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Photo Report: Fruit Logistica 2019: Sustainability and Brexit

Fruit Logistica 2019 can be summarized in two themes: sustainability and Brexit. Sustainability featured in almost every stand. The reduction of plastics was high on the agenda. However, this was also true for, for example, restrictions on the use of pesticides. Brexit hung like a dark cloud above the trade fair. Everyone…

New spin dryer celebrates 150th anniversary of Turatti Group

At the recent Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, Turatti introduced a new automated spin dryer for the European market. This new spin dryer was named Vortex®-150 to celebrate this year’s 150th anniversary of the Turatti group. This ground-breaking model utilizes a patented design that was first developed in 2011…

Wageningen University out in full force at Fruit Logistica

Wageningen University & Research was represented by several fruit experts at Fruit Logistica. There were plenty of opportunities for the WUR experts to show what the solutions developed in Wageningen can do for companies in the global fruit trade. Robotics Janneke de Kramer talked about new robots that use advanced…

“Connecting the world to Fresh Fruit”

Spanish ports represented at Fruit Logistica Berlin

Spanish ports were present at the Fruit Logistica Fair with a powerful offer of products and services for the fresh fruit and vegetable market. At the “Ports of Spain” stand, and under the motto “Connecting the world to Fresh Fruit”, eight Port Authorities (Bahía de Algeciras, Bahía de Cádiz, Bilbao, Castellón, Huelva, Motril,…

Alex Hofstee, Ulma Packaging:

"We are highly committed to reducing packaging's environmental impact"

At the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the Dutch company, ULMA Packaging took a step closer to sustainable fresh fruit and vegetable packaging. "Every week, people all over the world are taking to the streets to highlight environmental issues. The signs are clear - something needs to change", says Alex…

Les Rubis de Lansac: a young dynamic company at Fruit Logistica

The three brothers: Alexandre, Christophe and Maxime This was the fourth year that Maxime, commercial director at Les Rubis de Lansac, took part in Fruit Logistica.  “We like the atmosphere of the fair and it is always nice to see our clients again.” Special attention to communication Located just outside of the Alpilles regional natural park,…

France: zero-pesticide residue asparagus and corn salad for the spring of 2019

Fleuron d’Anjou has been present at the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin for more than 17 years. “The first time we participated, our goal was to develop our exports, for which the fair seemed to offer good prospects,” explains Stéphanie Moyou, marketing and communication manager of the company. “Today,…

Colombia, a reliable provider of tropical and exotic fruit at Fruit Logistica

ProColombia is lead a delegation of 11 companies to promote the country's agricultural offer with the campaign "Colombian Food, as exciting as its origin", at Fruit Logistica.…

Photo report

Fruit Logistica 2019: Sustainability & Brexit

Fruit Logistica 2019 can be summarized in two themes: sustainability and Brexit. Sustainability was featured in almost every stand. The reduction of plastics was high on the agenda, but also restrictions on the use of pesticides. Brexit hung like a dark cloud above the trade fair. Everyone knows the hatchet is meant…

Masseria Fruttirossi: We produce 100% pomegranate juice

"The 2018 season was characterised by unfavourable weather conditions for pomegranate production. Intense cold in spring, torrid heat in summer, excessive humidity, strong winds and significant summer storms, even with flashes of hail, prevented us from meeting our expectations in terms of both volume…

Octinion presented an autonomous strawberry picker at Fruit Logistica

Cuts in labor costs, and fewer damaged strawberries on the shelves

The Belgian R&D company, the Octinion Technology Group, presented its self-driving strawberry picker at this year's Fruit Logistica. This device took five years to develop. According to the developers, this development is essential for the sector.  A robot that not only drives itself through the strawberry fields. It also detects ripe…

Sharing expectations for the 2019 season

Argentina's lemon exporters connect with global buyers in Berlin

Representatives from Argentina’s leading lemon exporting companies operating under the auspices of ACNOA and ALL LEMON came together last week to exhibit jointly at Fruit Logistica. “Fruit Logistica is an established part of our annual calendar that brings us into direct contact with our clients and colleagues at a…

Start-ups in limelight at Fruit Logistica

Under the motto 'Disrupt Agriculture', the first Start-up Day took place at the Fruit Logistica on 8 February 2019. Companies working on the digital transformation in the agricultural and food sector were given space during the Start-up Day to show their radical solutions for the branch. The bright-pink colour of…

Top Seeds International at Fruit Logistica with two new brands

Top Seeds International took part for the first time in Fruit Logistica, where it showcased its many resilient and profitable varieties including tomato, pepper, cucumber, aubergine, melon and watermelon; and a stand devoted to new brands. One of the new product lines unveiled by Top Seeds International at the…

Red kiwi fruit wins the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award.

