Ortofrutticola Parma Turns to TOMRA Food for Sorter Upgrade
Ortofrutticola Parma has been operating a TOMRA sorting machine since 2008 on its potato selection line, where it has processed about 180,000 tons of the company’s flagship product every year. When the time came this year to find a replacement machine, which would continue to meet the need for superior tuber production, the company turned once again to TOMRA Food. The solution, which the company put into service at the beginning of May, was a new Sentinel II sorter. This is located on the production line downstream from the washing machine.
Ivan Parma, sales manager of the family company, commented: “We needed a machine with a greater working capacity for our potatoes, so it seemed natural to turn again to TOMRA Food for their leading optical sorting technology.”
Gianluca Coloretti, area manager of TOMRA Food Italy, said: “The sorting machine installed 12 years ago had gained the customer’s trust by offering quality, food safety and reduced production costs. Therefore, the company’s request for the new model did not surprise us. We are very pleased that Ortofrutticola Parma’s confidence in the brand is renewed.”
Ortofrutticola Parma invests heavily in crop innovation at its own farm, Parma Agricoltura, where it runs programs aimed at enhancing the quality of products. It also invests in storage techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to meet the requirements of an increasingly demanding clientele. The company is committed to environmental and economic sustainability in production, processing, and conservation.
With an important presence in the fruit and vegetable sector, Ortofrutticola Parma is dedicated to the production, storage, packaging and marketing of potatoes, carrots and onions, 95% of which are for large-scale distribution.