Top 10 Color Sorter Manufacturers in 2023

1. Meyer

Country: China


About the company:

Hefei Meyer Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (stock code: 002690) is a national high-tech enterprise focusing on the research and development of intelligent identification core technologies and products.

The company’s products cover artificial intelligence color sorters, X-ray testing equipment, high-end medical equipment and other products, which are widely used in global agricultural product processing, industrial testing, medical and health care and other fields.

In the development process of more than 20 years, Meyer Optoelectronics, driven by scientific and technological innovation, has gathered the national excellent optoelectronic identification research team, built national innovation platforms such as the National Certified Enterprise Technology Center, the National Agricultural Products Intelligent Sorting Equipment Engineering Technology Research Center, and the National Postdoctoral Research Station, and has undertaken many national major scientific instrument and equipment development projects, the National 863 Plan Major scientific research projects, such as the National Torch Plan, presided over the formulation of a number of national and industrial standards.

Today, Meyer Optoelectronics has built a global marketing network.

The products and services cover all provinces, cities and regions in China, and provide high-quality photoelectric identification solutions to nearly 100 countries in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa and other regions.

More than 40000 customers around the world are using products made in America and Asia.

In the future, Meyer people will adhere to the corporate mission of “intelligent identification, so that everyone can enjoy a safe and healthy life”, under the guidance of the concept of green Meyer, promote the coordinated development of business production and environmental protection with practical actions, and strive to build a high-tech enterprise with intelligent identification technology as the core!

2. Buhler

Country: Switzerland

Founded: 1860

About the company:

Every day, hundreds of millions of people are enjoying Buhler technology to meet their daily needs in the field of food and transportation.

To this end, we are committed to developing excellent process solutions in the entire value chain.

Every day, 2 billion people enjoy the food produced by Buhler’s equipment, and 1 billion people travel in the vehicles made by Buhler’s equipment.

With its unique position in the global layout, Buhler strives to turn the global challenges facing us into opportunities for sustainable development.

Buhler has three business pillars: cereal food solutions to ensure safe and healthy food and feed;

Consumer food solutions can help you enjoy the fun of cooking.

Advanced material solutions, committed to producing energy-saving vehicles and building energy-saving buildings.

3. AMD

Country: China

Founded: 2006

About the company:

Anhui Zhongke Photoelectric Color Sorting Machinery Co., Ltd., located in Hefei, China, covers an area of 100000 square meters, with a total investment of 150 million yuan.

It has 27000 square meters of digital production workshops and 25000 square meters of scientific research buildings.

It is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research, development, production and sales of intelligent sorting equipment.

The company has passed the quality management system certification, environmental management system certification, occupational health management system certification, and the “AMD” series of products have passed the EU CE certification.

The strict quality management system has guaranteed the quality of the company’s products and services, and has established the brand of “AMD” in the country and even in the world.

“Color selection, we are everywhere” is the pursuit and commitment of Zhongke Optoelectronics to color selection technology.

The market share of the “AMD” brand series of intelligent color sorters ranks top three, and they have been successfully sold to more than 100 countries and regions.

The company has set up a special R&D center, which has been recognized as “Anhui Enterprise Technology Center and Postdoctoral Research Workstation”, and co built a smart identification and separate building engineering technology center with Hefei University of Technology.

The company has obtained nearly 48 independent intellectual property rights, 6 high-tech products, and participated in the formulation of 3 local standards in Anhui Province.

4. Jiexun

Country: China

Founded: 1999

About the company:

Anhui Jiexun Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 1999, is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research and development, manufacturing, sales and service of intelligent sorting equipment.

Jiexun Optoelectronics always regards talent training, production, education and research as the source of technological innovation, and always maintains a good talent training mechanism with China University of Science and Technology, China National Defense University, Jiangnan University, Hefei University of Technology, Xiamen Overseas Chinese University, Anhui Agricultural University and other domestic universities, and reserves talents by establishing post doctoral workstations, teaching practice bases and other ways.

At present, the number of invention and new utility patents owned by Jiexun Optoelectronics is increasing year by year.

In 2013, the third generation of cloud color sorter independently developed by Jiexun Optoelectronics came out, pushing the color sorter technology to the cloud era.

Now the cloud color sorter products have covered the sorting application in many fields such as rice, tea, salt, fried nuts, and miscellaneous grains.

The products are sold to more than 80 countries and regions in the world, such as Germany, Britain, Japan, the United States, France, and so on. The export of color sorters has continued to grow.

