Global Focus Packing/Machinery/Fresh-Cut

Vegetable processing line for Beijing Daxing International Airport

A lot of fresh products move through airports so, in order to have a smooth operation each day, vegetable processing lines can be a big help. “Last year, Lueon installed two vegetable processing lines for the Beijing Capital Agribusiness Group (CAG) in Daxing, Beijing, China. These vegetable processing…

Juan Bravo, CEO of Agrobot:

"It is only a matter of time before we see our machines in Palos, Cartaya or Lepe"

COVID-19 has highlighted the dependence of Huelva's strawberry sector on labor, as its scarcity has had a significant impact on the current campaign. For Juan Bravo, CEO of the Huelva-based company Soluciones Robóticas Agrícolas, S.L. (Agrobot), devoted to the manufacture of innovative agricultural…

Fabio Zoboli from Infia Group

Packaging demands have stabilized

It's a complex period for the packaging sector, especially for an international company such as Infia. The current situation upset the balance achieved and the frost that hit various areas in Italy and Europe in March and April also contributed. FreshPlaza talked about it with Fabio Zoboli (in the photo…

Simon Derrick - Blue Skies

Sales of fresh-cut fruit picking up again

“We are fortunate that the majority of our business across Europe is with grocery retailers and not with food service – which has been especially hard hit. Just before the lock down we did gain a major new food service customer but that has been put on hold for the moment,” said Simon Derrick from Blue…

100 years of Lorentzen & Sievers: stability on a firm foundation

"Tradition has its obligations" - the motto of a leading packaging supplier

100 years of Lorentzen & SievIn April 1920, Lorentzen & Sievers LLC was founded as an import and export agency by its namesakes. It is now one of Germany's leading packaging suppliers for fruit and vegetables. True to the motto "Tradition has its obligations," the still owner-managed company feels deeply…

Martin Dahlberg, Oboya:

Boost in demand for packed produce in Scandinavia

In Scandinavia, a boost in demand for berries and other agricultural produce packed in plastic boxes with lid can be noticed. "Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more hygienically appropriate packaging is becoming increasingly important as the demand for unpacked fruit and vegetables decreased by at least…

'Hygiene and safety in packaging are ever more important'

Bandall banding responds to present day needs, such as the sudden increased pressure in production experienced by many. Hygiene and safety in packaging are ever more important and the call for sustainable solutions remains relevant. A temporary increase in packaging capacityMany growers and dealers in…

Eurotec expands Lowpad Family with several models

Eurotec has welcomed several new models to the Lowpad Family. The release of the new models is in line with Eurotec’s goal to move all existing load carriers within any environment autonomously. Lowpad PBy introducing the Lowpad P, Eurotec has realized an automated orderpick system based on a goods to person…

Dutch machine company Limex celebrates 30 years

Thirty years ago, on 20 April 1990, Jan and Annie Janssen founded what was then called Limex Machine Exploitatie B.V in a garage. Today, their son Joep Janssen is at the helm of this family business, which has evolved into a professional player in the machine construction sector at world level. Limex has…

New integrated sorting system for fresh-cut apples introduced

Key Technology introduced its new sorting system for fresh-cut apple products. This versatile solution integrates Key’s Iso-Flo® shakers, rotary sizing and grading systems, belt conveyors and a VERYX® digital sorter. Removing pieces of stem, seeds, calyx/flower and core as well as foreign material and…

Wood crate manufacturers support the industry in a difficult season

"Even during the Corona Crisis: Wood over plastic"

In many places, packaging made of wood still has an image problem. They are however, ahead in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. According to initial studies by the World Health Organization (WHO), the viruses remain alive for up to 12 hours on wooden surfaces, while on other…

Scelta Mushrooms uses stainless steel conveyor belts for modular production line

Mushrooms from the conveyor belt

When production lines are modified or extended, suitable conveyor systems are often the solution for an individual plant configuration corresponding to the location. In this case, the aim was not only to rebuild an existing system elsewhere, but to achieve maximum flexibility through modular design. In its eight ultra-modern…

Harvest House buckets and shakers now made of rPET

Harvest House has replaced their PET snack vegetable buckets and shakers with rPET packaging. rPET is a plastic that is made from recycled PET. It is 100% recyclable. This step means the Dutch company saves a lot of water. They are also reducing their CO2 emission by 21% per year. That is comparable to…

"Top seal technology provides secure and food-safe packaging"

The food industry has been placed under great strain due to the increased demand for produce and prepared products. During these unprecedented times, Proseal, a manufacturer of tray sealing equipment, is continuing to supply growers, retailers and food processors with machinery in industry-best lead…

The demand for packaging for agricultural food distribution grows by 25%

In March 12.5 million reusable boxes were mobilized in SpainThe demand for reusable boxes for the distribution of fresh products from the producer to the large distribution increased by more than 25% since the state of alarm was declared, as a consequence of the increase in the demand for fresh products.…

'Many customers take advantage of having internet gateway installed in their machinery'

Proseal’s network of service engineers is proving to be an invaluable lifeline to customers as they battle to minimize downtime and maintain their production output during this period of greatly increased demand. As well as designing its machines for long-term durability, reliability and efficiency,…

How coronavirus will affect the upcoming blueberry season

There is little time left to start the blueberry season in Northern Europe, but some growers are already concerned about the influence of the coronavirus pandemic on their farms. Closed borders and quarantines caused by the virus Covid-19 can lead to shortages of employees in both picking and packing…

Jon Owen - BioPak

Sugar cane produce trays - a natural alternative to plastic

As the fresh produce industry moves to become more sustainable growers, packers and retailers are looking for alternatives to plastic packing. This is not simple, as fresh produce puts many demands on its packaging. It has to be sturdy to protect the product, it has to be moisture repellent and able to…

Automation increases food safety in labor-saving lines

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the frozen food retail market has witnessed a substantial increase in sales that is expected to maintain at a high level.  Food Safety has become even more crucial. New inquiries require “no hand touch” operation of processing lines. During stockpiling stage, freezer gondolas…

Vegetable processing line for supermarket chain in Argentina

Recently, an international large-scale project reached an important milestone on its way to a successful implementation when numerous tests were carried out in the KRONEN manufacturing plant in Germany. A complete processing line, designated for Argentina´s biggest supermarket chain COTO C.I.C.S.A., was…

Stuart Payne - GP Graders

"Since the release of our AirJet® range of machinery, sales have grown significantly"

The Australian Government have been extremely supportive to keep the Australian economy alive and moving forward. The Federal Government this week announced a massive $130 billion jobs support package which was extremely well received and essentially pays employers to maintain staff in full employment…

Pretty Lady Vineyards emphasizes food safety and hires industry expert

Top Seal grape packaging provides extra food safety reassurance

Pretty Lady Vineyards commitment to food safety and sustainability can be seen in their Top Seal packaging. The Top Seal package has a completely sealed, tamper-evident top. This packaging provides an extra layer of reassurance throughout the supply chain; consumers can rest easy knowing that if the seal…


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