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Vegetable processors can improve efficiencies by unlocking big data

For vegetable processors, the saying that “knowledge is power” is especially true now that they can use the new TOMRA Insight web-based data platform. By gathering detailed data from sorting machines, this subscription-based service gives processors more knowledge about what’s happening on their lines and the power to make better-informed decisions. This is transforming sorting from an operational process into a strategic management tool.

TOMRA VISUAL ASSIST, THE NEW AUGMENTED REALITY TOOL FOR REMOTE ASSISTANCE, MOBILIZES TOMRA'S GLOBAL EXPERTISE TO PROVIDE FAST AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE SUPPORT TO CUSTOMERS

TOMRA Visual Assist virtually places TOMRA's expert in front of the customer's machine, enabling a fast response and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming travel restrictions and addressing safety concerns.

VIRTO GROUP once again chooses TOMRA and renews the equipment at its main plant with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters

VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, has again put its trust in TOMRA. The company has updated its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters. This frozen vegetable mixing, packaging, storage, and distribution center is one of the most technologically advanced in the industry.

For IQF vegetable processors, BSI+ sorting technology accomplishes ‘mission impossible’

Fulfilling the two biggest responsibilities of IQF vegetable processing, food safety and product quality, can sometimes seem like mission impossible. Though processors are tasked with preventing foreign materials and imperfect produce from reaching the end of the line, these difficult-to-see enemies can also be difficult to stop. Extraneous vegetable material (EVM) and foreign extraneous vegetable material (FEVM) are often unseeable by the human eye and not always detectable by conventional sorting machines. But now there is a groundbreaking sorting technology which makes the previously impossible possible.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL - LEGUMBRES SELECTAS SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN

LEGUMBRES SELECTAS SIERRA NEVADA, a Spanish company, based in Granada, specializes in producing, processing, and marketing superior quality pulses. It is the Spanish market leader and is one of the top 5 companies on the European market in processing lentils, beans, and its own-production chickpeas. The company has found the Nimbus BSI+ by TOMRA to be the solution to the issues specific to grading pulses. This technology has achieved improved quality and food safety, a ten-fold increase in its production capacity, and a much more automated, controlled, and efficient process for its staff.

TOMRA FOOD LAUNCHES ARABIC WEBSITE

TOMRA Food has launched its Arabic language website, providing a dynamic online platform for its Arabic-speaking customers.

The new responsive website, tomra.com/ar-eg/sorting/food, offers visitors insights into TOMRA’s product innovations, latest news and event updates for audiences across the Middle East.

Vegetables are healthy for people and the planet, BUT should also be for businesses

This guest article is an expert opinion from Cindy van Rijswick, Senior Fresh Produce Specialist from RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Eliminating the risks of processing organic vegetables

Processing organic vegetables, once a niche specialty, is now big business. However, while crops grown without pesticides are regarded by consumers as exceptionally natural and safe, they bring processing lines additional complications and risks.    

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL ZHENGRUN, CHINA

Located in Dandong, China, Zhengrun Food is the leading integrated supplier of seafood products. Domestically they are selling 45,000 tons of fresh seafood and exporting 6,000 tons of frozen seafood products to Japan, the United States, and other countries each year.

THE FARM OF TREMONVILLERS (OISE) IS EQUIPPED WITH A TOMRA 3A TO SORT ITS POTATO AND RED BEET CROPS

The search for quality

Damien Renard, director of the EARL de Tremonvillers, has been collecting Quality certifications for 25 years: QUALITAIR, GRASP - GlobalG.A.P., HVE Level 3. Industrial customers make it, in some cases, a sine qua non condition for referencing. These quality labels also bring meaning to Damien's profession by validating or challenging his processes during the audit phases before certification.