Plastic crates are ideal for storing and transporting fruit and vegetables and are sustainable as a reusable solution. Reusable containers are the trend in fresh produce logistics. They are suitable for storage and transport from harvest to retail. When choosing the right crate, however, one should pay close attention to the type of fruit and vegetables involved. Do the products need to be particularly ventilated or cooled, do they need to be stored dry or moist, or are they particularly sensitive to pressure.
This is exactly where bekuplast comes in, advising its customers on which packaging solution is suitable. The manufacturer is one of the market leaders in rigid and foldable fruit and vegetable crates. "We can look back on a long experience in the field of fresh produce logistics and know exactly what is important," says Gerold Wilms, Key Account Manager at bekuplast. The company has been manufacturing plastic containers since 1985 and specializes in solutions for fresh produce logistics.
The product range includes classic fruit and vegetable crates and space-saving folding boxes. The company also develops individual solutions for special customer requirements - from storage containers for soft fruits specially designed for use in ULO warehouses to visually appealing containers for the direct marketing of fruit and vegetables.
Folding containers from bekuplast
Reusable plastic containers offer many advantages. They are both easy to clean and hygienic. "When designing our containers, we pay attention to many details in order to transport the fresh produce as gently as possible," Gerold Wilms explains. The containers are smooth and without sharp edges so that fruits and vegetables will not be damaged. The perforated side walls ensure good air circulation. The fruit and vegetables thus remain fresh and can be kept at an optimum temperature in the cold store. Another advantage of the standardized plastic containers is their good stackability, both on top of each other and on pallets. Even when stacked, the sturdy boxes can withstand the highest loads. But plastic containers are not only convincing in terms of function. Although they are made of plastic, they are more environmentally friendly than people expect.
Folding containers and vegetable crates from bekuplast.
"Sometimes, our reusable containers are in use for an extremely long time, in some cases up to 30 years," says Gerold Wilms, who looks after farmers, producer associations for fruit and vegetables, and customers from the food processing industry. At the end of their life cycle, the containers are recycled, thus returning to the material cycle. Furthermore, the fruit and vegetable crates made of recycled material are available as well. This material is certified and guaranteed food safe.
Visit the company at Fruit Logistica in hall 20, booth A-13.