Marijke Bellemans

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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

WESTFALIA FRUIT COLOMBIA INAUGURA LA MAYOR PLANTA DE PROCESO DE AGUACATE HASS PARA LA EXPORTACIÓN EN EL MUNICIPIO DE SONSÓN

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Jan 24, 2019 4:52:13 PM

Más de 200 personas acudieron a la inauguración de la mayor planta de proceso de aguacate Hass en fresco en Colombia. Un evento que contó con la presencia del ministro de Agricultura y desarrollo rural, Andrés Valencia; el gobernador de Antioquia, Luis Pérez Gutiérrez; el alcalde de Sonsón, Obed de Jesús Zuluaga; la embajadora de Nueva Zelandia en Colombia, Lucy Duncan, todas las autoridades del municipio, funcionarios del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, productores vinculados a la empresa, PROCOLOMBIA, Analdex, CorpoHass y todos los funcionarios, directivos y socios del Grupo Westfalia de Sudáfrica, así como AGRICOM de Chile, propietarios de Westfalia Fruit Colombia y Westfalia Farms Colombia.

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Topics: Press Releases, food

WESTFALIA FRUIT LAUNCHES THE BIGGEST AND MOST ADVANCED HASS AVOCADO PROCESSING PLANT IN COLOMBIA

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Jan 23, 2019 4:22:46 PM

Westfalia Fruit Colombia, a company of Westfalia Fruit, a South African leader in the supply of subtropical fruit, inaugurated on 18 January a new processing plant for Hass avocados in Sonsón, in the department of Antioquia, Colombia. The new facility is the largest and most advanced avocado processing plant in the country, featuring the latest grading and sorting technologies of world-leading packhouse technology provider Compac.

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Topics: Press Releases, food

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

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

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