Pilot plant facilities & equipment
The total value of FOODTECH's pilot scale processing equipment is over $65M, housed in fully functional processing facilities, available for industry to manufacture pre- and commercial quantities. Centres are stocked with lab-and commercial-scale equipment giving you an opportunity to use and evaluate the equipment, before you make a significant purchase decision. Processing equipment covers all traditional processing sectors including dairy, meat, grains/oilseeds, beverages and seafood. We also have unique equipment that helps you uncover highly valuable ingredients from raw materials and by-products of processing.
Many of our facilities are CFIA registered (for meat, dairy and/or seafood) available for short term rental, allowing companies to produce test market quantities for national or international markets. Several centres also meet standards for natural health producs, organic, Kosher, and more. If you are ready to produce on a commercial basis but don't have access to a plant, several Centres offer incubation facilities for longer-term rental, allowing you to become established in the marketplace. Some offer shared services, induding shipping & receiving, staff rooms, coolers and freezers. Here, you can be independent, while also having access to expertise in HACCP, auditing, sourcing suppliers and technical support.