action due to asymmetrical vanes
  • Hinged lid on 300/600 models (available as additional price option on 150/200 models)

A 99 program touch screen control is available for all Gunther tumbler models at additional cost, as is a USB printer connection and RS 232 interface.

gunther tumblers

 A small Gunther tumbler could make a big difference to your business!

Blentech’s Bright Future

Blentech

Blentech is to open its new pilot plant located at their headquarters in Santa Rosa, California later this year.  The state-of-the-art test centre will feature a fixed fleet of demonstration equipment on which customers can run their exploratory product on sample equipment before committing to buy.

Blentech

Blentech Goes Green

They recently introduced a solar panel energy conservation programme, they are currently installing 580 LG electric solar cell panels with a 150,800 kW capacity. Their goal is to produce up to 222,279 kWh annually to supply both their manufacturing space and offices with all the electricity required for normal operations. This state of the art technology allows them to harvest energy from the bright Northern California sun.

Seven out of every ten days is sunny in Santa Rosa!

Lowering their energy consumption and costs will make their operations more effective and this will translate to savings for future Blentech customers here in the UK

More news here

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After Foodex 2014

Paragon Processing Solution’s stand at the Foodex 2014 show in Birmingham was well attended, we certainly saw our fair share of visitors. It was good to see both new and familiar faces and we look forward to meeting up with you again in the future.

We were well supported by representatives from Magurit, Gunther and Blentech and visitors were able to take the opportunity to chat with them about their relevant processing needs and we were certainly encouraged by the response we had which indicates that the UK food manufacturing industry is continuing to grow.

We look forward to Foodex 2016- See you there!

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Horizontal Cookers

Why buy Horizontal Cookers when similar sized Kettles are cheaper?

Horizontal cookers have a number of important benefits over hemispherical kettles:

  • Larger surface area ( nearly 30% more for 500L) resulting in quicker heat up times
  • Better mixing capabilities giving more evenly cooked product
  • Slower agitator speeds minimising damage to  particulates visibly improving product quality
  • efficient scraper system reducing product burn on

Paragon will be exhibiting a single shafted Blentech Horizontal Cookers at the Foodex event this month.

Come and see the Blentech Blentherm on our stand L353 in Hall 20 at Foodex and discuss your processing needs directly with the manufacturer.

This machine is ideal for cooking:

  • Soups
  • Sauces
  • Fruit Pie Fillings
  • Onions

The Blentech range also includes both batch and continuous machines for:

Asian sticky rice – pilau rice – meat pie filling  lasagna – analog cheese – mozarella – pasta  hummus – bacon bits and many many more…

Frozen Block Reducer

Using a bandsaw to cut blocks to feed your mincer or bowl cutter?

Magurit Pre-breaker

Then you should consider the benefits of a Magurit Pre-breaker

A Magurit Fromat or Starcutter can:

  • Increase safety
  • Improve product quality
  • Reduce equipment maintenance
  • Minimise machine downtime
  • Reduce running cost

Fromat 042

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Starcutter

Magurit starcutter

Frozen Block Reducer

The Fromat is a frozen block reducer and is ideal for the cutting of frozen meat blocks into slices, or when fitted with a cross-knife head, into smaller sized pieces; perfect for further downstream processing equipment. Various different machines cater for production rates from 900Kgs/hr right up to 10000Kgs/hr, cutting at temperatures as low as -30 degrees centigrade. All models are stainless steel constructed and because of the very robust build, will give many years of service.

The Fromat is gravity fed via slope, on which the blocks slide down to the cutting area. All machines have a strong hydraulic drive for operation of the knife head. The Fromat is the perfect machine for pre-cutting of blocks for further processing in bowl choppers and grinders. This type is suitable for all standard block shapes and sizes. The Fromat can cut meat at very low temperatures. The final cut pieces are typically used in raw sausage production. With different knife heads the desired cutting result will be obtained. The extremely sturdy machines work with high efficiency in butcher shops and industrial plants. Handling and cleaning are easy.

 

Come and see the entry level Fromat 042 on our stand L353 in Hall 20 at Foodex and discuss your processing needs directly with the manufacturer Magurit

brine injection

Why buy Gunther PI 54/105 Injectors?

This Brine injection equipment has:

  • Electrical & mechanical components are mounted in individual, temperature controlled waterproof housings increasing reliability
  • Fully automatic reversible servo drives
  • Brine pump  in separate housing, allowing wide range of different pump types to be installed
  • Needle heads with quick release needle bridge system for fast removal
  • Monitored pre-filter system for a purer brine solution
  • Touch screen interface for easy operation
  • Memory space for up to 99 recipes
  • Precision controlled brine valve increasing injection level accuracy

 

Gunther also supply Tumblers, Steakers, Tenderizers and a wide range of  material handling equipment to complete your processing line.

