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


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

Breakthrough production results for Inspectra2 during first season - Improved accuracy and simpler operation

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Aug 8, 2018 8:18:03 AM

It’s been a very busy 18 months for our Inspection R&D team, announcing our next generation NIR platform Inspectra2, while also releasing four versions of Spectrim software and a big step forward for cherry grading with InVision Total View. Our controlled introduction of Inspectra2 for kiwifruit and apples in New Zealand has just finished, so I’d like to give an update on the very exciting results we’ve seen – Inspectra2 is definitely meeting our targets for leading performance and usability in production.

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Topics: Customer Story, Inspectra2, Apples

Technology sorting things out - H.H. Dobbins armed to become world leading packers again

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Nov 28, 2017 8:49:00 PM

Western New York based company H.H. Dobbins has been a trusted fruit handler, manager and marketer in the US since 1905. Over the years the company has grown to include short and long-term storage, and recently invested in a state-of-the-art apple packhouse facility.  

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Inspectra2, Apples

Sun Pacific upgrades packing operations to Spectrim grading platform

Posted by Compac on Oct 2, 2017 2:34:44 AM

MEDIA RELEASE – 2nd October 2017 - Owner of the popular Cuties brand and largest grower/shipper of navel oranges in the US adopts 64 lanes of Compac’s latest technology

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Topics: Press Releases, Customer Story, Citrus

Prima Frutta: Cherry packing solution

Posted by Timothy Marshall on May 29, 2017 11:00:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Customer Story, Cherries

New Zealand Prime Minister pushes “Go” on Spectrim to start the kiwifruit season

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 4:03:48 AM

On the 23rd of March, Prime Minister Bill English officially opened EastPack’s new ‘super grader’ in Te Puke, New Zealand ahead of the start of this year’s kiwifruit harvest. The Washer Road site now has the largest automated kiwifruit grading and sorting line in the world, with 14 lanes and the ability to pack 100,000 trays per shift. This provides EastPack with capacity to pack more than 40 million trays of fruit across the business.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim

Fruit for future generations – sustainability is great for business

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Jan 25, 2017 5:17:10 AM

Businesses across the globe are focusing on sustainable practices as a cornerstone for future growth. Building efficiency, minimizing waste and maximizing resources are time-tested business methodologies which are taking on new meaning as the state of our planet’s health becomes clearer.

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Topics: Customer Story, Sustainability

Titan Farms: The recognized benchmark for quality in the peach industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 20, 2016 8:31:17 PM


Titan Farms is the largest peach grower on the east coast of the United States, with more than 5,000 acres of peaches in production. It is a fully integrated grower, packer and shipper of its fresh produce, shipping more than 150 million peaches annually.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Gentle Handling, Data, Sizer, Integration

The fresh produce challenge: T&G deliver added value to their customers

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 6, 2016 3:07:50 AM

In the current fresh produce market, whether you are competing for growers or retail space; it is essential to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Developing innovative, efficient and cost effective methods of standing out from the crowd is fundamental in staying ahead in this increasingly competitive field.

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Topics: Customer Story, Marketing