LEUVEN, BELGIUM — To support the continuity of food and pet food processing operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, TOMRA Food announced April 8 it is introducing digital live demonstrations of its sorting equipment to support its global clients.

Participants can book interactive virtual demonstration sessions with TOMRA’s Test and Demonstration Centers out of Leuven, Xiamen, China and Sacramento, Calif.

“We are going through a period of unprecedented disruption,” said Ashley Hunter, senior vice president and head of TOMRA Food. “In this situation, our foremost priority is to ensure that we support our customers’ ability to maintain a consistent supply of quality food while keeping our employees and, by extension our customers’ and suppliers’ staff, safe and well.

“These are challenging times for all of us, both on a personal level and for our businesses, but it is vital that we keep up our collective efforts to keep the global food supply chain operating effectively,” Hunter said.

The company is taking additional measures to support to its customers through remote service and training tools, as well as preemptively stocking increased amounts of critical equipment components and spare parts.

“TOMRA Food’s overarching priority is to ensure the health and well-being of its employees, as well as its customers’ and suppliers’ staff,” Hunter said. “With all these actions, it is ready to help its customers navigate the challenges of this unprecedented crisis while protecting the safety of all the people involved."

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