Frans & Bertha bv: Cucimix is effective, easy to use and allows us to standardize the recipes

Frans & Bertha bv: Cucimix is effective, easy to use and allows us to standardize the recipes

Frans & Bertha BV
https://fransenbertha.be/nl
Belgium
Sector: Ghost Kitchen

My name is Pepijn Vandebotermet and I am co-founder and CEO of Frans & Bertha bv. We are a production site operating in Veurne, Belgium since 4 years with our main focus on producing fresh sauces and products in an auto-pasteurisation process with a DLC of approximately 40-50 days. Hereunder a small overview of our product range:

  • Bolognese sauce
  • Vegan Bolognese sauce
  • Chicken stew
  • Vegan chicken stew
  • Beef stew
  • Vegan beef stew
  • Thai curry
  • Vegan thai curry
  • Meatballs in tomato sauce
  • Vegan meatballs in tomato sauce
  • Arrabiata
  • Quattro formaggi
frans&bertha with Cucimix

Our production site is 1440 m², we have 6 FTE’s of which 2 fixed in production, producting approximately 20 – 25 tons of finished product per week.

Our company is a co-op between a spaghetti fast-casual “Bavet” operating since 9 years and their production partner “Versmarkt Delva”. Bavet has big plans on growing fast in the fast-casual world and they integrated vertically into to process by joining the investment of the production side of their concept.

The challenge for Frans & Bertha BV

The challenges we’ve faced during our start-up phase were huge due to COVID-19 and the financial crisis who involved huge increases in price and big pressure on our competitiveness in the market. The challenges ahead are our goal to break open the retail market with a new and innovative packaging with 82% less plastic per kg sauce packed in it.

What the customer says

We chose Firex because of our experience we had with the machines at Versmarkt Delva. The effectiveness of the machines and the easy to use program are really important for our team to work in a fluent way.

We have:
3 Firex CUCIMIX 180 liter with pressure options
2 Firex CUCIMIX 180 liter without pressure.

The machines help us to cook our recipes in a constant way in order to deliver a day to day top and fresh end product to our customers.

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We would buy other machines for sure since we like the co-operation with the company doing the technical follow up of our kettles and the nice follow up from Firex with bigger questions. If bigger kettles (500 – 1000 liters) would exist, we would also buy one of those for sure!


Pepijn Vandebotermet:”The effectiveness of the machines and the easy to use program are really important for our team to work in a fluent way”.


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