HPP Atlantique is the leading company offering HPP tolling services in France. The company was founded in 2015 by various food manufacturers who wanted to investigate the potential of this new technology. Soon, the service was offered to external customers and a subcontracting business was born. With the acquisition of a Hiperbaric 300 HPP unit, they became the company with the country’s greatest HPP capacity for third parties.
Offering the multiple benefits of HPP to food and beverage manufacturers
By offering their HPP services, HPP Atlantique allows food and beverage manufacturers in France to take advantage of the many benefits of this non-thermal technology. High Pressure Processing or HPP is an innovative process that improves product preservation without heating, using pressure and cold water to inactivate microorganisms. The high levels of pressure (up to 6,000 bar) inactivates foodborne pathogens and microorganisms, guaranteeing food safety and extending the shelf life of the products for several weeks or even months. All this while preserving the nutritional and organoleptic qualities. Lastly, the extended shelf life obtained helps combat food waste and avoids using preservatives.
The versatility of the technology allows HPP Atlantique to work with a wide range of products, from fish and meat products to juices and dips such as hummus, tzatziki or guacamole. And the potential is even wider with dairy products, ready-to-eat meals, pet food and much more.
A strategic partnership between two referent companies
While HPP Atlantique is the leader in France, Hiperbaric is the global leading manufacturer of HPP equipment. Thus, a strategic partnership between the two companies just seems logical. Moreover, both share some important values such as customer orientation. These points in common have forged a great relationship in which the greatest beneficiaries have been the end users of the technology.
In the words of Gwendal Lannou, General Director at HPP Atlantique: “As an HPP toller, the correct operation of the HPP system is essential for us. Machine reliability is therefore of paramount importance in our business. But above and beyond this quality, we chose to work with Hiperbaric because of the responsiveness of its 24/7 aftersales department and its strong customer focus, which is close to our corporate values.”
Watch the following video to learn the whole story of HPP Atlantique and its partnership with Hiperbaric:
A complete range of services with R&D on the top
Since its creation, HPP Atlantique has always focused its activity and services on satisfying its customers’ needs. The company counts on an R&D laboratory within its facilities, where a specialized team of food technologists supports its customers in their product development efforts using HPP, to accelerate their innovation processes.
In addition, HPP Atlantique has developed a broad range of complementary services around HPP to offer an all-in-one solution to their customers’ needs. These services include drying, catch-weight, pre-pricing and labeling, shrink-wrapping, sleeving, inkjet marking, and automated carton packing. Wherever possible, they seek to integrate post-processing steps to optimize costs for their customers and streamline their operations. A good example is that after processing the products, HPP Atlantique delivers them directly to logistics platforms or forwarding agents for export.
Great team spirit, great company
HPP Atlantique counts on a great group of passionate people who work side-by-side, in an extraordinary environment and teamwork effort where everyone’s role is important and recognized. This is the basis to provide a complete and efficient service to their customers. The whole team at HPP Atlantique is eager to carry out new developments and build new alliances with food and beverage manufacturers. Contact them if you are in France and want to start leveraging HPP for your products.