PredecessorConsolidated Macaroni Machine Corporation
Founded1914; 110 years ago (1914)[1]
United States
Area served
ProductsPasta machinery
WebsiteDemaco website

Demaco was founded in 1914 making it the oldest pasta equipment manufacturer in the United States and the only one that makes industrial capacity machines in America. In the 1960s, Demaco pioneered the sanitary extruder for washdown food plants.[2]


Originally located in Brooklyn, New York, the company moved its headquarters to Melbourne, Florida in 1998, which is where it is today.[3] The company became Consolidated Macaroni Machine Corporation in 1926 and changed the name to Demaco in 1952.[4][5][6]

In World War II, Consolidated made tooling for the Norden bombsight, Grumman aircraft fighter wings and Worthington pumps as part of the war effort. In the late 1930s, DEMACO introduced and patented an automated spaghetti spreader with a continuous drive and trim handling system.[7][8][9] This innovation permitted the first continuous production of long pasta on a manufacturing line instead of making product in batches.[10] DEMACO machines permitted all aspects of production in one machine, the first of its kind.[11] It also permitted production of spaghetti without contact by human hands for a more sanitary process.[9] Paramount Macaroni Company of Brooklyn, New York installed the first spaghetti spreader.[9] Also in the 1940s and early 1950s, DEMACO made significant improvements to pasta dryer automation and control as well as sanitary design of equipment.[7] In 1993, the company started a dryer manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Florida, and the remainder of the company moved there soon afterwards.[12]

In 1983, the company received the New York Governors Award for Export Achievement.[13]


The company makes the Demaco extruder and dry, fresh and frozen pasta lines. The company exports its machines worldwide.[14][15]


  1. ^ Wayne Tompkins. "Pasta machine maker moves HQ to Melbourne", Florida Today (March 03, 1998), page 10C.
  2. ^ Datzman, Ken. "DeFrancisci longstanding name in manufacturing of high-quality, stainless steel commercial pasta machinery; pioneered USDA-approved machines", Brevard Business News, volume 31, number 27 (Melbourne, Florida: July 8, 2013), page 17.
  3. ^ Brevard Technical Journal. "DEMACO locates international headquarters in Melbourne" (November 1998).
  4. ^ State of New York, Office of the Secretary of State, Corporation Bureau. "Certificate of Incorporation", Liber 221, pages 345-49, December 29, 1926.
  5. ^ National Macaroni Manufacturers Association. "Announcement", The Macaroni Journal, volume VIII, number 9 (Minneapolis, Minnesota: January 15, 1927), pages 20-21.
  6. ^ National Macaroni Manufacturers Association. "An open letter to our many friends in the macaroni-noodle industry", The Macaroni Journal, volume XXXIII, number 11 (Minneapolis, Minnesota: March 1952), page 22.
  7. ^ a b National Macaroni Manufacturers Association. "Making Macaroni Equipment", The Macaroni Journal, volume XXXV, number 12 (Minneapolis, Minnesota: April 1954), page 40.
  8. ^ Joseph DeFrancisci. U.S. patent 2,223,351 "Apparatus for Producing Alimentary Paste Products and U.S. patent 2,223,352 "Rack Rod Loading Mechanism for Alimentary Presses" (Washington, DC: USPTO, December 03, 1940).
  9. ^ a b c Cavagnaro, N. J. "Story of the Macaroni Press", The Macaroni Journal, volume XXI, number 12, (Minneapolis, Minnesota: April 1940), page 74.
  10. ^ Shelke, Kantha, Pasta and Noodles: A Global History, Reaktion Books Ltd, London, 2016, pages 50 and 58. ISBN 978-1-78023-649-0
  11. ^ "Party Launches New Spaghetti Machine", St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Missouri, volume 72, number 180, December 6, 1946, page 6A. (subscription required)
  12. ^ Boylan, Tony. "N.Y. firm to branch out from Melbourne", Florida Today, January 20, 1993, page 18C.
  13. ^ Business America: The Magazine of International Trade, July 9, 1984, Volume 7, number 14, page 16.
  14. ^ Murray, Caryn Eve. "A Taste of the World", New York Newsday, New York, New York, volume 51, number 300, June 30, 1991, Queens section, pages 1 and 7. (subscription required)
  15. ^ Murray, Caryn Eve. "Curbing Shoppers' Urge to 'Burb", New York Newsday, New York, New York, volume 54, number 170, February 20, 1994, Queens section, page 13. (subscription required)

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