Since the 1980s, Compac has been on the forefront of fresh produce sorting and grading technology. Today, we have installed over 6,000 lanes worldwide and provide sorting solutions for many of the globe’s largest growers and packhouses.
On October 20th at PMA New Orleans Compac will launch a hygienic singulation section for the Compac multi lane sorter (MLS) specifically designed for delicate produce such as Apples.
On October 20th at PMA Fresh Summit 2017, Compac will take the covers off its next version of software, Sizer 12, the software at the heart of its industry leading sorting and packline equipment.
There is no question that the fresh produce industry is undergoing a period of phenomenal change. It is providing growth opportunities for packers who partner with suppliers, that consistently launch high-performance products which are aligned to their short and long-term goals.
With the start of the cherry season in California, I thought I would share the Prima Frutta case study. Prima Frutta was Compac's first major cherry solution. The solution has been well received with now over 600 lanes globally.
Following a busy season of installations and upgrades to existing customer lines earlier in the year, the 2016 Pacific Northwest (PNW) cherry is now wrapped up. Talk about a good season – high quality product and the 3rd largest packout ever achieved.
“It was one of the best seasons in recent history. Growing conditions were optimal; we had a good size crop with large fruit size. Consumers were very happy with fruit quality and their eating experience" – Andy Tudor, Director of Business Development, Zirkle Fruit Company.