Provisur Technologies, Inc. opened a new, state-of-the-art Ingenuity Center in Mokena, Ill. This pilot food processing plant serves as a hands-on, cutting-edge resource for food processors in search of one-stop-shop solutions.
The 20,000-square-foot technology and innovation center allows customers to create new products on the latest food processing technologies, as well as a comprehensive food lab, new product and ideation areas and a processing floor.
“As its name suggests, the Provisur Ingenuity Center offers a place for innovation with the ultimate objective to create value for our customers and in turn, their customers,” says Mel Cohen, president and CEO. “We want to help our industry develop sustainable technologies to run efficient operations and create better products at a lower cost.”
The Provisur Ingenuity Center is designed to allow processors to develop new products, refine existing products and test processes ranging from separating and grinding to forming, coating and cooking to slicing, autoloading and freezing. Visitors can view and test machines or complete systems in a production-like environment and take part in training programs covering topics like operations, maintenance and hygiene. Seminars on product development and machine operations are also offered on site.
From an R&D perspective, processors can use the Ingenuity Center to develop and test new products and concepts and can conduct a range of product evaluations in the facility’s food lab and test kitchens.
The Provisur Ingenuity Center is staffed by the company’s team of equipment and application experts, who will provide training programs, lead seminars and answer processors’ questions.