The new packing and distribution facility will increase Montague's packing capacity to reach more than 40 million kilograms of fresh fruit a year. The leading Australian fresh produce company partnered with TOMRA Food for its state-of-the-art technology's grading accuracy, capacity to deliver a project on this scale, and collaborative approach.
TOMRA Food introduces SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximize sales by matching very precisely the specific requirements of the individual customers. It identifies each blemish and defect type, and maintains consistent grading performance even when there is high variability in the quality profile of incoming fruit batches. US-based packer Prima Frutta is an excellent example of how SmartGrade takes grading accuracy to an entirely new level, delivering significant improvements in efficiency, yields and profitability with all commodity types.
Based in the heart of California’s Central (San Joaquin) Valley, cultivating 5,000 acres of peaches, plums, and nectarines, the tradition of family farming has been a part of the HMC Farms’ story since 1887. HMC Farms has spent generations innovating their growing and handling practices to ensure that they can reliably provide their customers with the simple pleasure of great tasting fruit.
TOMRA Food has launched the most comprehensive online learning resource for packhouse professionals in the fresh produce industry. Packhouse Academy, powered by TOMRA Academy, offers a wide range of on-demand videos, live interactive webinars, and user-driven training modules. Packhouse Academy will empower individuals to increase their industry-critical knowledge and skills, in turn helping packhouses improve their pack-out, productivity, and quality.
TOMRA Food announced today its new organization focused on two business areas, Fresh Food and Processed Food. This change creates a powerful organization, unique in the world, which brings together the most extensive technology portfolio, the widest array of Research & Development skills, and the strongest global footprint in the sector.
Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, extends its box filling platform offering with the new-generation Gentle Box Filler+ model developed specifically for the most delicate produce. It combines faster throughput with the industry-leading gentle handling that is the hallmark of Compac's original box filler design. The significantly higher throughput translates into more added value for the packer's operation due to the greater productivity, efficiency and flexibility, as well as a smaller initial investment – with the gentlest handling.
TOMRA Visual Assist virtually places TOMRA's expert in front of the customer's machine, enabling a fast response and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming travel restrictions and addressing safety concerns.
HOW TO AVOID CREATING A HOUSE OF HORRORS!
Building a packhouse is a massive undertaking both financially & emotionally. Here's how to focus investments on areas that affect SKU creation and throughput which can have a huge pay off over time. This blog will help you define and understand the 10-to-20-year operational life of your foundational equipment investments and to do it right the first time so as to avoid costly ad-hoc additions later.