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Special  —  Fruit Logistica


Primland to celebrate 40th anniversary at Fruit Logistica

Primland will celebrate its 40 years of kiwi fruit cultivation at the Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin. "Our story began in 1977 in South West France with the creation of the GIE (Groupement d'intérêt économique - Economic interest grouping) of producers called “KIWIFRUITS De France”. This initiative.....

Fruit Logistica provides opportunity to market California grapes globally

The California table grape season runs from May through January and the California Table Grape Commission has already started planning its promotional program for the upcoming season. From February 8-10, the Commission will be attending Fruit Logistica in Berlin. “It is an important show for us,” says Susan.....

Ludo Gielen, Schoeller Allibert

"It will improve quality and efficiency for growers"

Schoeller Allibert, the European leader in RTP packaging solutions, will showcase its first 2017 innovation at the Fruit Logistica. Ludo Gielen, Chief Innovation Officer, explains how it will improve quality and efficiency for growers.What type of products are you showcasing at Fruit Logistica?"We are.....

Pop Vriend Seeds introduces new strains at Fruit Logistica

Pop Vriend Seeds is a family company from Andijk, the Netherlands, that started as a bean trader in 1956, and developed into a global agriculturalist that improves seeds for beans, spinach, corn, chard and beetroot. “Our grandfather Pop Vriend founded the company 60 years ago, and we are extremely proud of.....

Messe Berlin and DFHV organize trip for young employees

Speed dating for trainees during Fruit Logistica 2017

Messe Berlin and the German Fruchthandelsverband (DFHV) have organized another visit for trainees to Fruit Logistica 2017. “We want to facilitate encounters between trainees in the fruit trade and a wide range of national and international fruit and vegetable traders," stated Susanne König, DFHV responsible.....

India: Innovative products to be showcased in Berlin

At the upcoming Fruit Logistica fair, the Indian company Sam Agri, pioneers in the marketing of fresh pomegranate arils, will be showcasing its newest products and formats: the 60 gram and 80 gram cups of pomegranate arils, the pomegranate juice shots and the chocolate-coated arils. According to Priyatham V,.....

Soup company announces line of natural soups

A new brand of ready-to-eat fresh soups made from 100% natural ingredients have been announced. The soups are part of the brand "Fast & Fresco" from the company SAB Ortofrutta."Highest-quality fresh produce is harvested, processed and cooked in the shortest possible time to ensure great taste. Exclusive.....

ERP solution for agriculture industry

United OFOQ is an Oracle Gold Partner and specialises in implementing the Oracle JD Edwards ERP solution. According to United this is the only Tier 1 ERP system. United OFOQ's end-to-end agriculture management solution is embedded and integrated natively in the entire ERP and will be presented for the first.....

Bottomless, customizable berry carton

SoFruPak has released a carton designed to carry various fruits in compartments. More specifically, the company explains that it is an eco-friendly carton designed for 1-2 kilograms of fresh berries or stone fruit. It is delivered in a folded state and can be set up in two steps. "Key features of.....

Hall 7.1, stand B-03

Ilapak presents five machines at Fruit Logistica

Companies looking for a complete packing solution can visit the stand of Ilapak during the Fruit Logistica. Ilapak is active in flexible film packing fresh products. Ilapak presents itself at the Fruit Logistica 2017 with as many as five machines, two complete weighing and packing lines and one horizontal.....

New real-time environment monitoring system

Mobile Sensory Technologies has announced a new real-time monitoring system they call MOST. This multifunctional platform can be used to ensure outstanding monitoring accuracy in a variety of industries. The gadget is equipped with five digital sensors to detect location, temperature, light, humidity and.....

Soups with an international touch

Zerbinati wants to lend its wide range of soups an international touch with its new products "Le Zuppe dal Mondo" (soups from the world). The exhibitor is following through with an idea that originated in a social network contest organised by its marketing team. Participants were asked to name ethnic.....

Kronen announces three new processing machines

Kronen has announced a new line of machines they hope will help modernize processing possibilities for lettuce, fruit and vegetables and to increase automation int he industry.Spirello 150Kronen's first machine is the Spirello 150 which is a vegetable spiral cutting machine.The machine can cut large.....

Plant protection without residue

Ozone (O3) is a natural gas that is characterised by its oxidising and devitalising effect, depending on the amount used. The key advantage is that after it kills pathogens, there is no residue, because the gas is converted into oxygen. Low concentrations of ozone dissolved in water can be sprayed to.....

Stackable transparent PET beakers with hinged lids

Veripack Embalajes has unveiled a new line of PET packaging named Distripack."It is compact and easy to stack, secure, transport, store, and shelve. The container is suitable for a greater variety of fresh ready-to-eat products like loose berries or fresh-cut produce." Veripack claimed.The Spanish exhibitor.....

Trays made from recycled tomato plant fibres

Nothing in nature is lost, everything is transformed. Idyl claims that by being inspired by nature, they developed the "Tribu Ecolo" brand of cardboard packaging for tomatoes which are made from recycled tomato plant fibres. The company sees this as one way to reduce the resources required for production,.....

