Italy’s Mutti Group has launched a revolutionary tomato processing plant that shortens the production chain to the bare minimum.
The 'Sul Campo' project involves the use of a technology that transforms freshly-picked tomatoes into passata, on the spot.
The InstaFactory mobile plant, which can be set up in any terrian, requires just 1,000 square-metres of space.
The process takes just about 20 minutes to bottle the passata, allowing it to retain all of its organoleptic properties.
The mobile factory follows all eight stages of production, from washing to packaging, and complies with health and hygiene regulations.
The unit is energy self-sufficient and requires just four operators and two logistics staff members, Mutti added.
InstaFactory offers a limited-edition premium purée, made exclusively with Rossoro tomatoes, featuring a smooth and velvety texture with a sweet, intense, and fruity taste.
The traceable product offers information about the history and origin of the tomatoes, as well as the cultivation process. The product also features the name of the field of origin.
The project kicked off this year with the participation of three of the 400 families of farmers that supply to the Mutti group.
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