Iain Davidson

Director, Baker Pacific
Iain graduated from the School of Industrial Design (Engineering) at RCA in London in 1965 and joined Baker Perkins Ltd. He was Industrial Design Engineer, working in the Technical Department on the design of new biscuit and bakery processing machines until 1975, gaining a thorough technical knowledge of the machines and processes. Iain graduated from the School of Industrial Design (Engineering) at RCA in London in 1965 and joined Baker Perkins Ltd. He was Industrial Design Engineer, working in the Technical Department on the design of new biscuit and bakery processing machines until 1975, gaining a thorough technical knowledge of the machines and processes. In 1975, Iain was appointed Market Development Manager at Baker Perkins, involved in developing the Baker Perkins forward planning for new business, product development and acquisitions. In 1979 Iain became International Sales Manager with responsibility for the company’s biscuit business in Asia and Africa. In 1990 Iain was appointed Regional Manager Asia Pacific for Baker Perkins and re-located to Indonesia and later in 1997 to China. His appointments included Managing Director of Baker Perkins (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Director of Baker Perkins Japan KK, with whom a successful manufacturing facility for biscuit ovens was established in Dalian, China Iain established PT Baker Pacific Mandiri in Indonesia in 2000. As the business outside Indonesia grew, Baker Pacific Ltd was established in Hong Kong in 2004 and is now our principal operating company, providing process technology and machinery for the biscuit, chocolate and candy industries. A team of experienced engineers and food technologists now provide Baker Pacific with a wide range of capabilities.

Posts by Iain Davidson

Dough mixing

Dough mixing

There are several processes which occur during the mixing of the dough. These include: Dispersion of all the ingredients and blending into a homogene

Oven inspection and audit

Oven inspection and audit

The annual inspection and audit will support the preventative maintenance program and help to ensure excellent oven performance, economy and long life.

The Biscuits

The Biscuits

Biscuits broadly fall into four categories. Each category and each product type requires a particular baking process.

Open wire mesh bands

Open wire mesh bands

In this article we cover the most popular open wire mesh bends from Agrati Group, and other high quality bands from Steinhaus GmbH and Ashworth Inc.

Biscuit baking ovens

Biscuit baking ovens

Biscuit baking ovens, generally known as tunnel ovens, have long conveyors which carry the dough pieces through a heated box section baking chamber. Oven lengths vary typically between 25 m and 100 m long.