CTI FoodTech manufactures machinery for the food processing industry, in particular peach and apricot pitting machines, and sells complete for processing peaches. With a global commercial presence, CTI FoodTech is the second largest peach pitter manufacturer in the world by number of units installed. With a complete range of machinery for every production requirement, CTI FoodTech is the only company able to offer all peach pitting technologies.
The history of the CTI FoodTech group in the production of fruit processing machines sector, and in particular pitting of peaches, began in 1986, when the C.T.I., founded by Ing. Biagio Crescenzo, promotes a program to export Italian technologies to Spain.
The CTI quickly assessed the inefficiency of existing peach pitting technologies on the market and in just 4 years became the leader on the Spanish market by selling hundreds of knife pitting machines, for the which model currently holds the original patent.
The Spanish company Crescenzo Tecnología e Ingeniería S.L. was born, as aftermarket support on the Spanish market, both for spare parts and technical service.
The FMC and the C.T.I. jointly tackle the Spanish market with the new model 300-A pitter and collaborating in the modernization and diffusion of the “CT800 Extended Aligner” model torsion pitter, capacity 82 peaches per minute.
CTI FoodTech officially acquires the PEACH PRODUCTION LINE” business unit from FMC FoodTech, together with the production rights, patents and designs of the entire peach production line.
CTI FoodTech presents an upgrade of the CT800 model destoner, exporting this model both in the U.S.A. and in Spain. The promotion of the 300-A model pitters in China begins.
CTI FoodTech installs the first automatic peach processing line in China, with 8 model 300-A pitters.
CTI FoodTech consolidates its leading position in the Chinese market with the model 300-A destoner and completes the destoning line of the market-leading factory Chinese national team.
The most important Japanese producer of preserved peaches chooses the model 300-A pitter for its production.
Finally, the model 320 APA pitter, has arrived, which is sold both in Italy and in Spain and South America.
The 320 APA pitting machine is enjoying great success conquering the international markets. Numerous units are installed in the factories of important canning producers in Spain, Greece, China, Bulgaria and South America.
The leadership in Spain of the CTI FoodTech was consolidated with the installation of dozens of specimens of the 320 APA model.
The video of the new MECATRON model peach pitter was presented during the Cancon12 congress. CTI FoodTech sponsors the event.
During the CibusTec fair, the first unit of the artificial vision system applied to the positioning of peaches, capable of aligning 100% of the fruit along the suture line, was presented to the delegations present .
CTI FoodTech designs and manufactures the 320 APA-E peach pitter, the electronic version of the 320 APA. The machine is equipped with an electronic system managed by a programmed logic controller which increases its production performance compared to the previous model.
An innovative optical recognition system, already tested on some models of the line, is modified and installed on the Repitter Vision pitter. The new machine is now able to reintroduce unpitted peaches into the processing cycle because they are not correctly oriented.
Both machines enjoyed immediate sales success and helped to open new commercial outlets for the company.
Thanks to the promotional action and the partnership with its North American agent Concentrated Solutions, CTI FoodTech confirms and expands its commercial presence in the US market.
During the year, CTI FoodTech was accepted as a member of the CLFP (California League of Food Processors), the association of California food processing industries.
The Multifruit Coring model peach pitter is launched on the market, completing the range of pitting technologies offered by CTI FoodTech. Designed for the Baby Food market (Zero pit fragment tolerance), the machine combines the high performance of CTI FoodTech technology with the highest quality of the final product.
CTI FoodTech obtains the ISO 9001:2015 international certification for the design and construction of industrial fruit processing machines. A remarkable result that rewards the company’s constant commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards in its production processes.
During the year, the company diversified its offer, conquering further market segments in South America with machinery designed ad hoc for local productions.
Commercial synergies are strengthened and expanded with the manufacturing partners of the technologies used in its products.
The Corporate & Investment Banking of Banca Sella assists CTI FoodTech in issuing a “mini-bond” bond loan, intended to raise financial resources to support the company’s investment projects. The operation was presented during a press conference held at the CTI FoodTech plant in the presence of Vito Grassi, president of Confindustria Campania, Andrea Prete, president of Confindustria Salerno, Biagio Crescenzo, CEO of CTI Foodtech, Graziano Novello, manager Corporate & Investment Banking of Banca Sella and Gennaro Crescenzo, head of the Southern Territory of Banca Sella and Andrea Pozzi of the commercial management of Banca Sella.
In October, the new CTI FoodTech plant is officially inaugurated in the Industrial Zone of Salerno. The event, selected as a preview of CibusTec, is also attended by the president of Confindustria Vincenzo Boccia, who praises the company founded by Eng. Biagio Crescenzo. In the same month, a delegation from CTI FoodTech participates in CibusTec, where the promotional campaign entitled “Wherever there’s a fruit to pit, we’ll be there” receives great acclaim from all the visitors present at the fair. At the event, CTI FoodTech showcases its new products, the Zero Pit Fragment and the CTI-FAS.
The company’s intellectual property assets are enriched with a new patent, for the 300-AVC Avocado pitter. The trade fair promotional activity continues, with participation in Fruit Logistica (Berlin) and AgroProdMash (Moscow).
During the toughest months of the Covid pandemic, CTI FoodTech stands out for its commitment and seriousness in ensuring continuity of production and assistance, to provide support without interruptions to the functioning of the food chain.
During the year, CTI FoodTech stood out in a particular and more intense way than in the past for social responsibility initiatives, such as “Insieme per Sarno”, the donation to the Archdiocese of Salerno of a TARS thermoscanner unit, contributions to cultural events in the city.