Herts manufacturer probes foodservice market

A Hertfordshire firm is bidding to make sophisticated food monitoring an easier task for chefs with a range of handheld thermometers available at a budget price.

The IMC Group (not to be confused with the food waste and barware company of a similar name) aims to step up its activities in the foodservice space having already won business from the likes of Asda, Waitrose and Nandos.

Its MM7000 Thermobarscan is a lightweight handheld instrument, but features an integral barcode scanner and Bluetooth capabilities so it can record product location, identity, time, date and temperature data and transmit the information to any device.

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It also offers a MM2000 product, which is self-calibrating, waterproof to IP67 standards and features an auto switch-off function.

IMC’sbusiness development manager, Gordon Muscat, said its handhelds provide a solution to all environmental monitoring applications and budgets.

“People in foodservice, supermarkets and restaurants are loving our brand new series of thermometers because they’re easy-to-use, practical and affordable instruments for a wide range of food applications,” he claimed. “All instruments are microprocessor-driven, providing exceptionally high accuracy and long-term stability.”

The IMC Group was formed from a series of mergers and acquisitions which began in 2007. It has almost doubled its turnover since then, with all operating companies recently consolidated into the group. Key brands within the organisation include Hanwell, IceSpy and ShockLog.

The IMC Group designs, manufactures and installs its own technology. It operates from factory premises in Hertfordshire where over the past six years it has invested in state-of-the-art machinery to improve the speed and accuracy of circuit board production. At the same time, the workforce has almost doubled to 60 people.

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