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TOMRA Sorting Food-Leading Provider of Sensor-Based Food Sorting Machines Case Studies

TOMRA Sorting Food-Leading Provider of Sensor-Based Food Sorting Machines

Success Story: Kangfa Food, China Kangfa Food, a Chinese canned fruit and vegetable production company, attaches great importance to food quality. That is why the company has introduced various measures to control food quality throughout the entire processing chain, starting from the source.
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Success Story: Mrs Gerry's Kitchen, USA For more than 40 years, Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen has supplied high quality salads and side dishes, using only premium ingredients including locally grown potatoes and fresh vegetables. Based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the business places great emphasis on the quality of its raw materials - ensuring its products are fresh - and looks to exceed expectations.
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Success Story: Rupare Foods, India In 2007 the Ruparel family started producing peanut butter and, because of their strong commitment, this has made the company one of India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of peanut butter and peanut pastes in many different varieties and flavors.
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SUCCESS STORY: JAYLEAF, HOLLISTER, USA Founded in 2005, Jayleaf is a family-run processing and distribution business, supplying certified organic salad mixes and greens to the wholesale and foodservice sector.
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Success Story: Andersen & Sons Since 1904, Andersen’s has been farming prunes, walnuts and cattle in the small town of Vina, located in the Northern Sacramento Valley. Four generations later Andersen & Sons is still going strong.
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Success Story: Morada Nut, USA Morada Nut is a third generation family farm specializing in growing and processing walnuts, cherries, onions and bell peppers, located in Linden, California.
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Success Story: Hata Foods, Japan Hata Foods is a subsidiary of the Kobe Bussan Group which manufactures frozen foods, chilled side dishes and PET-bottle products such as salad dressings and sauces.
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Success Story: Serkka Farms, Canada Serkka Farms is family owned and operated, and was established in 1987 by the Belgian Allaer Family. Serkka Farms’ field stretches out over more than 2000 hectares where they grow a wide variety of products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, grains, soy beans and oil seeds. As well as this, the company is also a well-known turkey producer.
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Success Story: Verduyn, Belgium Verduyn is a fresh produce supplier delivering fresh vegetables from its 3,500 hectares of agricultural land to the food industry for wholesale distribution and the producers of readymade meals. After installing TOMRA Sorting Food’s Halo sorting machine, Verduyn is realizing the machine’s many benefits including significant labor reduction, increased yields and improved product quality.
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Success Story: Sun Valley Raisins, USA Sun Valley Raisins has been in the raisin business for seventy years and has grown into one of the largest growers and processors of California raisins. In 2009 the family built a state-of-the-art processing facility, located in the San Joaquin Valley in California, to provide customers with some of the finest raisins available in the world …
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Success Story: Birds Eye Part of the Iglo Group, Birds Eye is the UK’s leading frozen foods business, with 30% market share and one of the country’s most trusted and loved brands, producing, marketing and distributing products that are synonymous with high-quality and great taste. TOMRA Sorting, exclusively represented in the UK by Stein Solutions, has supplied two Best Helius™ free-fall laser sorters to Birds Eye’s Lowestoft factory in order to provide greatly enhanced quality checks for the company’s market-leading frozen peas.
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Success Story: Stahmann Farms Sophisticated laser sorting from BEST increases pecan and macadamia output by 30% while a novel rear ejection system (RES) significantly lowers false rejects to less than 0.25%. The sorter’s ability to quickly and easily accept variable sorting parameters, along with its remote diagnostic capabilities, produces a cleaner end-product with greater confidence that exceeds customer expectations.
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Success Story: Sessions Company Sessions Company, an Alabama based peanut sheller and processor, chose BEST Sorting as the preferred supplier for optical sorting equipment, to guarantee quality, limit losses and increase yield. They installed a HeliusTM sorter to efficiently detect and remove foreign material and aflatoxin.
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Success Story: Pizolli When Italian producer of retail and food service products Pizzoli decided to improve the performance of their steam peeling line, they partnered with TOMRA Sorting.
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Success Story: Old Dutch High demand for quality and a need to improve the production line made Old Dutch decide to partner with BEST for their chip sorting equipment. “Whenever we make capital expenses we take care looking into the economical advantages these will bring us. We assess how we can add equipment to our production line to make it capable of delivering even higher quality”, explains Jorn Remmem, Principal Project Manager at Old Dutch.
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Success Story: Hoff When Hoff Norske Potetindustrier wanted to improve the yield of their steam peeling line they chose the most technological advanced solution for their process, TOMRA Sorting.
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Success Story: Elixir Food High demand for quality and the need for larger production capacity, made Elixir Foods decide to partner with BEST Sorting. “Selling straight to the end-user requires strong quality control. Therefore we explored the market, for a partner that listens to us and understands our challenges”, says Dragan Petrovic, General Manager of Elixir Foods.
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Success Story: Damascus Damascus Peanut Company chooses the BEST laser solution instead of a mechanical solution that required changing the complete plant lay-out. The machine proves to be very efficient in the detection of both foreign material and aflatoxin.
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Success Story: Blueberry Hill & Heagan Farms Two major blueberry farms in the southern states of North Carolina and Georgia depend on BEST Sorting’s PRIMUS systems to quickly and efficiently inspect harvested product, improve the quantity of highly profitable fresh berries, reduce customer turndowns and improve overall sorting productivity for a wide range of economic benefits.
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Success Story: Aviko Aviko, one of the leading processors of potato products in Europe, has installed BEST’s GeniusTM optical belt sorters in three of its processing plants, including its home unit in Steenderen, the Netherlands. “We are pleased with the technological leadership of BEST and its ability to analyze our needs and recommend the most productive solutions to us”, explains Jan Janssen, Technical Manager at Aviko group.
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Success Story: Ardo BEST has been a valued partner of Ardo for over 20 years. The most recent installation concerns a Genius™ belt sorter designed for the sorting of fresh spinach at high capacity. Based on comprehensive test results, including a higher efficiency rate and level of food safety, BEST was selected as the preferred sorter supplier for processing projects at Ardo.
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Success Story: Agistro Agristo has recently invested in two new optical sorters and one upgrade of an older installation. After an extensive market analysis, the potato processor decided to consign this project to BEST. The most important reason why they have chosen BEST over competitors was the fact that their Genius sorter technologically is the pick of the bunch and is furthermore able to anticipate new tendencies and customer requirements.
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Success Story: Uren Novaberry Uren Novaberry, one of Poland’s leading fruit processing companies, has seen its frozen raspberry processing business become more profitable following its installation of a BEST Helius™ free fall laser sorting machine. For its cherry processing line, a new BEST Ixus™ Bulk x-ray machine allows the company to provide safer product quality, thereby justifying a premium price.
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