Belgium-based Maselis NV added a further three SORTEX H SpectraVision optical sorters to its oat mills following an initial investment in one machine at the start of the year. After attending Bühler’s Networking Days 2022 (NWD) event, the customer was convinced to further strengthen its relationship with Bühler SORTEX by investing in more sorters.
From June 27-28, over 1,000 decision makers, partners, and start-ups gathered in Uzwil, Switzerland for Bühler’s Networking Days 2022 event. Current food trends were discussed in depth, including the recent increase in trials around alternative protein ingredients. One grain with a significantly high protein value is oats, which Belgium-based company Maselis NV is renowned for processing.
Extending the oat mills
Maselis has been a major European producer of cereal products for almost two centuries, since 1829. The company’s oat mills have a husking plant, several flaking lines, and a cereal extrusion department where oat flakes, breakfast cereal flakes, pre-cooked pearled wheat, and extruded cereals are produced.
Since the start of the year, Maselis has been using Bühler’s latest SORTEX H SpectraVision machine, with five chutes, in its oat processing operations. The SORTEX H offers three key benefits for customers – unmatched ease of use, high performance, and enhanced connectivity – all of which contribute to increased sustainability.
After attending this year’s Networking Days event, and having witnessed the machine’s performance firsthand over the past few months, Patrick Maselis, Managing Director at Maselis decided to further strengthen the company’s relationship with Bühler SORTEX by investing in three more SORTEX H SpectraVision optical sorters.
SORTEX H – ahead of the rest
Carmen Schlatter Broger, Head of Digital Technologies at Bühler, states: “We are very excited to be extending our alliance with Maselis and we can’t wait to see the impact this investment will have on their oats line!”
She adds: “Each time we host the Networking Days event, it provides the perfect landscape to converse with our customers face-to-face, share real solutions, learn from each other, and discuss how to act faster and with more impact among industry colleagues from all over the world.”
The SORTEX H SpectraVision was also presented with the Best Solution Award 2022 at Networking Days – as decided by the over 1,000 guests attending the event. Broger concludes: “This underlines the fact that our latest innovation meets current market requirements and even exceeds them in many areas. We are very proud of the team behind its launch and look forward to witnessing the long-term impact it makes in the industry.”