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Marco, Fruit Attraction stand: 8E10

Bringing accurate weighing to field packing operations

Growers who pack in the field are being challenged to improve the control of their ‘field’ packing operations. They currently either pack ‘aesthetically’, without weighing the produce, or to minimum weight regulations using basic standalone scales. Both methods offer no means of electronically recorded traceability and typically deliver huge inconsistencies resulting in high levels of over pack.

Large retailers are becoming more insistent on receiving hard evidence of compliance to the declared weight on all pre-packed produce and there are many examples of growers losing valuable contracts by not being able to provide consistency in the weighed packs they produce in the field.

Marco recognise that the structure and operation of these growers make building a large number of individual pack houses both expensive and impractical. As a result, accurate mobile weighing/control systems can bring significant benefits to ‘field’ packing operations.

These systems de-skill the packing process, virtually eliminate over pack, improve revenue and ensure growers meet and exceed supermarkets’ strict quality and technical compliance requirements.

An added benefit is that growers can accurately measure individual packer performance to allow targeted training and/or reward. This improved productivity also helps to reduce the critical time to transport the harvested product from the field to the controlled storage process.

Marco are the global leaders in the design of total packing solutions that deskill the process and increase productivity by 30% or more. Key deliverables are virtual eradication of over pack, significant reduction in labour overheads, improved quality and consistency, all delivered with immediate company-wide visibility.

Marco are exhibiting at Fruit Attraction between the 28th and 30th October, stand 8E10.

For more information:
Becky Hart

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