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Consumption of raisins is three times higher in Europe than in Turkey, and as shoppers have turned to foods that can boost the immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for raisins has increased. To supply growing export markets, Yalçın İskeçeli explained, Osman Akça must attain consistently high product standards. Mr. İskeçeli said: "Turkey has top-quality raw products and the production facilities here are well-developed, with high-end mechanical and optical sorting systems. Optical sorting machines play a significant role in enabling us to penetrate even the most challenging export markets. In the past, conventional production lines with multiple sorters had to reprocess the product three or four times to achieve the desired quality, but this no longer efficient. In Turkey and globally, it is now more important than ever to achieve efficient and consistent production, reducing labor and operational costs while maintaining product quality."
"This is why we opted for the TOMRA 5C optical sorter - it takes us to higher levels in quality and capacity. By positioning this machine at the end of the production line, we can improve our product quality by capturing the details that other laser systems overlook. We also like the fact that the TOMRA 5C is futureproofed to be compatible with possible future innovations in optical technologies and software. This will be an investment with a long-lasting payback."