Mexico is known as an innovator among sugar producing countries in Latin America. Its sugar industry takes an interest in new technologies and in ways of improving the sugar process by optimising energy consumption and increasing sugar output – which is where BMA steps in.
In fact, machinery and equipment from BMA have always played a major role in this Latin American country. Our cooling crystalliser (OVC), molasses-massecuite mingler (MMM, the BMA solution for preheating massecuite) and massecuite pump all perfectly complement K centrifugals from BMA, which are popular in Mexico. And word has spread fast about the efficiency of this technology: to date, 13 OVC have been installed in Latin America, nine of them in Mexico.
The missing link to complete this range was a vertical continuous pan (VKT) – until now. In May 2018, Grupo Piasa decided to upgrade the crystallisation station for C product at its Adolfo Lopez Mateos plant by adding a state-of-the-art vertical continuous pan from BMA to the OVC cooling crystallisers.