Confectionery Manufacturing & Candy Production

Confectionery manufacturers need to maintain tight control over their processes, particularly for chocolate, because even small changes in the moisture content can lead to big differences in quality. Dennis Group has the processing expertise built over years of working with global brands like Mars and TreeHouse Foods as well as smaller, private companies such as the 125-year-old, family-owned and operated Sweet Candy Company.

Experience includes:

  • Ingredient handling including storage, conveying, pulverizing
  • Filling
  • Chocolate processing and handling
  • Chocolate crumb production
  • Roasting (cocoa bean/peanut/for alkalized and non-alkalized liquor)
  • Conching
  • Molding
  • Enrobing and chocolate incorporation
  • Bar forming
  • Allergen separation
  • Clean-in-place system (CIP)
  • Automation and controls
  • Packaging
  • Cartoning and palletizing