Mr. J M Patel, Bizz Corp’s CEO, remembers: “With the launch of ChillFill, we set ourselves the dual targets of increasing production volumes and product variety, as well as achieving consistently high product quality. This meant we had to upgrade our potato peeling and sorting machines. We needed machines with high performance, high efficiency, and high consistency, and we wanted to reduce food waste. We also needed to be confident that our purchased machines would have good technical support.”
While Bizz Corp has strengthened its presence in India, so too has TOMRA Food, the leading manufacturer of grading, sorting, and peeling technologies. Since first arriving in India nine years ago, TOMRA has installed more than 150 units in the country, and in 2019 the company opened a new 4,000-square-foot customer service center in Bengaluru. This facility features a testing and demonstration area, where customers can view a simulation of how products would be sorted and defects identified in their own production environment. This enables customers to be sure they are choosing the best solutions available.
Mr. Patel says: “We knew that TOMRA has a great reputation, the in-house engineering capabilities to set up projects, and a long history of designing and manufacturing sorting and peeling machines. We were also reassured by TOMRA’s recent investments to strengthen customer support in India. So naturally, we opened discussions with TOMRA about our challenges and objectives for producing more potato chips and French fries. These talks identified two critical solutions: the Orbit Steam Peeler and the TOMRA 5B sorter. Both were installed at our premises in 2022, when we launched the ChillFill brand, and are running 24/7.”