CTI FoodTech manufactures food processing machinery, specializing in peach and apricot pitters, and sells complete production lines for peach processing. Thanks to a global commercial presence, CTI FoodTech is the second manufacturer of peach pitters for number of units installed in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2013 CTI FoodTech’s leadership in Spain furtherly consolidates, with the installation of several units of the model 320 APA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.