Fruits are part of our everyday diet and highly demanded all over the world. They can be consumed as fresh fruit, or processed fruit such as marmalades or jams, creams, purees, juices, dehydrated fruits, frozen, ice creams, yoghourts, smoothies…
Emerging countries are big fresh fruit producers; industrialization of the fruit sector increases life level of communities and acts as a welfare generator of the areas where they are located.
Fresh fruit have a short shelf life and are very seasonal. They are either consumed locally or transported in refrigerated containers to the export markets. Time is critical. More often than desired huge amounts of fresh fruits are wasted because of problems in the distribution chains provoking the loss of a lot of effort, work and money. Agricultural areas, companies and corporation moving up into fruit processing are capitalizing much more their investment that those ones just concentrating in fresh production.
Extending shelf life of the fruit by processing it into other products, adds value, reduces waste and increases company revenues. Processed fruit can extend the shelf life from 4 days to one year.
MachinePoint helps fruit processors move up in their value change but designing and building production plants. MachinePoint Consulting also offers very interesting financing possibilities to solid companies.
Factories need to fulfill local legislation but also very important is they are built to satisfy international regulations and buyers, as this will be necessary for the company to export the product at good prices.
MachinePoint Engineering offers a great combination of specialized knowledge in the food and beverages industries, personalized approach by customizing each customer solution to their needs and budget and interesting financing opportunities. MachinePoint´s team integrates into their customers team as their own engineering department along the length of the project allowing training and knowledge transfer to the customer´s team.