CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Conshohocken Italian Bakery recently acquired and installed a new Alitech thermal tunnel oven. The oven will allow for increased production of their Italian roll varieties including Hoagie, Steak and Kaiser Rolls distributed throughout the region. Bakery owners, Domenic and Michael Gambone, expect to have the new oven fully operational the week of November 21st. As customary, a blessing ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 11:00am at their 79 Jones Street location; his Reverend Father Gasper A. Genuardi of SS Cosmas & Damian Church will officiate the ritual.
The new Alitech oven, endearingly named “Irene”, replaces a 25 year-old Thermotun oven. The breakdown/installation process took nearly 9 weeks to complete with an additional 4 weeks for calibrating and testing. The new oven is expected to reduce energy consumption by 10 – 15% in addition to providing more efficiency by reducing baking times while maintaining product consistency. The oven is expected to bake up to 25,000 Kaiser Rolls per hour and nearly 6,300 Hoagie Rolls per hour. The overall dimensions of the oven are 16 meters long X 4.8 meters wide X 2.6 meters high or 52.5ft X 15.6ft X 8.5ft, which is about the length of a humpback whale. For more information on Alitech bakery equipment, please visit their website at www.alitech-online.com.
During the transition, the bakery was using a similar, but smaller Thermotun oven to keep up with production demands.
Established in 1973, Conshohocken Italian Bakery has been manufacturing and supplying wholesale and retail baked goods to the greater Philadelphia five-county region. The bakery continues to focus on producing freshly baked artisan products.
79 Jones Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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