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R+D and Quality

R+D

We firmly believe that staying one step ahead is the best way to lead the future. We invest strongly in researching, innovating and improving our processes to keep our competitive edge and ensure the company’s future.

The main projects currently under way aim to:

  • Improve drying processes
  • Improve steam production processes
  • Increase the value of by-products
  • Develop new industrial packaging
  • Introduce new technologies into almond-sorting processes

Here are some of Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts projects carried out:

Main objective: To obtain a new solution to classificate and separate bitter and sweet almonds.

The project has received the financial support of the CDTI, through a grant co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the “Programa Operativo de Crecimiento Inteligente 2014-2020 (CRIN)”, which aims to enhance the research, technological development and innovation. In this case, new and appropriate technologies have been studied and defined to carry out the development of a new prototype capable of detecting bitter almonds (derived from the presence of the amygdalin glycoside) in an industrial environment and taking into account the production of 1000kg / h.

Main objective: Improvement of the energy efficiency of the technology in equipment and processes, related to air conditioning and industrial cold.
Investment: € 246,228
Location: Production center located at C / Flix nº29 Reus
Grant: €52,514.99 worth of grants given for research towards energy efficiency in SMEs and large companies in the Industrial sector, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by IDAE from the national energy efficiency fund.

Main objective: Project for the expansion and modernization of the processing nuts facilities
Investment made: € 362,118.27
Location: Production center located in Crta. Olivenza, Badajoz
Help obtained: € 86,908.38 through the provisions of Decreto 306/2015, de 4 de diciembre, por el que se establece el Régimen de Incentivos Agroindustriales en el Ámbito de la Comunidad Autónoma de Extremadura, relating to development grant through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

Quality

Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts pays great attention to quality throughout the entire production process, from selecting the best sources and products available, to the processing and packaging of nuts. The Group follows the most stringent quality standards to deliver the highest level of food safety and traceability. The company’s quality certificates include the following:

BRC –  It is the most widespread international certification to ensure supplier quality and food safety system regarding distributors and supermarkets.

CCPAE – Audit and certify that the food products are grown under ecological criteria approved by the European Union and international bodies.

Sedex – It is a common audit methodology and report format compiling best practices in ethical trade audit techniques.

Halal – Quality certificate endorsed by the Islamic community.

IFS –  Guarantees and certifies the integrity of the food chain industries.

ISO 14001 – Main reference for environmental management in all organizations around the world.

ISO 9001 – Certifies that their products strictly comply with regulatory and consumer requirements.

DO Avellana de Reus – It certifies that the production, processing and transformation has been made in the defined area.

Global GAP – It is the quality standard with international recognition for agricultural production. It guarantees a safe and sustainable production in order to benefit producers, retailers and consumers in all over the world.

ESAGUA – Certifies water footprint calculation.

Kosher – Approved by the Orthodox Union for the supervision of standards of health, hygiene and compliance with religious precepts of Judaism.