FDB Company Profile

FDB Company Profile

Our company

FDB ITALIA is a longstanding Italian company that has been operating since 1976 in the design, construction and installation of machinery and complete systems for the dairy and beverage sector. The passion, professionalism and know-how acquired over the years have made FDB ITALIA a leader in the sector. Since 90s it has expanded its markets by exporting the “Made in Italy” all over the world and establishing itself with professionalism and competitiveness.

Always attentive to improvement and technological research, FDB ITALIA can boast high quality standards in the construction of its machinery and guarantees the customer an efficient and reliable service. With a complete service in the design phase, FDB ITALIA builds single machines, parts of plants or complete “turnkey” systems for the production of fresh milk, UHT milk, yoghurt, cheeses, mozzarella, ricotta, cream, butter, semi-artisan and industrial ice cream, from the simplest to the automatic solutions, even with remote management systems and integration with the factory supervisor for Industry 4.0.

FDB S.r.l. Via Della Tecnica 9, 36034 Malo (VI), Italia

OUR HISTORY

Year 1976

The FDB ITALIA company took its first steps producing sanitary pumps, food tanks and heat exchangers. It immediately started a collaboration with leading companies in the sector, in which FDB ITALIA oversaw the installation of numerous plants at important Italian manufactures.

Year 1978

The production of FDB pasteurizers started, as well as a close collaboration with other companies in the sector that began to sell this product under their own brand. In the following years the construction of the first complete FDB heat treatment lines began, more and more accompanied by additional machines both of internal production and supplied by partner companies.

Year 1986

The first complete FDB "turnkey" system was created for the treatment of 10,000 liters / shift of milk and for the production of various dairy products, such as fresh milk, mozzarella, ricotta and other types of cheese, cream, butter. It immediately began selling FDB complete plants with even higher capacities to the Italian, European and world markets, as well as to the companies in the sector that started reselling them under their own brand.

Year 1992

It was developed the first complete FDB HTST heat treatment line of high capacity, able to treat up to 50,000 liters / hour, then expanded to 60,000 liters / hour and beyond, for an important Italian manufacturer, with which there is now a collaboration.

Year 1996

The technical team of FDB ITALIA was strengthened to meet the community directives and this allowed the improvement of existing products and the development of new products, such as UHT sterilizers, special tanks, rotating filters, deaerators, flow meters, centrifugal mixers, presses, tube bundle exchangers etc., with particular attention to optimizing energy consumption.

Year 1999

Company FDB ITALIA received a prestigious recognition from the European Community for technological innovation aimed at energy effifiency.

Year 2002

Faced with the high demand from the foreign market, the offer of complete "turnkey" FDB systems was also extended with the export of technological knowledge for the production of products with Italian quality abroad. Among the various plants delivered in Europe and North Africa, one of the most successful was a plant for the production of up to 6,000 pieces of "Grana Padano" type cheese in South America, a 4,000 liter / shift plant for milk , yogurt, cheeses, ricotta, whey-based drinks, ice cream and butter and an 8,000-liter / shift plant for the production of European yoghurt in Central America. The export of pasteurisers and complete FDB heat treatment lines in the Russian countries was also consolidated. In the following years Russia turned out to be a strategic and stable market, with an average of over 30% of turnover.

Year 2003

The production of FDB packaging machines was launched, first semi-automatic with small capacity, then, in the following years, automatic, for bottles, cans, pouches, presenting itself on the market with solid and efficient machinery, destined for small and medium production.

Year 2004

There were introduced the first machines with automation for medium and large industries with increasingly growing demands and with the necessity to optimize further consumption, to reduce human error and product waste. There were made the first aseptic tanks for UHT milk with automatic control.

Year 2006

Energy efficiency technology was also introduced in the process lines of ice cream mixtures.

Year 2007

The first pasteurizers complying with the Australian market directives and solutions for the production of spreadable cheeses were made.

Year 2008

The first completely automatic heat treatment lines with remote management, the first automatic packaging machines and aseptic tanks for fermented products were built.

Year 2010

The first pasteurizers complying with the 3A guidelines for the US market were made.

Year 2011

The first automatic pasteurizers for high density products, such as custard, cream, fermented products, curd, syrups with a high solids content were produced.

Year 2013

Since the beginning of its history FDB ITALIA has produced machinery for the wine sector. However, the first high-capacity UHT automatic sterilizer for wines and must was created, destined to process 20,000 liters / hour in 20-hour continuous shifts.

Year 2014

In collaboration with a market leader in dairy products, an automatic line with high energy efficiency was produced to process the milk for concentration and concentrated milk.