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Meat snack exporter beefs up production with Fortress kit

With demand for beef jerky and other portable protein rich snacks outstripping conventional savoury snacks globally, Europe’s leading manufacturer and exporter of beef biltong and jerky – Meatsnacks Group – has installed three conveyor-style Fortress Phantom metal detectors featuring unique Scavenger technology.

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European Fortress boss backs UK productivity push

Following the release of the British government’s Industrial Strategy whitepaper at the end of 2017, European MD of Fortress Technology Phil Brown shares his views on UK productivity and how technology, like automatic testing, can save money and resources while enhancing food security on processing and packing lines.

European MD Phil Brown backs productivity push by British government

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World’s first multi-aperture food metal detector reduces TCO

Fortress Technology has designed a game-changing multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range, assisting food manufacturers to reduce factory footprint, investment and on-going operating costs. Already installed in two, four and five lane configurations by several global food factories, with just one system to maintain and manage, the multi-aperture unit can improve total cost of ownership (TCO) by over 65% longer term.

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Interceptor conquers product effect on meat and poultry lines

At the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (@IPPEexpo), the Interceptor metal detector from Fortress Technology takes wet food inspection to a new level of sensitivity.

Fortress Technology’s Interceptor model accurately inspects wet and conductive meat products helping to eliminate false rejects

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Fortress puts frequencies under close scrutiny

Metallic inclusions are the number one contaminant in food products, causing product quality and consumer safety issues. Fortress Technology, one of the largest global suppliers of industrial food metal detectors, evaluates the three key frequency options and how to select the correct one for your food application.


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Terry Fox Run 2017

Steve Gidman, Fortress Technology’s president, has participated in the Terry Fox Run for over 30 years. He takes great pleasure in being a part of something that has inspired so many Canadians and continues to contribute funding to finding a cure. Our wonderful employees, friends, worldwide sales representatives and suppliers sponsor Steve yearly with the knowledge that all pledges made to his campaign are matched by Fortress Technology Inc.


Fortress Technology, is proud to announce an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years as an industry leader in the manufacturing of industrial metal detector solutions. Fortress metal detectors are used within a range of sectors including food, consumer goods, textile, paper and pharmaceutical. Over the past 20 years, Fortress has steadily grown into one of the largest global suppliers with 3 manufacturing facilities, a dedicated team of distributors and more than 225 employees.

Company President, Steve Gidman remarked: “We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our employees, our distributors and the support of our customers. It’s been an incredible journey for our business and we are looking forward to the next 20 years. A big thank you to our valued customers and strategic partners, but especially to those who had faith in Fortress from the very beginning.”

To continue to meet market demand after another impressive year of growth, Fortress began construction on a building expansion at their head office in Toronto, which will more than double their current manufacturing facility and office space to over 52,000 square feet.

Fortress Technology began with the belief that through superior product design and engineering, the production of higher quality equipment with better sensitivities could be achieved. The phenomenal market response to the Phantom line of metal detectors validated this belief and the philosophy on which it is based; simple operation, outstanding reliability, and exceptional performance.

Fortress has always custom manufactured their equipment to suit their customers’ needs, application and specifications and offered a Never Obsolete Commitment. As part of this commitment, new technology is developed to be backwards compatible and complete support for their existing systems with readily available parts and a global service team is always provided, ensuring Fortress customers can stay up to date with industry standards without having to purchase a new system.

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Christina Ducey
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