The mix matters
In terms of product characteristics, nutrition and enjoyment are the mainstays of the foodstuff industry. Products are generally a combination of several ingredients and additives. The less focus there is on the function of the foodstuff itself, the more that the ‘enjoyment’ factor becomes a deciding criterion in whether or not the consumer buys the product. The sensory quality of drinks and liquid foodstuffs is due to a basic combination of three factors:
- the individual recipe
- the characteristics and quality of the ingredients
- the stability and precision of the manufacturing processes used.
All three factors together determine the actual quality of the end product in terms of its colour, appearance, smell and taste before it enters the filling stage. Consequently, the manufacturing process – whose technical aspects are defined by the type, characteristics and combination of ingredients used – is clearly the key to achieving the product quality required by the customer.
Concentration is the key
Ever since it was founded, Miteco has maintained its position as a leading company in this core area of high-capacity production of soft drinks, fruit juices and liquid food. The same principles apply to all stages of the manufacturing process, whether it is dissolving, metering, blending, preparing or conditioning of liquids and solids, as well as to all types of production, regardless of whether the production process is a batch, continuous, simultaneous or alternating process. Finally, our market success is a logical consequence of our strategic positioning – a focus on the core processes of production with the aim of simplifying those processes in a consistent manner.
What counts when it comes to results
Miteco’s project approach is just as ambitious. The company’s aim is to offer its customers not just one of many possible solutions, but the absolute best solution in every case. This applies not only to technical and organisational issues, but also to economic ones; what sets us apart as a company is the requirement that every customer solution is fully economically viable. As we mentioned at the beginning, it all depends on finding the right combination. This also applies to the brand name itself, which is an acronym made up of the first two letters of each of the following terms: ‘mixing’, ‘technique’ and ‘company’.