Rockgate is the acronym of the names of four companies – Rollermac (Solaro, Milan), Packint (Borgo Priolo, Pavia), Gami (Schio, Vicenza), and Tecnochoc (Castell’Alfero, Asti) – that joined their productive and technological forces to create a consortium that can supply individual machines or complete and tailor-made production lines for artisan and industrial realities that want to process chocolate from cocoa beans to the bar, but also other types of confectionery products. They chose as their logo a gate made of chocolate, symbolizing the union of their entrepreneurial realities that creates “The entrance to the world of chocolate and confectionery.”
The group was founded in 2012, when the four companies, all producing different kinds of machinery to process chocolate, brought together their know-how and technologies to provide a complete bean-to-bar package, both in the industrial and artisanal field, to satisfy all market demands in this sense. They began to export their equipment together and to take part in important industry events such as Cologne’s Prosweet, Dusseldorf’s Interpack, Dubai’s Gulfood manufacturing among others. The four companies are all led by young entrepreneurs under 40 and boast important names among their customers. Packint Chocolate Machines produces machines to process chocolate and creams from the cocoa bean, or the hazelnut, to the finished product; Gami takes care of the tempering and cooling tunnels for craftsmanship and for medium-small confectioners; Rollermac manufactures machinery for processing dried fruit, cereal bars, pralines, and gummy candies, even for industrial confectioners; and Tecnochoc manufactures medium to large scale machines and modeling plants.
Rockgate will have a stand among the over 300 ones in the Italian Pavilion of the Fancy Food in New York that will take place at the Javitz center from June 28 to July 2.
Ilona Catani Scarlett