Product Treatment Technologies By CFT Group And Naddeo

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.


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”.

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