" Our company Agroficial is based in Ecuador. We process tropical fruits like mango, banana, melon, papaya, and pineapple. When we projected our line for IQF freezing we knew the challenge to IQF freeze sticky products with high brix degree.
In the project phase we learnt to know the OctoFrost. We saw that the design was quite different from traditional freezers and offered a number of advantages to us. Our main concern was that OctoFrost was not tested with tropical fruits.
We decided to see one freezer of this kind in operation here in South America. We could also test our products. The OctoFrost performance impressed us and we were convinced that the OctoFrost was our best option. Project went smoothly. The support from IQF Frost was essential to overcome our initial problems and bring the project to success. Now we are producing and exporting top quality tropical fruits. Compared with traditional belt IQF freezer, OctoFrost has proven following advantages:
- Easy installation
- Excellent separation of sticky products
- Fast and easy to clean
- Easy to change from one product to another
- Easy to operate
- Easy maintenance
In our installation we also have the option to read process data from the freezer computer. This is very useful in our control of the process. "
Christian Baca, Production Manager
Agricola Oficial, Equador