FPS ACQUIRES CMP EQUIPMENT

FPS Food Process Solutions Acquires Charlottetown Metal Products

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Richmond, BC, Feb. 12, 2019 – FPS Food Process Solutions (FPS) is in the process of acquiring majority control of Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP). FPS is a global leader in turnkey food freezing and cooling equipment and has been growing at a compounded rate for the past 8 years since their inception in 2010. Led by President, Jeffrey Chang, FPS has offices in Vancouver, BC (head office), southeastern United States, Brazil, China, the Netherlands and now adds a significant east coast Canadian operation to their portfolio.

CMP has been designing and building custom food processing equipment for over 60 years and serves renowned global multinational companies. CMP is also one of PEI’s top employers, with a staff of 80.

“With a shared focus for hygienic design, CMP is a timely and strategic fit that will add to our capabilities in diversifying product line offerings”, said Jeffrey Chang, President of FPS. “The acquisition accelerates our expansion in North America, as part of our global growth.”

FPS is pursuing a major expansion to the existing 43,000 sq foot premises in Milton, PEI and has plans to double CMP’s facility, staff and revenues in the next 3 years.

Trevor Spinney, current President of CMP, will continue to manage the day to day operations of CMP. “We are excited to join FPS and look forward to serving our clients as a combined force”, said Spinney.  “FPS holds a powerful commitment to innovation and hygienic design which will enable CMP to increase our value to our clients and grow our business as we collectively work to deliver best in class sanitary processing equipment to the industry. Our Eastern Canadian location offers close proximity to clients along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the United States for FPS.  We are looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and business success of FPS.”

About FPS:

FPS Food Process Solutions is a global leader in turn-key food freezing and cooling equipment. We provide innovative systems to ensure the highest efficiencies and to meet the most stringent sanitary demands. These factors transform into superior food quality, lowered cost of ownership and maximized profits. Our goal at FPS is simple. We strive to create a singular standard in our industry - the highest standard. Alongside our clients, we call this the FPS Standard.

About CMP:

Founded in 1957, CMP is a high-quality, custom stainless-steel equipment manufacturer singularly focused on the hygienic design of food processing equipment. CMP offers layout and design, custom fabrication, and on-site installation and commissioning services. CMP has a best in class engineering team, and a dedicated crew of ASME, CSA, and CWB certified technicians and fabricators and is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

For further information please contact:
Jeffrey Chang, President
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
604-232-4145


FPS Food Process Solutions Open Parts & Service Centre

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A New US Facility to Provide Quick Service to the Industry

Vancouver, BC – FPS Food Process Solutions has opened a new Parts & Service Center in Cartersville, GA. FPS currently provides retrofits and services to clients anywhere in the world, and this new center will allow FPS to urgently ship parts and greatly increase the level of service available.

FPS retrofit specialists are not only experts with our equipment, but also equipment from other suppliers. The retrofit services largely help clients increase capacity and prolong freezer life while our service can help clients’ equipment run optimally and minimize any downtime.

FPS offers comprehensive retrofit packages from system evaluations to complete structural and enclosure rebuilds. With recent global attention on environmentally friendly practices and food safety concerns, existing equipment can be evaluated and upgraded to energy efficient operation and meet current hygienic demands.

Here is a list of retrofits and services available:

1. Clean in Place (CIP) Retrofit
2. Upgrade OEM Freezer enclosure
3. Belt Replacement and upgrade drive system
4. Stacker belt freezer Retrofit
5. Technical support and Service on OEM Freezers
6. Routine service agreement on OEM freezers
7. OEM Freezers Upgrade and retrofit

a. Air Flow Optimization
b. Performance Analysis
c. Energy Consumption Analysis
d. Control system Upgrade
e. Prolong operating hours analysis

24-Hour Service and a Support Hotline is also available to clients who need urgent help. FPS provides immediate support with emergency service, product inquiry, spare parts support, and more. Our technical support specialists provide immediate responses to questions.

Service inquiries can be made at the following numbers:

North American Toll-Free: 1 (877) 710-8660
Vancouver Hotline: 1 (604) 283-9350

FPS to Showcase the Game Changing Spiral Immersion System (SIS) at IPPE

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Vancouver, BC – In late 2018, FPS Food Process Solutions launched its newest product, the Spiral Immersion System (SIS). The Spiral Immersion System (SIS) is a revolutionary new patented food processing platform for chilling, freezing, pasteurizing, cooking and chemically treating food products. The SIS is a spiral conveyor in a tank of liquid, usually water or brine, that is faster, cheaper, produces a better-quality food product, produces a safer food product and takes up less space than air chilling.

