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Sunfresh Farms further expands its retail and Food Service packaging capabilitesSunfresh In The News
06/16/2009: Sunfresh Farms Ltd.(Alberta) installs Sormac Peeling Lines
Edmonton, capital of the Canadian energy province of Alberta, has experienced many ups and downs in oil extraction from its oil sand deposits over the past decades.
But since the 1990s, the city and its surrounding areas are booming. The agricultural sector is also riding on this wave of success.
One example is Sunfresh Farms Ltd. The company took the leap of faith and purchased, installed and started processes locally grown produce, To maintain food safety and the cold chain of the locally grown and processed vegetables, Sunfresh personally delivers with 7 trucks from its own fleet of vehicles. Now that is Farm to Fork.
Reyco Systems Inc. provide waste processing for Sunfresh
Another success story is the waste processing system in the new Sunfresh Farms processing plant. The system used is a Pneumatic Valve Waste System from American supplier Reyco Systems Inc. According to Jeroen Luijten at Sormac the co-operation between Sormac and Reyco during the installation of the production line and the corresponding waste processing system was excellent. “Reyco provided a fantastic system, which ensures optimal waste management, despite the fact that space in the production hall for the three lines was limited.”
For Sunfresh Farms’ new processing plant Sormac supplied processing lines for carrots, onions and potatoes in 2008 and 2009. “In close collaboration with the customers, our agent in Canada Mc Cleary Equipment Sales Inc. and the Sormac specialists, the three lines were integrated into the new plant at Sunfresh Farms”, explains Jeroen Luijten, area sales manager at Sormac. “When constructing and installing each individual line, the following line also had to be taken into account.”
The carrot and onion lines were installed first on both sides of the building, followed by the potato line in between. This comprises a roller peeler CRP-12, a knife peeler MS-1T, a roller inspection table, a dipping tank and a two weighing machine AFW-40
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