Intertek Consulting Helps Gehl Foods Launch NACS “Cool New Product” Winner
World’s most advanced cheese dispensing system honored by industry association
December 02, 2015
Chicago – Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to a range of industries worldwide, recently partnered with Gehl Foods, LLC, to support the design and development of their newest cheese dispensing system, the Gehl’s 2.0.
Gehl’s patented ‘2.0’ dispenser gives convenience stores, concessions, quick and limited service restaurants, theaters, travel centers, and many others in the foodservice industry an efficient way to offer a variety of new cheese flavors and support limited time offers within a contemporary, space-efficient design . Gehl’s expects the new dispenser to drive increased traffic, transactions, and profit improvements for their customers. The dispenser was launched at the 2015 National Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing Show (NACS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, where retailers ranked more than 12,000 new products on business potential and the profit impact these products could deliver. Based on more than 290,000 votes, Gehl’s 2.0 was awarded 1st place in the “Cool New Products” competition.
“The successful launch of Gehl’s 2.0 is a great example of cross-functional teamwork, and solid collaboration across a terrific group of suppliers and vendors,” said Ron Neugold, Gehl Foods Senior Vice President of Food-Away-From-Home. “Our final design and on-time launch wouldn’t have been possible without the insights, rigorous performance testing, and solid service we received from Intertek throughout our development process. Thanks to Intertek’s help, we’re pleased to offer the industry this breakthrough dispenser that meets foodservice operator’s needs for variety, flexibility, freshness, and consumer customization!”
Intertek Consulting’s expertise in product design and design for manufacturability ensured the product met industry requirements and exceeded customer expectations. Competitive testing conducted by Intertek documented the dispenser’s energy saving design and validated that it consumes approximately 60 percent less energy than conventional cheese sauce dispensers.
“Intertek is committed to helping customers like Gehl Foods launch breakthrough products in the marketplace,” said Gregg Tiemann, Intertek’s Chief Operating Officer for North America & North East Asia. “Intertek’s assurance-based offerings provide ‘design it right the first time’ expertise that helps manufacturers reduce rework and stumbling blocks to quickly bring innovative products to market.”
Intertek Consulting offers on-demand expertise to integrate safety and quality into product design and production. Through innovative solutions, experienced subject matter experts, and a proactive approach, the consulting group helps clients develop competitive products, and bring them to rapidly changing international markets. Intertek Consulting Services are carried out by a separate legal entity that has no influence over any aspect of Intertek Notified Body activities. For more information, visit www.intertek.com/appliances/consulting/.
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.
About Gehl Foods, LLC
Gehl Foods is a Germantown, Wisconsin-based maker of aseptic ready-to-serve, real dairy products. The company uses an advanced aseptic process that locks in freshness and great taste while eliminating microorganisms that cause dairy foods to spoil. Products – from cheese sauces, puddings, yogurt, and dairy-based beverages – are sold in restaurants and retail stores under Gehl brands. Custom-made formulations are manufactured for many global brands that trust Gehl Foods with their manufacturing operations and their reputations. Gehl Foods was founded in 1896 by J.P. Gehl, who began his business with an idea for improving the quality of local butter. Gehl Foods was recognized as a Biz Time Future 50 Award winner in 2013 and 2014, and as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Firms in 2013. In 2014, Gehl Foods was also named as one of the winners of the DOT Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributors, Quality and Service award. Please visit www.gehlfoods.com to learn more.
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