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LEUVEN, BELGIUM, Apr. 18, 2018 – As BBC Technologies and Compac come together under TOMRA Food, the organizations will be showcasing their innovative, unified offerings at the Global Cherry Summit in Chile on April 25. There, the following optimized, turnkey solutions will be demonstrated: 

  • InVision: Compac’s world leading size, shape, color and blemish grading platform for cherries. It combines powerful imaging, controlled lighting, and cherry rotation with a robust and maintainable design to enable accurate and consistent grading.
  • Freshtracker: Innovative tracking software to which - data from post-harvest processes is collected and analyzed. The software traces products from harvesting, processing and packaging, through to point-of-sale.
  • MIRA360: A high-tech grading solution with 360-degree surface inspection for sizing fruit and removing defects - including cracks and splits, spurs, soft rot, wrinkles, bruises, and insect damage.

In addition to the product demonstrations at stands 35 and 22, TOMRA Food will also be hosting a brunch at 13:00. Attendees will have access to experts to discuss challenges facing cherry growers and how innovations in sorting technology are addressing their needs.

More details about the Cherry Summit can be found online at

To learn more about how TOMRA Food and its partners are working with customers to meet the global demands of the cherry industry, reserve a meeting time at the summit, or visit:

Press contacts

Marijke Bellemans

Senior Marketing Communication Coordinator TOMRA Sorting Food

Research Park Haasrode 1622 – Romeinse straat 20

3001 Leuven


T: +32 (0)16 74 28 17

M: +32 (0)476 74 19 18



Samantha Forth

Account Executive Porter Novelli

5353 Grosvenor Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90066

T: +1 (310) 754-4122

M: +1 (408) 239-3712



About TOMRA Sorting Food

TOMRA Sorting Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Over 6,250 systems are installed at food growers, packers and processers worldwide.

The company provides high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for nuts, grains and seeds, dried fruit, potato products, fruits, vegetables, tobacco, meat and seafood. The systems ensure an optimal quality and yield, resulting in increased productivity, throughput and an effective use of resources.

TOMRA Sorting Food is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions which also develops sensor-based systems for the recycling, mining and other industries.

This powerful combination of technologies makes TOMRA Sorting one of the most advanced providers of sensor-based sorting solutions in the world, with over 11,300 of its systems installed globally.

TOMRA Sorting is owned by Norwegian company TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, TOMRA Systems ASA has a turnover around €710m (2016) and employs over 3,500 people.

For more information on TOMRA Sorting Food visit

About Compac

Compac provides integrated post-harvest solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry using the world’s most advanced grading technology. Combining industry leading solutions with award-winning grading platforms like Spectrim, the company’s mission is to enable its customers to improve returns, gain operational efficiencies, and ensure a safe food supply via smart, usable technologies. To achieve this, Compac operates centers of excellence, regional offices and manufacturing locations within the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

For further information about Compac, please see

About BBC Technologies

BBC Technologies is the global leader in complete turnkey solutions for grading, optimizing, and packing small fruit. Founded by growers, they specialize in soft, delicate varieties in which their industry-leading technology preserves the natural characteristics of each piece of fruit. BBC Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and installs all of their own end-to-end turnkey lines, which include traceability and analytics software.

For further information about BBC Technologies, please see   

Topics: Fruit, News article, Equipment & Technology


Written by TOMRA Food

We design and manufacture sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry.