The History of the Berkal Ham and Bacon Slicers

The History of the Berkal Ham and Bacon Slicers

Posted by Saqi on 27th Dec 2022

Berkal slicers have been an essential tool in the food industry for many years, and their history is fascinating. Here is a more in-depth look at the history of Berkal slicers:

Early slicers: The first slicers were likely simple knives or cleavers that were used to manually slice meats and other ingredients. These tools were likely used by butchers and other food industry professionals for centuries. In the early 1800s, the first mechanical slicers were invented. These slicers were hand-powered and used a crank to turn a blade that sliced the meat. These slicers were a significant improvement over manual slicing, as they were faster and more precise.

Electric slicers: The first electric slicers were invented in the late 1800s, and they quickly became popular in the food industry. These slicers were powered by electricity and used a motor to turn a blade that sliced the meat. They were even faster and more precise than mechanical slicers, and they greatly improved the efficiency of food service businesses.

The birth of Berkal: The company that would later become known as Berkal was founded in the early 1900s. Initially, the company focused on producing mechanical slicers and other food processing equipment. As the demand for electric slicers grew, Berkal began producing these as well.

Expansion and innovation: Over the years, Berkal has continued to expand and innovate. They have introduced a wide range of slicers, including manual, electric, and semi-automatic models. They have also developed advanced features such as adjustable thickness settings, safety guards

SMS Food Equipment has been a trusted provider of Berkal Slicers for over 45 years and is now an authorized agent for Van Berkel International. We have a wealth of experience selling and servicing these slicers, and we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services.

If you have any questions, please contact us today via email enquiries@smsfoodequip.com or via phone +44 1625 827 827.