TOMRA Sorting Food, formerly BEST sorting and ODENBERG, designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Over 5,000 systems are installed at food growers, packers and processers worldwide.
The company provides high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for nuts and seeds, dried fruits, potato products, fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. The systems ensure an optimal quality and yield, resulting in increased productivity, throughput and an effective use of resources.
TOMRA Sorting Food is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions which also develops sensor-based systems for the recycling, mining and other industries.
This powerful combination of technologies makes TOMRA Sorting one of the most advanced providers of sensor-based sorting solutions in the world, with over 10,500 of its systems installed globally.
TOMRA Sorting is owned by Norwegian company TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, TOMRA Systems ASA has a turnover around €550m and employs over 2,400 people.
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TOMRA Sorting Solutions
875 Embarcadero Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605
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TOMRA Sorting offers the widest range of sorting solutions available in the food industry today
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Leaders in sorting and grading provide innovative technologies to help customers increase efficiency and quality
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Global demand for exotic fruit is rapidly increasing. Today, the worldwide fruit puree concentrate market is valued at more than US$400m (€332m) and is expected to grow to US$700m (€581m) by 2026.
Last June, Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models.
TOMRA Sorting Food has launched two new websites, in Turkish and Italian, which provide dynamic online resources for its Turkish and Italian-speaking customers.
SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility.
Food Producers Embracing Innovative New Ways to Improve Yields and Profits While Advancing Food Safety
From July 3 to July 7, 2017, the National Technological Centre for the Food and Canning Industry in Molina de Segura (Murcia) hosted the Conference on optical sorting of whole vegetable products.
TOMRA Sorting Food, the worldwide leader in sorting and peeling equipment, has launched a Korean language website, which provides a dynamic online resource for its Korean-speaking customers.
TOMRA Sorting Food has unveiled a powerful new graphical user interface (UI) to help food processors get the most from their sorting systems by optimizing work flows and reducing waste to deliver improved profitability.
TOMRA Sorting Food has launched TOMRA Care to satisfy customers’ changing service needs, and to meet the new way of thinking about service in general.
The threat of deadly aflatoxin is being reduced by food manufacturers across the world, through the use of TOMRA’s innovative laser technology and sorting machines
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TOMRA Sorting Food has launched its Portuguese website, which provides a dynamic online resource for its Portuguese-speaking customers.
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Almost a third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten, leading to 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year. This includes around 45 per cent of all fruit and vegetables and 20 per cent of meat. Just one quarter of this wasted food could feed the 795 million chronically hungry people around the world. By Steve Raskin, Sales director EMEA at TOMRA Sorting Food