Tomra - Tomra Sorting Food

Tomra Sorting Food melder ikke kundeavtaler/salg av sorteringsteknologi til enkeltkunder, men det man finner om virksomheten på nettet er en fryd å lese. Her er en reportasje om en 4 dagers demo av TOMRA 5B for gamle og nye kunder i lokalitetene til selskapet Kernel Export i Murcia Spania. Braksuksess!

Excellent reception of the Tomra 5B at the Demo Week for sheet products and vegetable customers


Optical sorter Tomra 5B has been the protagonist in one of the Demo Week organized by Tomra Sorting Foodfor a week. It was attended by numerous customers interested in trying the benefits provided by this pointer equipment. The demonstration took place the last week of may in installations of Kernel Export, company dedicated to the production, packaging and distribution for all of Europe's fruit and vegetables located in Murcia.

Unlike other calls, this time was done in two stages. First of all, held a private two-day demonstration for this regular customer of Tomra Sorting Food, where witnessed with their own eyes, and with its product, the benefits associated with the selector Tomra 5B. Then, organized an open day to which was attended by numerous customers in the sector of vegetables of leaf and vegetables which was also Royalveg, producer of spinach with over 50 years of experience.

Om Kernel Export, vertskapet for demoen:

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Tomra sorting machines makes a difference in the processing of pistachio

02 JULY 2019

Hero Tarım, one of the leaders of pistachio exports, touched on the importance of extraction technologies in the quality of peanuts.

Founded in 1976 as a family-owned company, the Gaziantep-based hero Agriculture continues its successes with its second generation executives. As well as the production of nuts, dried fruits, oilseeds, tahin, legumes, spices and olive oil, the hero is Turkey's largest exporter in the field of pistachio, and it covers 40 percent of the exported antep pistachio. Using TOMRA sorting machines since 2008, Kahraman Tarim also increases co-operation with TOMRA while continuing to grow.

Kahraman Tarim Exports 80 percent of its pistachio to Europe as an industrial product. Pistachios exported to the whole world, especially Italy, Spain, Portugal and Germany, are mainly used in areas such as chocolate, ice cream, pastry, salami, sausage production.
Turkey's annual average of 130,000 tons of shell pistachio production, noting that hero Agriculture deputy general manager Ahmet deadlock; "We are producing 40 percent of pistachio as the subject of exports as Kahraman Tarim. The average 8,000 tone of Turkey's exports of approximately 20,000 tons is hero farming. Every year, our production grows exponentially. Therefore, our cooperation with TOMRA continues to increase, "he said.
In 2008, the first BEST sorting machines started using TOMRA, Kahraman Tarim's production facilities have 6 TOMRA sorting machines. Finally, in 2018, the Nimbus BSI + extraction machines have received a deadlock stating; "The first BEST machine we've received is actually still using high performance. However, the technology is evolving and we have experienced new developments with the TOMRA Nimbus BSI + machines that we have recently received. We've been using this machine for a year. We have always been very sensitive in terms of product quality. We are very pleased with the contribution of Nimbus BSI + to our product quality. "

Hjemmeside (engelsk):
30.06.2019 kl 19:21 566

Hva er det som kan forklare at Tomra aksjen ikke er veldig overpriset med en P/E på 51?
27.06.2019 kl 17:21 700

Tror den er priset alt for høyt. Så kan de som mener det motsatte kjøpe aksjer.
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Noe merkelig kursutvikling de siste dagene, men det er helt sikkert en god forklaring på det ... noen ... 🤭❓

Er fremdeles spent på hvem som kjøpte aksjer for ca en kvart mrd i slutthandelen fredag.....

Enda bedre var det jo attpåtil at selgeren som dukket opp MÅTTE ut, slik at de fikk kjøpt 1 prosent under sist omsatte i ordinær handel. Normalt ville jo et slikt desperat behov for aksjer sikret en enorm kursoppgang, noe det også indikerte en stund i slutthandelen. Kjøp/salg var på 340 kr.
22.06.2019 kl 08:59 1062

Samme sjedde i asc fredag. siste handel 3,52kr.

Derfor man har sett denne litt underlige handelen denne uka. God stigning i løpet av dagen, for så å bli ganske kraftig solgt ned mot slutten av dagen. Arrangerte greier med andre ord. Godt gjort at det sånn uten videre dukket opp så mange selgere i slutthandelen da, når de måtte kjøpe så mange aksjer.
22.06.2019 kl 00:31 1130

Inn i obx indeks i dag, så var vel indeksfond som måtte kjøpe og noen som benyttet muligheten de visste kom til å ta gevinst på et stort antall aksjer

Herlig at noen finner inngang på dette nivået så attraktivt. Tegner godt.
21.06.2019 kl 17:18 1231

Det var noen brutale handler på slutten i dag!

I slutthandelen fikk vi en investor som mente at kjøp av 800 000 aksjer til kr 291,20 var et gunstig kjøp. At noen velger å gevinstsikre etter en flott reise er bare naturlig. At en slik sum kun selger ned kursen litt over 1% over åpen børs, sier litt om momentet.
21.06.2019 kl 16:27 1258

Hva fa.... skjedde i slutthandelen?

Dette er fantastisk folkens. Nesten som magi! Giganten Nestlé har da også valgt Tomra som strategisk partner og garantist for at meget giftige aflatoxin holdes unna deres produkter, får vi vite. Legg merke til det. :)

Laser sorting machines can eliminate the risk aflatoxins in foods

Created: Wednesday, 05 June 2019 06:20

TOMRA, food safety technology provier, has launched near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy, fluorescent lighting and advanced lasers to analyse and identify the extremely low intensity of light reflected by aflatoxin mould and fungus in a variety of food types, enabling the detection of aflatoxin contamination

Food contamination by aflatoxins, which can cause cancer, is worrying scientists and regulators. New concerns about these naturally-occurring poisons, voiced earlier this year by scientific advisors, have provided a stark reminder of the health risk to consumers and the commercial risk to food businesses.

Aflatoxins are 68 times more lethal than arsenic and capable of seriously damaging human and animal livers. Aflatoxins can cause fever, malaise, and anorexia, followed by abdominal pain, vomiting, and hepatitis. Worse still, chronic toxicity from aflatoxins can reduce immune efficiency and trigger cancer, which is why they are classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Group 1 Carcinogen. Exposure to aflatoxin-contaminated food is known to have caused hundreds of deaths in India and Kenya and many more fatalities have probably gone unreported. Even in Europe, where there are strict rules about food safety, in 2013 several nations reported widespread aflatoxin-contamination of milk.

The most poisonous type of aflatoxin, B1, occurs naturally in a wide range of foods. This fungus infects cereal crops including wheat, plus walnut, corn, cotton, peanuts and tree nuts. Aflatoxin B1 also infects spices, crude vegetable oils, figs, other dried fruits, cocoa beans, and rice. Another type of aflatoxin, M1, can be present in milk taken from animals which have eaten feed contaminated by aflatoxin B1. Pasteurisation of the milk does not protect against aflatoxin infection.

Aflatoxins are not harmful to humans or animals if consumed in small doses, but aflatoxin-intake from food and milk does have to be kept low. This is why, in many parts of the world, maximum permissible levels of aflatoxins in food are defined by law. If regulators find these levels exceeded, the business responsible pays a heavy price. In addition to the expensive disruption of a product-recall, there is the likelihood of costly and possibly fatal brand damage.

Recognising and disposing of aflatoxins

TOMRA’s sorting machines aim to employ unique biometric signature identification (BSI) technology. BSI works by detecting the biometric characteristics of the food items it scans - for example, nuts and raisins - and compares these to features stored in the machine’s database to determine whether the items should be accepted or rejected. This detects and removes smaller defects than is possible with conventional spectral technology. Detection accuracy is so good that false-rejection rates are exceptionally low and yields exceptionally high.

