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Katie Carrol

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JORIS ZWITSERLOOD

What is your role at TOMRA?

Currently I’m a Project Manager. In that role I’m responsible for the (further) development of the TOMRA 5B. Before that I was Application Engineer.

Why vegetable producers should prepare for a plant-based revolution

Lewis Hamilton, Simon Cowell, Bill Clinton and half of Hollywood have recently announced their dedication to a plant-based diet. Veganism and vegetarianism are not new. What is new, is how we perceive these lifestyle choices and the sheer number of plant-based foods on offer to us. 

As the appeal of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy continue to grow, vegetable producers are presented with a new, highly lucrative market receiving heavy investment in preparation for enormous growth. 

Why labor automation is now industry standard for vegetable producers

Only a few years ago, labor automation seemed like a futuristic nice-to-have rather than a serious necessity for food producers. Now, most vegetable producers view automation on some level as essential to the success of their business. 

Consumer trends and tastes come and go. However, there are constants in the food industry that remain the same: maximizing yield, waste reduction, production line reliability, hygiene and safety. 

Using technology to profit in the growing organic vegetable market

Demand for organic food is on the rise. In the US alone in 2017, the market was valued at $45.20billion. By 2025, it is forecast to be worth $70.4billion. This upsurge is fuelled by many aspects, including the trend towards plant-based diets and healthier living. It is also indicative of another trend: that consumers are willing to pay more to know precisely where their veggies come from. 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF BREGT VERLEDEN

I joined TOMRA Food as a Business Development Specialist in May 2017. From the market research at the beginning of a new project, until the development of marketing deliverables at the end, it is very exciting to introduce a new food sorting application to the TOMRA Food family. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling the world, discovering new cultures. 

 

Success story: Laragon, Australia

As a company who take great pride in delivering exceptional quality of both their kernel and in-shell produce, the TOMRA 3C has enabled Laragon to significantly enhance their operation.