The right design and equipment can streamline your produce operation

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September is the height of harvest season, and fruit and vegetable producers are working at a break-neck pace to keep up with the volume of produce coming in from the fields. Wright Process Systems has extensive experience working with this industry, and the most efficient fruit and vegetable plant designs include the following elements:

Customized facility design
One produce industry expert, Bob Swartout, notes a trend toward produce companies building regional processing facilities to take advantage of locally sourced ingredients. If you are contemplating new facilities, it pays to build with your specific process in mind. Each fruit and vegetable product requires different handling, and your new plant can be designed and built to optimize your process for quality and high production capacity.

Swartout offers this advice to fruit and vegetable companies that are looking to tap into to new markets in the years ahead:
“Do things differently. Get ahead of menu, taste and cultural trends and embrace them. Redesign and rethink plant layouts and locale.”
In all food processing industries, a well-designed plant in the right location can help you innovate, and Wright Process Systems can help. We will bring our years of design-build expertise to your project. We will not only help you design the most efficient plant with the right processing systems, but we will act as your general contractor in handling code compliance, inspections, permits and more.

Efficient, high-volume processing line
Whether you are building a new plant, or trying to optimize an existing one, the right equipment and design can make your whole operation run more smoothly. Your line is unique to your business, your raw ingredients and your end product, and it should be designed specifically with your needs in mind. A tomato must be treated differently than a pineapple, and you need engineers and designers who understand those differences.

WPS not only understands the different needs of various food processors, but we have spent years cultivating relationships with a wide variety of equipment manufacturers, so we can help you identify exactly the right machines and parts to fit your processing needs. See below for just a few manufacturers that specialize in fruit and vegetable handling equipment, and contact us to learn how we can help you design a better and more efficient line.