Capabilities 

VR Food Equipment is a diverse company with a 30 plus year history of assisting food processing plants with project development, execution, start up and after sales support. In addition, logistical support is provided for a door to door seamless execution of project orders.

We offer select machinery for both processing and packaging lines:  Our vendors include but are not limited to:  Bertocchi, Alfa Laval, ABL, Inox-Fer, FBL.

We provide equipment for: Puree and Juice extraction from Frozen (IQF) Cold (Whole Fresh) and Hot (Cooked) Fruits and Vegetables Cold and Hot Deaeration systems (along with brix control), Thermal enzymatic deactivation skids (EOS) for low to high viscosity products (Bertocchi), Aseptic Bag in Box, Drum and Tote aseptic processing lines for Low and High Acid applications (Alfa Laval), Fresh Peeling lines to handle apples, pears, citrus fruit, vegetables, for slices & chunks to meet the demands of the fresh pack industry (ABL), Complete blending and batching systems (Inox-Fer), Complete Filling lines (Cans & Glass) from depalletizing to palletizing (FBL).

 

  • Project Development – Our in-house project development team works with your team along with our vendors engineering group to assure the equipment being considered meets the objective of your project. We offer a full pilot plant in Farmington, NY. Customer can vet their processing needs to prove out viability of the considered equipment.
  • Execution – We work with you from day one to assure that all questions, concerns, project drawings, FAT tests, shipment and delivery dates are met and answered to facilitate a smooth startup of the equipment / line.
  • Startup – We provide member(s) from our team to be onsite during the startup phase of your project. We work with your teams staff and coordinate with vendors technicians for smooth startup that assures the provided machinery is performing as intended.
  • After Sales Support – In house engineers can provide onsite mechanical support following the installation. Spare parts supply available at our warehouse in Farmington, NY for the majority of our vendors

Our Expertise with the Following Partners is What We Offer Our Customers in North America:

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Bertocchi

VR Food Equipment is the exclusive North American distributor for the Bertocchi line of hot/cold/frozen turbo extractors and complete systems for the production of purees, juices, concentrates, pastes, and more. Our focus is on helping fruit and vegetable processors produce the very highest quality purees at the highest levels of efficiency and waste reduction. Since 1984, Bertocchi systems have designed and produced innovative technology for puree production. From updating the process of Hot Turbo Extraction in the 1980’s , launching a line of Cold Turbo Extractors with a Rotopulse pretreatments system in the 1990’s, and combing Cold Extraction with Cold Deaeration and an enzymatic deactivation process, Bertocchi continues to innovate and design systems that exceed customer expectations. Bertocchi systems can be used to process a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including:

  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Plums
  • Melons
  • Avocado
  • Peaches
  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato
  • Corn
  • Grapes
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Radishes

VR Food Equipment has sold, services, and installed hundreds of Bertocchi Systems in North America since our partnership began way back in 1984. We are seamlessly aligned with Bertocchi in every aspect of our business including servicing machines, spare parts, and technical support. Additionally, we have the ability to test products on Bertocchi systems at our US location to showcase the exceptional capability of these systems.

Alfa Laval

Alfa-Laval – Asteppo has 30 years of experience in aseptic and non-aseptic filling and processing solutions. Having delivered more than 1,000 projects based on filling requirements worldwide, particular attention has been dedicated to filling procedures where the extraction of air inside bags and flush of nitrogen after filling is a must. VR Food Equipment has supported and sold Alfa-Laval – Asteppo solutions in North American for over 3 decades. We are particularity focused on the food processing markets for aspetic / non-aseptic filling requirements of various fruit and vegetable based purees and beverages.

ABL

Every ABL machine is engineered to set new standards for performance and efficiency. From operator safety and process automation to contamination control and fruit quality safeguarding, ABL machines are designed to improve the elements that matter most to our customers. They specialize in designing and manufacturing machines for processing fresh fruit by giving you the ability to Peel, Slice, Chunk, and Core your fruit for the fresh market.

Inox Fer

Located in the heart of the Italian Food Valley, Inox-Fer designs, manufactures and sells cutting edge equipment for the food and beverage industry across international markets. Founded as a manufacturer of mixing systems, today Inox-Fer also delivers advanced cutting and cooking machines.

Inox-Fer solutions are Made in Italy by skilled hands that design and build unique, exclusive machines that are tailor-made to satisfy even the most demanding customers. Clients who choose Inox-Fer want high performance, reliability, versatility and ease of use. Above all else, however, customers are looking for a tailor-made machine that can guarantee the highest quality finished product. For the production of various sauces, creams, spreads, dips, bases, soups, and more Inox-Fer can design and deliver the right solution. VR Food Equipment is a proud partner and distributor of the Inox-Fer brand of solutions. Inox- Fer equipment combined with our decades of experience in serving fruit and vegetable processors in North America make for a partnership that exceeds the expectations of our customers.

FBL Food Machinery

F.B.L. has been operating in the food industry market for over 40 years, and is a leading company in the design and manufacturing of machines and comprehensive systems for the food industry.

Thanks to its technological and production know-how the company can offer a wide range of machines, entirely made of stainless steel, capable of meeting all market requirements.

The wide range of machines includes: depalletizers, lowerators, blowers, fillers, dosing machines, capping machines, washing machines, pasteurisers, vacuum detectors and conveyance systems, for use in the packaging of dense or semi-dense products (like preserves, jams, mayonnaise, honey, tomato paste and purée, sauces and tomato sauces, etc.), liquid products (like juices, vegetables pickled in oil/vinegar, etc.) or solid chopped products (like vegetables, fruit, etc.) in glass, plastic and tin plate containers.