— 18 june 2021

Norwegian billion-dollar company joins Brainport Industries Campus

TOMRA Food, part of Norwegian billion-dollar company TOMRA, is moving to Brainport Industries Campus. The company will open a sales and service office on 1 July and wants to join the ecosystem.

TOMRA Food is establishing itself on the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) as of July 1st. The Norwegian multi-billion dollar company wants to be part of all the activity and innovation that is present on the campus. The company designs and produces sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry. This involves the use of advanced sorting, grading, peeling and analysis technology.

At BIC, TOMRA Food will not be manufacturing any machinery, but instead the company is opening a sales and service office. This is where customers can go for assistance and tech support if there is something wrong with their machinery. Leo Dukker, Service Director EMEA at TOMRA Food is excited about the move. “It’s a fantastic environment. BIC exudes innovation. Besides all the companies there, you also have all kinds of educational institutes here. It’s a kind of village with like-minded people where you can meet up and inspire each other. That’s only going to increase the pleasure of working there for us.”

Not the odd one out
Despite the small number of companies in the food industry that are on campus, TOMRA Food is not the odd one out, according to Dukker. “Parent company TOMRA is much more wide-ranging than just agro. We develop sorting technology for a broad spectrum of applications. These kinds of applied technologies also share a lot of common ground and an overlap with what is being developed at BIC. As TOMRA Food, we happen to use our quality sensors and sorting technologies for the food industry. But you can use them on all sorts of machinery in different sectors too. It is precisely this mix of several kinds of companies that makes BIC so interesting,” he adds.

Dukker explains that TOMRA Food not only wants to benefit from the ecosystem present on the BIC, but also wants to actively contribute to it. “The great thing about it is that the vibe there is open. The other day I struck up a conversation with someone and they were immediately interested in our sorting solutions. We bring an enormous amount of experience with us that we have in various applied technologies which fit in well with BIC. In addition to this expertise and experience, others can also benefit from, for example, our sensor technology for registering deviations.”

Read the full article at Innovation Origins