Zeus Packhouse

Crates with kiwis are being dropped at the start of the line
Crates with kiwis are being dropped at the start of the line
This is where the first sorting and selection processes take place. Kiwis with obvious defects are removed from the line.
This is where the first sorting and selection processes take place. Kiwis with obvious defects are removed from the line.
This is where the first sorting and selection processes take place. Kiwis with obvious defects are removed from the line.
This is where the first sorting and selection processes take place. Kiwis with obvious defects are removed from the line.
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Crates of kiwis being loaded into the line.
Crates of kiwis being loaded into the line.
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The kiwis are constantly monitored, to make sure any kiwifruit with defects or abnormal shapes are taken out of the line.
The kiwis are constantly monitored, to make sure any kiwifruit with defects or abnormal shapes are taken out of the line.
Any defective kiwis are placed in the yellow crates behind the workers.
Any defective kiwis are placed in the yellow crates behind the workers.
The kiwis are put into cartons.
The kiwis are put into cartons.
The machine waits until it can fill a full carton, after which the kiwis are dropped.
The machine waits until it can fill a full carton, after which the kiwis are dropped.
The kiwis are blocked while the machine fills a carton with kiwis, these blocked kiwis will be ready for the next carton.
The kiwis are blocked while the machine fills a carton with kiwis, these blocked kiwis will be ready for the next carton.
The final check before the cartons are being piled onto a pallet.
The final check before the cartons are being piled onto a pallet.
The standard cartons for the Zeus kiwis, these can go anywhere but the United Kingdom.
The standard cartons for the Zeus kiwis, these can go anywhere but the United Kingdom.
These less colorful boxes are meant for the United Kingdom, where they prefer the brown cartons. They are more easily to recycle and thus better for the environment.
These less colorful boxes are meant for the United Kingdom, where they prefer the brown cartons. They are more easily to recycle and thus better for the environment.
At the end of the line, the kiwis are being put into cartons. The brown cartons indicate these kiwis are destined for the United Kingdom.
At the end of the line, the kiwis are being put into cartons. The brown cartons indicate these kiwis are destined for the United Kingdom.
A pallet of kiwis is mechanically being made ready for transport.
A pallet of kiwis is mechanically being made ready for transport.
A pallet of kiwis is mechanically being made ready for transport.
A pallet of kiwis is mechanically being made ready for transport.
A new carton is being 'folded' open by the machine.
A new carton is being 'folded' open by the machine.
A new carton is being 'folded' open by the machine.
A new carton is being 'folded' open by the machine.
A pile of cartons ready to be filled at the line.
A pile of cartons ready to be filled at the line.
A fresh pile of brown cartons, ready t be filled with kiwis for the United Kingdom.
A fresh pile of brown cartons, ready t be filled with kiwis for the United Kingdom.
These kiwis are checked for any defects, and put into big cartons destined to the UK.
These kiwis are checked for any defects, and put into big cartons destined to the UK.
An overview shot of the workers sorting and packing the kiwis.
An overview shot of the workers sorting and packing the kiwis.
New cartons are put into the line, quickly being spread between the workers, so they can start filling them with kiwis.
New cartons are put into the line, quickly being spread between the workers, so they can start filling them with kiwis.
New cartons are put into the line, quickly being spread between the workers, so they can start filling them with kiwis.
New cartons are put into the line, quickly being spread between the workers, so they can start filling them with kiwis.
These kiwis are checked for quality issues and then placed into smaller cartons.
These kiwis are checked for quality issues and then placed into smaller cartons.
Just outside the packinghouse you can see loads of crates, which are washed and then reused.
Just outside the packinghouse you can see loads of crates, which are washed and then reused.
Just outside the packinghouse you can see loads of crates, which are washed and then reused.
Just outside the packinghouse you can see loads of crates, which are washed and then reused.
The cold storage halls of Zeus. Multiple storage rooms are to the left and right of this hallway.
The cold storage halls of Zeus. Multiple storage rooms are to the left and right of this hallway.
Kiwis being stored in the cold storage.
Kiwis being stored in the cold storage.
An overview shot of the Zeus packhouse.
An overview shot of the Zeus packhouse.
An overview shot of the Zeus packhouse.
An overview shot of the Zeus packhouse.
A flat carton of kiwis
A flat carton of kiwis
Zeus kiwis ready to be shipped.
Zeus kiwis ready to be shipped.
Zeus kiwis ready to be shipped.
Zeus kiwis ready to be shipped.
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