Mantinga is a leading Lithuanian bakery specialising in frozen bakery and convenience foods. With an annual export of over 1 billion products to more than 40 countries, Mantinga has recently invested £18 Million into state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge processing lines, including automated freezing systems.
In 2015, Mantinga first partnered with Starfrost to revolutionise its freezing process by installing a spiral freezer system. This move automated the bakery’s manual freezing method, replacing the labour-intensive IQF blast freezers. The success of this initial collaboration led Mantinga to designate Starfrost as its preferred supplier for cooling equipment solutions. Subsequent equipment installations further supported the bakery’s growth, with Starfrost’s expertise being instrumental in each project.
Starfrost’s most recent collaboration with Mantinga involved the design, manufacture and installation of an additional Helix spiral freezer for the bakery. This cutting-edge freezing system is now the fourth Starfrost freezer incorporated into Mantinga’s operations, boasting the capability of freezing over 1.5 tonnes of laminated dough products per hour.
Kestutis Kosuba, Project Manager at Mantinga:
“The latest spiral freezer from Starfrost operates seamlessly with minimal maintenance requirements. The system incorporates measures to eliminate drafts through the product feed and outfeed openings, resulting in the need for defrosting only once a week. The defrosting, washing, and drying cycle takes a mere five to six hours. Together with our other Starfrost freezers, we have a fully automated freezing operation, which is exceptionally reliable and energy-efficient.”
“As our designated freezing equipment supplier, we have always been impressed by Starfrost’s flexibility and commitment to understanding our specific requirements, particularly during the design phase. From design to equipment installation, warranty, and post-warranty service, every aspect is always handled with great care and attention to detail.”