The project will see Pyreos’ Mid Infra-Red sensor technology launched in India and will be used by the country’s dairy industry to analyse the quality of milk.
India’s dairy industry is of great economic importance employing around 70 million people, over 10 times the number working in the sector in the European Union.
The South Asian nation is already the world’s largest producer of milk and has significant potential to grow by improving efficiency.
Andrew Wallace, CEO of Pyreos, said: “We have been working to combine Bosch India’s immense engineering and product expertise together with our unique sensor technology to identify products which can be trialled in the Indian market in 2016.
“Indian milk output has grown fast and team has been focussed on delivering quality technology, which will help improve milk quality and the Indian dairy industry’s profitability. Pyreos is delighted to have participated in this joint development.”
Pyreos was spun out of Siemens in 2007. The company has since developed and patented uniquely robust low-cost sensors, which can be used for spectrometry in food quality applications such as milk analysis.
The sensors work in the Mid Infra-Red band, which is known as the “fingerprint” band because it provides the most accurate analysis of milk components and adulterants.
Pyreos and Bosch India will continue their co-operation and launch product pilots across India in 2016.