VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain, has again chosen TOMRA to update its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters. This frozen vegetable mixing, packaging, storage, and distribution center is one of the most technologically advanced in the industry.
Although the Nimbus BSI+ had traditionally been used mainly for sorting dried fruits, once the TOMRA sales team understood VIRTO’s needs, they thought it could achieve excellent results for them. Minor modifications were made to the chassis to fit the company’s sorting lines in the adaptation process. A month-long validation process was completed, which evidenced the high added value of the BSI+ technology. The eleven Nimbus BSI+ machines’ installation for the eight production lines (of which three double lines for more complex products) was carried out during July, August, and September of 2020. The eleven Nimbus BSI+ machines are dedicated to the final sorting process of deep-frozen vegetables and other mixed products that the company sells to supermarket chains.
“We’ve always had good machines, but we wanted to get close to 100% efficiency. With the BSI+ technology, we achieve good results with a simple to program machine that delivers minimal false rejection. TOMRA’s BSI+ technology shows great potential – and we are only at the beginning, having just completed the installation. We have a way to fulfill the units’ full potential, achieving the best possible performance with the lowest possible rejection rate. The reality is that the new TOMRA units can do some things that were complicated before we had them. These machines provide a better solution to our needs,” said Francisco Casas, in charge of sorting at VIRTO GROUP.