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ZUMEX® strengthens its position in the USA and develops a customised industrial juicing line for the leading New York company LiDestri

ZUMEX® strengthens its position in the USA and develops a customised industrial juicing line for the leading New York company LiDestri

The project, developed by ZUMEX’s® Food Engineering division, has enabled the US company to create LiDestri Beverage, which will specialise in the development of products such as freshly squeezed orange and other citrus fruit juices

  • With a capacity of 2,500 litres of freshly squeezed juice per hour, this new line reinforces the company’s ability to serve the growing demands of its customers.
  • LiDestri’s new customised industrial line for orange, lemon and grapefruit juicing features ZUMEX’s® powerful Z450 heads.
  • The firm has been involved in important projects with its Z450 juicer for American companies and companies from countries such as Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Niger.

Though the ZUMEX® Group has been operating in the USA for more than 25 years, it continues to reap success in the country as a strategic partner for the development of juice businesses and as a world leader in the development and manufacture of innovative systems for juicing fruit and vegetables. The company has had its own subsidiary in the USA since 2007 and the market penetration and outreach of its machines in the North American HORECA and Retail channels continue to grow strongly. Its Food Engineering division, which specialises in providing solutions for the juice industry, is also successful thanks to a solid track record over the years. Its most recent project is its partnership with the leading New York-based company LiDestri Food & Drink.

On this occasion, ZUMEX’s® Food Engineering’s R&D department has worked closely with the American firm’s experts to create the LiDestri Beverage division, which will produce a wide range of products such as orange and other citrus juices, thanks to the design of a turnkey engineering project for the American firm.

ZUMEX® Z450, the latest technology in industrial juicing systems

With a capacity of up to 2,500 litres of freshly squeezed juice per hour, this line reinforces the company’s ability to cater for the growing demands of its customers for orange, lemon and grapefruit juice, thanks to the powerful ZUMEX® Z450 juice extractors. In addition to these heads, the newly launched LiDestri production line includes an automatic pallet tipper, a roller sorting table, fruit washing equipment, as well as a fruit calibration and feeding line. In short, the latest technology in industrial juicing systems, which has been installed with a view to expanding the installation as demand increases.

This new ZUMEX® Food Engineering project is another move forward in the Spanish company’s objective to transform the world’s eating habits and improving nutritional well-being through its innovative juicing systems. These systems are already present on all five continents.

The ZUMEX® Z450 is a highly popular industrial juicing machine which has been successfully implemented in companies in almost thirty countries, such as the USA, Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and Niger.

In addition to serving the juice industry, the Food Engineering division of ZUMEX® also works for catering companies, fruit marketers, citrus and fresh-cut vegetable producers, as well as cold press juice manufacturers through its JuiceTech Solutions line, a modular system made up of a wide range of equipment for processing fruits and vegetables for small and medium demands of citrus, fruit and vegetable juices.

ZUMEX® Group is a strategic partner and has been a world leader and innovator in the juice business in the design and manufacture of innovative solutions for fruit and vegetable juicing for more than three decades. It is present in more than 100 countries through an extensive network of distributors and its five subsidiaries (USA, Mexico, UK, France and Germany), which work closely with its headquarters located in Spain (Moncada-Valencia).

The company is well known for the development of patented technologies and exclusive systems and has three major business lines: food service & retail, food engineering and vending.

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Frutas Montosa, develops exclusive ripeness indicator

Spanish avocado specialist Frutas Montosa is a world reference in innovation.

The tropical fruit leader from Malaga has been developping for many years its own indicator of physiological ripeness (APM), which uses an exclusive formula to indicate the internal and external ripeness of each fruit. “We measure the ethylene concentration in real time and perform an exhaustive control of the temperature to achieve an exact and homogeneous ripening. Using a system of spectrophotometry, we can guarantee the internal quality of our avocados”. Meanwhile, to increase production capacity, Frutas Montosa has expanded its fresh and processed production areas. The addition of 1,200 square metres has allowed the addition of three additional ripening chambers and an enlargement of the room-temperature ripening zone.

Advanced guacamole & mango sauce unit

The company also develops a state-of-art processing plant to elaborate pasteurized guacamole and mango sauce using high pressure technology (HPP) that respects the original freshness of the raw materials, increase shelf-life and prevent oxidation. Founded in 1982, Frutas Montosa operates under 18,800 m2 warehouse, located in the heart of Malaga’s Axarquia area. In 2017, Frutas Montosa recorded a turnover of almost €120 million and selling 30.600 tons of mangoes and avocados. Around 55% of sales are sold abroad, mainly to France and Germany.