TOMRA has welcomed two new Chinese customers during a signing ceremony at the 9th World Potato Congress.
Gansu Jindadi, a manufacturer of French fries and potato specialities, purchased a Genius sorter and the latest addition to TOMRA’s steam peeling portfolio, the Odyssey.
Aviko-Snow Valley, one of the largest potato processors in the world, bought a Genius sorter.
Both companies signed new contracts with TOMRA during the first day of the show, which was held at the Beijing Badaling International Conference and Exhibition Centre in July.
TOMRA area sales manager Tommy Deyun Yu said: "We are delighted to have signed with Gansu Jindadi and Aviko-Snow Valley.
"Both are two great Chinese companies and, with China as the world’s leading producer of potatoes, it further secures our sorting and peeling presence in this part of the world.
"The World Potato Congress was a fitting opportunity for us to gain access to our growing customer base in China and to hold the signing ceremony at the event itself further proved our commitment to the overall customer experience.
"We look forward to this being the beginning of a long, successful relationship with Gansu Jindadi and Aviko-Snow Valley."
TOMRA’s cutting edge innovations help processors meet food safety regulations, ensuring an efficient production line operation, optimising throughput and yield, while minimising downtime and labour costs.
Its range of steam peeling solutions, which include the Orbit, Eco and Odyssey, offer a combination of quality, efficiency, yield and energy management.
Using various sensors, which go beyond the common use of colour cameras, TOMRA sorters can detect the smallest defect or foreign material.
Near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy enables an analysis of the molecular structure of a product, while x-rays, fluorescent lighting and lasers measure the elemental composition of objects.
The internal composition and surface structure of objects can also be analysed to determine good or bad produce.