For Peru, 2021 was a year marked by great difficulties in the blueberry market, especially in terms of logistics and long distances due to the problems related to the pandemic. That is why UNITEC, with its technologies, has been a support, guaranteeing the maximum useful life of the products thanks to a careful classification.
October was a significant month for Peru's blueberry exports, in fact, they were the country's most exported fruit and vegetable product, reaching 291 million dollars, 9,7% compared to the month of the previous year, as this is evidenced by data from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru (INEI). Similar results are recorded for Chile, which observes an increase of 7,6% for the 2021 season compared to the previous year.
Difficulties linked to logistics created real challenges, container after container, for blueberry growers in Peru, especially over long distances. In these areas, UNITEC's quality classification solutions, which allow batches to be standardized even in accordance with the transit times foreseen for deliveries, are of great help. Thanks to UNITEC's equipment and technologies, correctly classifying fruit means correctly allocating the product according to the category and the reference market.
Whereas Blueberry Vision 2 was the first technology in the world capable of visualizing 100% of the surface of each blueberry, today Blueberry Vision 3, for external quality classification, is equipped with cameras with even higher resolution, which allow a classification of fruit quality even more efficient, precise and reliable.