Processing many different types of frozen vegetables, this Chinese business has doubled efficiency and increased productivity by adopting two optical sorters, including the laser-equipped TOMRA 5B.
Douyuan Food Co. is a successful vegetable processor whose operations integrate research, development, production, and sales. Established in 2000 and now a major player in the agriculture industry in 'China's Shandong Province, the company first switched from sorting processed vegetables manually to mechanically in 2014.
Appreciating the advanced capabilities of its automated optical sorting machine from TOMRA Food - and the operational advantages and economic benefits this brings - Douyuan Food Co. recently invested in a second TOMRA sorter to expand production capacity. Both Douyuan and TOMRA are committed to a long-term cooperation.
Douyuan Food Co. is mostly involved in the quick-freezing and preservation processing of green vegetables, including Chinese chives, green onions, diced carrots, and diced onions. Handling large volumes of vegetables, the company became dissatisfied with the speed and accuracy limitations of manual sorting: it could be difficult to achieve target capacity, and the product quality was inconsistent, particularly when handling large or hurried orders. It was also difficult to recruit the extra labor needed for sorting during the vegetable season.
Recognizing the need to switch from manual to automated sorting, Douyuan Food Co. tested numerous domestic and foreign brands' sorters before making a purchase decision. The TOMRA Food machine most appropriate for the company's needs at that time, the Genius belt-sorter, stood out above all others for its superior performance. As soon as TOMRA's sorter was installed on the company's vegetable processing line, the company was able to make significant improvements in both output and quality.