Packhouse 4.0: Digital Transformation of the fresh produce industry

Posted by Nigel Flack on Dec 5, 2019 4:49:42 PM

If this is the first time you’ve seen the term ‘packhouse 4.0’ it certainly won’t be the last. The fresh produce industry is poised on the brink of evolution and digital transformation is the facilitator.

But what does a packhouse 4.0 look like? Where does the term come from? And why should we care?

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Topics: Digital, Global trends, packhouse

Preparing your Packhouse for Digital Transformation

Posted by Nigel Flack on Dec 2, 2019 1:30:00 AM

If it isn’t already, ‘digital transformation of the packhouse’ will become a very familiar term over the coming years. It’s going to herald an exciting new era for an industry responsible for sustaining more people than ever before. It will also drive more opportunities for revenue streams with better use of data.

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Topics: Digital, Global trends, packhouse

The Evolution of the Washed Potato Industry

Posted by Nigel Flack on Oct 29, 2019 1:26:39 PM

When you think industry leading, high-tech innovation, the humble potato may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the seeds of change have been sewn in the South Australian Potato Market and we are now witnessing the fruits of that harvest.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Potatoes

Maximizing the fruits of your labor

Posted by Nigel Flack on Oct 29, 2019 8:49:57 AM

No matter where I travel, I am always amazed by the passion and pride that growers and distributors take in their work. Their goal is simple, to grow and distribute the best possible produce with which to delight their customers. 

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Topics: Customer Story, Inspectra2, Apples

COMPAC AND SIENZ ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SUPPLY OF PRODUCE GRADING SOLUTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 25, 2019 9:46:18 AM

Compac, part of TOMRA Food, the leading provider of post-harvest solutions and services to the fresh produce industry, and Sienz, a manufacturer, integrator and service provider to packers of fresh fruit and produce announced they have entered into a partnership agreement for the supply of produce grading solutions in Australia and New Zealand across a range of selected produce categories.

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Topics: Partners, Kiwifruit, fruit

COMPAC INTRODUCES ITS DRY MATTER DETECTION TECHNOLOGY TO THE LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS WITH THE NEW INSPECTRA2 NIR PLATFORM AT WORLD AVOCADO CONGRESS 2019

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 2, 2019 2:48:15 PM

Compac sponsored and participated in the World Avocado Congress 2019 in Medellín, Colombia. At the exhibition, it showcased the state-of-the-art sorting technologies at the heart of its avocado packhouse solutions:

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Topics: Press Releases, Spectrim, Tradeshow, Inspectra2, food, avocado

Compac InVision Total View cherry sorting technology saves the day for Italian cooperative Apofruit

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Sep 7, 2019 12:59:35 PM

Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision Total View cherry sorting platform in 2018 to enhance their ability to deliver consistent quality efficiently. The system was installed in time to save the 2019 cherry season, which got to a terrible start with heavy rains that compromised the quality of the crop. With the InVision Total View platform, Apofruit was able to recover good fruit even from the poor lots it received in the early weeks, resulting in a positive outcome for the cooperative, which closed the difficult season profitably and was able to support its farmer members.

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Topics: Press Releases, Customer Story, Cherries

PLANT & FOOD RESEARCH AND COMPAC COLLABORATION HONOURED AT KIWINET AWARDS

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Aug 12, 2019 2:23:02 PM

A collaboration between Plant & Food Research and Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has won the PwC Commercial Impact Award at the 2019 KiwiNet Awards for the development of world-leading fruit grading and sorting technologies – Compac’s Spectrim™ and Inspectra²™.

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Topics: Press Releases, Spectrim, Defect Sorting, Inspectra2, Kiwifruit

MAYOR OF MANIZALES, COLOMBIA, VISITS COMPAC DEVELOPMENT FACILITY IN FACT-FINDING MISSION ON ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Jun 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Compac, the leading provider of post-harvest solutions and services to the fresh produce industry, welcomed to its development facility Mr José Octavio Cardona León, Mayor of Manizales, capital of the Caldas department in Colombia.

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Topics: Press Releases, Spectrim, Marketing, Sorting Technology, Inspectra2

Improved food safety and efficiency of operations through state of the art design concepts

Posted by Dimitri Tavernarakis on Feb 28, 2019 11:50:40 AM

As pressures grow on packhouse managers to improve throughput, yield and output quality simultaneously, the challenge rests on equipment designers to come up with new solutions to these challenges while maintaining or preferably lowering the operational cost.

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Topics: Food Trust, Food Safety