An example can be seen in action at Nestlé Group’s processing line in Dongguan, China, run by sub-brand Hsufuchi Foods. Quality and safety are one of the ten corporate principles at Nestlé, which has chosen TOMRA as its strategic partner in fighting aflatoxin contamination in peanut products.

To validate Nestlé’s Helius sorters with Detox technology, TOMRA’s application support teams conducted a six-month test on the Dongguan processing line, adjusting sorting parameters with more than 500 tonnes of peanuts of different varieties. TOMRA also worked with Nestlé on quality inspection and invited a third-party inspection agency to define validation protocols, ensuring the validation process and results were sufficiently representative.

Zhang Ahfung, deputy general manager in charge of production at Dongguan, said, “TOMRA’s technical support was very efficient and quick in response, both in the test phase and after machine installation. Through many tests we are now assured that TOMRA’s Helius sorter can effectively control the level of aflatoxin in peanuts. This puts my mind at ease, because I do not have to worry about our product quality any more. Now we will consider implementing a Detox-technology-based sorter in all facilities where aflatoxin problems arise.”

Avslutter kveldens "skippertak" på Tomra-trådene med nok en suksesshistorie for Tomra Sorting Food. Denne gangen innen rosenkålproduksjon i Belgia.

Tomra optical sorter: less staff, more quality for the production of Brussels sprouts

Corporate echo | Posted on 16/05/2019 at 16:36

Trypol Pack is a Belgian farmers ' cooperative, located in Flanders, specializing in Brussels sprouts. A production on which they Excel thanks to Tomra sorting machines.

On likes to remember, Brussels sprouts is a Belgian speciality. Born in 1685, it would come from the commune of Saint-Gilles and would be the result of a hybrid of cabbage. So he doesn't have his name at random.

The production of Brussels sprouts has been up for a few years. It is attributed the virtues of a super-food. We can even see new rare varieties, such as the violet-coloured Brussels sprouts and the flowable Brussels sprouts that give the reception tables a look and originality. The demand is still seasonal, it is a vegetable that is consumed rather in winter.

Serving large distribution and transformers

The result of a family farm specializing in this vegetable, it is in 2008 that Trypol Pack is created in order to commercialize its harvest not only in bulk to the industrialists of the agri-food industry, but also, to the fresh market, packaged in nets. This packaging allowed him to go to the large distribution which finds less losses than in bulk. In addition, the packaging lengthens the shelf life of the product.

Production is now exported to 3 neighbouring markets: in France and the Netherlands and Germany. Export represents 80% of the market, compared to 20% on Belgium.

The harvest starts in September for the fresh market. In November, it is oriented towards the customers of the food industry for frozen or canned foods. The sizes over 30mm are for the fresh market. The smallest cabbage, between 15 and 35 mm, go to the industrialists. The combination of the two outlets makes it possible to optimize harvesting and production processes.

With the optical sorting, half the staff on the production lines.

In 2017, Tryvan installed a first Tomra optical sorting machine. This sorter has a capacity of 10 tons/h.

"We wanted to automate as much as possible. Because it is difficult to find staff, the sorting work is really tedious and delicate, explains Evelien Vanlerberghe of Tryvan. "We use a Tomra optical sorter to detect and eject products unsuitable for sale, pebbles, and other impurities from the harvest stream."

It continues: "the machine has allowed us to reduce the workforce: we had about fifteen people on the production line, we now need only 8."

The optical sorting machine guarantees a higher quality level. Optical sorting is more effective than the human eye that gets tired and makes mistakes.

The machine is easy to use. Different programs have been installed, we can launch the one you want in a few seconds from the touchscreen, depending on what happens to us from the fields, the colors and characteristics of the cabbage being different according to the varieties, Brussels sprouts, cabbage with leaves, purple cabbage. It's very simple, easy to handle, and it always has customer service if needed.

Tryvan plans to invest in a new optical sorting machine to directly process the crop in the field. This will ensure the purity of the reported flow of the fields. The process will be more efficient.

Spanske Dafisa skamroser og satser alt på Tomras sorteringsteknologi når det gjelder sin mandelproduksjon. Gjengir litt fra innledningen. Mye mer å lese.

Spanish almond sector boom

Dafisa improves its position in the international market with the sensor classification system of Nimbus BSIS


The implementation of Tomra 'S Nimbus BSI in Dafisa 's production line ensures quality and safety resulting in increased productivity and efficient use of resources. The introduction of this technology from Tomra Food, one of the most advanced suppliers in sensor-based classification solutions, improves the competitiveness of Dafisa, which raises positions in the world ranking of almonds, of better quality than the American.

The Spanish almond sector is booming. It is a healthy product with great profitability. The high quality of the Spanish almond is, without a doubt, one of the reasons for the good prospects of growth of this market, whose biggest consumer is the European. We must highlight the profound transformation of this Spanish industry which, together with the incorporation of new technologies and varieties of almonds, is improving its yield, planting frames and crop techniques.

Dafisas hjemmeside:

Her et veldig interessant møte med salgsdirektør i Tomra Sorting Food Kina, Liu Linhu. Gjengir bare litt fra innledningen så følg linken under for å lese mer.

NB!! Taurang == Tomra

The food industry continues to develop, and enterprises are steadily seeking to change

China Economic News network 2019-05-07 14:31:02

-Interview with Liu Linhu, sales director of Taurang food sorting in China

Mr. Liu Linhu has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, from process design and R & amp; d in the food industry to the introduction of foreign advanced technology into China, he has been deeply involved in the food industry, dabbling in different areas of the food industry, but also experienced the rapid development of the entire Chinese food industry stage. After joining Taurang China in early 2018, Mr. Liu Linhu was mainly responsible for the sales and pre-sales technical testing of Taurang food in China and the implementation of three pieces of business in the project.

"Three See" the development trend of global food industry

Mr. Liu Linhu the entire food industry chain into three pieces, a piece of raw materials, the second is the processing of products, the third is the consumer end. In his view, the entire food industry is facing changes and challenges in the overall progress of the situation.

Sitter på en haug av interessante selskapsnyheter innen alle forretningsområder som jeg ikke har hatt tid/anledning til å poste på forumet den siste tiden. Prøver å få ut litt nå, kjapt og i rask rekkefølge, til dere som er interessert i det som skjer i Tomra, og begynner her.

Tomra som global markedsleder innen sorteringsteknologi for mat, har de to siste årene også utviklet og testet sorteringsteknologi for dyremat

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Innovation: Tomra tackles the petfood market by proposing new sorting solutions

Tomra food, the world's leading manufacturer of optical sorting machines for the agri-food industry, innovates by offering sorting solutions to pet food manufacturers. By developing...

Celine Agromedia | April 29th, 2019

Tomra food, the world's leading manufacturer of optical sorting machines for the agri-food industry, innovates by offering sorting solutions to pet food manufacturers.
By developing four new dedicated sorting solutions, Tomra allows industrialists to easily eliminate the finest foreign objects found in frozen ground meat, dried meat, animal meal and croquettes.

These new sorting solutions have been tested for 2 years in Tomra factories and in real-life in manufacturing units in Europe and the United States. By adjusting the parameterisation on sorting machines originally designed for food intended for human consumption, a series of tests have determined the optimal configurations in terms of accuracy and efficiency.

The risk of contamination of pet food can be high due to the nature of the raw materials used. Animal, meat and bone meal, from offal collected in slaughterhouses, may contain all sorts of foreign objects. The frozen minced meat which enters the composition of the boxes also comes from giblets. The residue of biscuits used to make dry croquettes may contain plastic or packaging cardboard. And if the storage silos of dry croquettes are not completely empty before filling, there may be risk of cross contamination.

Solutions adapted to different types of pet food

Tomra has adapted sorting solutions to the specific challenges posed by the different categories of animal feed. The sorting machines were designed to withstand high-stress environments, wet, dry or dusty environments, says Tomra.

