LAKE FOREST, IL – Handtmann Inc. recently announced that it would represent Milan, Italy-based Velati in salami, mortadella and pepperoni processing solutions for the United States, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.

Handtmann Maschinenfabrik and Velati authorized the development of local relationships in May. Handtmann Canada is also partnering with Velati. 

“The superiority of specialized Velati technologies and their full line installations help premium processors around the globe produce specialized Italian products with industry-leading old-world quality,” said Tom Kittle president of Handtmann Inc. “We are pleased that we can now expand access to Velati solutions for US processors.”

Velati was founded in 1867 and manufactures grinders for small and medium-size salami processors. The company continues to be committed to research and development. Over the last few years, it’s also developed weighing systems, product traceability solutions and full line automation programs.

When speaking of the Handtmann Velati partnership in the United States, Kittle added that the companies “share performance-focused cultures that listen to customers, customize installations to meet their very particular needs, and have expert application and service teams committed to the long-term success of our customers.”