Natura Iblea and the three companies Falco Impianti, Barone and Saclark have recently signed an agreement for the construction of a new fully computerized plant based on PLC and remote control which will double the processing line of Natura Iblea organic carrots in Ispica (province of Ragusa, Sicily). The new plant will be able to process about 9 tons per hour, in bags, pillow bags, trays, bulk cartons and big-bags, all treated with Hydrocooler at 3°.
"Four leading companies in the agro-industrial sector of organic carrots are committed to collaborating with the aim of improving competitiveness by investing in computerization through the Innovation 4.0 plan based entirely on remote control," said Roberto Giadone, president of Natura Iblea.
From the left: Sandro Gambuzza, national vice-president of Confagricoltura, Nello Messina, president of IREM Group, Giadone Roberto, president of Natura Iblea Group
The inauguration and start-up of the plant took place on 16 March 2021 and was attended by Cav. Nello Messina, on behalf of the parent company Irem Group, Sandro Gambuzza, national vice president of Confagricoltura, and Roberto Giadone, president of Natura Iblea Group.
Nello Messina inaugurating the Natura Iblea 4.0 carrot plant
The "Innovation 4.0" plan is aimed at facilitating green investments and technological innovation in companies, for the purchase of machinery that can be used by agricultural enterprises, integrating some new production technologies to improve working conditions, create new business models and increase the productivity and production quality of the plants.
Carrot processing plant 4.0 Natura Iblea
"Our machineries are always technologically up-to-date and ready to guarantee higher quality at lower production costs, and are able to generate specific projects in a very short time in line with the Innovation 4.0 plan", said Falco, director of Falco Impianti.
Natura Iblea's new Htech carrot processing plant
Natura Iblea, a leading company in the production of organic carrots in Europe, is aiming to increase the efficiency and quality of its products for its European customers such as Coop Denmark, Coop Norway, Edeka Germany and Coop Switzerland as well as its e-commerce service www.panierebio.com by implementing the use of new production technologies, facilitating the collaboration between operator, machines and tools, in an environmentally friendly way, with a focus on energy consumption.
"Greater productivity is also based on continuity of service and efficient use of energy and raw materials. The new plant adapts quickly to market needs without compromising on the quality of the product," added Barone of the company Barone.
"It will be a real revolution, a step towards the future," highlighted Roberto Giadone, managing director at Natura Iblea.
"We are witnesses to the first fully digitalized carrot processing plant in Europe with the possibility of using plastic-free packaging," concluded Sala, director of Saclark.