Jiexun Optoelectronics maintains strategic cooperation with international brands such as COFCO Group, China Tea Group, CCFCO, Yihai Kerry, Shounong Group, Jinjian Rice, Starbucks Group, Nestle Group, Beidahuang Group, China Salt, Zhizhi Food, Xufuji Food, Wangwang Group, Lipton Group, Zhuyeqing Group, Tiny Pot Tea, Japanese Nissin Group, and Japanese Ajinzhisu, Provide food safety control programs with commercial value for global enterprises.

Since its establishment, Jiexun Optoelectronics has always been committed to the research, development and application of cutting-edge sorting technology, effectively integrating color sorters with cloud technology, Internet plus, artificial intelligence technology and other cutting-edge technologies in the industry, and developing the third generation of cloud color sorters.

The third generation cloud color sorter has three core intelligences, namely, central cloud intelligence, product placement intelligence and operation and maintenance intelligence.

Jiexun has developed 12 core technologies, including eagle eye recognition technology, intelligent shape selection technology, cloud technology, intelligent cloud driving inspection, and intelligent early warning, which promote technological innovation in the sorting industry.

Because of its strong scientific research strength and advantages in innovation and creation, Jiexun Optoelectronics will always adhere to the original intention of letting the world enjoy high-quality food, and contribute to the new development of China’s national industry in the field of international color selection.

5. Satake

Country: Japan

Founded: 1896

About the company:

In 1896,  Satake Company invented the first power rice machine in Japan, which promoted the efficient development of agriculture by leaps and bounds.

With active innovation and continuous progress, the products developed by Zuozhu Company have been widely used in more than 150 countries and regions in the world, and Zuozhu is famous all over the world.

Its business scope has expanded from grain processing to breeding, cutting, harvesting, drying, storage, processing, cooking and waste recycling, providing comprehensive solutions to the problems of the whole grain industry chain.

In 1997, Zuozhu Machinery (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was established to provide customers with a complete set of services including technical consultation, process design, complete equipment, installation and commissioning, after-sales service, technical training and spare parts.

Over the years, the products have covered most areas of China, providing good solutions to customers’ grain problems, and providing strong technical support for China’s grain products to enter the international market.

At the same time, relying on the comprehensive technical strength of Zuozhu Group, the company increased foreign cooperation, extended from the middle link of processing to the front end of breeding and tailoring, and the back end of staple food processing, to build from the field to the table,  “Safe, reassuring, delicious and healthy” food whole industry chain solutions, realize the transformation from grain machine manufacturers to food whole industry chain solution providers, create a business ecosystem of the food industry, and achieve win-win cooperation among all parties involved.

With the service tenet of “co creation, sharing and common development of customers, employees and enterprises”, Zuozhu Company insists on providing customers with good products and fast services, meeting customer needs and exceeding customer expectations.

Strive to repay the society with advanced technology, high-quality products and perfect services.

6. Taiho

Country: China


About the company:

Hefei Taiho Intelligent Kezhi Group Co., Ltd., founded in 2004 and listed on the main board of Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2017 (A share code: 603656), is a comprehensive logistics service provider specialized in the research and development of intelligent park based on artificial intelligence, machine vision and complete sets of intelligent equipment.

Its products include intelligent sorting, intelligent packaging, intelligent palletizing, intelligent AGV, intelligent three-dimensional storage, intelligent loading system, etc.

As a high-tech enterprise, the company’s R&D personnel account for more than 20%, including more than 60 doctors and masters.

The provincial postdoctoral research workstation, provincial engineering technology research center and enterprise research and development center have been established successively.

It has more than 200 patents and software copyrights, and participated in the formulation of a number of national and industrial standards.

As the pioneer of CCD intelligent color sorter, Taihe continuously leads the technical upgrading of color sorter market;

Based on artificial intelligence image recognition and machine learning technology, after the rice, coarse grain and tea color sorters became popular, industrial intelligent sorting equipment such as plastic, industrial salt and coal were successively developed;

Expand and develop intelligent equipment products such as intelligent packaging, intelligent palletizing, intelligent AGV, intelligent three-dimensional storage, and intelligent loading system.

With excellent quality and service, our products are distributed in more than 80 countries and regions around the world.

7. Tomra

Country: Norway

Founded: 1972

About the company:

In 1972, Peter Planke and Tore Planke brothers in Norway invented an empty beverage bottle recycling machine at the request of a local store, and took this opportunity to open a market in Norway.

