Processing applications for ​​tomato and chilli products

Tomato production is a growing category worldwide, with consumers demanding a wider range of innovative, value-added products, while demands on your production to handle wide quality variations in raw tomato pastes are also increasing. This places high demands on your production, and especially on your mixing technology. Based on our specialised food production and technology expertise, our solutions for tomato preparation production help you standardise raw tomato paste, which enables cost-effective, flexible procurement and ensures high production efficiency and consistent quality worldwide.

Our optimal solutions unleash your innovation and enable you to produce a wide range of tomato products – from passata, chilli sauces, purées, paste, salsa and pizza sauces to soups and ketchup – with competitive and guaranteed performance, to meet your needs for cost-effective and versatile production. We enable your flexibility in packaging and distribution options, with more innovative packaging formats, and chilled to ambient distribution.​​

Growing trends in tomato preparation production

  • Value-added tomato-and chilli-based products – innovative flavours and ingredients, convenient meal-component sauces​
  • More natural products – with fewer additives and preservatives
  • Cost-effective, flexible production of a wide range of high quality products​

Product examples: passata, chilli sauce, purée, paste, salsa, pizza sauce, ketchup, juice and soup.​

Your optimal solution based on proven technology and units

We believe that your optimal solution is one that matches your specific production needs today and for the future – to make you more innovative, more effective and more competitive.

​Best-practice lines for tomato

Tetra Victenso Continuous line for tomato products

Continuous line

This line handles production of smooth to small particulate tomato and chilli sauces and pastes. It allows you to produce a broad range of tomato preparations – natural products with more tomato content, less sugar, and fewer additives – that taste natural and homemade. The recipe-specific shear rate in mixing and optimized heat-treatment achieves the desired product characteristics. Our line enables safe production with exceptional quality and efficiency.
Tetra Victenso continuous particulate line for tomato products

Continuous particulate line

This line handles particles up to Ø25 mm with excellent particle integrity. It allows you to produce a greater variety of tomato preparations that taste natural and homemade – from smooth to chunky and with more tomato content, less sugar and fewer additives. The recipe-specific shear rate in mixing, gentle blending of particles and optimized temperature program achieves the desired product characteristics. Our line enables safe production with exceptional versatility, quality and efficiency.
Tetra Victenso batch line for tomato products

​Batch line

This line handles smooth to small particulate products. It allows you to produce a greater variety of products, from smooth sauces to crushed or diced component sauces. It enables batch production with a stand-alone processor capable of cooking with direct or indirect heating and cooling. It also enables texturization of tomato products for particle standardization while enabling incorporation small particles, such as cubes and chilli flakes. The recipe-specific shear rate in mixing, gentle blending of particles and optimal heat treatment achieves the desired product characteristics. Our line enables production with exceptional quality and efficiency.
Tetra Victenso batch particulate line for tomato products

Batch particulate line​

This line handles particles up to Ø25 mm with excellent particle integrity. It allows you to produce a greater variety of products with excellent texture – from smooth passata to crushed or chunky component products, such as salsa – that taste natural and homemade. Gentle processing prevents the breakdown of particle shape and maintains even distribution. The recipe-specific shear rate in mixing, gentle blending of particles and optimal heat treatment achieves the desired product characteristics. Our line enables production with exceptional versatility, quality and efficiency.​

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