For more About Gunther

Paragon at Foodex 2014

Paragon Processing Solutions are proud to announce that they will exhibiting at Foodex 2014 on 24-26th March 2014.

We are going to be in Hall 20 at stand L353.

As agents for Blentech, Magurit, Gunther and Bridge, Paragon Processing Solutions will be attending Foodex.

As well as the Paragon team you will be available to meet Andreas Hager, Managing Director of Magurit, Daniel Voit, President of Blentech Corporation and Marcel Ohnesseit, Engineering Food Technologist at Gunther. All will be pleased to talk with you about their machinery and your respective processing needs.

On display will be a:

  • Magurit Fromat : Frozen block reduction machine.
  • Blentech Blentherm : Single shafted horizontal cooker
  • Gunther PI 54/ 105 : Injector

Paragon at Foodex

blentech

Blentech gets published!

Blentech is published in “Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products

By: Darrell Horn and Daniel Voit”

“In order to understand the root cause of cooking problems, a discussion of the factors affecting heat transfer is necessary. There are several processing factors that will influence the transfer of heat into cooked product ”

Blentech Corporation was founded in 1986 by former Olympian Darrell Horn to serve the equipment needs of the food processing industry.  Starting with the invention of the automatic grape harvester that revolutionized the agricultural methods of the wine industry, This was Darrell’s next chapter in a lifetime of food processing innovation serving to improve industrial methods every step of the way.

Their  initial product line included batch blenders and product transfer equipment. The company has since grown to become a leading manufacturer of custom food processing equipment with core competencies in blending, massaging and marinating and thermal processing technologies.

For more information go to our Blentech news section or visit the Blentech website 

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R Manners & Son's Testimonial

Client :

R Manners & Sons

R. Manners & Sons

About :

R. Manners & Sons Ltd are a leading Catering Butcher supplying the Ready Meals Industry, the Hospitality & Leisure Industry and Industrial Caterers both large and small.

R. Manners & Sons Ltd are situated in the North East of England and service customers from across the UK.

Question & Answer session with R. Manners & Sons regarding their new Magurit 584:

Thanks for taking the time to answer the following questions:

Q1. What is your position within the company?

A1. Managing Director

Q2. What do you process?

A2. Beef, Pork, Lamb and Poultry

Q3. When do you process?

A3. 7am – 5pm

Q4. Did you trial the equipment before buying and what benefit was this to you?

A4. Yes. We approached Paragon with a specific problem and they were confident that the Magurit 584 would provide the solution and offered it on sale or return. The Magurit 584 machine produced the results we wanted it to do so bought it there and then.

Q5. How did Magurit’s equipment improve your process and what benefits have you seen?

A5. The Magurit 584 allowed us to replace the bandsaw we had been using and increased our yield and throughput. By replacing the bandsaw for a guarded guillotine we were also able to increase safety by protecting our staff from injury.

Q6.  How would you describe Paragon’s aftersales support including services and spares?

A6. Good. Their engineers talk us through any problems we may encounter on the phone and then come out to our factory as quickly as possible if we need further assistance.

Q7. Why did you choose Paragon Processing Solutions?

A7. Because we had bought a machine from them in the past and their high service level and durable equipment meant it was an easy decision.

Q8. Would you recommend Paragon Processing Solutions to others?

A8. Yes and we will continue to do so.

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Paragon supports Charity Dudes

Paragon staff took part in the annual Charity Dudes 2hr Endurance Go Karting event on the 3rd August at Lydd Race Circuit this year to raise money for CLIC Sargent- The Childrens Cancer Charity.

The day went really well. Weather was brilliant again and we got a great day’s racing in.  There were 7 teams and Paragon’s team came 5th on the day.

Charity Dudes raised a record  £1010.74  for CLIC Sargent- The Childrens Cancer Charity.

They  are a fundraising team made up of Matt Chance and Glenn Thompson and set it up as they love to push themselves to the limits with adventurous challenges and have always been like that. Over the last few years they started to do these challenges for different charities and found that they not only really enjoyed doing these challenges for them but  also got a lot out of raising money for people less fortunate than them that really needed their help.

