More and more companies are investing in robotics and automated packhouse machinery, this may be to tackle labour shortages or cope with growing production volumes.
MAF RODA NZ have built up a strong presence in the NZ Market in the last 5 years with annual kiwifruit projects since 2017.
"We also have stonefruit lines in Hastings and Central Otago, cherry machines in Central Otago, apple lines in Hastings and will install the latest apple line in New Zealand this August also in Hastings," said Chris Bray, Business Development Manager for Maf Roda in New Zealand.
"We’ve just commissioned New Zealand's latest Citrus line in Gisborne. This, like many of our projects is a turnkey project providing end to end solutions thus the customer engages only one supplier and does not have many suppliers providing various pieces of equipment. Only MAF RODA can provide this in the New Zealand market from bin handling equipment to palletisation of packed products," explains Chris.
This ease of integration and design means customers only need to deal with one company, giving them better control over project timelines and eliminating any potential hiccups.
In January MAF Roda installed a blueberry infeed line with a de-palletiser and crate tipper, according to Chris this is the only one of its kind in the NZ market.
MAF RODA NZ is based in Mt Maunganui where they have an experienced service team that are multi skilled in all aspects of MAF RODA equipment and software regardless of the produce type that their customers produce and pack.
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