The Process

From the plantation to the sale
At CAMPOS DE ALCALA,SL we take care of the quality of our citrus from the moment the tree is planted until the final product is sold. We advise our partners on the varieties and the farming tasks, this always under the supervisión of an agricultural engineer. (ITA)

Reception of citrus at the warehouse

At Camp.al all the fruit that enters our warehouse is weighed at the entrance.


Reception of citrus at the warehouse

Storage and pre-calibrating

Fruit with leaves is left stored at the reception for its immediate processing, while the bladless is pre-calibrated according to colour and size.

Once pre-calibrated it goes to the de-greening rooms, or to the confection lines.


Storage and pre-calibrating

Dumping

The dumping maschine is in charge of supplying the fruit to the confection lines.


Dumping

Previous selection at the pre-calibrator

At this stage unsuitable citrus for the categories of embedding are eliminated and are destined for industry purposes.


Previous selection at the pre-calibrator

Washing and drying

To ensure the proper function of the wash jets, before the campaign starts, the staff of the company calibrates the nozzles. The fruit goes through the washing unit, where it gets washed and desinfected with water and natural products.

Drying is done in a hot wind tunnel, so that fruit continues its process without residual moisture.


Washing and drying

Natural waxed

The waxing provides a film of natural wax of high brightness, which improves the external look, at the same time it gives a selective permeability on the surface of the citrus fruits, avoiding excessive loss of moisture.


Natural waxed

Selection and gauge

The best fruits are selected and those not meeting the adecuate grade are dismissed, and stay to be used as Category II.

Once selected, washed and waxed, the calibration of the fruit is carried out for which we have an electronic gauge.


Selection and gauge

Manufacture

At Camp.al we do different types of confections:

  • Automatic embedding: This is done automatically making the boxes according to the specifications of the customer.
  • Manual embedding: To do this we have the embedding tables where the staff is located to position the product neatly in boxes according to size and type of confection.
  • Bulk: Carried out by automatic machines, filling the boxes with a steady weight.

Confections

Palletizing and labelling

We have two ways of palletizing.

  • Automatic: The palletizer stacks directly the boxes forming pallets.
  • Manual: The workers collect the boxes as they come out of the line and stack them forming the pallet.

All boxes are identified with the corresponding label, according to what is spezified in the PTZ-APPCC. (Trazability Plan).


Palletizing and labelling

Weighing, identification and strapping of pallets

All palets must be weighed and sealed, using the soil scale and the automatic strapping machine. All fruits of Campos de Alcalá,SL outlets are recorded in the expedition worksheet of the warehouse.


Weighing, identification and strapping of pallets

Storage

Prepared orders are stored in the pre-cooling rooms where they reach the appropiate temperature setting for their expedition.


Storage

Load and freight

Drivers position their trucks directly at the access to the pre-cooling rooms, so that the cold chain does not get interrupted. Once loaded the truck, the load note is issued together with the CMR (Contract of international transport of goods by road).


Freight and forwarding

Oficinas

Crta Nacional 340 km1009
Torreblanca
Castellón-España

Almacén

Crta Nacional 340 km 1009
Torreblanca
Castellón - España

Tienda

C/ Barón Alcahalí 40
Alcalà de Xivert
Castellón-España