TOMRA: a partnership with many benefits
Carlos Alberto De Marchi, Industrial Director at De Marchi, emphasizes the importance of his business partnership with TOMRA. "It gives us several advantages,” he says, “the main one being the increased quality of our product."
Carlos explains that before the TOMRA 5B’s installation, the process was "completely manual", but now the TOMRA machine has brought great progress, "not only in terms of resource management but also in terms of economics. Not only was the increase in profitability measurable, but also important was the food safety that the machine added to the product. In addition, we know that labor work is becoming more complex every day. People can't do repetitive work with a high degree of concentration for very long, so the machine greatly increases reliability in the selection process."
Six months after installing the TOMRA machine and working with various types of fruit and vegetables, the feedback couldn't be more positive. Carlos comments: "With the automation of the line, we have a 30 percent increase in productivity and much greater safety in the products we produce, which would have been impossible with the manual process. Moreover, we're bringing together profitability, reliability, and agility in our processes to reach higher levels. We have exceptional personalized support from TOMRA through various channels, which makes all the difference."
João Medeiros, Area Sales Manager of TOMRA Food Brazil and Argentina, says: "This partnership is key in a sector as important as fruit and vegetables. De Marchi is an innovative company with a strong presence on the national and international market, and it's undoubtedly a very important partnership for TOMRA in the minimally processed fruit and vegetable segment. It's an honor to supply a high-tech optical food sorting solution to one of Brazil's largest companies in the sector."
As always, TOMRA and the customer worked closely together. João Medeiros explains: "TOMRA designed the solution together with De Marchi, taking great care over the details because the customer's range of products is large and requires a complete solution that can add value to all the products in the range. The demonstration of the machine at TOMRA's modern test center in Santiago, Chile, was also of great importance in defining the project."