Optical sensors that inspect the flow of products distinguish between a product and a foreign material or cross-contamination depending on the colour, structure or composition perceived. Nozzles installed on the platforms eject questionable materials with precise and powerful air jets, which does not slow down production performance.

"Pet owners have increasingly high expectations. Tomra's sorting technologies now allow manufacturers to respond in a simple and reliable way to the quality and safety requirements of products, explains Bjorn Thumas, Director of development at Tomra food.

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Har ikke tid til å servere "ferdigmat" i kveld så dere får følge link og lese dere som er interessert. Den kinesiske matvareprodusenten Su Zhou Kou shui Wa Food Co., Ltd som omsetter for milliarder av yuan, bruker store ord om forbedringen innen produktkvalitet og konkurranseeve etter å ha erstattet gammelt utstyr med Tomras sorteringsteknologi.

NB! Taurang == Tomra

optical sorting enhances the quality of sunflower seeds and creates a boutique brand

China Economic News Network 2019-04-26 16:38:08

Su Zhou Kou shui Wa Food Co., Ltd:

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Kontraktene triller inn dørene for TOMRA!!! Gleder meg virkelig til Q1 den 7 Mai. Det er da jeg tror vi får den virkelige Take Off’en for aksjen!!!

Spennende dette!!!


Mer storfint nytt fra Tomra Sorting Food. Supert når man får servert nyheter av slikt kaliber daglig!

Ardo fokuserer på kvalitet og omsetter for en milliard euro. Ja, Ardo produserer 25% av de frosne grønnsakene på det europeiske markedet, og dere kan selv lese hvorfor man velger Tomras sorteringsteknologi og hva man sier om den. Kort fortalt; for Ardo er kun det beste godt nok.

Ardo upgrades processing technologies with Sentinel II optical sorting machines

Tomra Food selected to partner Ardo

Tomra Food, a manufacturer of sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry, has been selected to partner Ardo, which is known for their work in the fresh-frozen vegetable sector. Ardo has installed two Tomra Sentinel II optical sorting machines at its processing plant in Ardooie, Belgium, as part of its ongoing objective to achieve ‘maximum output in both volume and quality.’

Ardo is a family-owned business which has grown to a €1bn turnover through commitment to quality. Ardo employs 3,800 people at 21 production, packing and distribution sites in nine nations, and exports to more than 100 countries. The company sources vegetables, herbs and fruit from 3,500 growers and processes 860,000 tonnes annually. One-quarter of all frozen vegetables in Europe come from Ardo, primarily for use in soups, ready-to-eat meals, and baby food. Ardo also supplies the house brands of almost all large European supermarkets, as well as large caterers for rest homes, hospitals and schools.

Ardo’s Group Marketing & Communication Director, Heidi Goovaerts, commented: “As a very innovative company, investments in the factory are one way that we differ from our competitors. We also differentiate ourselves through sustainability. This includes minimising food waste, which is one reason why we selected Tomra ’s sorting machines. Tomra ’s technologies will help us minimise waste and maximise productivity at the same time as delivering the highest product quality.”


Ardo’s Production Line Manager, Gillis Alliet, said: “Technology does not stand still, and that’s why we decided to purchase these new machines, because we always strive for a better product. The Sentinel II is a reliable machine, well designed for operator safety, and an enhancement for our line in terms of food safety. The machines are easy to set up, give good results, and have a really nice control display. The operators are happy to work with these machines - they use them like they use their mobile phones, intuitively. The Sentinel is easy to set up and gives the best results.”


Publication date: 4/23/2019
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Storfin nyhet for Tomra Sorting Food, publisert av Bloomberg

Tomra Sorting Food i Belgia har hatt Uzbekistans ambassadør til Belgia og toppleder i det uzbekiske eksportfirmaet Agrowide på besøk til forhandlinger. Agrowide satser knallhardt på eksport og forstår øyensynlig at globalt markedsledende sorteringsteknologi er det beste kortet å ha på hånden når kunder skal overbevises om kvaliteten på produktene man kan levere.

McClatchy-Tribune 04/17/2019 7:31 AM ET

Norwegian company to supply modern agricultural equipment to Uzbekistan [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan]

April 17-- Apr. 17--Uzbek Ambassador to Belgium, Dilier Hakimov, visited Norwegian TOMRA company in the Belgium city of Leuven. During the visit, issues related to the equipment, which is best suited for sorting vegetables and fruits supplied by Uzbek Agrowide company abroad were discussed, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.

The director of foreign economic activity of the Agrowide company from Uzbek Margilan city Kudrat Muratov also participated in the negotiations. The parties agreed that TOMRA experts would visit Uzbekistan. In addition, the company will take part in the specialized exhibition of agricultural equipment AgroTech Uzbekistan 2019 to be held in June.

TOMRA was founded in 1972 and started its activities with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within two main business areas: Collection Solutions (reverse vending and material recovery) and Sorting Solutions (food, recycling, and mining).

TOMRA Sorting Solutions creates sensor-based technologies for sorting and process analysis within the recycling, mining, food and other industries. With more than 13,740 installations worldwide, TOMRA Sorting Solutions offers a unique range of complementary sorting technologies, the most extensive service base, and the widest geographic and market segment coverage in the industry.

TOMRA Food is the leading provider of optical sorting and processing technology for the fresh and processed food industry. With approximately 8,230 sorting installations globally, TOMRA Sorting's food business is instrumental in optimizing the world's food utilization, safety and quality.

Agrowides hjemmeside:
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Herlig lesning, rett og slett!

Her er det noen av bransjens aller største aktører innen bl.a. hasselnøttproduksjon og -foredling som benytter og skryter hemningsløst av Tomras sorteringsteknologi og betydning for lønnsomhet, matsikkerhet m.m. Herlig lesning altså, Gjengir begynnelsen, men her er (mye) mer å lese for den som følger linken.

Hazelnut producers prefer TOMRA technology

Olam Progida, one of the leading hazelnut producers of Turkey, has been increasing its efficiency and product quality with TOMRA food sorting machines for more than 20 years.

Finally, Olam Progida, who delivered TOMRA NıMBUS BSI + machines in 2018, continues to invest with TOMRA, who is pleased with its value for food safety and after-sales services.

Founded in 1989, Olam serves as one of the leading global agricultural companies that supply food and industrial raw materials to more than 22,000 customers worldwide. With its leadership position in the majority of 18 different platforms such as cocoa, coffee, nuts, nuts, sesame, spices, rice and sugar in 66 countries, Olam continues its success in the hazelnut industry with Progida in Turkey. Olam Progida, Turkey's most exporting hazelnut producer as the success of the achievement of TOMRA Food's advanced technology, he also mentions.


Having continued production in four separate hazelnut factories including Giresun, Ordu, Sakarya and Georgia, Olam Progida has been using TOMRA Gida's sorting technologies for 20 years. Progida has a total of 18 TOMRA sorting machines in four separate facilities.

Olam Progida offers value added products such as natural extra selected nuts and roasted hazelnuts, bleached nuts, roasted and chopped nuts, hazelnut paste. The World's second largest hazelnut exporter, underlining the Olam Progida Technical Services and Project Manager Aykut Gören; "Turkey meets 70 percent of the annual hazelnut production in the world. For Centuries, Turkey has always been offering high quality hazelnuts to the world markets. Turkish hazelnut is extremely suitable for industrial use, but of course the conditions of processing are as important as the minimum production conditions. We are processing nuts in our modern integrated facilities, which we equip with the latest technology as Olam Progida. The performance of TOMRA sorting machines in our Lines contributes greatly to our efficiency, "he said.

Olam Progida, mainly in Europe, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, all the world countries, including the annual hazelnut exports processed over 32 thousand tones. More than 673 million jars of cocoa Hazelnut cream to produce enough annual hazelnuts indicating that; "We are going out of traditional methods of Hazelnut management. We use the Latest technology and in this sense we take advantage of the benefits of TOMRA sorting machines in many ways. As we guarantee food reliability with TOMRA, we also see benefits in our operating costs. As a Total solution, we are very pleased with TOMRA's high benefit-cost table, "he explained.

