Let’s automate, mate: South Australian potato company partners with automation specialists to bring field to fork

Related imageThe South Australian Potato Company, founded by the Raschella family in that region, has been supplying potatoes for “every recipe, every occasion and every season for more than 20 years,” they say. Dealing with more than 60, 000 tons of potatoes annually obviously requires quality automation by reliable suppliers to ensure always-on productivity and extreme care with this wholesome produce. When looking to kit out its factory – which does everything from washing and sorting to weighing and packaging potatoes – The South Australian Potato Company eventually looked to SMC as its preferred supplier. Jay Dawson, maintenance manager for the company says: “In selecting the perfect automation partner we look to deciding factors such as an excellent, broad product range, superior technical expertise, a factory maintenance plan, a reputable brand that aligns with ours and a company that is innovative and keeps up with the trends. SMC fitted the bill to the tee.” Read more