At Moba, we put our customers at the heart of the company by developing products and services that they need and finding ways to make their life easier. With over 70 years of experience in the egg industry, we know what the challenges are that they face and we are with them every step of the way. We will go the extra mile to ensure the satisfaction of our customers. And we are grateful when customers share their successes, like Ovosur.
Ovosur is a Peruvian egg producer with over twenty years of experience in the food industry. The company is considered to be one of the biggest egg producing companies in Latin America. We spoke with Mr. Vasco, the owner of Ovosur and Mr. Marchese, current CEO, about choosing Moba-Pelbo and in particular the Moba-Pelbo Synchro400 breaker, which has been in operation since September 2019.
The basis of any successful strategy is choosing the right equipment. That is why we had decided to improve our separating technology and significantly increase our production capacity.
Mr. Vasco, could you briefly introduce your company?
"Ovosur is an experienced, innovative company that was founded by members of La Calera, one of the biggest egg producers in Latin America. Nowadays, Ovosur is a leader in the egg product industry in Peru and is deeply committed to the development of Latin America and the fight against malnutrition. In addition to this, we aim to make our egg products available to many other countries by providing customized recipes and egg products that meet each country's requirements. This plan is already in motion, as we do business with various countries with high standards, such as Japan, Korea, Chile and Colombia, to name a few."
"Our ambitious plan is to increase our income fivefold over the next five years under the leadership of Mr. Marchese. The basis of any successful strategy is choosing the right equipment. That is why we had decided to improve our separating technology and significantly increase our production capacity."
Updating from our old Pelbo breakers to the new machine was a financial strain on the company but even in the first week of operation, we could tell that it was a good decision.
Why did you choose the Pelbo brand?
"Our motto is 'confiabilidad, cercania e innovacion' which means 'reliability, closeness and innovation'," Mr. Vasco explains. "Our products are reliable, we work closely with our customers to understand their needs and we strive to be innovative to keep our customers satisfied. Based on the current performance of the new equipment and our many years of successful cooperation, we can conclude that all of these values are met."
"I have to say that we are quite impressed with the new breaker," Mr. Marchese adds. "Updating from our old Pelbo breakers to the new machine was a financial strain on the company but even in the first week of operation, we could tell that it was a good decision. Yolk yields (yolk/egg weight) are of the utmost importance for our business and I can proudly report that we are getting 28–29% yolk from sometimes low-quality eggs. That is even better than the yields we got when we broke and separated eggs by hand in the 90s!!"
"On top of the impressive performance the new Pelbo equipment has shown, I would like to emphasize the high quality of the separation with pure egg whites and the high yolk yields," Mr. Marchese continues. "I haven't found any better with the same types of eggs from other providers and this level of quality is exactly what we needed, because we work with the most stringent countries like Japan, where quality always comes first."
Being a family business ourselves, that gave us a very emotional and positive feeling about how Moba-Pelbo operates its business. Technical excellence but with a human touch. That is why I am very confident that our company is in very good hands.
The equipment has been in operation for almost three months now. How do you look back at the transition from the old machinery to the new equipment?
Mr. Vasco: "I am very proud of my technical team. They were motivated, organized and worked very hard together with the Moba-Pelbo installation team, achieving not only a faster installation time than expected but also mastering the equipment during the installation and start-up time. I would also like to acknowledge that the Moba-Pelbo team was very helpful and knew a lot about the machine and the business. They were moved when they saw we were still operating one of their oldest machines. One of the guys mentioned that his father had been involved in the design of that machine back in the 90s. Being a family business ourselves, that gave us a very emotional and positive feeling about how Moba-Pelbo operates its business. Technical excellence but with a human touch. That is why I am very confident that our company is in very good hands."
"Innovation is in our DNA and we are very excited to work with the new technology. I have to say that the technology from Moba-Pelbo achieves the highest level of performance while remaining user-friendly, so the equipment is quick to master and it is easy to learn all the tricks," Mr. Marchese adds. "The team has experience with all kinds of equipment and Moba-Pelbo machines make their life easier. When I hear my production manager saying things like 'the machine is excellent, it runs like clockwork' or 'the loader is doing its task and the separation is spectacular,' I realize that we made the right choice."
Ovosur's main production factory is located in Lima and breaks over one million eggs per day. The company produces all kinds of egg products, such as liquid and powder, with additives or plain, as well as custom recipes. Their products are mainly for the food industry (bakeries, pasta factories, mayonnaise, etc.), social programs (food program for the provinces of Peru, catering) and the sports industry (nutritional protein supplements).
Last year Ovosur replaced its breaking technology with a state-of-the-art Synchro400 breaker with Crono 4 loading technology. Mr. Vasco was the President of the decision committee that chose Moba-Pelbo as the main provider for the breaking equipment. With this decision, they extended the business relationship that linked Ovosur first to Pelbo and now to Moba-Pelbo.