Tar også med stausrapport fra den australske mandelprodusenten Bright Light som bygger splitter nytt produksjonsanlegg utstyrt med 15 sorteringsmaskiner fra Tomra. Les og bli glad. Man trenger ikke hausse Tomra, Tomraq er "selvhaussende". :)

Bright Light Agricultural Products, Tomra has chosen almond extraction solution

15TH APR 2019

One of the fastest growing private companies in the Australian almond industry, Bright Light has chosen TOMRA Food as a solution partner for almond extraction from the beginning. A total of 15 sorting machines will be installed at the Advanced Almond processing site in Hattah/Victoria to achieve the goal of achieving "first-class" quality of Bright Light in the single passage of the product from the tape.

Bright Light Sales and Marketing Manager Simon Murphy said; "After Years of contract manufacturing, we have made a carefully planned decision to invest in the almond processing facilities in Victoria's thriving region, built for our own purposes. With an Annual production volume of 25,000 metric tonnes, this new facility will have the capacity to peel and crush crusted packaging, as well as to classify the raw brown inner almond product according to the ' desired qualities ', "he said.

Bright Light Agricultural Products are cultivating almonds with the latest irrigation infrastructure and technologies. From Recently planted, it has almond orchads in a wide range of ages, from ripe to trees.
"We have fertile almond groves that require us to invest in our OWN processing facility," said Tim Orr, Director of Operation Bright Light. We will Also be ready to process future target product quantities with the growth of our newly planted young trees. We expect our NEW operations to be fully ready for the 2020 season, "he said.
"As Bright Light, we are proud to meet our customers ' expectations with our high quality products," says Orr; "We think in the Long term, and we have passed a strict process in choosing our new hardware that we prefer from different sorting solutions. Using TOMRA's expertise, the concept that we combine with our Project coordinator PASS will make it ready to package our products with minimal Light and re-processing required. To achieve This goal, in addition to other mechanical and pneumatic cleaning units, a total of 15 sorting machines will be installed, "he explained.
"We are very pleased to be a partner of extraction solutions in This exciting project: Senior Vice President and TOMRA Food Sorting President Ashley Hunter. The effort spent by the Bright Light, PASS and TOMRA organization to complete the processing concept has been a good example of sharing the collective experience to deliver the most ideal solutions with cutting-edge products. "

Tim ORR explained: "TOMRA's BSI + technology has made a difference. In Particular, TOMRA's ability to target insect newbores, including insect bites fed with a pinhole-shaped fruit, is not only major damage, it was really surprising. With TOMRA in Australia using this technology in 2018, we have combined laboratory testing with real field data. BSI + technology, double, sticky, immature, rotten and stained products such as other difficult almond defects have revealed extraordinary results, "he said.
Simon Murphy: "The Multi-extraction concept is an important consequence of the global and local application expertise of TOMRA, which means that we can perfectly understand our needs to meet our critical objectives, regulate technology and order of implementation" .
Tim Orr said the ease of operation is another decisive factor in the choice of TOMRA; "Due to the distance to the settlements of the seasoning and growing agricultural areas of the work, access to qualified employees is very difficult. Therefore, The extraction process was important to work with the minimum workmanship, "he added; "TOMRA proved to be the best in his class again. The use of Production conditions and interviews with the operators of the daily working in the extraction machines confirmed that the process with the machines is very easy to operate. "

Tomra konsoliderer og styrker nærværet i Sør-Afrika. Under et lite utdrag, følg link for å lese mer.

TOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in the South African market

April 9, 2019


South Africa: market of strategic importance on the African Continent

TOMRA Food is a global leader in sensor-based sorting solutions with extensive international experience, running projects in more than 80 countries. The company has a well-established presence in the South African market, where it has been operating for more than 20 years, and is today the company’s main market on the African continent.

“South Africa offers a world of opportunities. The mechanization and automatization of the post-harvest processes is well underway in the country, and the challenge is now to keep the momentum. TOMRA Food’s advanced technology enables producers of fresh and processed foods to raise their quality levels. Its sensor-based sorting equipment can be used for a multitude of food applications, from fresh whole products to processed food. South Africa is spearheading the automatization process on the continent, and shows the benefits and the opportunities that machines such as TOMRA Food’s can bring to producers in other African countries,” adds Norman Smith.

The consumer trend towards healthy eating is boosting the global demand for nuts, and South Africa is among the world’s biggest exporters. A recent boom in demand for macadamias has created new opportunities, which South Africa’s agriculture industry has taken up, with plantings having tripled in the years from 2013 to 2016 and industry projections forecasting a 40% increase of NIS by 2020. “For the South African producers to take full advantage of this growing market, a high processing capacity and product quality will be essential, and TOMRA Food offers the best equipment for them,” explains Norman Smith.

I Storbritannia har Tong Engineering utviklet et potetsorteringssystem for potetprodusenten B&C Farming som trengte noe nytt, bedre og ikke minst noe mer effektivt, for å erstatte sitt 29 år gamle, utdaterte system. Som dere kan lese har Tong Engineering integrert Tomra FPS (field potato sorter) i systemet. Antar jo at Tong Engineering her har valgt Tomra FPS fordi man med det mener man integrerer den beste sorteringsteknolgien som er tilgjengelig i markedet i sitt system.

Custom-built facility designed for British contract farmer and potato grower


Tong Engineering has designed a custom-built seed potato grading facility for B&C Farming – a Norfolk-based contract farmer and potato grower in the UK – taking into account the latter’s current and future requirements.

B&C Farming has been using a custom grading line from Pearl Engineering for no less than 29 years and needed to upgrade to newer, more efficient equipment.

Since reduction of labor costs was a key objective in the specification of the new line, Tong implemented a side-eject box tipper that feeds the crop into the line.

“It is a fine line between keeping the forklift drivers busy, and them being too rushed, risking accidents or causing the line to stop and wait for the crops. The side-eject box tipper not only reduces forklift movement, allowing us to cut the number of forklifts required for grading, but it also ensures a continuous flow of crop onto the grading line,” saysTony Bambridge, managing director at B&C Farming.

Labor requirements at the crop cleaning and grading section of the line have also been taken into consideration.

“Taking care of the complete grading system from start to finish, Tong integrated the Tomra FPS (field potato sorter) into the line for automatic detection of stones and clod in the unwashed crop. With this removal of debris now being performed automatically, inspection staff can now focus on grading for quality of the potatoes, with size-grading took care of by Tong’s EasyGrade screen grading modules.

“Inspection staff are now in a fully-insulated, heated and sound-proofed cabin, allowing for much more pleasant inspection conditions,” Bambridge says.

Det er bare så mye fantastisk man finner når man graver på nettet etter informasjon om dette fantastiske selskapet. Her er det problemet med meget helefarlig giftkonsentrasjoner i matvarer Tomras superteknologi løser. Utrolig imponerende! Utrolig signifikant! Legg merke til at Nestle fremheves som fornøyd bruker av teknologien. De er garantert ikke alene.

New concerns about aflatoxins in food can be circumpaed with technology

March 19, 2019

The contamination of food by aflatoxins, which can cause cancer, is worrying scientists and regulators. New concerns about these natural poisons, manifested earlier this year by scientific consultants, have provided an important warning of the risk to consumers ' health and the commercial risk to food companies.
Aflatoxins are a common problem found in cultivated plants or in foods stored in parts of Asia, Africa and the United States. This is because the toxins originate in two species of fungi that are favored by hot and humid climates. In February 2018, however, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reported that there are also concerns about "the high levels of aflatoxin observed by some food products originating in European countries." Now There are appeals for EFSA to make its first full risk assessment of aflatoxins in more than a decade.

