Packhouses are packing more produce, more efficiently, than they ever have before. These productivity gains have come about through bigger, better, and more sophisticated machines from a range of different vendors, with Compac leading the charge in sorting and inspection systems.
It’s been almost a year since Spectrim was launched in the market and in that time we’ve seen real success from our customers who have invested in the platform.
Spectrim’s ability to “grade above the line” is where the operator and packhouse are seeing business value. What is the line? The line is the grade which the packhouse is looking to reach. This grade could be the minimum USDA standard required for packhouses, or it can be the grade their customer's demand – the standard in which their brand promises and their consumers expect.
The demand for fresh produce is ballooning worldwide. Packhouses are busier than they’ve ever been in order to meet increased demand, while continuing to offer a wide range of products of different sizes and levels of quality inside innovative packaging. Despite the increased volumes, end consumers still expect the quality of every fruit to be consistently high — and whether or not these expectations are met can make or break brands.