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‘Towards the Smart Factory of the Future’: Kiremko and Insort announce global strategic partnership

Kiremko B.V., leading manufacturer of turnkey potato processing equipment, and Insort GmbH, globally known for its innovative solutions for sorting, quality monitoring and process control, announced today that they have entered into a long term global strategic partnership.

In this partnership Insort will provide sorting and sensor expertise and equipment based on Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®), which is state of the art in classifying food products during processing and delivers the most reliable and precise product and processing data.

Kiremko, with its outstanding potato processing and machine building expertise, will develop advanced process controls, utilizing inline data provided by Insort.

Improved process quality and efficiency

The combined expertise of the two companies will improve automation and control of potato processing in real time, optimizing process quality and efficiency for customers.

In the short-term, the partnership will lead to significant added value at multiple stages of the potato processing line for the companies’ mutual customers. In the long-term, the companies foresee that it will strengthen the ability of both companies to deliver on Industry 4.0 goals throughout the entire process in the potato industry.

Kiremko and Insort say the partnership will benefit the processing industry in several ways – ensuring higher product quality and uniformity to customers, as well as improved yields, reduction of food waste and energy consumption, higher throughputs, better food safety and many more.

‘Smart Factory of the Future’

“We are excited to start the partnership with Kiremko, the worldwide leading manufacturer of potato processing lines. The combination of our companies’ expertise – Insort in providing inline processing data, and Kiremko in applying these data to control the entire process – will in our view be an important step in the direction to the Smart Factory of the Future,” says Matthias Jeindl, CEO and founder of Insort.

“We are very happy to announce the partnership between Insort and Kiremko,” notes Andy Gowing, director of Kiremko. “Going forward, our customers will experience all the advantages of the combination of Insort and Kiremko technology and we have no doubt that our innovative concepts about data collection will be very beneficial for the efficiency of our customers’ potato processing operations.”

Source: Kiremko B.V. and Insort GmbH
Photo: Ton Hendrickx, Sales Manager at Kiremko (left), and Matthias Jeindl, CEO at Insort.

About Kiremko B.V.:
Kiremko is a Dutch company founded in 1965 and based in The Netherlands. As a world leader in the  manufacture of process lines for the potato processing industry,  we focus on product development, continuous improvement, innovation, sustainable technology and co-operation to ensure, we give added value to every customer. With a team of over 180 qualified personnel and our partners, we innovate, design, manufacture and install advanced processing lines worldwide. We specialize in lines to process potatoes into French fries, potato chips, potato flakes, pellet snacks, fresh cut and pre-cooked potato products such as hash browns and other potato specialties. Kiremko’s strength is to deliver total solutions in potato processing from the infeed of product  to the packaging line resulting in a high quality end product. Our success is achieved by working in total co-operation with our customers to achieve their specific requirements. We aim to get the best out of the product and the customers process line.

About Insort GmbH:
Insort GmbH is a young dynamic company that was founded in 2011. The main objective of Insort GmbH is the development, manufacturing and marketing of digital sorting and monitoring systems based on Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®). CIT® is a hyperspectral imaging technology developed for maximum performance and enables the classification of food based on its chemical composition in the form of false colour images. The technology, which is used inline and in real-time based on near-infrared spectroscopy, enables food to be sorted independent of colour, shape, surface or density solely on the basis of the chemical composition of objects. In a very short time, Insort has succeeded in establishing itself in the highly competitive market of digital sorting with successful products under the Sherlock name. The company currently has 50 employees at 3 locations (Austria, USA, Canada).

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