From italy to Peru: the biggest cocoa press arrived on the South American territory





Calolziocorte, 22.04.2016 – 10.310,22 KM: this is the distance at the crow flies between Lecco, a small North Italian town, and Peru. A route which, nevertheless, has no borders for the factory of Lecco, GSR Cocoa Machinery, specialized in designing, manufacturing and testing of cocoa presses and which has been active since 1992 on the worldwide market. A recognized excellence which, in the last days, had the opportunity to receive an institutional visit of the President and of the General Manager of Confindustria Lecco and Sondrio, the representative Association of the entrepreneurial system of the territory of which it is a member.

The press, destined to Machu Picchu Foods in Pisco (the largest cocoa processing producer in Peru) is the greatest press ever shipped to Peruvian territory: 18 pots, 8,2 m long, 1,7 m high and 2 m wide, with a weight of 41.500 kg. mounted on a 4 m. high structure. This line will weigh 64 tons on the whole and will allow to process 11.800 tons of cocoa mass per year.
These are the astonishing numbers connected to the press 18/980, manufactured with high resistance alloy steels in 5 months of work. Design, quality control, test, assembly as well as start-up and servicing; any phase is made inside the Factory in Calolziocorte (LC). This masterpiece of technology and mechanics will leave Lecco in these days destined to Peru where it will start working restlessly, granting optimum performance and high production efficiency in order to achieve as much butter and cake as possible in the shortest possible time.

“We are proud to state that today, after nearly 25 years, we are recognized all over the world as an Italian excellence. In these years of activity we have been able to bring across the world the best of Made in Italy, proving with numbers and tangible results the goodness of our operation.” so Luigi Turla, President of GSR Cocoa Machinery ,stated.

In fact Gsr Cocoa Machinery will be 25 years old next year; a goal reached with head held high, travelling a long and challenging road which brought the factory “Made in Italy” to become one of the most important leaders on the market, today synonym of excellence.
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroun, Latin America, Asia, USA, Europe, Russia: from Calolziocorte GSR is keeping and weaving new relationships with the biggest protagonists of the global players in the cocoa sector.