The offering from Interfood Technology’s Bakery Division has been extended with a staple piece of
equipment for the production of baked goods – the oven.

Interfood has signed a partnership deal with world renowned oven manufacturer Salva to represent the
San Sebastian based family-owned company in the UK. This will cover the whole range of deck, rotary
and fixed rack convection ovens, along with ancillary equipment including retarder provers, mixers and

The range offers options to cover the requirements of retail craft bakeries through to semi-industrial
operations, with electric ovens which are characterised by their low energy use, realising typical savings
of £700 pounds per year, per deck. The modular ovens are custom built, with the potential to configure
individual decks for different applications.

Consistency of bake is a fundamental focus in the manufacture of the ovens on site at Salva’s factory in
the Basque region of Northern Spain. The deck ovens feature ceramic heaters which hold the
temperature, resulting in a loaf with a crusty finish all over. The convection ovens use a heated and
static air circulation system that achieves uniform baking by avoiding hot and cold spots. The controls
are also designed to enable high quality baking time and time again, with the smart touch control panel
developed by Salva to be user-friendly and intuitive, offering useful information such as energy
consumption data, warnings and alarm screens.

James Fitch, Interfood’s Bakery Divisional Manager, comments – “the build quality was one thing that
struck us when we visited Salva to discuss a potential partnership. Salva have focused on building well
made, robust, energy efficient ovens, with a high quality appearance, and their experience and heritage
in this area allows them to have a complete understanding of the requirements of the baking process.
Their range offers an oven for all product types. In recent years they have focused on adding a range of
ancillary equipment to support their offerings in this area, to become a complete one stop shop for
bakers. We are delighted to be working with Salva, their company spirit and commitment to putting
customers first mirroring our own, and we look forward to discussing how we can offer bespoke
solutions based around one of the most important pieces of equipment in the production of quality
baked goods.”

Salva has been manufacturing ovens since 1943 and was the first to launch a modular oven into the
Spanish market. It is now one of Europe’s ten largest manufacturers and is in its third generation of
operation by the Llordés family. Commenting on the new partnership, Frank Teixeira, Export Area
Manager for UK and Ireland of Salva, said – “We are thrilled to partner with Interfood, a company that
shares our commitment to delivering top-notch solutions tailored to the needs of bakeries. Our ovens,
built with precision and innovation, are designed to elevate the baking experience, ensuring consistency
and quality every time. Together, we look forward to empowering bakeries across the UK with our state-
of-the-art equipment.”.