CTI FoodTech is a leading manufacturer of food processing machinery, specializing in peach and apricot pitters, and sells complete production lines for peach processing. Thanks to a global market reach, CTI FoodTech ranks second among all manufacturers of peach pitters for number of units installed around the world. With a complete range of machines for every production need, CTI FoodTech is the only company in the world capable of providing all peach pitting technologies.

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Our History

Year 1986

The story of CTI FoodTech in peach processing begins in 1986, when the company C.T.I. (founded by Eng. Biagio Crescenzo), which could already count on a long experience as a manufacturer of machineries for fruits and vegetable processing, starts an export plan of Italian technology to Spain. C.T.I. quickly notices the low efficiency of the existing peach pitting technologies and, in just 4 years, achieves a leading position on the Spanish market, selling hundreds of peach pitters, of which the original patents are now property of C.T.I.

Year 1994

In 1994 the Spanish company Crescenzo Tecnología e Ingeniería S.L., is established as an aftermarket support on the Spanish market, both for spare parts and technical assistance service.

Year 1996

In 1996 FMC and CTI jointly approach the Spanish market with the new Peach Knife Pitter model 300-A, and cooperate for the improvement and marketing of the Peach Torque Pitter model CT800 “Extended Aligner”, with a 82 peaches per minute capacity.

Year 2008

In 2008, CTI FoodTech officially purchases FMC FoodTech’s PEACH PRODUCTION line of business, as well as the manufacturing rights, the patents and the designs of the whole peach production line.

Year 2009

In 2009 CTI FoodTech introduces an upgrade of the Peach Torque Pitter model CT800, exporting it to U.S.A. and Spain. The same year, the Peach Knife Pitter model 300-A is introduced in China.

Year 2010

In 2010, CTI FoodTech installs eight Peach Knife Pitters model 300-A at the peach canning plant of China’s market leader. This is the first automatic peach processing line ever installed in China.

Year 2011

In 2011 CTI FoodTech consolidates its leadership on Chinese market, thanks to the Peach Knife Pitter model 300-A, and completes the peach pitting line of the Chinese market leading company. In the meantime, the most important Japanese manufacturer of canned peaches chooses the Peach Knife Pitter model 300-A for its factory.

In 2011, CTI FoodTech officially presents the new Fully Automatic Peach Knife Pitter model 320 APA, which needs no labor for peach orientation. The machine is a great success in Italy, Spain and South America.

Year 2012

In 2012, the peach pitter 320 APA enjoys a great sales success, conquering international markets. Several units are installed at the factories of major canners in Spain, Greece, China, Bulgaria and South America. CTI FoodTech continues to invest in R&D and to improve its range of products with upgrades and innovations that represent the state of the art in the fruit processing field.

Year 2013

In 2013 CTI FoodTech’s leadership in Spain furtherly consolidates, with the installation of several units of the model 320 APA.

Year 2014

Video presentation of the new Peach Pitter model MECATRON at the CANCON 12 Congress in Stellenbosch, South Africa. CTI FoodTech sponsors the event. During the CibusTec fair in Parma CTI FoodTech introduces to the attending delegations the first unit of the optical scan system applied to peach positioning, capable of aligning 100% of the fruits along the suture line.

Year 2015

CTI FoodTech designs and builds the Peach Pitter 320 APA-E, the electronic version of the 320 APA. The machine is provided with an electronic system driven by a PLC, which improves its productive performance compared with the previous model.

The optical scan system implemented for the first time on other models is modified and installed on the Repitter Vision. The new machine is now capable of recycling the peaches that failed to repit because they were not correctly oriented.

Both machines are instant sale hits and help the company open up new commercial outlets.

Year 2016

Thanks to an effective promotional action and to the partnership with its agent for North-America Concentrated Solutions, CTI FoodTech confirms and expands its commercial presence on the USA market.

CTI FoodTech is granted membership of CLFP (California League of Food Processors), the association of California food processing industry.

CTI FoodTech introduces on the market the Peach Pitter model Coring Peach, which completes the range of pitting technologies offered by the company. Designed for the Baby Food segment (Zero Pit Fragment Tolerance), the machine combines the trademark high performance of CTI FoodTech technology with top quality of final output.

Year 2017

CTI FoodTech is certified ISO 9001:2015 for the design and manufacture of fruit processing industrial machines. A remarkable result that rewards the constant effort put into keeping the higher quality standards in its productive processes.

