Research within Hermasa is not simply a department. In itself, Hermasa is a research company. The most important thing is not the manufactured units of a given product, but the ability to create completely new products that revolutionise and modify the method of working in the canning sector. A beginning was made from zero: because there was not any type of research for this industry.
Our company in Spain has received various awards for its technological innovation and participates as a guest at world conferences held by the canning sector throughout the world, something that clearly shows its importance as a driving force behind the industry.
We have produced so advanced equipment that some machines are still operating at full performance, without any competition, several decades after being patented.
Since its founding, Hermasa has registered more than 70 trademarks and patents that have surprised the canning market at various times throughout its history. The company currently markets its equipment with four trademarks: Hermasa, Tunipack, Flash-Pack and Tunivac. There are currently ten patents in force
The impressive impacts of our R+D+i throughout canning history.
Throughout its history, Hermasa has produced various milestones that have marked various stages in canning production, creating technological trends that were exported worldwide.
Brain In 1975, Hermasa launched its first continuous sardine cooker on the market, the Flash-Cooker. This model cooked the already canned sardines with direct steam in the same process as oil dispensing and closing. This was followed by a more advanced variant, the HRG-V that had high capacity and versatility with several can types. These machines were patented in the first decades in order to reduce maintenance and increase the degree of automation. In order to attain this, the Hermasa pioneers imported
know-how from countries with long traditions in industrial machinery, such as France and Germany and launched a completely new business from Spain, which was adapted to canning. It was a long learning and specialisation process.
In 1984, canning plants received the "Flash Pack", an innovating automatic sardine canning system that performed continuous product cutting, eviscerating and canning. This was the first great technological leap forward with a drastic fall in costs for the companies by reducing the number of persons required to operate the machine, while increasing production at the same time.