Tomra Group was formally established from this point of view. Later, Tomra’s automatic recycling machine for beverage bottles was also widely welcomed in other European countries and the American market.

In the 1990s, Tomra expanded his business chain and began to set foot in the transportation, processing, regeneration and trading of empty beverage bottles, covering 46 countries and regions.

After entering the 21st century, Tomra further expanded his strategic layout and business fields. Tomra successively acquired several companies engaged in the development of cutting-edge sorting technology, such as TITECH, Onwak, Commedas and Ultrasor in Germany, and began to set foot in the sorting of mixed garbage, mixed metals and minerals, further consolidating the product chain in the field of resource recovery and environmental protection.

With his experience and accumulation in the sorting industry, Tomra further expanded the application of sorting technology to the food field, and successively acquired Odenbera in Ireland and BESTSorting in Belgium, becoming a global leader in the food sorting field.

In 2017, Tomra acquired Compac and BBCTechnologies from New Zealand, two enterprises engaged in the development of cutting-edge fruit sorting and grading technology, and achieved extensive involvement in the food field.

Tomra entered the Chinese market in 2010 and established Tomra Sorting Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.

Now, Tomra has completed the layout of three major businesses in China.

In addition to the local R&D, sales and service teams, there is also a modern production base with more than 300 local employees.

Tomra Group currently has three major businesses in China: food sorting, resource recovery sorting, and beverage bottle intelligent recycling machine.

Tomra’s subsidiary in China is located in the beautiful coastal city of Xiamen.

In addition to the office, there are two advanced equipment testing centers in Xiamen, serving the food business and resource recovery business respectively.

Xiamen is also a research and development center in China and a global supply center.

In addition, Tomra has set up a number of service outlets nationwide to respond to the needs of customers all over the country in a timely manner.

In 2015, Tomra Auto Bottle Returning Machine also established a cooperative relationship with Yingchuang Recycling, and jointly established two joint ventures in Beijing and Xiamen to engage in local research, development, operation and sales of intelligent beverage bottle recycling machines.

The Compac brand of Tomra Group has set up a modern large-scale production base in Kunshan, providing channel type fresh fruit grading and sorting equipment for the global market, and is responsible for the assembly of localized production equipment in China.

8. Anjinglong

Country: China

Founded: 2001

About the company:

Hefei Anjinglong Electronics Co., Ltd., formerly known as the Hefei Anjinglong Intelligent Control Institute founded in 2001, is a high-tech enterprise integrating the research, development, production and sales of color sorter products.

It has more than 200 employees and an annual output value of nearly 100 million yuan.

In 2016, Anjinglong was listed in the National Small and Medium sized Enterprise Share Transfer System, stock code: 838092.

Since its establishment, the company has been focusing on product R&D investment and technical innovation, gradually establishing a high-quality R&D team, and applying advanced image recognition technology in the field of color sorter development.

The Angelon intelligent color CCD color sorter, independently developed and produced by the company, has high precision, low damage and low belt out ratio, and is widely used in food, traditional Chinese medicine, renewable resources, ores and other fields. It can be used for color separation as well as shape separation.

The company adopts an asset light operation mode without loans, which ensures sufficient cash flow for daily operation.

There are more than 3000 square meters of office space and more than 5000 square meters of production workshops, which have established a marketing network covering domestic and foreign markets.

The products are exported to more than 30 countries and regions in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, etc.

The company always adheres to the business philosophy of “quality first, service first”, and the craftsmanship spirit of innovation, lean and dedication.

Select high-quality food raw materials to ensure food safety;

Increase the recycling rate of recycled materials, and contribute to environmental protection;

Identify ore characteristics in multiple dimensions to help the transformation and upgrading of non-metallic mining industry.

With outstanding talents, Anjinglong is determined to be a responsible Chinese enterprise, strive to build a first-class Angelon color sorter, and lead the Chinese color selection industry to occupy the commanding heights of the world color selection.

9. Hongshi High-tech

Country: China

Founded: 2008

About the company:

Anhui Hongshi Optoelectronics High Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 2008, is a national high-tech enterprise focusing on the R&D, production, sales and technical services of intelligent sorting equipment.

The company covers an area of 60 mu, with a total investment of 60 million yuan, a modern standardized production workshop of 22000 square meters, a scientific research office building of 4000 square meters, and an annual output value of nearly 100 million yuan.

