CFT Group Product Treatment division provides complete solutions for fresh and pre-cooked vegetables and thermal treatment both for non-packaged and packaged products. The new Product Treatment division provides machinery and complete solutions through the integration of technologies and expertise provided by our affiliate brands LABS, LEVATI and MECPARMA, supported by a dedicated team of persons with consolidated and proven experience, with hands-on approach for each specific application. The production’s range of the new CFT Group’s Product Treatment division, which is divided in two main sub- divisions (VEGETABLE SOLUTIONS and THERMAL TREATMENT) covers the following plants and production lines.
VEGETABLE SOLUTIONS IV range
Complete solutions for Fresh-cut and mix salads preparation (lettuce, iceberg salad, romaine, escarole, baby-leaf, radicchio, etc.) and potatoes, carrots, and beetroots both fresh and ready to eat. Talking about this field, the C-600 spin dryer designed by CFT Group has totally transformed the concept of this type of machine, while retaining the technological and operational characteristics of the product. The new technical solutions focus on the possibility to access every part of the machine, thereby making cleaning and maintenance operations easier. The load height makes it possible to monitor each production stage.
III range Complete lines for frozen fruits and vegetables (IQF fruits and vegetables).
V range Complete solutions for spinach and cooked vegetables.
Chips and French fries Complete lines for complete chips and French fries’ production.
Legumes/pulses Complete lines for rehydration, cooking, filling, packaging and sterilization for legumes (beans, peas, fava beans, chickpeas etc.) in cans, jars and pouches.
Pickles Complete lines for cooking, filling, packaging and pasteurization for pickles (cucumber, pepper, zucchini, carrots etc.) in cans and jars.
Soup and ready meal Integrated plant for soup, sauce and ready meal products preparation, formulation and cooking.
Juice extraction Fruit and vegetables extraction and preparation line for fresh juice, puree and smoothies preparation. One of our last solution in this field is the Zenith Chrono Concept, which is the evolution of the first generation of ZENITH CHRONO deactivation systems and presents a lot of stunning new features compared to its predecessor; among these, a complete hygienic design, an extremely easiness of maintenance, a smart connection with downstream and upstream machines (Giubileo concept cold extractor and refiner), a very high modularity and efficiency of the heat exchange. Thanks to its short processing time and anaerobic environment, this machine is extremely efficient in enzyme inactivation. It is available in various versions designed, engineered and manufactured to process fruits with and without stones.
THERMAL TREATMENT Pasteurizer Complete range of thermal treatment tunnels for food and beverage products containers pasteurization and cooling. Spirals Complete range of thermal treatment spiral solutions, air and water flow technology, for pasteurization, cooling, refrigeration, cooking, proofing and drying for non- packaged and packaged food products. Drying Complete series of dryers, batch and continuous belt type, to cover a wide range of applications. Sterilization retorts CFT Group, thanks to its affiliate brand Levati Food Tech, offers a wide range of sterilization retort models that share the same technological platform and are suitable for future upgrading. They are designed to meet the highest food industry standard performances in terms of package integrity and respect of the organoleptic properties of the products.
EVEN MORE SOLUTIONS: THE PARTNERSHIP WITH NADDEOTECHNOLOGIES CFT Group has recently announced that the Company and Naddeo Technologies S.r.l (“Naddeo”) have entered into a partnership agreement for the commercialization and distribution of machinery and/ or plants for the processing of fresh products for end-users (so-called “fourth range”). Naddeo Technologies, an Italian player with over thirty years of history in the vegetable processing sector, designs and manufactures innovative and customized solutions for producers operating in the fresh vegetables sector. Naddeo’s portfolio includes a wide range of machinery and systems with high standards of hygiene, providing the best quality of the final product and its longer shelf-life. This partnership will allow CFT Group and Naddeo to work together in order to offer machines for the selection, chopping, washing and drying of fresh vegetables on the fourth range market. The agreement with Naddeo is integral part of CFT Group’s strategy aimed to strengthen the competitive position of the Group in the market of processing of fresh products.
Alessandro Merusi, CEO of CFT Group, stated: “The partnership with Naddeo is an important step for CFT Group’s development in the fresh vegetables market. The end-users fourth range market is growing at a very interesting pace (+5.2% in 2017 and +5.9% in 2018 according to Nielsen Market researches); this type of products responds to the consumers’ need to buy high quality, ready-to-eat fresh products. Being an industrial machinery provider, we pay close attention to the trends of the underlying markets since they anticipate the needs of our clients. For such reason, we decided to invest in order to grow strongly in the market of fresh vegetables processing, which is part of the wider “Product Treatment” category including complete solutions for fresh and pre-cooked vegetables as well as technologies for thermic treatment of packaged and non-packaged products.
The partnership with Naddeo is part of such framework and will allow us to join our expertise and technologies in order to strengthen our commercial presence in the market of vegetable producers specialized in the fresh products, in which we already have many references, in particular in the “Sorting” division, thanks to our subsidiary Raytec Vision. Further synergies in this market will arise from both the “cross selling” of processing plants for the production of soups, sauces, pre-cooked dishes and juices and the use of robotic technology applied to the fresh products, which, together with the most advanced vision systems, will allow a significant increase of automation level in industrial processes”. www.cft-group.com