The very best in steam peeling

The Kiremko
STRATA Invicta®

30 STRATA Invicta's®
in 30 months

We are proud to announce that we have sold 30 of the best steam peelers on the market in just over 30 months’ time. Made in Europe and the US, supplied globally.This is why.

Aviko settles for the best.

 “We didn’t know of this anniversary of the Kiremko STRATA Invicta® steam peeler at the moment we bought it”, Aviko Belgium Project Manager Cor Koole admits. “We just bought it because it offers us the highest reliability. We know the Kiremko STRATA Invicta® from other Aviko locations. Yield, capacity, operational reliability and total cost of ownership were our main focus. As always – with new major projects, like Poperinge – we had a good look at what the market has to offer and again Kiremko came out as the best. It’s always nice when your choice is acknowledged by others. That is how we see the celebration of the 30th Kiremko STRATA Invicta® they sold to us. And we congratulate them with this impressive milestone.”


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Advanced stainless steel steam vessel
  • Unique deep-sea technology that ensures ultra-even pressure distribution
  • Ultimately balanced and self-correcting vessel positions for high speed mixing giving the best peeling results
  • Capacities between 2 up to 90 t/hr
Best peeling results
  • Up to 25% shorter peeling time than any other steam peeler
  • Optimal heat transfer through advanced condensate separation
  • 20% smaller cooking ring resulting in a reduction of peel waste up to 10%
Gentle on the environment
  • Integrated vapor extraction for an optimal factory climate
  • Blow-off condenser for energy recovery up to 25 kW per ton of peeled product
  • Shorter peeling times mean less steam consumption

Lowest total cost of ownership

Extremely wear-resistant steam release valve made of NASA quality materials
Less maintenance due to the use of special stainless steel
Less maintenance because crucial parts are protected against steam and heat

Comparison overview of our steam peelers

(year 1999)

(year 2016)

Average peel loss 8% 5%

Peel loss t/hr
(Based on: Input t/hr = 20)

1,60 1
Total peel loss ton/year
(Based on: production hour/year = 5520)
8.832 5.520
Peel loss costs per year
(Based on: Costs potatoes / TON = € 220,00)
€ 1.943.040,00 € 1.214.400,00
Loss in comparison to STRATA Invicta  € € 728.640,00 € 0,00
Loss in comparison to STRATA Invicta % 60,00% 0,00%

(year 1969)
(year 1980)
(year 1999)

STRATA Invicta®
(year 2016)

Average peel loss 16% 13% 8% 5%

Peel loss t/hr
(Based on: Input t/hr = 20)

3,20 2,60 1,60 1
Total peel loss ton/year
(Based on: production hour/year = 5520)
17.664 14.352 8.832 5.520
Peel loss costs per year
(Based on: Costs potatoes / TON = € 220,00)
€ 3.886.080,00 € 3.157.440,00 € 1.943.040,00 € 1.214.400,00
Loss in comparison to STRATA Invicta® € 2.671.680,00 € 1.943.040,00 € 728.640,00 € 0,00
Loss in comparison to STRATA Invicta® % 220,00% 160,00% 60,00% 0,00%

Industry 4.0:
Artificial intelligent operator systems

To optimize efficiency of the STRATA Invicta® steam peeler Kiremko designed the PeelGuard®. Andy Gowing, director of Kiremko: “The PeelGuard® is an optical in-line inspection, equipped with a weigh belt, so the exact peel result can be calculated accurately. The system detects the thickness of the removed skin and cooking ring, in order to continuously optimize the steam peeler settings. This way, the PeelGuard® guarantees a constantly optimized peeling yield and up-to-date information with respect to quality of raw material used. This information can be made available to the customer’s MES and/or ERP systems.


For Kiremko steam peeling is one of the major potato processing steps where their innovation efforts and product development is directed to. This has been the case for many years.

Steam peeling emerged in the late 1960s as a replacement of lye peeling and abrasive peeling. This was better for the environment and with steam peeling the peel residue could be used as high quality cattle feed, as opposed to lye peeling.

Developing the steam peeling process has really been a Dutch affair in which Kiremko was, and still is, one of the most important players. More than 20 years ago the first steam peeler was built in the US, by
Idaho Steel. Nowadays Idaho Steel supplies the America's and Kiremko the rest of the world.

A Kiremko steam peeler, late 1960s.

One of our patents for the PESC steam peeler, a successful predecessor of the STRATA Invicta®.

A Kiremko steam peeler with hopper, late 1960s.

This is the patent on which the STRATA Invicta® is based, an unsurpassed design.

Contact us

Would you like to know more about our STRATA Invicta® steam peeler or our other potato processing equipment? Contact us! 

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Call us  +31 (0) 348 - 47 94 00

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