OctoFrost Group, one of the leaders in the IQF market, was present at Indagra Food & Carnexpo 2019, in Bucharest, looking to expand its presence in the East European markets. Showcasing technologies that could reduce the energy costs by 30%, OctoFrost hopes to set a larger foothold in the emerging markets in this region, explained, mentioned Anna Dyc, Sales Area Manager for the Swedish enterprise.
"We have recently open markets such as South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand. We cover like the whole world and from our latest application we have a line specially designed for kebab, cause we can see that there is a growing demand for kebab slices", she mentioned in an interview for EuroMeat News.
The processing lines and freezers developed by the company cover a large range of products, from fruits and vegetables to seafood and meat and gives the advantage of low-energy cost and a longer shelf-life for the products. "Cost right now is one of the most important factors for investors and freezing cost per kg is very low compared to other technologies like liquid nitrogen. That is why many customers, especially in the meat industry are changing technology and choose fluid ice freezers", she mentioned. By now, the company has opened 50 markets on 5 continents and intends to expand further.
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