The firm says it has seen a growing demand in specification and recipe management in the F&B industry and will target manufacturers in the Benelux region including existing customers Continental Foods (Puurs, Belgium) and Zeelandia (Zierikzee, Netherlands).
“We are confident we can offer a high quality service to existing and potential customers in the region through our branch in the Netherlands with a dedicated and experienced team on site,” said Severin Weiss, CEO, Object Solutions.
The company has three platforms: OS PDM, specification and recipe management ensuring new products meet regulatory standards; OS Portal, allowing manufacturers and suppliers to exchange product data and specifications on globalfoodspecs.net; and OS LIMS, laboratory information and management system, which automates daily laboratory processes and workflows, quality control, administration and budgets.
Klaus Riebel, head of quality assurance, Wagner Pizza said it uses Object Solutions’ OS-PDM platform to support its Saarland, Germany, operations with 1,200 employees.
“With OS-PDM we can compare new recipe variants regarding cost and nutrition values in a simple way using the simulation module, along with a better documentation,” he said.
Thomas Schäfer, project manager, research and development division, Oetker, said one of the pre-requisites for the success of the Dr. Oetker brand is conformance to quality and safety.
‘We use OS-PDM to identify risks in development, production, transport and preparation of the products and minimise hazards’, he said.
It applied the software to map all phases of the product development process such as recipe management, costing, specifications management, declarations and the corresponding storage of data and information up to product implementation.
As part of the expansion, Object Solutions has hired Roel de Hoop as business development manager, Benelux, who previously worked for Informatics, Thermo Optek and Radiometer Nederland.
De Hoop is responsible for the business in the Benelux region as well as support and customer service in relation to master data, specification and recipe management for food manufacturers.
Object Solutions has its headquarters in Switzerland and branch offices in in Frankfurt (Germany), Nantes (France) and Bratislava (Slovakia). Clients include Dr. Oetker, Develey, Chocolat Bernrain, Zeelandia and Glanbia.