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HAVI Global Solutions Announces Breakthrough Disposable Food Packaging, SIX500™, Designed Specifically for Today’s Accelerated Cooking, Combination, and Conveyor Ovens


May 17, 2016
By Business Wire News

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.

HAVI Global Solutions (HGS) has partnered with Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. (NYSE: MFS) to develop breakthrough, ready to serve accelerated cooking packaging. True to its name, SIX500™ provides food processors, convenience stores, and restaurant operators with an enhanced packaging solution that can safely withstand temperatures up to 525 degrees Fahrenheit for six minutes. Through an integrated approach of sharing perspectives from packaging and equipment, HGS and MFS were able to address a fragmented customer issue through the co-development of an integrated solution. SIX500™ will be available for sale through HGS starting in September, 2016, with additional enhancements coming in 2017.

Over the past decade, oven technology has developed rapidly, allowing restaurants to produce quality food in a very short timeframe. Packaging technology hasn’t kept up with the advances in ovens. This new material – and its use of proprietary moisture barriers and laminations – is specifically designed to withstand high temperatures and steam, which allows for food products to be rapidly cooked in disposable packaging.

Through the R&D process, HGS and MFS spent significant time talking to restaurant and convenience store operators to understand some of the key challenges they were facing. “Many operators voiced frustration on the lack of safe, highly functional, and disposable packaging options available for extreme commercial oven environments. Today, they use permanent ware and transfer to disposable packaging post-cooking,” said Alison Cullin, Director of Culinary Innovation at Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. “Integrating packaging through HAVI Global Solutions as part of our holistic systems approach has raised the bar for our customers and expanded their culinary and supply chain possibilities. SIX500™, for the first time, provides FDA compliant packaging designed specifically for extreme commercial oven environments.”

Extreme commercial oven environments are an efficient and effective cooking method for the preparation of foods such as pizzas or breads, producing the visual appeal and optimal food textures in the short timeframe that consumers are looking for. “To provide the desired results on a consistent basis, the packaging needs to safely perform in a predictable manner each time,” said J.P. Zurek, Sr. Director of Business Development at HAVI Global Solutions. “Conventional packaging options have not been designed to withstand the extreme conditions that can occur on some platforms. SIX500™ not only provides optimal performance, but it has been meticulously developed and iterated to ensure all materials used are safe for the processor, operator and end customer.”

Key benefits to the new SIX500™ packaging line include robust structural integrity, optimal release performance across a wide variety of product types, and moisture resistant coatings that can stand up to the most aggressive heat and steam conditions. In addition, food can be pre-packaged, cooked, and then served in the same packaging carrier which creates time and labor efficiencies throughout the product lifecycle.

Featured at the MFS booths (3401 and 3601) at Chicago’s annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, SIX500™ will be exhibited through demonstrations by equipment experts for Show attendees. The NRA Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals and will be held May 21-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

HGS has a history of developing leading edge packaging solutions to meet changing consumer needs in the food industry. Through a strategic partnership with MFS, a global leader in professional and cutting-edge foodservice equipment and systems, both companies have once again shown that the best ideas come from collaboration and from focusing on solving real world customer issues. For more information about the SIX500™, visit www.havigs.com/six500.

About HAVI Global Solutions

HAVI Global Solutions, LLC (HGS), is a professional services company dedicated to helping our customers grow smarter by delivering strategic and operational competitive advantage from idea to end-of-life. Leveraging our industry-leading experience, global reach, expert competencies and capabilities in packaging, promotions, analytics, supply chain, sustainability, recycling and waste solutions, we help our customers better manage risk, achieve operational excellence and realize their growth strategies while addressing the most demanding, complex challenges across their business value chain. For more information about HAVI Global Solutions, please visit www.havigs.com.

About Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc.

Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. designs, manufactures and supplies best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global commercial foodservice market, offering customers unparalleled operator and patron insights, collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and world-class implementation support and service. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and operating manufacturing 20 facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company sells through a global network of over 3,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. The company has approximately 5,500 employees and generated sales of $1.57 billion in 2015. Its portfolio of 23 award-winning brands includes Cleveland, Convotherm®, Delfield®, Fabristeel, Frymaster®, Garland®, INDUCS, Kolpak®, Koolaire®, Lincoln, Manitowoc® Beverage Systems, Manitowoc® Ice, Merrychef, Multiplex®, Servend® and Welbilt®. For more information, visit www.mtwfs.com.

HAVI Global Solutions
Scott Ginnett
630-397-9227
sginnett@havigs.com