Production processes

The conservation of the tomato, in our company, takes place only in the best period.
Seasonality which covers the period from mid-July to the end of September, when the sun is capable of bringing the fruits to the right ripeness, enriching them with flavors and intense aromas, with nutrients and beneficial properties for health.

Once the annual harvest has been carried out, our agricultural suppliers transport the raw material to our company. Once arrived on site, a product calibration will be carried out. The products, already selected before and during harvesting by our agronomic service, will also be tested upon arrival by our acceptance laboratory and by our internal analysis laboratory. At this point, the load can be accepted or refused if it does not meet the quality standards set by us. If there are no problems, we proceed to unload the trucks loaded with product!

Washing is the initial stage of business transformation. Only carefully cleaned products will go into production. Automated optical selection and visual sorting are fundamental steps to discard any foreign body present in the washed raw material. Only the products to be processed will enter production, without waste, rot, insects or any other foreign bodies. Some types of tomatoes, for example long tomatoes, will be peeled before displaying on the carpets in the production room. From some of these skins and from fresh tomatoes our tasty tomato juice will form, present in the packages. These soft skins, used for juice, are rich in lycopene and nutritional properties. Always remember to never waste good food!

Hand sorting, carried out by our qualified staff, is the beating heart of all production activities. During this phase the many mothers present on our carpets select, by hand, the products that will be boxed, further depriving them of any foreign body, or other defects not identified by industrial machines. In addition to the manual check carried out on the carpets, we carry out a further check through metal detectors in the production room. The jars, of various sizes, will be filled with the right quantities of tomatoes, avoiding the formation of mold inside the boxes. Once the cans are filled, our analysis laboratory constantly selects the samples to verify that the weight, quality, quantity and biological values ​​are excellent.

Crimping takes place at the end of the production process. During this phase, our staff constantly checks the final appearance of the box. To complete this long manufacturing process, the jars will be sterilized through a short external cooking process, to allow the products to be preserved in the medium-long term. The sacrifices and the attention placed in all these production phases are the key to our success.

They seem like long and complex processes, they don't! Our passion and the working skills of all our shareholders allow us to tackle all the work with the right determination.

So why still choose us today?

The difference lies in our raw material, which comes from suppliers carefully selected, able to respond to specific needs and ready to collaborate with our agronomists for a better product. The difference lies in the skill of our women engaged in product selection, because despite having a double automatic sorter available on the production lines, the consent to each tomato is given only by the delicate hands and attentive eyes of our ladies. The difference lies in the constant verification, through an internal laboratory, of the entire manufacturing process, step by step, check after check, so that everything proceeds according to the pre-established quality standards. The difference is the history of the company, present for over 60 years in the agri-food sector, it is the passion of the whole family that collaborates in every strategic sector of the company. The simultaneous presence of the second and third generation make Fratelli D'Acunzi a successful company linked to tradition but attentive to the future and innovations, always offering its customers quality products certified by national and international organizations.