Potato Sorting Articles

  • Focus on taste and quality at Flevostar Potato - Case Study

    Flevostar Potato's sorting line ...


    By DT Dijkstra

  • 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: Van Roey & Zonen, Belgium - Case Study

    Van Roey & Zonen is a family business specialising in the sorting and packing of potatoes and onions. The company has a particular focus on tasty Bintjes and waxy potatoes.  High quality is very important to the Van Roey family. That’s why they collect their potatoes directly from the farm and manage their own crate storage. This enables them to keep a close eye on the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story, Kaida, China - Case Study

    After 15 years of development, Kaida (Beijing Kaida Hengye Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd) has grown into a leading vegetable and fruit chips exporter in China. The company’s products continue to become increasingly popular in countries with strict food safety regulations such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, the US and the member states of the EU. By incorporating a ...


    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 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 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

  • Stuart Stephen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Excellent energy production from his Gaia-Wind turbine means that Stuart Stephen has managed to reduce his quarterly energy bills by up to 75% on his Aberdeenshire farm. Purchased turbine: January 2011 Average annual energy production: 43,000kWh Predicted payback period: 4 years “At Netherthirds Farm in the North East of Scotland, we do mixed farming; ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Second generation European corn borer injury and Irish potato physiology, yield, and quality

    European corn borer (ECB) [Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner)] (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) is known to infest Irish potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) but only causes economic damage during the first generation in East Coast potato producing areas. However, in Nebraska, second generation ECB infest potato plants during the bulking period and may reduce yield and/or potato quality. Experiments were conducted in ...

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