Building a fresh produce brand experience that commands a premium

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Feb 26, 2019 4:08:34 PM

All fruit is not created equal; at least, not in the eye of the consumer. As the healthy eating trend continues, consumers are demonstrating a willingness to pay a premium for top quality fruit. Playing to this market is allowing certain businesses to catapult their brands into the spotlight.

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Topics: Marketing, Global trends

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

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: Customer Story, Data

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: Data, Automation, Digital, Smartline

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

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: Data, Automation, Integration, Tradeshow, Digital

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