José Luis Pérez, Pelamatic
Spain: "Use your time to enjoy fruit, not to peel it"
Comfort and speed is what this Valencian company was looking for when they patented their first peeling machines for fruit and vegetables.
"Everything started when my grandfather, 20 years ago, tried to find a solution to peel oranges without getting his hands messy," explains José Luis Pérez. They started studying the idea and, after collaborating with experts, the machine finally arrived. After a first investment, the plastic moulds were ready, and little by little, they created a prototype that "obviously has been improving with the passage of time."
They now have several models on the market, but Orange Peel Domestic is one of the most popular. "It is designed to be used in homes or bars, and not only for citrus fruits, but also for apples, potatoes and any oval fruit or vegetable," explained the Pelamatic representative. With this model, "we want to demonstrate that you can save time in fruit peeling so you can enjoy the product with greater ease," stated Pérez. Moreover, it is a good solution for people who have trouble using a knife with precision or for small children.
After 20 years in the market, this product has managed to find a place in most European countries, as well as the US (which is currently the biggest market), Dubai, Singapore, Australia, India or China. "We are working with a network of points of sale that distribute the products in different areas," explains Pérez, adding that most of the time, these distributors are actually the ones showing interest in the product and offering to market it.
For more information:
José Luis Pérez
Tel.: +34 962 490 215
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Author: Mara Aguilera
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