Gert Last, Mondipal, the Netherlands

“Shallower plastic fruit boxes provide more space and a little less pressure”

Most fruit growers probably have large cubic crates. They mainly use these to store apples and pears for long periods in ULO cold stores. These are often crates with a height of 76cm. When the container is full, the bottom layer of fruit is under considerable pressure. Mondipal has come up with a simple but effective solution - make the crates shallower. This Dutch company supplies products like plastic crates and pallets.

A shallower crate means a little less pressure

“Instead of the standard 76cm height, we've now brought a box on the market, specifically for fruit farmers," says Gert Last, sales manager at Mondipal. "With a height of 58cm, these containers are 18cm shallower. That not only ensures less pressure on the bottom layer of fruit but also increases capacity. That might sound strange at first, but many fruit growers don't currently fill the crates all the way up. That's due to the pressure issue. So, you're transporting air. With shallower crates, you can stack an extra layer. You, therefore, use your loading space more optimally."

Mondipal supplies not only plastic fruit boxes to the market. It also has many other types of plastic crates. "Plastic is lighter and easier to keep clean. So, it's more hygienic and durable because it lasts longer than other materials. What's more, it also allows for nice extras. Plastic containers can be manufactured in all kinds of colors. Along with the big boxes, we also have small Euronorm crates and fruit crates. We have plastic pallets in our range too. These guarantee a solid surface for stacking crates and boxes," concludes Gert.

For more information: 
Gert Last, Ralph Timmer
13a - 27 Lokhorstweg
3851 SE, Ermelo, NL
Tel: +31 (0) 341 375 074
Mob: +31 (0) 683 944 396 (Gert)
Mob: +31 (0) 623 921 096 (Ralph)

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