Welcome to Latella Fresh where we bring a common sense approach to HPP.
Innovative Solutions to High Pressure Processing (HPP)
Aftermarket HPP Material Handling Equipment
If you are reading this you are coming for one of three places. Either you have a HPP Machine In-House for your own product. Or you are a 3rd Party Tolling Company. Or you are looking to have your product HPP’d and are looking at your options. Believe it or not, each solution ends up in the same place. Let see why.
You have an In-House HPP Machine for processing your own product. At Garden Fresh Gourmet, we quickly determined that the current process was not a long term solution. That process had us building a pallet of salsa containers off the production line. Then transporting the pallet to the HPP Department for filling of baskets online. Thus, we began the process of designing a system for online loading the Salsa Containers into the Avure/JBT HPP Baskets. Our Salsa Containers came in three different sizes, so line speeds and packaging sizes had to be considered. The same held true as we ventured into Hummus and Dips.
You are a 3rd Party Tolling Company. Initially you may start out with large customer with limited SKU’s and Packaging. And eventually, you end up with multiple customers and a zillion different packages and bottle sizes. Ideally you would like the customer to ship the product already in the baskets; however, who is going to be responsible for the capital costs of the baskets? And how are you going to get the HPP baskets back and forth from the your facility and the customer? As a result, decision is made to start out by having the customer send you the product on a pallet like in Option #1.
You are looking to have your product HPP’d and are looking at your Options which are Option #1 or Option #2.
Shall we begin? Cost was the initial problem we in countered at Garden Fresh Gourmet. These baskets from Avure/JBT where expensive. The next problem Avure/JBT HPP basket had V-Ribs in the basket that limiting the amount of salsa containers. In other words, the ribs took away space in the inside of the basket. The third problem was the time it took to unload the basket causing delays in starting the next cycle. Lastly, the biggest problem at the time, there was no source for Aftermarket HPP Baskets.
Our Goal: To produce baskets that deliver highest fill ratios, quickest unloading, and most durability in the Industry at an economical price point. To produce baskets that are compatible to Avure/JBT HPP Baskets and Hiperbaric HPP Baskets. To produce pallets for our baskets that are light weight, durable, and allow for safe and ease of transport.
Initially we worked with Avure/JBT to design the baskets. And eventually we determined that we need to think outside of the current design and process. We removed the V-Ribs in the basket to create more interior room. Secondly, we selected a material conducive to cold environments that was more flexible and not susceptible to breaking. Third, we created a lid that allowed for rapid loading and unloading without damage to the product. And finally, we reduced the cost of the baskets by standardizing the entire process making buffering of basket viable.
In 2018 we tested our findings with the Avure/JBT Baskets against the Hiperbaric Baskets. We found similar success, with an added bonus that we would like to share with you.
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Reduce upfront capital costs of HPP Ancillary Equipment with our HPP Equipment Leasing Programs designed increase cash-flow and improve your bottom line.
Our Leasing programs are tailored to help conserve your working capital. So that you can take advantage of our HPP Basket and Pallet Solution to decrease the costs associated HPP. In addition, you get the potential tax benefits and a more Attractive Balance Sheet.
Programs available for In-House HPP Operations, 3rd Party HPP Tolling Facilities, Companies Utilizing Tolling Facilities.
Products eligible for Leasing include High Pressure Processing(HPP) After Market Baskets and High Pressure Processing After Market Pallets.
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Our team has over 30 years of combined hands on experience with HPP Pressure Processing Companies from all over the world. Much of that experience is from running Avure/JBT machines for 10+ years, 2 shifts a day, 6 days a week. Thus we know what reliability in the HPP Industry looks like.
Our Goal: Bring to market the most cost effective choices of HPP Machines from around the Globe so that HPP can be viable to not only North America and Europe, but to the emerging markets of India, China, Mexico, and South America.
Are you in an Emerging Market? Excited to read about all the HPP success in the North America and Europe? Wondering how to bring this Cold Pressure Pasteurization Technology to your business?
Lets talk about the real issues in front of you. For instance, the cost of the HPP Machine. The smallest machines from Avure/JBT and Hiperbaric are between $600,000 – 1 mil USD. Assuming you are going to try and follow the existing 3rd Party Tolling Models you are going to come to some conclusions fairly quickly. Namely, the machine cost too much for the amount of volume the machine can process at the rates your potential customers can afford to pay. So then, what do you do?
Search the Internet using Alibaba or Made in China for HPP Pressure Processing Companies or High Pressure Processing Companies. You will find some incredibly inexpensive HPP machines, along with some pretty incredible claims. Some that might even claim to have more installed machines than Avure/JBT and Hiperbaric combined. All will claim the their machines are better. How do you know?
What you do know is that the most expensive machine is one that does’t work when your business is up and running. Don’t forget, now your customers are relying on you! And you don’t want your investment to end up in a parking lot.
Here is the reality. You are most likely going to have to take a chance with an up and coming High Pressure Processing Company other than Avure/JBT, Hiperbaric, or Uhde. All of these companies had the hiccups when they started out. Even today with the Avure JBT 40-70 Series deployment, the initial customers have gone through many pains.
We have been to the China School of Hard knocks and we have learned the hard way so you don’t have to.
We have set out to grow our relationships around the world with up and coming HPP Pressure Processing Companies. By continually growing these relationships we can identify the companies that have a strong desire to produce HPP Machines to Globally accepted Standards. Therefore bringing a strong value statement of Price and Reliability to our customers.
In conclusion, today we have in place strategies that will bring to market tested HPP Equipment to the emerging markets.
If you are in the following HPP Machine Emerging markets, Contact Us Today for your HPP Machine Needs.
Our Goal: Provide access to 3rd Party Tolling Network in the most efficient and economical manner.
There are those out there that will tell you HPP is the cheapest Product Liability Insurance Policy available. Others will point to the many cost disadvantages of HPP. These cost include the HPP machine, the infrastructure of the facility to house the machine, the ongoing cost of maintaining the machine, the additional package and labeling cost, and all the extra touches. Most of these costs are absorbed by the HPP Tolling Centers.
These barriers can force many companies to look to HPP 3rd Party Tolling Companies for their products. However, using a 3rd Party has its cost disadvantages as well. The first question we get asked is, “What is the HPP Tolling Cost?” The tolling models today triple handle product causing product damage/waste and higher labor costs. Transportation to the tolling centers is very expensive and many times the tolling centers are several hundred miles away. And then there are the costs on the back end to case pack the product for distribution. And lets not forget storage and pick charges.
We are assembling an HPP Tolling Network that incorporates HPP Tolling Centers covering all of North America thus providing the most lean solution available. At Latella Fresh our 3rd Party Solutions work with Tolling Centers that want to eliminate the double/triple handling while making the HPP experience as transparent as possible.
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