Nikas cured meats

Customer Case Study: How a JBTAvure HPP Machine Helped Nikas, a Producer of Cured Meats

For over 50 years P.G. Nikas has been a successful cured-meat producer in Athens, Greece. Continuing its track record of innovation and quality, P.G. Nikas purchased a JBTAvure HPP machine. “One of our main reasons to buy a JBTAvure HPP machine was that it improved our profitability due to larger throughput—all while retaining the same footprint on the factory floor,” stated Georgios Giatrakos. “In addition to larger throughput and better profitability, our JBTAvure machine was also faster, because we can increase the pressure limit to 6000 bar.”

Giatrakos continued, “Our JBTAvure machine also offers a better flavor profile because the software enables us to individually configure the settings for each product, enhancing the flavor and food safety of each individual product we run. So, whether it’s ham, sausage or bacon, we are able to tailor the settings exactly.”

HPP is a well-established effective technology for the elimination of foodborne pathogens in many foods and beverages. It is widely used in the meat industry to eliminate Listeria in meat and poultry.

Giatrakos added, “At P.G. Nikas, one of our mission statements is ‘It’s good to enhance quality,’ and we believe our new JBTAvure HPP machine does exactly that for us.”