"We restarted from Italy, and we are very proud of it and of our Italian products," commented Virginia Cascella, export manager at PND, a company specializing in the manufacture of machines for peeling and cutting fruit.
"At Macfrut, we mostly received visits from Italian companies part of the catering or fresh-cut industries, but there were also foreigners from South America, Africa and the Balkans. We are happy with how the fair went, especially considering it was the first for our sector after 19 months."
What are the most popular machines at the moment? "The machines that peel and cut fruit in real time always amaze our interlocutors, who can immediately test just how easy and intuitive our solutions are. Our pineapple and melon peeler mod. PL1D and universal cutter mod.SS8 continue to be very popular also outside of the fair. We also updated peeler mod. PL6,which can now peel, core, slice, wedge and dice apples."
PND has therefore introduced a machine that can fully process apples - it is still compact and easy to manage and can be loaded manually or automatically with an output of around 400 kg/h. Changing formats is very quick and easy.
A washing line for pre-processing sanitization and a treatment tank to avoid browning can complete the machine. Tanks are studied and developed based on the client's needs when it comes to both size and features.
In the meantime, PND is organizing the next fair together with partner FOOD FRESHLY: Fruit Attraction in Madrid, Hall 3 - Stand F05A.