The science behind the SIS is that heat is transferred 25 times faster in water than in air and water is easier to move around than air. A 2 or 3 hp water pump can move the same amount of heat as over 100 hp of fans moving air. The result is that in the SIS the surface of food freezes 25 times faster and the core freezes 20-70% faster, the footprint is 50% smaller, it uses 80% less energy for the same throughput and the SIS requires 30% less refrigeration tonnage. FPS will be showcasing an SIS prototype at its Booth#7143 in Hall B. As a leader in hygienic design, FPS will also be presenting a TechTalk at IPPE. This is an opportunity to learn about how to make food production faster and safer.

Title: Faster Food Processing Freezer = Safer, More Sanitary Food Products

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 12th, 10:30am to 10:50am

FPS Food Process Solutions Opens First US Office In Cartersville, Georgia.

FPS Opens First US Office in Cartersville, Georgia

Vancouver, BC – FPS has set up a new Parts & Service Center in Cartersville, Georgia — just one hour away from Atlanta. The new location will be our first office in the United States and is led by our Technical Services Manager Mark Bellow and our Business Development Manager Jay Loy.

The new office houses a technical service support team and provides quick access to spare parts for customers. FPS will have a dedicated team to service and retrofit self-stacking spiral freezers to ensure customers can have single point service for all their freezer needs.

The new facility, which contains an administration office and warehouse, adds another 15,000 sq. ft. to FPS. With the expansion, FPS can provide a full range of installation and modification services across the United States.

“I’m excited to see the Cartersville Office open. It demonstrates FPS’ commitment to ensuring our customers receive the best service for all their freezing and cooling equipment,” stated Justin Lai, VP Sales & Marketing.

New Product Launch: Spiral Immersion System (SIS)

A Game Changer for the Food Processing Industry

Vancouver, BC – FPS Food Process Solutions has just launched its newest product, the Spiral Immersion System (SIS). The Spiral Immersion System (SIS) is a revolutionary new patented food processing platform for chilling, freezing, pasteurizing, cooking and chemically treating food products. The SIS is a spiral conveyor in a tank of liquid, usually water or brine, that is faster, cheaper, produces a better-quality food product, produces a safer food product and takes up less space than air chilling.

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The science behind the SIS is that heat is transferred 25 times faster in water than in air and water is easier to move around than air. A 2 or 3 hp water pump can move the same amount of heat as over 100 hp of fans moving air. The result is that in the SIS the surface of food freezes 25 times faster and the core freezes 20-70% faster, the footprint is 50% smaller, it uses 80% less energy for the same throughput and the SIS requires 30% less refrigeration tonnage.

The SIS’s robust fully welded SS316 stainless steel enclosure contains close to 1000 ft of Intralox’s self-stacking modular plastic belt in 2 spiral stacks. 95% of the spiral belting is submerged in a sterile saline and SS316 stainless steel environment in temperatures ranging from -50°C to +100°C.

“We at FPS are thrilled to bring this product to market and know that it will be a game changer for the food processing industry,” states Steve Kelley, FPS Director of Spiral Immersion Systems. “We’ve known for a long time that liquid is more efficient than air but there just hasn’t been the equipment to take advantage of those more efficient methods until FPS developed the SIS,” said David Bogle, Intralox Global R&D Director – Spiral Platforms.

With a state of the art computerized control system and a unique patented design, the SIS keeps the food product, even buoyant products, in position on the belt to facilitate automated processing and packaging.

Quicker freezing results in better product quality and safety. The faster the product freezes, the smaller the crystals which result in less cellular disruption and the products retain better color, texture, flavor and nutrition. The shortened freezing time also means that food travels through the danger zone between 4 and 60 degrees Celsius faster, resulting in less bacteria in the food. Less bacteria means a safer food product and a longer shelf life.

The SIS can process anything that is bagged or comes in a natural casing, rind, skin, or shell. This includes: vacuum sealed meat, poultry and fish; skin sealed food products; bagged soups and sauces; and lobster, crab and other shellfish. “Essentially, if your product can be immersed in water, then you should be using the SIS,” concludes Kelley.