Raw materials
SIMAT works with the best selection of raw materials, all with experienced suppliers and complete traceability.
All raw materials are subjected to thorough controls, pursuant to the parameters established by the quality department and different regulations in force.
Quality control
All products manufactured by SIMAT have undergone strict quality controls, especially with regard to:
– Organoleptic-–or sensory—characteristics
– Ageing tests
– Fluidity tests
– Oxidation tests
– Density tests
Production process
SIMAT formulates its products in accordance with clients’ requirements and end product requirements, mixing and agglomerating with an advanced granulation system.
The continuous agglomeration and drying system confers SIMAT products with characteristics designed especially for their use in automatic food service vending machines and dispensers.
Mastery and control of agglomeration technology for vending machines has been developed by the SIMAT Technical Department, which provides its experience that is unique to the sector.
Facility hygiene and safety
SIMAT has modern facilities in which, in which food hygiene and safety are a firm priority.
SIMAT holds ISO 9001:2008 certification.
SIMAT is a socially responsible company that is concerned about environmental conservation.
SIMAT complies with and is a member of Ecoembes and has contracts with cardboard and by-product waste collection companies.
Food Safety and Control
Simat participates in the project INNOÀPAT of the program AUTENFOOD that has been co-financed by the European Union through the Regional European Fund (ERDF).
Within the objective of the Operational Program Investment in Growth and Employment FEDER of Catalonia 2014-2020:
Promote research, technological development and innovation.
“Simat’s goal is to establish a system for the identification of raw materials and the quantification of the main components of the products sold in the world of vending. This is done from the infrared spectrometry technology near (NIR). This system contributes to the identification of possible food fraud.
The covered raw materials are milk powder, lactic powder, lactose, sugar, coffee and cocoa beans. The finished products that are studied are agglomerated milk, milk preparations and cocoa beverages in powder”.
This study has allowed the implementation of quality and authentication protocols by identifying and quantifying the different raw materials used in the manufacture of the products and their main components, as well as establishing a system for evaluating the finished product to offer quality guarantees, throughout the entire manufacturing process.
The financial support for the realization of this project has been 70%.