Straw makes granadillas easier to eat

A new product promises to make the enjoyment of granadillas more enjoyable. Although they are very delicious, they can be cumbersome to eat. People in Colombia typically break open the skin of the fruit. But this is not commonly known in many countries around the world. And this led to the idea for the new.....

Credit card sized logger tracks shipment temperature

An extremely small NFC data logger to monitor temperature-sensitive products during transport has been announced by Blulog. No bigger than a credit card, this logger can be inserted directly into the packaging and features customisable temperature limits of 15-25°C, 2-8°C or any other user-defined limits. A.....

Holfeld Plastics extending range of fruit punnets

Holfeld will unveil an extended range of soft fruit punnets at Fruit Logistica, Berlin in FebruaryHolfeld Plastics, part of Waddington Europe, says it will be inviting visitors on their stand A-06 Hall 8.2 at Fruit Logistica to take a fresh look at an exciting new and extended packaging range.The.....

Two-sided labelling system announced

A German company has announced a new "top/bottom" labelling system, which can be used to simultaneously label fruit and vegetable trays on both sides. The system comes from the company Krebeck and consists of two synchronous conveyor belts and two labellers; each can be optionally equipped with a printing.....

Rainforest Alliance certifies first South American melons

The Rainforest Alliance has granted Itaueira, a Brazilian producer of REI and CEPI melons, the rights to use their seal. This makes the company the first South American melon grower to receive the Certified seal. This sustainability certificate was awarded after careful assessment of all key criteria in.....

Machine spiral cuts vegetable non-stop

A new machine claims to be able to spiral cut vegetables non-stop using separate magazines, one for processing and the other for loading. The machine was developed by German company Kronen. "The Spirello 150 cuts large quantities of vegetables – from carrots and potatoes, to pumpkins, radishes, beetroots,.....

Maya the Bee to market fresh fruit

A fruit company is planning to add Maja the bee to their marketing strategy. Faby Fruchtgroßhandel is presenting this intergenerational marketing concept for fruits soon, since the company has acquired the rights to the children's storybook classics, Maya, Wickie and Heidi for the new product line. Following.....

Visiting farms in virtual reality

Since 2012 consumers and partners have been able to get an impression of banana production and wide-ranging background information on plantations and workers through interactive videos on the online platform "Dole Earth". Five years later, the company is going one step further and presents a genuine 360°.....

Fruit color sorter makes debut

A digital fruit color sorter has been announced by Jiangxi Reemoon Technology. They claim the machine is a cost-effective optical sorting solution for citrus fruit, kiwis, apples, avocados and other fresh produce. To ensure fruit quality and customer satisfaction, it provides continuous sorting by separating.....

From ZTI smart machines

FLIA nomination for Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker

“We are quite proud to have been nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for the second time,” says Hans Keijzer, manager of ZTI smart machines. “In 2014, our Destemmer — which de-stems grapes, vine tomatoes, dates, etc. — was nominated for the FLIA, and in 2017, our new machine, the Mango.....

Futura to show off Logika graders

Futura is a young and dynamic company with experience in the industry of electronic graders for fruit and vegetables. According to Futura, their mission is to bring their technologies to developing countries that need the resources to electronically grade and sort their fruits in order to export them. For.....

Horticultural innovations at Fruit Logistica

With Fruit Logistica coming up, many companies are showcasing new products. Here, we highlight a number of them that are relevant to horticulture.Improving uptake efficiency and soil stabilityVegand plant-based fertiliserVegand is a plant fertiliser containing natural ingredients that release nutrients and.....

Ghanese pineapple exporter works with European retailers

A pineapple grower from Ghana with a production of 1,000 metric tonnes and export channels to Europe, is hoping to expand the business with a first time visit to Fruit Logistica.“Our export market distribution channels are meant for importers and private agencies. We are now working on distributing through.....

“Let’s Eat” campaign at Fruit Logistica

A global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh products, will be exhibiting at Fruit Logistica to showcase the latest developments in reusable packaging and present its new branding campaign ‘Let’s Eat” to a broader public.IFCO believes that these advancements will follow the ones the company.....

Nominated for FLIA

BE-Cube Pallet Box to reduce bulk logistics costs

Over recent years, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen has been working on the development of a flexible storage and transport system in response to market demand to reduce bulk logistics costs. It is as a result of this development that the BE-Cube pallet box system emerged. The pallet box with Big Bag can be fully.....

Nominated for FLIA

Automated spiralizer Mod. Streamer convert vegetables in pasta

Turatti Group announced that the Mod. Streamer has been nominated for the prestigious Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2017.The new patent-pending automated spiralizer from Turatti Group allows to obtain a wide range of spiralized products, with different shapes and sizes. This solution allows to convert.....

Special Fruit Logistica

This month Fruit Logistica will be highlighted in our website. Fruit LogisticaPerhaps you are going to Fruit Logistcia for the first time or for many years in a row. If you have a new product, concept or other exciting news that will be launched at the Fruit Logistica, contact our editorial team.....