From novel transport tubes, to innovative dry bin fillers, to next generation scanning and sorting, the industry is ready to transform how packing plants are designed and operated.
Over the past few years, we have elicited significant feedback from the tree fruit industry (i.e., packing houses, growers and industry associations) that identified large unfilled gaps between industry requirements/desires and available packing house solutions. These gaps, found in most commodities (i.e., apples, pears, stone fruit, citrus, pomegranates, etc.), are primarily associated with deficiencies in fruit handling, throughput and excessive labor costs.
Although manufactured by many different regional and global companies, the majority of packing house technology is quite similar in performance and cost. Additionally, most packing line technology has not changed significantly over the past 30 years. A considerable opportunity now exists to deploy new products and processes and achieve significant increases in productivity and quality. For example, a "cost effective" grading and defect sorting solution combined with improved dry bin filling that enables the deployment of a dry pre-sort capability on existing commit-to-pack lines.
By combining proven, best-of-class solutions & services with the development of leading edge products, the quality and productivity of packing house operations is enabled. Do you Whooshh?