TOMRA Sorting Food, a worldwide leader in sensor-based sorting technologies, has entered into an agreement valued at around $3.5m for 2013, to supply sensor-based sorting solutions to a Fortune 500 provider of agricultural products.
The agreement is a multi-year contract with similar orders projected for 2014 and beyond, for optical sorting equipment for seed corn processing plants in Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Hungary and France.
Business stream director food, Ashley Hunter, commented: "We are delighted this order has come to fruition after working very closely over a number of years to provide technologies for our customer’s seed corn application. Through working together for an extended period of time TOMRA has proven our value proposition in terms of sorting performance and global support, thus winning this multi-year contract."
The ODENBERG ZEA is a new sensor-based sorter for seed corn producers to inspect and sort ears of corn by husk, defect, disease and size. It is the ideal efficiency, quality and cost reduction tool for processors where capacity, husk and defect sorts are critical.
Another significant factor in winning this order is TOMRA’s global support network, which can provide local support where seed corn is processed.
"The ZEA has been adapted perfectly to provide an excellent sort for seed corn; and customer collaboration has definitely been a differentiator in making this product such a success," Hunter explained.
For more information contact TOMRA.