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Spectrim wins an award for innovation in Agritech!

Posted by Compac on May 29, 2017 10:59:36 PM

Spectrim continues to revolutionize the way produce is packed globally and is picking up major awards on the way. Spectrim was awarded NZTE Innovative Agritech Product at the 2017 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards earlier in the month and the inspection system was behind another win for our very own Matt Stillwell who was crowned the PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year for 2017.

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Topics: Spectrim, Marketing

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

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

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 7, 2016 9:46:21 PM

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: Press Releases, Spectrim, Retrofit

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

Posted by Compac on Oct 30, 2016 9:30:19 PM

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 3:57:27 AM

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 3:56:54 AM

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

Asia Fruit Logistica focuses on how technology is changing the supply chain

Posted by Compac on Sep 29, 2016 4:40:43 AM

Every September, thousands of people from the fresh produce industry pour into the halls of Asia Fruit Logistica (AFL) in Hong Kong. This year’s show has smashed previous attendance records, marking a 22% increase on last year with over 11,000 visitors from 74 different countries.

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Topics: Marketing

Integration: the fourth industrial revolution in the fresh produce industry

Posted by Compac on Aug 29, 2016 4:10:41 AM

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.

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Topics: Data, Integration

Fruit packing to packed lunch: the value of data in the fresh produce industry

Posted by Compac on Jul 27, 2016 10:00:07 PM


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.

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Topics: Data

Washington apple industry continues to grow

Posted by Compac on Jul 27, 2016 9:59:24 PM

All eyes are fixed on the weather in Washington! According to Rebecca Lyons, International Marketing Director at the Washington Apple Commission, if the weather does not get any warmer before the beginning of this year’s harvest, the season is predicted to be good and should yield the expected 168 million cartons of apples (fresh and processed), which will represent 64 percent of the nation’s apples and a massive 15.7 percent increase from the 2015 season.

Red Delicious remains the number one in terms of volume for the state, but the recent years have seen an increase of Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith and Honey Crisp. A third of the production is exported, the two primary markets being Mexico and Canada due to geographical proximity, followed by Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Europe remains a difficult market to enter due to their extensive existing apple production and post-harvest treatment restrictions that are in place.

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Topics: Customer Story