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Bins

The fruit selected for puree is carefully delivered in large bins and released for production only after meticulous re-inspection.

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Washing

The fruit is discharged directly into a water bath. As it moves through three washing stations, high-pressure showers and brushes free it of any extraneous matter.

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Sorting

More inspections follow: first automatically (optical and infrared), and then by hand. In this way, damaged fruit and extraneous matter are eliminated.

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De-stone

All stone fruit (peaches, apricots, plums, plums) is pitted so that only pure fruit pulp is processed.

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Sieving

In a highly modern process of cold straining under a vacuum, the peels and cores are removed.

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Heating

Through rapid heating of the fruit mash, the fruit enzymes are immediately inactivated. As a result, the viscosity of the fruit pulp is preserved.

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Fine Straining

The fruit pulp is further processed during this production step using sieve sizes ranging from 0.3 to 2.0 mm, depending on customer specifications and use.

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Degasification

The warm fruit pulp then goes through a vacuum degasser. Trapped air is removed to a great extent at this point, thereby preventing oxidation.

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Pasteurization

The fruit pulp or fruit juice is gently heated to various temperatures, depending on the fruit used, and then cooled down again.

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Storage Tank

Our products are stored either aseptically (storage capacity of 50,000 t) or non-aseptically, and thus cooled down (storage capacity of 15,000 t), until delivery takes place.

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Blending

Our products are mixed, cooled and the taste adjusted according to the customer's requirements. Only then are they released for shipping.

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Truck

Most of our products leave Merano by tanker: whether blended or unblended, they are always carefully loaded and cooled.

Container, Drum

Small quantities are shipped in our own 1,000-liter stainless-steel reusable container, or as required aseptically in a non-returnable, 200-liter iron drum.

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Drying, Recycling (steam production)

Fruit residues, representing about 25,000 tons per year, are dried and burned in order to generate steam. In this way we reduce methane gas consumption by 25 per cent.

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Silos

Fruit for juice concentrate such as apples, pears, peaches and kiwis are delivered loose and unloaded into one of our 14 silos.

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Mills

Our mills are state-of-the-art devices that comply with the latest technical standards. Here the fruit is ground into fruit mash.

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Mash tanks

In the mash tanks, enzymes are dosed in for better pressability. After a specified waiting period, the pressing operation begins.

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Presses

The mash is pressed in one of our 16 Bucher pneumatic presses. Depending on its eventual use, the juice is subsequently stored and concentrated.

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Aroma recovery

During the first step of the concentrating process, the volatile aroma components are evaporated, condensed, and then stored separately until use.

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Filtration

Our two ultrafiltration systems filter any particles out from the juice. The juice is either loaded as clarified juice or concentrated.

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Concentration

In one of our four multistep concentrators, the clarified juice is gently processed, under vacuum, into a full concentrate.

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Chilled storage Aroma/Concentrate

Aromas and concentrates are stored at 4° C in our cold cellar (capacity 15,000 t) until they are further processed and/or shipped.

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Returnable Glas Bottles

For the regional market, we fill environmentally friendly returnable glass bottles with premium juices and drinks.

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Concentration

In one of our three multistep concentrators, the pulp is gently processed, under vacuum, into a concentrate.

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Juice processing

Our large tank storage facility allows us to guarantee an unaltered level of quality all-year-round, as well as the production of custom-made products.

The long road from fruit to product

Zipperle processes only the best fruit. Throughout many individual production steps, we ensure that quality is maintained all the way to the finished product. You can learn more about each step by clicking on the images.

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