These concerns are not surprising: Aflatoxins are 68 times more lethal than arsenic and are able to seriously damage human and animal livers. Aflatoxins can cause fever, malaise and anorexia, followed by abdominal pain, vomiting and hepatitis. Even Worse, the chronic toxicity of aflatoxins can reduce immune efficiency and trigger cancer, which is why they are classified by the World Health Organization as a Group 1 Carcinogen. It is Known that exposure to aflatoxin-contaminated food has caused hundreds of deaths in India and Kenya, and many other fatalities have probably not been reported.

Even in Europe, where there are strict rules on food security, in 2013 several nations reported widespread contamination by aflatoxin of milk.


The best method for detecting aflatoxins is to choose to use sensor-based sorting machines, produced by TOMRA, a global technology pioneer to ensure food safety. TOMRA machines employ near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR), fluorescent lighting, and state-of-the-art lasers to analyze the surface structure and elemental composition of objects passing through a food production line. TOMRA's special Detox laser makes it possible to identify the extremely low intensity of light reflected by fungi in various types of food, allowing the detection of aflatoxin contamination.

In Addition to this extraordinary capability, TOMRA's sorting machines also utilize proprietary biometric signature Identification (BSI) technology. BSI digitized and detects the biometric characteristics of food – for example, nuts and raisins – and compares these features with resources stored in the machine database to determine whether items should be accepted or rejected. This detects and removes minor defects than is possible to be removed with conventional spectral technology. The accuracy of detection is so good that false rejection rates are exceptionally low and result in exceptionally high yields.

A good example of this technology can be seen in action in the Nestlé Group's processing line in Dongguan, China, administered by the Subbrand Hsufuchi Foods. Quality and safety are one of the ten corporate principles of Nestlé, which chose TOMRA as a strategic partner in combating aflatoxins contamination in peanut products. Since September 2016, Hsufuchi Foods operates two TOMRA Helius separation machines to achieve Nestlé 's global quality standards, which are stricter than China's domestic food safety regulations.

More than providing separators to combat aflatoxins, TOMRA also provides comprehensive support in machine configuration and optimization. To Validate the Nestlé Helius classifying machines with Detox technology, TOMRA's application support teams performed a six-month test on the Dongguan processing line, adjusting the classification parameters with more than 500 tonnes of Peanuts of different varieties. TOMRA also worked with Nestlé on quality inspection and invited a third-party inspection agency to define validation protocols, ensuring that the validation process and results were sufficiently representative.

Zhang Ahfung, assistant manager General in charge of production in Dongguan, said: "TOMRA technical support was very efficient and fast in response, both in the test phase and after the machine installation. Through Many tests, we are now certain that the TOMRA Helius classifier can effectively control the level of aflatoxin in Peanuts. It makes me calm, because I don't have to worry about the quality of our product anymore. Now, let's consider implementing a detox technology-based classifier at every facility where aflatoxin problems arise. "

Leading U.S. Supplier "surprised" with results

Small family businesses also benefit from TOMRA technologies. As An illustration of this, three examples of the Nimbus model sorting machine, each equipped with the laser module needed to detect aflatoxin, are used by the Damascus Peanut Company in the USA. This company specializing in peanut Husking employs approximately 125 people and manages its factory in Arlington, Georgia, 24 hours a day. This is the oldest operating factory of peanut husking in the country, but has remained at Front of the game by employing state-of-the-art equipment and TOMRA machines since 2002. The result is high quality peanuts, supplied to many famous food brands in Europe and Japan, as well as in the USA.

Damascus acquired the first TOMRA machine in 2002 with the intention of separating foreign material from its line, without the expectation that the machine could also classify the nuts contaminated by aflatoxin – but a pleasant surprise was on the way. The TOMRA machine was installed in Arlington during an unusual year, of low harvest quality and highly prevalent aflatoxin. When The final plots of the plant were tested for aflatoxin, the results were massively better than those in the other three plants in the group. This led Damascus to ask TOMRA if his machine also separated the aflatoxin.

TOMRA shared a peanut client using a TOMRA classifier, claiming that he had discovered how to remove aflatoxin with his machine. TOMRA requested that Damascus also check the materials rejected by the TOMRA classifier. Shortly Afterwards, the results of several chemical tests gave a first good indication that the machine was detecting and removing contaminated peanuts with aflatoxin. At This time, TOMRA has sent application engineers, laser specialists to Damascus, with the aim of refining the identification capabilities of aflatoxins of the machine, which have become fully reliable.

Bryan Willis, president of Damascus, explained: "Aflatoxin is an expensive problem for a peanut processor. Before we got TOMRA's machines, the only way to really deal with Aflatoxin was to "blanchear" the Peanuts. But compared to "Blancheamento", using a laser is much, much less expensive. Because of that, our machines have paid for themselves many times. And Of course the machines also do a great job of detecting and removing strange material, which is the reason why we originally bought them before discovering that they could classify something that humans can't see.

"At first, we were skeptical about the detection of aflatoxin by the machine. But then we begin to understand that the toxin is structurally different from the peanut. The Laser classifier looks at the toxin as if it were a piece of glass, metal or any non-peanut material. It Was very difficult for the industry to understand this initially, because that is how advances have occurred on existing technology. I'm Still impressed, but the evidence is in the results, and the aflatoxin problem has been solved. "

Bjorn Thumas, Director of Food Business Development at TOMRA Sorting Solutions, said: "What our machine does is equivalent to inspecting each grain, which is extremely necessary to ensure food safety. It Is clear that the system also performs other important sorting functions simultaneously, removing foreign material and removal of allergens from the line. And When handling maize for example, the laser can also differentiate between transgenic and non-transgenic seeds.

"Our machines increase productivity and improve throughput while providing protection against one of the biggest dangers the food industry faces. Aflatoxins are a potential killer – human and business – but we can keep them under control. "

Innlegget er slettet av Kommentatoren

Tomra og et forskningsteam ved Universitetet i Brüssel utvikler teknologi for å sortere ut poteter som inneholder kreftfremkallende akrylamid. Det sier jo seg selv at et vellykket produkt her kommer til "å eie" den digre french fries/pommes frites industrien! Kjempepotensial!

Identifying Carcinogenic Chemicals with Safety Laser Scanner

FSA (Food Standards Agency) recently issues warning regarding consumption of acrylamide as it consists of cancer-causing chemicals discovered by the name acrylamide. This chemical is considered as a crucial health threat for billions of consumers across the globe. According to latest research, raw potatoes hold excessive carcinogenic chemical acrylamide, which lacks the possibility of detection at a faster, non-destructive and sensitive way. For catering to this scenario, a team from University of Brussels have developed a new technique in partnership with the Tomra Sorting Solutions, for employing a new sensor. This safety laser scanner is likely to help in scanning peeled potatoes as well as weeds out of the food, which leads to high-levels of acrylamide. The new safety laser scanner, Photonics functions by scanning the free-falling food items including potatoes and uses spatially resolved spectroscopy, which is a non-invasive imaging method used with the help of infrared light.

Tomras heleide BBC Technologies har gjennom en ny oppfinnelse gjort sin markedsledende teknologi for sortering av blåbær enda bedre og mer effektiv (bilder hvis dere følger linken).

March 12 , 2019

Auckland, New Zealand, – BBC Technologies, part of TOMRA Food and global leader in turnkey solutions for sorting, packing and optimizing small fruit, extends its turnkey blueberry line with the new Tray Tipper, which automates delivery of the fruit into its industry-defining KATO260 sorter, optimizing its performance.

The new automated Tray Tipper system was developed to improve front of line loading of fruit onto its KATO260 precision grading line, the most refined solution for optical selection and optimization of blueberries on the market.

The Tray Tipper uses speed feedback from the KATO260 to ensure a consistent supply and even distribution of the blueberries onto the sorter, optimizing its throughput. It perfectly complements the KATO260’s design that emphasizes delicate handling and product preservation by gently loading the fruit onto the processing line.

