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Fresh and dried treats with special atmosphere

Vicotto Foods GmbH is the newest member of the wings group from Waiblingen. Vicotto Foods trades fruits, vegetables and herbs that are transported and stored under a protective controlled atmosphere. In addition, the company will operate drying centers on site in the growing regions and sell dried foods.

Agricultural land is a scarce commodity and a large proportion of the world’s crops never make it to the end consumer. This is almost a 50% loss of crops.

At this point, it is important to build on in order to ensure the supply of healthy and durable food. Special post-harvest processes and technologies are used for this, from storage in a controlled atmosphere to particularly gentle drying processes and packaging in a protective atmosphere.

The concept is simple and convincing. Mobile machines, which are designed for use directly in the field, enable quick action and flexible production flows.

Vicotto Foods is starting immediately with the distribution of fresh pineapples from a farmer’s cooperative in Ghana. The first drying center will also be built there in mid-2022. Another drying center in Turkey is already being planned.

“The goal is an environmentally friendly and sustainable operation of the post-harvest centers. Containers with fold-out solar cells including batteries provide regenerative energy. The waste water is treated for reuse,” explains Florian Winger.

Vicotto emerges from the wings group and GEAP GmbH as two strong partners from mechanical engineering and the food industry as a dynamic and young start-up.

Effective immediately, Vicotto will start selling fresh and canned pineapples from Ghana. The first drying center is also to be built there in mid-2022. Another drying center in Turkey is already being planned.

About the wings group

wings group is a group of companies based in Waiblingen Germany, which was founded in 2018. The subsidiaries of the wings group are active in the three business areas of industry, health and lifestyle as well as energy solutions.

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