In June 2019, the company was listed in the Science and Technology Innovation Special Edition of Anhui Equity Trading Trusteeship Center (securities code: 630299).

Hongshi High Tech leads innovation with science and technology, and drives development with innovation.

It has established a special R&D center and employed experts, doctors and professors in the opto mechanical and electrical industry as the main heads of scientific research.

Hefei Research Center for Remote Monitoring and Diagnosis Engineering Technology of Color Sorting Equipment, Hefei Industrial Design Center and Amethyst Optoelectronics Institute have been established.

The company has been recognized as a national high-tech enterprise for three consecutive times, and it is a national level three enterprise for safety production standardization, an Anhui software enterprise, an Anhui specialized and special new enterprise, a demonstration enterprise for the integration of industrialization and industrialization in Hefei, an intellectual property rights demonstration enterprise in Hefei, and a brand demonstration enterprise in Hefei.

It has more than 100 independent intellectual property rights patents and software copyrights, 1 provincial high-tech product, 6 provincial new products, and participated in the formulation of 2 Anhui provincial local standards.

Hongshi High Tech has always placed R&D innovation and talent reserve at an important position in development.

It has a high-quality R&D team led by experts in the field of intelligent optoelectronic technology research, and has carried out industry university research cooperation with many universities such as China University of Science and Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui University and Hefei University.

The company has successively undertaken one national science and technology innovation fund project, one national agricultural science and technology achievement fund transformation project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, one soft science research project of Hefei, one major special project of Hefei Science and Technology Bureau, and one key special project of the State Food and Materials Reserve Bureau to help the economy with science and technology.

The scientific research team has won honorary titles such as the “228” industrial innovation team and the “Second Prize of Hefei Science and Technology Progress”.

The main products of Hongshi Hi Tech, such as new intelligent CCD color sorter, Yunnao intelligent color sorter, X-ray sorter, vacuum gravitational sorter (air sorter), high-frequency vibrating screen, have been recognized by customers with their excellent quality and service, and have established a good market reputation.

Hongshi Hi Tech is committed to providing high-quality products, considerate services and professional solutions to customers in the global industry.

Its products are sold all over the country and exported to more than ten countries and regions such as the United States, Russia, France, Poland, Japan, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Peru, Nigeria, etc.

Hongshi High Tech has maintained a long-term cooperative relationship with COFCO Group, CCFCO, Yihai Kerry, Beidahuang Group, Huaibei Mining Group, Zhizhi Food, Yanzhifang, Tianyi Group, Banu Hot Pot, Dalin Pharmaceutical, Xufeng Aquatic Products, Jinwan Fengbao and other brands to provide commercial food safety and industrial sorting solutions for global enterprises.

10. Yongxiang

Country: China

Founded: 1998

About the company:

Hubei Yongxiang Grain Machinery Co., Ltd., founded in 1998, is a joint-stock high-tech enterprise integrating the design, manufacturing and sales of rice machinery sets in China.

The company has a registered capital of 33 million yuan, total assets of more than 100 million yuan, covers an area of 180000 square meters, and employs more than 800 people, including 150 medium and senior engineers.

The company mainly produces rice milling machinery.

Its products cover the whole process of rice initial processing from rice cleaning, stone removal, green rice, separation to rice white, polishing and color selection. There are 7 series and more than 130 varieties in total.

The company has a perfect product development system and modern product production capacity, and has the industry’s first-class professional process equipment and product research and development center.

The company has participated in the construction of large-scale rice milling projects at home and abroad for many times, and its comprehensive market share is among the best.

The company has established a perfect modern enterprise management system, a domestic marketing network covering the whole country, with offices as the main part and agents as the auxiliary part, and an international sales system with agents as the main part, so that the company’s R&D, product production and after-sales service are integrated, greatly improving the company’s competitive strength.

By implementing the K/3 advanced MPS/MRP calculation and 6S on-site management, the operation and management capabilities have been greatly improved, and the market competitiveness and labor efficiency have also been improved

In the field of machinery manufacturing, the company has made profits for many consecutive years.

As a key product of the company, the market share of key products such as “Yongxiang” brand gravity grain separator, vertical rice milling machine, rice polishing machine, complete rice equipment has always been in the forefront of the domestic market.

At present, the company is constantly developing into new fields. The high-tech color sorter integrating light and motor is being mass produced and put into the market.

The low temperature circulating rice dryer has been well evaluated by users, which will produce good economic and social benefits and enable Yongxiang Company to fly.

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