The new Tray Tipper automated system further enhances the high efficiency and quality performance of the KATO260, which can accurately sort at speeds of 280 berries per second, handling the product with extreme care to maximize bloom retention and shelf life.

Sukkertøyprodusenten Swizzels Matlow jubler etter å ha gått til anskaffelse av og inkorporert TOMRA Nimbus optiske sorteringsteknologi i sin produksjonslinje.

Swizzels Matlow speeds up reject time on its ‘Drumstick Squashies’ thanks to TOMRA

13-Mar-2019 By Jenny Eagle

Swizzels Matlow has installed a TOMRA Nimbus optical sorter to automate the sorting process of its ‘Drumstick Squashies’ to improve turnover time.


Suksesshistoriene står bokstavelig talt i kø når det gjelder Tomras teknologi. Vi tar turen fra Kina i forrige innlegg til Spania her.

Frupinsa driver med mandelproduksjon og produksjon av mandelskallprodukter. Resultatene og det man sier Om Tomras Nimbus BSI + sorteringsteknologi taler for seg selv. Her er første del av artikkelen fra TECNOALIMEN.

Frupinsa achieves the highest quality of its nuts thanks to Tomra Food's Nimbus BSI + Sorter

March 1, 2019

With the incorporation of the new Nimbus BSI + from Tomra, Frupinsa becomes Spain's first client to put into operation this innovative sorter with which it offers a quality of grain of the highest level.

The Nimbus BSI + works in conjunction with a team of mechanical machines, detecting 100% of the foreign and eliminating elements of the process. Together with this improvement in product quality, the sorter reduces wastage, reduces the constant need for manual-to-end revision of the line, and optimizes the productivity of the plant, thus increasing the profit margins.

Frupinsa (Frutos y feedingstuffs Inmaculada, S.A.), is a company dedicated to the sale of calibrated almonds, almond shell standard for industrial use or, crushed shell and calibrated for domestic use as a substitute for pellets. It also sells Garrofa cleaved in different sizes as well as carob gum. Alejandro Palacios, sales director of Spain and Portugal for Tomra Food, says that "in Tomra we are very pleased that Frupinsa has been the first customer in Spain to bet on BSI + technology for its transformation and development." Likewise, it highlights "The great communication that there was at all times with Frupinsa both in the integration of the machine in the production line, as in the work done jointly".

As a family-run business today by the third and fourth generation of the family, it has in the point of view the constant improvement of its final product. Thus, in the last years the company has made important updates in the central plant of Roquees, Tarragona, which include not only the construction of a new ship and the remodeling of its offices, but also the installation of new machinery of last Generation in almond husking. Frupinsais also part of the cruciblear group, which has for years several Tomra classifiers In other plants of the group. Thanks to good performance and excellent service, Frupinsa decided to incorporate a Nimbus BSI + classifier in its production process.

"Tomra is today the first choice of all Huskers in the almond, hazelnut and carobsector. They propose the best solutions – both in natural grain and almond peeled grain – for the final selection. "With the installation of the Nimbus BSI +, we have greatly improved the quality of our final product, now obtaining a fruit completely free of impurities. The high effectiveness of the Tomra allows us to adjust the machines of mechanical separation of the shell in a less aggressive way, reducing the losses and the criticality of the process, "says Miquel Borrás, plant engineer.

Quality, the key element for the production process

The almond is a "living" product with different properties depending on the variety and it is also changing throughout the year. Together with this product's own difficulty, it must be emphasized that it is a very demanding sector, with a minimum level of tolerance against the presence of foreign materials. That's why Frupinsa required a technology capable of reducing that risk, detecting and eliminating almost 100% error.

Frupinsas hjemmeside:

Tomras CEO har kommunisert at Tomra opplever god aksept i det kinesiske markedet når det gjelder selskapets teknologi. Å lykkes i Kina er ingen selvfølge for utenlandske selskaper. Her et nydelig, ferskt eksempel på Tomras teknologis gjennomslag i Kina. "The way out for local food companies" er som dere ser overskriften, og hva betyr det? Jo, i denne sammengheng at Tangshan Dingchen Food Co., Ltd lykkes som eksportør av frosne grønnsaker, frukt, bær og nøtter til 20 nasjoner, takket være den høye, garanterte kvaliteten man oppnår ved å bruke Tomras sorteringsteknologi! :)

NB!!! Tao Lang/Taurang == TOMRA

Dingchen: The way out for local food companies

2019-03-06 11:22 Source: HC Network |,

Established in 2005, Tangshan Dingchen Food Co., Ltd. is an export-oriented leading enterprise integrating base planting, quick-freezing processing, frozen storage, logistics and distribution. The products are exported to more than 20 countries and regions such as Europe, America, Middle East and Southeast Asia; the domestic market has formed a nationwide linkage network.

The company has been awarded the honorary titles of “China Well-known Trademark”, “Hebei Province Science Popularization Demonstration Base” and “Provincial Agricultural Industrialization Key Leading Enterprise” for its outstanding performance and social contribution. It is the agricultural industrialization of Hebei Province and the export of agricultural products. One of the leading companies.

Focus on the global market and build product quality

Tangshan Dingchen mainly produces quick-frozen vegetables, including frozen sweet corn, green peas, carrots, and green beans. Dingchen insists on providing high-quality products to customers with high standards. For the problems of color 腐, rot, and foreign matter in products, it has been manually sorted to eliminate these possible quality hazards. However, as orders grow, the limitations of manual sorting do not guarantee the stability of product quality. Dingchen began planning to replace manual sorting with automated technology to improve and stabilize product quality.

In a series of market research, Dingchen learned that many large foreign food companies are using Taolang's optical sorting machine to control product quality, such as the US SMITH Frozen Food Company, the US Monsanto Seed Company, and the Swiss Syngenta. , France TOP SEMENCE company. Dingchen's foreign customers have repeatedly praised Taurang's sorting technology for its efficiency and stability, and its product quality has also been greatly improved and stabilized. Therefore, it has always wanted to have the opportunity to learn more about Taurang's technical solutions.

At a corn conference, Dingchen’s representative listened to Tao Lang’s technical introduction and took the initiative to contact Tao Lang and visited the factory of Taolang’s foreign corn processing customers to experience the efficiency and effectiveness of automated sorting equipment. After comprehensively evaluating the evaluation of equipment by foreign counterparts, Chairman Gao Aidong made a decisive decision on purchasing. He believed that this equipment can help Dingchen improve and stabilize the quality of the control products, and improve the efficiency of the processing line and reduce labor costs.

“Dingchen has always been adhering to the philosophy of making quality products. When we actually see the efficient sorting, high output and labor cost savings of Taurang equipment, we consider that the investment of this project is very cost-effective and will be in the future. Have a good long-term return."

——Tangshan Dingchen Chairman, Mr. Gao Aidong

Automated sorting equipment guarantees quality and wins more trust from foreign customers

In 2017, Tangshan Dingchen installed Taurang's Genius sorting equipment on the production line. After the installation of the equipment, Dingchen realized a sorting capacity of 3 tons per hour, which can remove impurities such as corn husks, corn stalks, black granules, brown granules, insects, broken plastics, broken glass, metal shreds and other foreign materials at high speed. A significant improvement. The stability of the sorting equipment for automatic sorting can ensure the quality of the finished products after sorting in the case of uneven quality of raw materials.

For foreign customers and the market, if there are mixed products, cross-contaminants or impurities in the product, it will cause serious food safety problems. After using the Taolang equipment, Dingchen significantly reduced the occurrence of the above food safety incidents. The product quality has been recognized by foreign customers and the brand reputation has been consolidated.

“With the Taurang sorting machine, foreign customers have more confidence in our products, our products are getting better and better, and repeat customers have increased. We are very dependent on this equipment now.”

