Olam Progıda, one of Turkey’s leading hazelnut exporters, have been increasing their efficiency and product quality with TOMRA’s sorting machines for more than 20 years. The company, which most recently purchased TOMRA Nimbus BSI+ machines that were delivered in 2018, ascribes its long-standing partnership with TOMRA to its satisfaction with its added value to food safety and with its after-sales services.
Olam Progida is part of the Olam Group, a leading global agri-business founded in 1989 which works from seed to shelf by supplying food and industrial raw materials to more than 22,000 customers worldwide. It is present in 66 countries in 18 different platforms including cocoa, coffee, dried nuts, hazelnut, sesame, spices, rice and sugar, and has built leadership positions in most. Olam is a leading supplier of hazelnut kernel products through Olam Progıda, which emphasize that TOMRA’s cutting-edge technology plays a substantial role in their success.
Olam Progıda Production and Technical Services Manager Aykut Gören explained: “At Olam Progıda, we supply hazelnuts to the biggest brands of the world and naturally, since our customers’ expectations are so high, our standards carry a lot of weight. Products coming from the field first head to our cracking facilities. Before and after the cracking operation, there is considerable amount of foreign materials in the product. Our first step in food safety is sorting these unwanted materials with TOMRA equipment. Since it enables us to conduct our sorting operation 24 hours-a-day with the same performance, our efficiency increases considerably. For this reason, it is imperative that we equip our facilities with world-leader TOMRA technology.”