OPTICAL SORTING MACHINE
In order to optimize and improve the production line (tomatoes), optical sorting machines have been implemented to guarantee a 100% safe sorting process, which keeps only tomatoes which comply with organoleptic standards. The machine excludes tomatoes based on colour, consistency and possible stains or defects, making it easier for the raw materials selection personnel to operate, and also guaranteeing that only the “bad” tomatoes get discarded.
ASEPTIC FILLING MACHINE
The company has an entire department dedicated to aseptic filling and packing, for both its product lines (produce and tomato). Their capacity includes 10 lt, 210 lt and 500 lt.
OHMIC STERILIZATION MACHINE
Beyond the traditional steam sterilization processes, the company also implements ohmic sterilization (mainly for produce, but also for fruits and tomato). This process guarantees a product with intact organoleptic properties.
STEAM STERILIZATION PLANT
To guarantee an uncontaminated product, the steam which comes in contact with it is 100% residual-free. The plant is the result of a continuous investment throughout 10 years, an investment amounting to 10 mln euros.
HOT FILLING MACHINE FOR FLEXIBLE PACKING
The company owns 2 hot filling machines for flexible packing for sizes ranging from 1 lt to 10 lt. Thanks to these machines, the company has been able to diversify its product range in the tomato department, going beyond the traditional glass or tin packing. The machines are also assisted by cooling machines which guarantee a correct cooling process for the bags.
AUTOMATIC STOCKING PLANT
The company has started an automation process which has involved, initially, the stocking department. The current setup is able to stock up to 8.000 tons of products and makes the stocking, the moving and displacing of goods efficient and safe. Furthermore, it expanded the previous stocking capacity of 150%.
The company has also invested in a modern traceability system, which allows to correspond a unique barcode with essential information (origin and tests results) to the raw material; successively, the barcode is then associated with other barcodes bearing information concerning the secondary material it comes in contact with (machines, packing, additives), in order to make it possible to trace back the whole production path followed by a single finished product.