——Tangshan Dingchen Chairman, Mr. Gao Aidong

Get rid of the troubles of recruiting

Dingchen needs manual sorting workers to sort impurities before introducing automated sorting equipment. However, since corn and vegetables are seasonal products, the employment of enterprises varies greatly from season to season. Therefore, Dingchen has been facing the problem of high labor costs in the peak season and difficulty in recruiting workers, which cannot meet the capacity demand.

After the introduction of Taolang's automated sorting equipment, this problem was solved: in the production season, only two manual sorting workers were needed on the production line, which not only reduced the labor cost, but also solved the seasonal recruitment difficulties and required each time. Take the time to train new workers.

Comprehensive professional local technical support

In addition to the stability of the equipment itself, Dingchen is very satisfied with Taurang's local technical service support. After completing the installation of the equipment, Taurang provided five days of equipment operation and routine maintenance training. In daily use, Dingchen can contact Taurang's domestic engineers at any time through a 24-hour customer service hotline and WeChat to solve some operational-related questions in a timely manner.

These timely and rapid technical responses enable Dingchen's equipment to maintain continuous and stable operation, and smoothly adjust the product parameters when the sorting products change or the quality of the raw materials of the products are very different.

Business growth is strong, and production line expansion once again chooses Taurang

Due to the effective guarantee of product quality, Dingchen Food has been recognized by more and more domestic and foreign customers, and the order volume has increased rapidly. In order to meet the growing demand for orders, Dingchen Food is currently preparing for the construction of a new plant.

Chairman Dingchen Food Gao Aidong believes that the experience of using Taurang sorting equipment on existing production lines shows that Taurang's leading technology and extensive industry experience can effectively ensure the stable quality of the products, and the equipment of Taurang is stable. , production capacity and sorting efficiency are very good. Therefore, Taurang's sorting equipment will be re-introduced on the new production line.

Hjemmesiden til Tangshan Dingchen Food Co Ltd.

At Tomra allerde har en 18 år lang historie bak seg i Chile, skyldes at Tomra kjøpte newzealandske COMPAC høsten 2016. Nå rapporterer Tomra om stor suksess og flotte utsikter i det chilenske markedet.

TOMRA Food consolidates its position in the Chilean market

TOMRA Food closed the 2018 financial year while consolidating its position in Chile and it predicts 2019 will be excellent thanks to the country's good growth prospects. Johan Germeys, the Commercial Director for Latin America of TOMRA Food, and Paola Arevalo, Sales Manager of TOMRA Food Chile, spoke about their forecasts for the food market in the country.


"Chile is a sea of opportunities and its main challenge is to maintain the pace of modernization and automation it has already started. TOMRA's new technology allows producers of fresh and processed foods to increase their the quality standards. This technology can be used by a multitude of sectors, such as nuts, seafood, dehydrated fruits, seeds, vegetables, fruits, or potatoes," says Johan Germeys.


The advantages of TOMRA solutions, customized for a multitude of products

From nuts and dried fruits to seafood and vegetables, TOMRA Food offers a solution for each product through a broad portfolio of models. The company's Helius, Nimbus, Genius, Blizzard, Halo, ZEA, and Sentinel II classifiers have already become references for the Chilean market.


Technological leadership, food security and digital transformation, the pillars of TOMRA technology

TOMRA offers unique technical solutions. "Our ability to combine different classification technologies, such as: color cameras, near infrared, or NIR, spectroscopy and laser detection, make a difference," says Paola Arevalo.

The company bases its global success on 3 pillars. Thanks to its technological leadership, TOMRA Food allows producers of nuts, vegetables, fruits and potatoes (among others) to improve their accuracy, efficiency, and profitability. To help brands offer food safety and protect their prestige, TOMRA helps its customers ensure their food complies with high quality, hygiene, and traceability standards. Finally, thanks to the digital transformation, the analysis of the data collected by the TOMRA Food machines helps producers analyze the production process, improving its efficiency and reducing operating costs.

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Tomra er selvsagt på plass der det virkelig teller. 6. - 8.februar stoppet gigantiske "Fruit Logistica" i Berlin. neste stopp for "Fruit Logistica" er Shanghai, Kina, 29. - 31.mai.

Fruit Logistica 2019 closed its doors with more than 78,000 trade visitors from 135 countries and 3,200 exhibitors

12 February, 2019

Fruit Logistica 2019 confirmed once again its leading role as the most important of the fruit and vegetable trade leading business platform, with a greater number of exhibitors and trade visitors, more innovations and a strong internationalization.

"Our mission is to offer exhibitors and visitors the best possible environment for business. "I am delighted that Fruit Logistica has fulfilled expectations in the event: 98% of professional visitors and about 90% of the exhibitors considered their participation in the fair a great success or your visit to the fair very positive" , says Madlen Miserius, Senior Product Manager of Fruit Logistica.

From 6 to 8 February, more than 78,000 trade visitors from 135 countries came to learn about the products and services of 3,200 exhibitors from 90 countries.

Many commercial contracts at the fair

Fruit Logistica has received the best ratings, both exhibitors and professional visitors: lifted up helpful contacts that had kept with large producers of fruits and vegetables, retail and importers and exporters. Almost half of the exhibitors indicated that they had achieved commercial operations during Fruit Logistica of this year Edition. About 90% of exhibitors were satisfied with the outcome of their participation.

One of the main objectives of the trade visitors was establishing new contacts, find new distributors and see what's new. These objectives were widely met. The visitors scored the deployment of products offered at Fruit Logistica 2019 with maximum values. 77% of visitors expected to established contacts to result in concrete business and commercial operations after the fair. 98% of visitors considered their participation in Fruit Logistica 2019 a great success.


The next exhibition appointments

Opens its doors in Shanghai China Fruit Logistica, from 29 to 31 May. This fair is designed as a platform for the supply of fruits and vegetables for the consumption of fresh products in China. The market in China covers 1.3 billion consumers and to grow. From 2018, China has its own FRUIT LOGISTICA. After the success of the launch, for the first time, have been invited to this year's Edition more than 300 buyers from all of China in order to participate in the Buyer.

More than ten years ago that started Asia Fruit Logistica and today represents the most important fair for the fruit and vegetable sector in Asia. From 4 to 6 September offers a complete overview of the market and shows the novelties and products offered by more than 20 countries. By 2019 there will be two new segments: fruits and vegetables frozen technology for greenhouses. For all those who would like to appear in the Hong Kong fair, may do so with the same date limit that the CHINA FRUIT LOGISTICA fair: until the end of February.

The celebration of Fruit logistics 2020 will be from 5 to 7 February in Berlin.

The opinion of the exhibitors about FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019


Björn Weyts, Global Marketing Director, TOMRA Sorting (Belgium)

"We are moving with different brands for many markets. At FRUIT LOGISTICA are all customers that we want to achieve. And every year we meet more new people. The fair is one of the most important exhibitions for our companies."
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ARDO en global, belgisk storspiller innen produksjon av frossen frukt, frosne grønnsaker og urter har handlet inn splitter ny Tomra-teknologi. Åpn linken for å lese mer. Kan røpe at her spares det ikke på superlativene når nytteverdien i Tomra-teknologien beskrives!

Press release Wednesday, February 06, 2019

ARDO, specialist of frozen fruits, herbs and vegetables acquired two Sentinel II of Tombra sorting machines

TOMRA, world leader in sensor-based sorting technology, is long-time partner of the company ARDO, a specialist of frozen fruits, herbs and vegetables. The industrialist has acquired two new machines of sort for its site in Ardooie.

Jeg har tidligere postet om at Tomra skulle debutere med sorteringsteknologi for godteri- og konfektbransjen under "ProSweets/ISM" messen i Køln 27. - 30.01.19 (se innlegg på denne tråden 04.01.2019 kl 18:16). Nå er messen avholdt, og som når det gjelder alt annet Tomra driver med, rapporterer Tomra om suksess og stor interesse for teknologien under messedagene. Artikkelen som er linket under er kopibeskyttet så det får vi respektere, men åpner dere linken, kan dere lese at Tomras Karel Stubbe forteller om stor internasjonal interesse for Tomras teknologi og at prosessene innen næringen i stadig større grad automatiseres. I godteri- og konfektbransjen har med andre ord "verdens sorteringskonge" Tomra funnet nok en arena for vekst!

