How food producers are upping their game with digital data

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Nov 5, 2018 10:54:36 AM

I have just finished a 2-week trip visiting Compac and TOMRA customers in Chile and the United States. I always enjoy visiting customers – it’s a great opportunity to see our sorting technology in action and the positive impact it’s having on food producers. It’s also fascinating to see first-hand the changes between visits and the effects global food trends are having on these businesses.

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Topics: Data, Customer Story

Connect and Control with Smartline - the starting point for digitally transforming packhouses

Posted by Elliot Chisholm on Oct 31, 2018 9:31:30 AM

As the Product Manager for Peripherals I am excited to introduce Smartline™. Smartline is the operational control backbone for your packing line built on AVEVA’s SCADA. Read more about the partnership here

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Topics: Digital, Smartline, Data, Automation

EL NUEVO SIMULADOR DE CALIBRADO DE COMPAC MEJORA LA PRODUCTIVIDAD DE LAS PLANTAS HORTOFRUTICOLAS PROCESANDO FRUTA DE FORMA “VIRTUAL”

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 26, 2018 9:21:52 AM
Auckland (Nueva Zelanda), 24 de octubre de 2018 – Compac ha lanzado su Simulador de calibrado, una exclusiva herramienta que permite que las plantas de empaquetado hortofrutícola mejoren la cualificación de sus operarios y estén mejor preparados a la hora de recibir nuevos lotes de producto fresco. El Simulador de calibrado también permite que su usuario optimice la eficiencia de empaquetado al obtener el máximo rendimiento del equipo con el que cuenta.
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Topics: Press Releases, Sizer

AVEVA Partners with TOMRA to Lead Digital Transformation of Fresh Produce Industry

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Cambridge, 18 October 2018AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced a new partnership with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology in sensor-based sorting and packhouse solutions for the fresh produce industry. This agreement unlocks greater operator performance, visibility and efficiency with TOMRA and Compac equipment.

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Topics: Smartline, food, Sorter, Software, Automation, Spectrim

COMPAC´S NEW SIZER SIMULATOR IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY OF PACKHOUSES BY USING VIRTUAL FRESH FRUIT

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 4, 2018 4:15:08 PM
Auckland, New Zealand, October 4, 2018Compac has launched the Sizer Simulator, a unique simulation tool which enables fruit and vegetable packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce batches. Sizer Simulator also enables users to optimize packing efficiency by extracting maximum performance from existing equipment.
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Topics: Press Releases, Sizer

Discover the digital future at PMA Fresh Summit 2018 booth 759

Posted by Elliot Chisholm on Oct 4, 2018 8:55:50 AM

At PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, 19 – 21 October, TOMRA and Compac will demonstrate how digital technologies are key to overcoming the ubiquitous food industry challenges of production and yield maximization.

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Topics: Tradeshow, Digital, Data, Automation, Integration

NEW INSPECTRA² RESULTS WITH T&G GLOBAL DEMONSTRATE LEAP FORWARD IN INTERNAL GRADING

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Sep 20, 2018 3:31:16 PM

Auckland, New Zealand, 20 September 2018 Following exceptional grading results during the 2018 apple season with T&G in New Zealand, Compac has begun volume shipping of their next generation internal grading system, Inspectra2, for installation globally.

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Topics: Apples, Customer Story, Inspectra2, Spectrim, Press Releases

Experience state-of-the-art Fruit Sensing Lab at TOMRA & Compac's Asia Fruit Logistica stand

Posted by Cynthia Han on Aug 29, 2018 8:57:36 AM

TOMRA Food and Compac, the global leaders in sensor-based sorting technology and packhouse solutions, invite you to experience a world-class sensor lab at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018, taking place from 5-7 September in Hong Kong, China.

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Topics: Inspectra2, Press Releases, Spectrim, Sorting Technology, Tradeshow, China

New Compac field research unit to study the fresh produce industry’s most challenging issues

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Aug 27, 2018 12:17:17 PM

Drakensburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has launched a new Field Research Unit which can be deployed directly into the field to research the industry’s most challenging fresh produce issues. The new state-of-the-art laboratory, which is equipped with a broad range of sophisticated analytical sensor technologies from across TOMRA, is the first of its kind for the fresh produce industry. The Field Research Unit was launched at the 10th Citrus Research International Symposium in Drakensburg, South Africa (August 19-22) and begins customer-based testing next week.

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Topics: Service, Press Releases

Success in China: An interview with Kok Hwee Ng, Head of Global Marketing at Zespri

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Aug 8, 2018 8:55:47 AM

I'd like to introduce you to Zespri’s Head of Global Marketing, Kok Hwee Ng. She’s been driving success in the role since August 2017, coming from an impressive FMCG marketing career working for companies like Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods) and Procter & Gamble.

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Topics: Marketing, Interview, Kiwifruit, Global trends