I have to be really careful with this post. There is a lot of information and technology that I will not be able to share with you about how POM does their business. It’s all ground breaking stuff so I understand why they don’t want bloggers opening their mouths and blabbing about all their techniques to producing their POM products.
When we first arrived we were given a hair net and helmet for safety and sanitation purposes. I was trying to like mine but it wasn’t really my style. I looked like a lunch lady.
Anywho, we started the tour and the second we walked outside we saw these massive white crates that housed roughly 900 pounds of pomegranates each.
I wasn’t expecting this amount of work being done at the processing plant but it is harvest season. During the harvest season the plant is running twenty four hours. There are four parts to the actual processing plant beyond this storage area. Two pomegranate sorting areas, juice, and bottling. There receive about 150 truck loads a day of pomegranates during the harvest and a quick way to move those crates around is with Big Mama:
After the crates have been stacked then they are moved to the processing plant where they are washed and sent into the main plant on a conveyor belt.
The the pomegranates make their way into one of two very large buildings in order to process. Like I said before, there are a few things I can’t talk about regarding the techniques but I can show you the size of the building!
After this point I had to shut my camera off. My mind was blown and there is a lot more to running a pomegranate company than I ever thought. Massive amounts of equipment, staying at the forefront of technology, and always refining the technology you have created. This was my kind of place!
It takes about 15 minutes to send the pomegranates through inspection.
There are approximately 300 pomegranates in the retail cases that are sent to grocery stores.
The processing plant shuts down from 2-6AM for maintenance everyday.
They ship to 50 countries.
There are two grades of whole pomegranates that are sold on the open market.
The presses are patented!
The bottles are a pain in the ass to print and make
They are not in the business of easy….they are in the business of high quality!!! I like that slogan.
The 48 ounce POM Juice bottle is the best selling bottle.
The juicer machines crank out 350 bottles/minute.
All remaining rinds after processing are sent to cow farms as feed. Healthy freaking cows!
Floor of the main entrance. Absolutely Wonderful!