Agriculture Sorting Articles

  • From Trash to Treasure: Daly Plastics Transforms Dirty Agricultural and Packaging Film into High-Quality Regranulate

    Daly Plastics is one of the largest plastics waste processing companies in the Netherlands. At the Zutphen site, the subsidiary Caroda Polymer Recovery recycles approximately 64,000 metric tons of used agricultural and packaging film. The aim is to produce polyethylene regranulates of the same quality as virgin material. That requires innovative solutions. Two Jupiter 2200 and four Micromat 2000 ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • 2019s Water & Irrigation conferences!

    With regional droughts, political changes, shifting markets, and every-changing weather, discussions on water resources, management, safety, and delivery will be a top priority for many of us. Here is a list of this year’s conferences on irrigation and water issues, particularly those related to agriculture, sorted by date. Let us know if we missed any events that should be added ...


    By Watervize

  • Tree Top – Case Study

    Tree top are a cooperative of growers transforming their excess and unattractive fruit into delicious products. They partnered with TOMRA for their sorting solutions to ensure that their products are safe for families to enjoy. The Selah based company is saving more than 800 million pounds of fruit going to waste each ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Orka Tarim, Turkey – Case Study

    Orka Tarim is company based in Manisa, Turkey, which was established in 1994 following decades of dried grape production and trade by the Orka family. Following a $12m investment in 2011, Orka Tarim now operates one of the most advanced grape processing facilities in the world, employs 350 people and provides high quality products globally. Currently 90 percent of the company’s produce is ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, Portugal - Case Study

    Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models. “Some farmers in France spoke very highly of the TOMRA machinery. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Fevita, Hungary – Case Study

    Fevita Hungary Zrt is the country’s largest frozen food producer and a leading global exporter, with 200 employees processing more than 32,000 tons of vegetables every year. Established in 1967, the company boasts a 22 percent market share domestically and has built a network of customers across 20 markets including Germany, Israel and Japan. Fevita’s high-profile customers include ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Mrs. Gerry`s Kitchen, USA - Case Study

    For the past 43 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. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Kangfa Food, China - Case Study

    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. The first step it identified was to develop close long-term partnerships with local fruit farmers, who supply fresh and healthy raw fruit. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Ruparel Foods, India - Case Srudy

    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. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Hata Foods, Japan - Case Study

    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. Hata Foods has a popular product line which highlights the flavor of Japanese domestic potatoes, also known as ‘potato salad bases’. To help with the production of this line, Hata installed a TOMRA Orbit 150 steam peeler, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Nedato, The Netherlands - Case Study

    For over 50 years, the Nedato cooperative of 500 farmers has been producing quality potatoes to customers across the world. Nedato evolved and grew against the changing backdrop of the potato industry into a sustainable, customer-focused, innovative and cooperative potato organization worldwide. Today, Nedato is a large sales and packaging organization that annually sells 250,000 tons of potatoes ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Morada Nut, USA - Case Study

    Morada Nut is a third generation family farm specializing in growing and processing walnuts, cherries, onions and bell peppers, located in Linden, California. High quality food is a priority for the farm so ensuring that they have the very best in food sorting technology is a must to serve safe and delicious walnuts for their customers to enjoy. Headquartered in the fertile San Joaquin ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...


    By Ensia

  • Success Story Verduyn, Belgium - Case Study

    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 ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Lauber Seed Farms, USA - Case Study

    Lauber Seed Farms is a provider of premium irrigated hybrid seed corn. Located in Geneva, Nebraska, its fertile farm ground sits above the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest natural bedrocks which ensures consistent production, regardless of rainfall. In the organization’s quest for continual change and improvement, Lauber Seed Farms has taken a bold step towards innovation ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Hof Trumann, Germany - Case Study

    The family business Hof Trumann has installed a Halo for the sorting of unwashed, brushed potatoes. Since the installation of this equipment there was an increase in efficiency, turnover and quality of the end product. “Before the installation of the machine, our potatoes were sorted manually,” says Bernd Trumann, General Manager of Hof Trumann. “Contrary to manual labour, a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Oerlemans, The Netherlands - Case Study

    Oerlemans Foods is one of the leading specialists in growing and processing frozen vegetables, potatoes and fruit. Oerlemans joined forces with TOMRA Sorting Solutions and decided to invest in a brand new steam peeling processing line. As a grower, food processor and supplier, Oerlemans specializes in freshly frozen vegetables, fruit and potato products. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Birds Eye, United Kingdom - Case Study

    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. Birds Eye is unique in the frozen food category. Its leadership position, strong brand equity and scale enables continued ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Elixir Foods, Serbia - Case Study

    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. With a yearly output of 10,000 tons of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Blueberry Hill and Heagan Farms, USA - Case Study

    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. Blueberry Hill Farms, Inc., is a 450 acre operation in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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