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Fruit Logisitica 2017 - What's happening at the Compac booth

Posted by Compac on Jan 25, 2017 5:18:12 PM

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Berlin this year at Fruit Logistica 2017.

You’ll find us in hall 5.1, Stand A-12.

We are proud to introduce some key members of our team who will be at there to meet on the stand. Among them are our CEO Mike Riley, CTO Ken Moynihan as well as Darrell Smithson, our VP of Global Service and Perry Sansom, the VP of Product and Marketing.

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Topics: Marketing, Tradeshow

Compac launches Spectrim™ retrofits for competitor packing lines

Posted by Compac on Dec 8, 2016 9:46:21 AM

PRESS RELEASE – December 7, 2016 Compac is set to retrofit Spectrim™ optical fruit grading platform on competitor machinery following its world-wide product success.

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Topics: Spectrim, Press Release, Retrofit

Auvil Fruit company's Director of Marketing and Development, Lee Arthur, discusses the Gee Whiz brand

Posted by Compac on Oct 31, 2016 9:30:19 AM

Having offered premium fruit to consumers for decades, there’s a new strategy underway for those familiar with the notable Auvil Fruit Company; an extension of its Gee Whiz brand. Utilizing this brand push as a navigation tool, Auvil’s Director of Marketing and Brand Development, Lee Arthur, recently told me that the company is looking for more than just a pleasing aesthetic, finding instead an image and mission that will resonate with its consumers.

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Topics: Customer Story, Marketing

TOMRA’s acquisition of Compac – questions and answers

Posted by Compac on Oct 12, 2016 2:57:27 PM

TOMRA signed an agreement with the owners of Compac Holding Ltd (Compac) on October 11, 2016 to acquire 100 percent of the shares in the company. In this article, members of TOMRA and Compac management provide answers to key questions surrounding the acquisition.

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Topics: Press Releases

TOMRA acquires New Zealand Sorting Machine Manufacturer Compac

Posted by Compac on Oct 12, 2016 2:56:54 PM

TOMRA acquires New Zealand Sorting Machine Manufacturer Compac for NZD 70m.

TOMRA Systems ASA, has signed an agreement with the owners of Compac Holding Ltd (Compac) for 100 per cent of the shares in the company. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2017, subject to approval by the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office.

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Topics: Press Releases

Fruitday creates orange brand

Posted by Compac on Jun 29, 2016 1:34:31 PM

Co-founder of Fruitday, China’s leading fruit e-tailer, Loren Zhao talks about the company’s recently created packing and marketing arm, its new proprietary orange brand ‘Mr Orange’, and the future of fruit branding in China.

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Topics: Customer Story, Inspectra

Repack: Technology increases efficiency, adds value to business

Posted by Compac on May 19, 2016 9:31:29 AM

As the middle class grows both in size and wealth, they’re also far more discerning about fresh produce quality & providence - we are seeing a shift in the global supply chain, particularly in the distribution centers.

Traditionally, produce would go from a packhouse to supermarket without much flexibility around pack types. But today, flexibility and quality assurance is essential, as packs handle a wealth of different produce types and service a variety of customers. Repackers sit between the packhouse and the supermarket and add value to a product by packing in a way that appeals to retail and local consumer demographics. They also sort the produce just before it reaches the consumer, ensuring that premium produce is delivered in a premium pack. 

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Topics: Repack

Compac Appoints Head of Global Services to Meet Growing Post-Harvest Industry Needs

Posted by Compac on May 19, 2016 9:08:52 AM

PRESS RELEASE - AUCKLAND, New Zealand and Orange County, Calif. May 18, 2016 – Compac, a leader in post-harvest integrated solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry, today announced it has appointed Darrell Smithson to the role of VP Global Services, effective immediately. Smithson was most recently Vice President, Managed Services, with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation.

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Topics: Press Releases, Service

Hygiene upgrades on Compac products

Posted by Compac on Mar 9, 2016 3:53:03 PM
At Compac, our goal is to optimize every finished pack leaving your facility, ensuring the product is presented to the market exactly how you want it, within spec and at the highest possible value. And today, this means accommodating increasingly high standards for food hygiene.

Food trust is a rapidly growing area of interest for the entire fresh produce industry as we grapple with increasing complexity within our supply chains, compliance and regulation from governments. There is also increasing attention from consumers on food trust, security and supply chain integrity.

Taking these factors into account, Compac has established an internal engineering team which is focused on understanding market regulations, standards and managing compliance of products from a hygiene perspective. This is what is now known as the Compac Hygiene Upgrade Product Line.

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Topics: Food Trust

From packhouse to market: a case study in cherry efficiency

Posted by Compac on Mar 9, 2016 3:34:59 PM

When you’re running a produce company and exporting perishable goods all over the globe, how can you ensure you’re producing the best retail product to your consumer?

Agricola San Clemente, a Chilean company that exports fruit to local and international markets, was seeking a postharvest solution spanning software, hardware and equipment for getting cherries from the packhouse to their global retail customers as efficiently as possible.

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Topics: Customer Story