LMC International , the US provider of confectionery and bakery processing equipment, has formed a strategic alliance with Indian company Dhiman to sell its confectionery equipment in the North American region.
"Cost conscious manufacturers in the confectionery industry have frequently relied on used machinery for production growth and new product introductions," said LMC president, Peter Loveland.
"Having already been awarded the Gold Medal for Innovation and Design, Arch of Europe Gold Star Award, Paris 2000, Dhiman Industries has established a global reputation for quality and reliability. The LMC/Dhiman alliance will assure compliance with US and Canadian standards, the use of commercially available components from suppliers such as Rockwell Allen-Bradley, and the assurance of local service expertise."
LMC International will introduce the LMC/Dhiman product line of confectionery forming and wrapping machinery at the IEFP Show (International Exposition for Food Processors) in Chicago, 3-7 November 2002.
The deal is a major boost to Dhiman, which has been trying to increase its presence in the North American market for a number of years. Although its business is centred on the export of confectionery processing equipment most of its production is currently exported to other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Established in 1982, Dhiman's other export markets for its bubble gum, toffee and lollipop processing equipment include Africa and the Middle East.