The fruit processing plant is a mobile/static or skid mounted kit of fruit processing equipment accessible across the world and mounted on a heavy goods vehicle for local transportation. It includes detachable machines for crushing, pressing, and filling a tank with juices after following the processing steps. Some of the machines can be carried out over a long distance where the fruits are harvested to be processed and are, then, quickly pasteurized for use. Alvan Blanch and their partners design, manufacture, and distribute the product in the world.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, NGOs
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is implemented by Alvan Blanch worldwide and supplied in Africa by some local partners (e.g., Palin diagnostics Uganda Ltd in Uganda)
The Alvan Blanch Development Company designs the majority of their products in the UK and ships them to the selected region. The company has also subsidiaries based in Africa designing and supplying complete systems for fruit processing.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The product is designed and sold through Alvan Blanch’s global list of approved dealers based in Africa, the APAC region, Asia, the Middle East, and North America, Russia, South American, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom.
Distributions to Date Status
This system processes fruits like mangoes, pawpaws/papayas, pineapples, guavas, soursop, and passion fruit.
Feedstock rate (kg/hr)
The systems vary according to the client’s requirements. The production capacity of complete modular units varies from 100 kg/hr up to 8000 kg/hr.
The power source might be diesel or oil but most rural communities do not have electricity that’s why a standby generator can be integrated if needed by the customer into the package.
Energy requirement (W)
Portable or stationary
The system can be both portable and stationary.
The fruit juice processing plant can work with a generator or electricity. It has a water purification system including a fruit machine, a dilution, and wash down components. The mill mounted on the whole system mashes vegetables and hard fruit before pressing. The product obtained after mashing goes to press. The product has a component called the pulper siever that is mainly used for mangoes, pineapples, tomatoes, and all non-pressing fruits before they are moved into the blending tanks. The juice is directed to the pasteurization room for treatment to preserve its quality. This process involves heating it to a high temperature (85°C) for a short period of time to destroy any bacteria and any unwanted micro-organisms.
Alvan Blanch has many engineers in the UK and across Africa traveling to clients worldwide for technical support when needed. They provide engineering services to help the customer through their local sales representatives.
Replacement components include exchanger, control panel, water treatment unit, storage tank, hydraulic press. Further details can be obtained directly from the manufacturer through Fruit Processing Assessment Enquiry
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The machine is easy to manipulate and operate, reliable for communities, and some countries, lacking proper infrastructures.
Vetted Performance Status
Testing was performed by the manufacturer only and no third-party testing has been completed.
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
Complementary Technical Systems
The manufacturer Interview with a representative provides various accessories: flow plate, manifolds, jacketed pipeline, filters, valves, inspection glasses. The Customer can also receive packaging consumables, plan management personnel, and marketing assistance at an additional cost.
Academic Research and References
Ferreira, Marcos. D., Sanchez, Augusto. C., Braunbeck , Oscar.A. , Santos, Eduardo. A, 2018, “Harvesting Fruits Using a Mobile Platform: A Case Study Applied to Citrus,” Journal of the Brazilian Association of Agriculture Engineering, 38, pp. 293-299.
Dornier M., Belleville MP., Vaillant F., 2018, “Membrane Technologies for Fruit Juice Processing,” Food Engineering Series. ISBN : 978-1-4939-3309-9.
Wenner, M. D., Escudero, W., 1993, “Constraints in the Kenyan fruit juice processing industry,” Final report, 33, pp.73.
Compliance with regulations
The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2012, state recognition by Buckingham Palace, winner of A.T. Ferrell Award for dealer innovation. Alvan Blanch local partners The price depends on the customization requested by the customer. The system with 300 kg/hr capacity costs around 125,000 USD converted in August 2021 (90,000 pounds) Interview with a representative depending on the client’s requirements. And the system with 1000 kg/hr capacity costs around 416,000 USD converted in August 2021 (300,000 pounds) Interview with a representative depending on the client’s requirements as well. Alvan Blanch Mobile Fruit and Vegetable Juicing System YouTube video The fruit juice processing plant specifications Alvan Blanch’s global list of approved dealers The primary target users of this mobile product are farmers from rural and urban areas followed by companies across the globe. Developing countries worldwide are the main market for this product. Fruit Processing Assessment Enquiry Schematics from Alvan Blanch No third-party organizations, only testing performed by Alvan Blanch. Alvan Blanch Mobile Processing Systems