A collaborative approach is driving innovation at the Valencia-based company.
Juicing specialist Zumex showcased some new machines at the trade show to wow exhibitors looking for novel solutions for fruit and vegetables. This included a pineapple slicer and ‘smart juicing’ technology.
PineOmatic powered by Zumex, is a long-term partnership between Zumex, Van Burg Metaalbewerking en Machinebouw and Pineomatic to develop the PineOmatic solution globally. The new machine is claimed to be the most compact, self-service and fully automated in-store solution to peel, cut and slice ready-to-eat natural pineapples. The added efficiency is designed to help retailers increase their sales of the fresh fruit. Pineapples are prepared and packed instantly in front of the consumer by the unit, while drastically reducing shrinkage of pre-packed options, claimed Zumex.
Also on display was the award-winning Zumex Soul Series 2, a commercial smart juicing solution that the company believes is “an unprecedented milestone” in the hotel, restaurant and catering industry. As the first commercial juicer with Smart Juicing technology, Soul Series 2 provides real-time productivity and machine performance data.
Commenting on the show itself, Market Development Manager Andrés Morell told SIAL Daily: “It has been a very busy and very international show, with good quality visitors from all over the world.”
Referencing the PineOmatic partnership, Zumex Group’s CEO Víctor Bertolín described it as “another step forward” in the company’s Open Innovation Strategy. Zumex has stepped up its cooperation with business schools, start-up accelerators and other organisations to combine know-how on developing new concepts and introducing innovative solutions to the market in order to create value for both consumers and the company’s customers.