Other Paragon news

IFFA

Paragon & Gunther at IFFA 2013

IFFA in Frankfurt on 4th – 9th May 2013 and Paragon ( as agents in the UK) attended to support their UK customers.
 The No. 1 for the meat industry – opens its doors again from 4 to 9 May 2019. As the sector’s foremost innovation platform, it will once again bring together all players from the industry, retail trade and butcher’s trade in Frankfurt am Main. Thanks to its clear focus, the world’s leading trade fair for the sector is unrivalled: everything revolves around the most valuable of all foodstuffs – meat.

Good reasons why you should come to IFFA

  • See the innovations being shown by over 1,000 companies from 50 countries
  • Meet the market leaders at the same time and place
  • Discover the latest meat-industry trends
  • Experience the entire spectrum from manufacturing to high-tech
  • Make contacts with the international meat-industry community
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Bridge Machine Company

Terry Bridge retires after years of service

Bridge Machine Company

After a lifetime of service, former Bridge Machine Company President, Terry Bridge, officially retired on April 19, 2013. Terry had been involved in every aspect of the business from sales, to engineering, manufacturing, and assembly of our equipment. His years of experience will be missed but we do look forward to good reports from the golf course and the beach. Our best wishes to Terry for a long, happy, healthy, and active retirement.

“I want to thank all of the Customers of Bridge for their loyalty and friendship throughout the years” said Terry. “You have made Bridge the successful company it is today.” Regarding the future, Terry noted, “With the financial backing of the new ownership and the leadership developed over the years by the Bridge team, I am confident that together they will continue the legacy of quality and dependability associated with the Bridge name.”

Bridge Machine Company, Inc. was founded in 1956 by Mr. Edward Bridge. Mr. Bridge, along with his sons Terry and Ed, focused on building a company that was able and willing to produce a product that provided a dependable solution to their customers. They listened to the customer, designed a solution and produced a product to generate profits for their customers. Their success and customer loyalty over the past half-century is a testament to their commitment of putting the customer first. In 2011, the Bridge family joined forces with A-One Manufacturing and its parent company American Products, LLC. Combined, these companies bring 110 years of experience serving the needs of customers in the food processing industry.

Bridge Machine Company designs and manufactures a complete line of food processing equipment. In addition to our standard products we can customer engineer equipment to meet your specific needs. Our expertise is in the forming, shaping and portioning of food products, tenderisers, flatteners, strip cutter and material handling equipment are included in our product line.

Since 1956 Bridge Machine Company has been manufacturing quality processing equipment for the meat, poultry and seafood industries. We have complete engineering, fabrication, assembly and final test facilities to assure that all our machines are rugged and reliable

Paragon is proud to be the sole agent for Bridge Machinery in the UK & Ireland

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More about Bridge Machine Company (now called Ensight) on their website

Magurit Celebrates 150 Years

Current Managing Directors Andreas Hager and Dino Vieth commissioned a book ‘150 Years of Magurit’ which is a fascinating story of family and business from it’s humble beginnings in 1848 when John Conrad Rittershaus opened his Smithy, through the years to the expansion of the company in the 1950’s by Dr. Jurgen Hager & Walter Vieth to today’s Magurit- A thriving company with over 40 staff and worldwide sales in over 70 countries.

To read this book in PDF please click on the image below:

Mag 150 years

History

It all began in 1859 with the production of plumber–tools. After 1945 also the food industry faced an economical boom and MAGURIT began to produce machines for that sector. From the 1960`s onwards MAGURIT focused completely on the business of frozen meat processing. Since then MAGURIT supplies machinery worldwide. MAGURIT specialise in this field and offers today unique equipment especially in the field of frozen meat dicing technology. MAGURIT is also well known for fresh product cutting equipment.

As a world leader and only specialist in the processing of frozen products we offer our clients efficiency and productivity at the highest level. In recent years we have further developed our know-how in the processing of fresh products.

Machines manufactured by MAGURIT reduce frozen blocks or fresh product for the food or pet-food industry throughout the world. You will find an individual solution for your requirements. Our machines can be designed to be versatile, with quick change of knife set up,  if different cutting results are requuired.  A variety of lifting and handling equipment enables an ergonomically and continuous product flow

Since the foundation of the company almost 150 years ago it is based in the city of Remscheid. What began with a simple idea gives work today to 45 employees. As a company with traditional values we produce our modern equipment still in Remscheid, the original location of the company. Throughout the world we have supplied equipment to more then 70 countries

Philosophy

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be a reliable partner for you we are constantly further developing our knowledge. We consider ourselves more as your partner than a machinery supplier. We offer you high customer care and prompt and extensive service. Our customers are the centre of our work.

Paragon is proud to be the Sole Agent for Magurit in the UK & Ireland

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