During the year, the company diversifies its offer, conquering further market segments in South America with machines designed specifically for local productions.

The commercial synergies with the partners who produce the technologies employed in its machines are strengthened and expanded.

Year 2018

For the new Greece facility opening, CTI FoodTech organizes an event attended by key players of Greek food processing industry and public officials of both countries. Several press organs, both specialized and generalist, dedicate space to the event. During the year, the company attracts interest from local media and the University of Salerno, which invites CEO Biagio Crescenzo as a speaker at a seminar on entrepreneurship, and exhibits at trade shows on new markets, such as AgroTech in Uzbekistan, Expoalimentaria in Peru, Polagra Tech in Poland and World Avocado Congress in Colombia. For these events, two new machines are introduced on the market, the avocado pitter 300 AVC, the first machine in the world capable of pitting the avocado, and the 350 APA-Vision, the fastest peach pitter on the market. The Spare Part service page opens on the company website, thanks to which customers can order spare parts online. The company introduces the new Peach Group brand, representing now all the societies of the industrial group and inspired to the flagship product processed with its machines. The year ends spectacularly with a triumphal first prize at the Best Practices Award of Confindustria Salerno and a finalist nomination at the prestigious Innovation Award of the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin.

Year 2019

Fruit Logistica, the most important show in the world for fruit processing, which takes place every year in Berlin, lists CTI FoodTech’s new avocado pitter 300-AVC among finalists of the prestigious Innovation Award, dedicated to the most innovative new foodtech products. The event is the ideal chance to introduce to the public the new product of the pitter line, the first in the world capable of pitting the avocado, which represents effectively the company’s commitment in affirming its vocation to continuous research and innovation in the food processing sector.

The Corporate & Investment Banking division of Banca Sella supports CTI FoodTech in issuing a “mini-bond” loan, destined to retrieve the financial resources to support the company’s investment plans. The operation is presented during a press conference held at CTI FoodTech plant, in attendance of Vito Grassi, president of Confindustria Campania, Andrea Prete, president of Confindustria Salerno, Biagio Crescenzo, CTI FoodTech CEO, Graziano Novello, Banca Sella’s Corporate & Investment Banking responsible, Gennaro Crescenzo, responsible of Banca Sella South Territory, and Andrea Pozzi of Banca Sella sales direction.

In October, CTI FoodTech opens officially the new headquarter, located strategically in Salerno Industrial Zone. The event, selected as CibusTec premiere, is attended also by Confindustria president Vincenzo Boccia, who spends words of praise for the company founded by Eng. Biagio Crescenzo. The same month, a delegation of CTI FoodTech takes part to CibusTec, where the promotional campaign titled “Wherever there’s a fruit to pit, we’ll be there”, enjoyed great popularity among visitors attending the show. At the event, CTI FoodTech introduced its new products, the Zero Pit Fragment and the CTI-FAS.

Year 2020

In 2020, CTI FoodTech is, once again, a topic of press interest for its new breakthroughs in technical progress for the food processing sector. Attention to CTI FoodTech’s innovations is dedicated by specialized press such as FreshPlaza, Food & Packaging, and by communication issues of government agencies such as Invitalia. CEO Biagio Crescenzo is invited repeatedly to speak at sectorial events, live streaming shows on social media, presentations of industry-themed books.

The company’s intellectual property assets grows of one new patent, for the Avocado Pitter 300-AVC. More trade show activity is carried out, with participation to Fruit Logistica (Berlin) and AgroProdMash (Moscow).

During the most difficult months of Covid, CTI FoodTech stands out for commitment and reliability in ensuring continuity of production and support, to provide uninterrupted support to the food chain.

This year, CTI FoodTech intensifies its Corporate Social Responsibility activity, contributing to events such as “Insieme per Sarno”, donating to the Salerno Archidiocese one unit of TARS thermal scanner, contributing to city’s cultural events.

Year 2021

CTI FoodTech’s efforts in sustainability continue this year. As well as sponsoring local radio coverage of a major national musical event, the Sanremo Festival, and buying Easter Eggs from a registered charity, the company rolls out a new internal training program, called CTI Academy. The initiative attracts praise articles on local and national press. Specialized press such as the China Canned Food Industry Website Association and Fresh Plaza dedicate space to CTI FoodTech’s innovative technology. Biagio Crescenzo is invited to lecture at a university seminary focused on the company’s case history, and food processing themed events feature CTI FoodTech on their communication.