Hostess Revives Emporia, KS with Technology Transplant

Hostess Revives Emporia, KS with Technology Transplant

Company streamlines its production of its world-famousTwinkies and CupCakes

February 05, 2016  |  TAGS:  Industry News

Hostess brand revives technology

Oakes mixing and depositing equipment was featured in an article by Joanie Spencer that was published in both Baking & Snack magazine as well as The article covers how Hostess Brands - the creator of Twinkies and other popular snack products - has recently made a miraculous comeback:

To pull off what was called “the sweetest comeback in the history of ever,” Hostess Brands needed more than revitalization… it needed reanimation. Three years after flat-lining, the company’s flagship bakery in Emporia, KS, now cranks out more than 9 million individual Twinkies and almost as many CupCakes every week in a state-of-the-art facility that’s in constant motion, outputting products with speed and precision…

Following the installation of two Auto-Bake Serpentine systems; E.T. Oakes mixing, depositing and cooling equipment; and Delta, Kliklok-Woodman, Pearson and Propack packaging and robotic technology, Emporia now produces more than 50% of total company output for Hostess. And that includes all Twinkies.

To read the complete article, please visit or find it on page 50 inside the February 2016 Baking & Snack magazine.

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