Tomato processing

Tomato is the most widely spread vegetable on our planet and it is not only the foundation of Mediterranean food culture, but it also serves as a major supplement to the cuisines of the world. Bertuzzi has perfected dedicated processes and machines for the production of top quality tomato sauce, ketchup, tomato paste, and also tomato juice. We can supply complete tomato processing plants on turnkey basis, as well as single processing machines to meet specific requirements.

Washing and sorting

Complete line for the receiving of the tomatoes in water with mud disposal system, scraped bottom type, and leaves removal system, roller type

Tomatos are received in a concrete basin outside the plant
Sorting station Selinox

Mashing and pulp refining

After a quick pre-heating in our hot and cold break system, the chopped tomato is fed to pulper Turbomax, which assures very soft refining.

We manufacture choppers with capacities ranging from 1 to 10 ton/h
Hot and cold break system
Two Turbomax pulpers

Paste and ketchup: concentration

For the concentration of sauce into tomato paste and ketchup, we've developed Frumaco Tomatech, a triple effect evaporator with a capacity of 250 tons/day of treated tomato. It features a semi-barometric condenser and water cooling towers.

Three effects forced circulation evaporator
Frumaco Tomatech evaporator

Sauce: dices addition and dearation

Cubomatic is a dicing machine with high capacity designed to peel and dice tomatoes in one only operation. It can produce tomato dices with size 14, 16 or 18 mm.

Cubomatic dicer
Deaerator with aromatic condense recovery

Sterilization and filling

STTH sterilizer is a tube in tube heat exchanger (with four concentric pipes) suitable for the treatment of tomato paste.
After sterilization, the tomato paste can be filled in aseptic bags kept in drums or boxes of various sizes between 5 to 1000 kg. Depending on the thickness of the final product, the aseptic filler can be equipped with 1″ or 2″ filling head.

Tubular sterilizer
Aseptic bulk filler Gemina
Filling in bottles