The Spanish citrus sector increasingly needs the services of the auxiliary industry in order to meet the demand. “Both the national and the international markets continue to grow. In our case, we have noticed a clear increase in the demand for warehouse machinery. That is why we are going to move to our new facilities in Beniflá, where we will have 9,000 square meters. These larger and easily accessible facilities will allow us to improve the quality and profitability of our work and the service provided to our customers,” says Javier Fuster, Tecnovill manager.
The Valencian company Tecnovill, with its 33 years of experience, 12 engineers and more than 60 technicians, is devoted to the design and distribution of fruit and vegetable machinery, mainly for citrus fruits, but also stone fruit, watermelons, melons, table grapes, etc. "We are currently a leading name in the Spanish fruit and vegetable sector and we are expanding outside the country's borders, in places like Morocco and Latin America, among others," says Javier Fuster.
“Companies need to reduce the number of workers employed in repetitive processes, increase their productivity and save time with box palletizers, automatic packers, box tippers, etc. Being efficient allows to produce more in less time, and nowadays this is vital for the sector,” says the Tecnovill manager.
Worthy of note are the new methods employed in the handling lines, "especially in the case of citrus fruits with leaves which require numerous adjustments to the facilities in order to prevent the loss of leaves in the process."
“In the case of citrus fruits with leaves, them getting stuck somewhere in the line can cause production stoppages, with the consequent economic losses. They can also lose the leaf, making them unmarketable. Optimizing the process while protecting the leaf requires experience in this type of machinery and facilities,” says Javier Fuster.
According to Agustín Fuster, in Spain there is increasing pressure from international competitors in the citrus sector. “That is why we must retain our position and be competitive. In this regard, warehouse work is vital. In our case, offering a service tailored to different needs, depending on each company's capacity and products, is essential in order to save costs and boost productivity.”