Pindos plant in Greece
Pindos is a Greek cooperative that has been active in the poultry industry for over 60 years. It produces fresh products, but also ready-made and frozen dishes, which reach supermarkets, restaurants, butchers and end consumers every day.
It has always been at the forefront of technology and today it is a fully integrated reality, focused on the circular economy and on reducing its environmental footprint, also using recycled plastic containers for its packaging. It also built a poultry waste collection unit, which is converted into fertilizer and used to fertilize fields all over Greece.
It has over 500 members and 1,200 employees, producing alone more than 30% of the national poultry production. Its product range includes ready-made and frozen meals, as well as fresh products.
It has more than 500 members and 1200 employees and alone produces more than 30% of the entire national poultry production.
Attention to quality, to the final consumer and to society as a whole distinguishes Pindos in every choice.
As explained by the Head of the Laboratory, Apostolos Patsias, Pindos uses one of the most advanced robotic technology systems in the world, unique in the poultry industry in Greece and one of the few in Europe, for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms, which until now was applied only to research centers and hospitals for the control of human health.
The automated robotic analysis system detects salmonella, listeria and campylobacter in less than 24 hours. It is also equipped with a software that interprets the results and sends them directly to the devices, including mobile devices, of veterinarians. Its use is aimed at further protecting the consumer and strengthening the corporate strategy of creating products that will gradually be increasingly monitored and healthy from an organoleptic point of view. In fact, to support this choice, the cooperative's chickens follow a 100% vegetable diet, to which a control is applied with a series of specific technologies to protect the feed from any contamination.
Based on this company philosophy, Pindos has chosen to rely on Prisma for checkweigher and inspection systems for its products. Our XXX checkweigher and our 2XR11 X-ray inspection system have been installed on the production lines for two months to ensure Pindos customers a product that complies with their quality standards.
Prisma machines in line