ProSweets/ISM Cologne 2019: notes from a newbie
29-Jan-2019 By Anthony Myers

ConfectioneryNews editor Anthony Myers is at the Koelnmesse for the first time and finds this year’s trade fair both daunting and exhilarating.

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Vi kan ikke forlate våre venner i Columbia ennå (se forrige innlegg på tråden). Selskapet som skal eksportere førsteklasses avocadoer til verdensmarkedet ved hjelp av Tomras "state of the art" sorteringsteknologi, har nemlig sendt ut en utvidet pressemelding (på engelsk) med beskrivelse av Tomra-teknologiens fortreffelighet. Åpner dere linken under, får dere også se et bilde som viser at åpningsseremonien av produksjonsanlegget ble foretatt med representasjon på høyt politisk nivå. Blant flere prominente gjester stilte Colombia med landbruksministeren og New Zealand (Compac, 100% eid av Tomra, har sitt utspring i New Zealand) med sin ambassadør til Colombia.

Westfalia fruit launches the biggest and most advanced Hass Avocado processing plant in Columbia

January 23, 2019

Westfalia Fruit Colombia, a company of Westfalia Fruit, a South African leader in the supply of subtropical fruit, inaugurated on 18 January a new processing plant for Hass avocados in Sonsón, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. The new facility is the largest and most advanced avocado processing plant in the country, featuring the latest grading and sorting technologies of world-leading packhouse technology provider Compac.

The ceremony, which attracted more than 200 guests, was presided by Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Governor of Antioquia, the Mayor of Sonson, and the Ambassador of New Zealand, Westfalia Fruit Colombia’s stakeholders, representatives from industry organisations, top management from South Africa’s Westfalia Group, and Chile’s AGRICOM fresh fruit producer and exporter, and owner of Westfalia Fruit Colombia and Westfalia Farms Colombia.

The new plant significantly extends the processing capacity of Westfalia Fruit Colombia, adding to the two facilities it already runs in Antioquia. The company started operation in the production, packing and sale of Hass avocados for export in 2012, and has developed very fast in the country’s buoyant avocado industry which, according to the Trade Ministry, has seen exports increase by 413% from US$ 10.3 Million in 2015 to US$ 52.9 Million in 2017. In just six years Westfalia Fruit Colombia has exported more than 800 containers to international destinations across the world such as the UK, the Netherlands, France, the USA, Spain, Canada and Saudi Arabia, quickly becoming the country’s first exporter of Hass avocados. With the investment in the new facility in Sonsón, the company expects to triple its production capacity to support its continued growth.

Pedro Aguilar-Niño, General Manager of Westfalia Fruit Colombia, stated: “This inauguration is an event of great significance for Colombia’s Hass avocado export industry. Such an investment on the part of a global company is a sign of great confidence in this country. This processing plant has the highest capacity and the most advanced technology in the country – it is a strong statement of belief in the region, which becomes a true cluster for the production and export of Hass avocados. For us at Westfalia, our experience with the community in this municipality has been instrumental in our decision to make this further significant investment. We have equipped the plant with the advanced systems provided by New Zealand company Compac, part of TOMRA Food – a true leader in cutting edge fruit grading and sorting technology. Together, we will be able to contribute to the development of our sector.”

Cutting edge technology for the new Sonsón processing plant

The new processing plant benefits from the advanced packhouse technologies of the Compac Multi Lane Sorter (MLS) and Inspectra2 systems.

“These solutions will provide the answers to Westfalia Fruit Colombia’s requirements,” explained Jacinto Trigo, Compac Latin America Regional Director. “They ensure the consistently high quality of its product and optimize grading precision. Together with the high quality after sales service that Compac is able to deliver, its packhouse technology enables the company to meet its requirements in post-harvest processing capacity, minimize waste, and ensure its customers’ satisfaction.”

The 5-lane Compac MLS can process 25 tonnes of avocadoes per hour, ensuring the capacity required by Westfalia Fruit Colombia. The fruit is then ready for inspection by the Inspectra2 platform, which uses Near-infrared (NIR) technology to test the internal properties of each piece of fruit and deliver consistently high grading accuracy. It detects defects that are not visible externally and sorts the good from the bad, eliminating the need to cut samples of fruit. Most importantly, it grades the avocados on dry matter and softness – which indicate the maturity of the fruit. This allows Westfalia to pack the produce according to the customer’s requirements and where they are in the supply chain, ensuring they receive the highest quality fruit at optimal maturity for their operation. With this technology Westfalia is able to deliver consistently high quality, enhancing its brand perception and increasing the export opportunities for its Hass avocados.

About Westfalia Fruit

Westfalia Fruit was founded in 1949 in South Africa. It is a leading multinational supplier of fresh fruit and related processed products to international markets. Part of the Hans Merensky Holdings Group, Westfalia grows, sources and ripens, packs, processes and markets quality avocados year round. Its vertically-integrated supply chain enables Westfalia to market quality fruit from across the globe.

About Agricom, owner of Westfalia Fruit Colombia and Westfalia Farms Colombia

Chilean producer and exporter of fresh fruit with over 35 years of operation in the international markets. It relies on 1,400 hectares of sustainably farmed land and more than 1800 employees who share a passion for quality fruit. In Colombia, it employs over 350 people. The company maintains strong long-term business relationships based on respect, trust, transparency, loyalty and commitment to employees, suppliers, customers, producers, the community and the environment. It delivers on its commitment to supporting and providing the best and safest produce to its growers, packers and customers through innovation, cutting-edge technology, the strictest quality control, a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. This has enabled it to achieve international accreditations that include Global Gap, BRC, HACCP and Sedex Smeta.

Som jeg har vært inne på tidligere, Tomra rapporterer/melder ikke om salg av teknologi/maskineri til enkeltkunder, men det er herlig å til stadighet finne artikler om utbredelsen av Tomra-produkter bokstavelig talt overalt på kloden. Her skal vi til Colombia og et nytt produksjonsanlegg for avocado. Optimismen med henblikk på økt eksport er stor, og bærebjelken i produksjonsanlegget og en forutsetning for å oppnå eksportsuksess, er (selvfølgelig) markedsledende Tomra/Compac-teknologi!

Om nøyaktig én måned, 21.februar, legger Tomra frem tallene som teller (Q4 2018/FY 2018).

Open the largest plant in the country's Hass Avocado

Drafting Economy Bogotá. January 21, 2019 - 12:50 AM

With the opening of the largest plant of avocado Hass in Sonsón, Antioquia, the country expects to triple its exports of the product to the European markets and America. According to the general manager of Westphalia Fruit Colombia, Pedro Aguilar-child, "this is a fact of great importance for the export industry of Hass Avocado. Not only is the reflection of the increased confidence investor in Colombia by a world-class company, also will be more modern plant with greater capacity in the country. It is a true commitment to the development of the region and of the municipality which today constitutes a true cluster of production and export."

Indicates the directors "for Westphalia the work developed with the community of the municipality has been instrumental for the increase from its current investment. Machinery that we have incorporated is the New Zealand company Compac, which is part of Tomra Food, a real leader who offers technology tip for the selection of fruit. With it we will contribute positively to the transformation and progress, successfully, is taking place in the sector".


The new plant of Sonson had various needs cover: ensure the quality of your product, optimize the accuracy in the classification thereof, as well as being able to meet the needs of capacity of processing and post-harvest treatments. "Next to all this, Westphalia required quality after-sales service," says Jacinto Trigo, regional director for Latin America of Compac, "something that Compac is on offer in the country"
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