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Trefa is partner in ChocoPie project in Vietnam

ChocoPie is een Aziatisch koekje wat te vergelijken is met een bij ons beter bekend product als ChocoPrins. Het koekje bestaat uit 2 ronde zachte biscuits met een laag marshmallow ertussen en het geheel is gechocolateerd en individueel verpakt onder beschermende stikstof atmosfeer.

ChocoPie is a sandwiched cookie with Marshmallow in between and enrobed with chocolate. This delicacy is individually packed in a flowwrapper under protecting Nitrogen gas.

The product originates from Korea and particularly the last 5 years the export of this ChocoPie to Vietnam has been booming, thanks to the fact that the combination of the crunchy biscuit cake with the soft and slightly chewy marshmallow was received very well in the Vietnamese market.

The processing line for making this product consists of a dough/batter preparation section for the cookies, immediately followed by the dough depositing on the oven belt.

This steel oven belt runs the products through the baking section, followed by continuous cooling afterwards. Trefa supplied the machinery and know how for the Marshmallow section and through RGF Applications Holland, parts of the marshmallow preparation were built locally in Vietnam.

After Marshmallow is deposited on the cookies, the process is continued by chocolate enrobing and cooling. Finally the ChocoPies are wrapped each by flow-wrappers and packed in boxes for presentation on the supermarket shelves.

The supply of machinery and technology was a typical cooperation between machine suppliers from Korea, Spain and Holland. Trefa was the specialist in the Marshmallow production. The total project management and coordination of the 3 machinery suppliers was organized by RGF Applications Holland, who has a long working experience in Vietnam and has a local partner there to market Food machinery and ingredients for the Vietnamese market.

A happy customer pushed end of October last year the start button on the brand new ChocoPie line in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Television (VTN), who also made a program on the factory, witnessed this festive event. The last few months the production line has been running for more than 16 hours per day. It was just in time to benefit from the buying spree for the seasonal holiday period during Christmas, New Year and of course the Vietnamese New Year (TET) on January 22.


Trefa (Doesburg, Holland) has been making continuous aerating systems for many years and thanks to unique design features, such as the premixing zone in the mixinghead and the integrated Nitrogen generator in the air control system, the performance for many products is beyond expectations.

Phaner Co. in Vietnam can appreciate these features, since now, for the first time, he has a product that meets the international standards of quality and consistency and he is ready to start exporting his ChocoPie in the ASEAN region and to Russia.

Eind oktober 2003 werd in Vietnam een nieuwe ChocoPie fabriek in gebruik genomen, waar Trefa het Marshmallow gedeelte voor geleverd heeft. Dankzij de goede samenwerking en project coördinatie van de 3 internationale leveranciers, heeft de Vietnamese klant nu een ChocoPie product wat voldoet aan de internationale standaarden van kwaliteit en duurzaamheid en dus geschikt is om te exporteren.

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