MachinePoint has been serving customers in one of the biggest agricultural areas in Europe (South of Spain) for over 25 years. In the last 7 years we have exported our knowledge internationally, and accomplished projects on a global scale throughout Europe, Middle & South America, Africa and Asia.
MachinePoint is an expert in helping agro-food processors in the transformation and processing of their products. We design, build and commission complete plants for the processing of fruits and vegetables into a wide array of products. From juices, nectars, concentrate, pastas and sauces, up to and including converting orange pulp into a highly innovative product for the cosmetics industry for example.
MachinePoint also supplies equipment to the agricultural industry so that they can process fresh fruits and vegetables with the latest artificial visual technologies and efficient packaging lines.
Thanks to our product development department, we now provide consultancy services in the development of recipes and product formulas.
MachinePoint helps agro-food producers and manufacturers to move up within their value chain and business model by helping them set up new processes, automate their current production lines, and/or developing new products according to the latest market trends.
The transformation of fruit and vegetables can be incredibly profitable for agriculterers if they realise a system where all resources are utilised to the maximum. There is a wide range of products that can be produced and sold, on top of the traditional fresh product.
A wide array of additional products can be produced from what many agro-food manufacturers wrongly consider to be waste product. In many cases, this “waste produce” can actually be further processed and transformed into other products for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and cleaning industries. For example; simply from the fruit pulp you can extract essence oils and make jams and marmalades. A lot of cleaning and cosmetics products can also be produced from the “waste produce” of fruit and vegetables.
Practically any fruit and vegetable can be processed, however it is vital to primarily consider many factors that could affect the success of the project and its profitability. Factors such as: demand, quality of the raw material, regular supplies of the raw material, particularities of the fruit and vegetable, quantity to be processed, etc.
Another point to consider would be the maximization of resources, and allowing as many products as possible to be handled at the same time, so that facilities run all year round and are not limited to seasonal produce.
The desire is to maintain all the natural qualities of the fresh products, and this is more or less possible depending on product and process selected. MachinePoint Engineering solutions maintain the freshness and nutritional value of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products.
We execute plants and process for the following products:
Fruits: almond, apple, apricot, banana, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, chestnut, coconut, date, fig, grape, grapefruit, hazelnut, lemon, lime, mango, melon, morello cherry, orange, peach, peanut, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine, watermelon
Vegetables: artichoke, aubergine, asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, corn, courgette, cucumber, pickles, eggplant, garlic, leek, lentils, lettuce, mushroom, onion, peas, pepper, pickle, potato, pumpkin, radish, rice, rye, spinach, squash, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, watercress, wheat, ginger, garlic, onion, chili