The “Oriental Red® – red kiwi fruit” from Jingold in Italy won Gold during the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award. Originally from China, the red Dong-Hong kiwi not only has unique organoleptic properties, but also boasts an excellent shelf life. As well as the fiery red colour of its flesh, trade visitors…

CIRAD prepares for the Fruit Logistica fair

The French organization for agricultural research and international cooperation, focused on the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions, will be present…

South European port authorities attend Berlin Fruit Logistica fair

A number of southern European port authorities will be attending the 2019 Fruit Logistica fair, taking place in Berlin, February 6-8, 2019. This includes port authorities…

Hugo Beck and Mopack exhibit in Berlin for the first time

Hugo Beck, a manufacturer of horizontal flowpack, film packaging and post-print processing systems, and film supplier mopack will be displaying for the first time their film…

Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2019:

Collaboration of PerfoTec and Hessing leads to PerfoTec02Control nomination

PerfoTec and Hessing proudly present PerfoTecO2Control as one of the finalists for the FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2019. The top award for the fresh produce industry. It…

Kultive presents big developments for its greenhouse products

Kultive has been attending the Fruit Logistica fair for the past 10 years. “But this year will be the first time that we share a booth with other companies from the ‘Demain la Terre’ community, which we joined 3 years ago,” explains Alexandre Picault, commercial director at Kultive. “Demain la Terre” is an association…

Op Orizzonte works with kiwis and citrus fruit

"The Italian kiwi season started late due to the prolonged availability of New Zealand product on the market. The situation now seems to be better. We sold very little in October and November 2018 but managed to increase volumes in December 2018 and January 2019," explains Giovani Galatà, president and…

Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing countries to trade fair

Strawberries and blueberries will be highlights at the national stand of Ethiopia at this year's Fruit Logistica, in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia are bringing a large variety of berries to the fair, such as the San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery strawberries. Due to the climatic conditions,…

A new look and inspiration for a fruity snack

Tradition without stagnation - Dole with a new look The Dole exhibition stand shines in a new splendor and is once again a worthwhile stop for all fruit lovers this year, all in the name of a new corporate identity. Dole is one of the most successful fruit producers on the market and can look back on a…

Afrex-South Africa grows its baby veg and flower footprint in Eastern Europe

Afrex-South Africa, supplier of a very extensive range of niche baby vegetables, edible and cut flowers, will launch a programme called 'SpecialsandMore' at Berlin Fruit Logistica. 'SpecialsandMore' entails sending products from many different sources to Poland, from where the product will be distributed to different…

Fruit Logistica underscores its status as an innovation platform

"Spotlight" with many more world premieres

Trade visitors can now use "Spotlight – Premieres and Innovations at Fruit Logistica 2019" to prepare for the leading fair for the global fresh produce trade. Fruit Logistica…

“The success of the Pink Lady® boosted our development”

Last June, the French company Star Fruits celebrated its 50th birthday. Star Fruits has a portfolio that includes nearly 200 varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, cherries, pears and apples. In Europe, the company is also in charge of the programs organized around the brands Pink Lady®,…

Portugal Fresh brings 37 businesses and organisations to Fruit Logistica in Berlin

Exports of Portuguese fruit and vegetables now worth 1.5 billion Euros

Portugal Fresh – the Association for the Promotion of the Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers of Portugal - will feature at Fruit Logistica for the 9th year running, taking place between the 6th and the 8th of February in Berlin. 37 Portuguese businesses and organisations will showcase the best national…

China: "Apple prices are expected to continue rising until October."

“Before 2017, China’s main export markets for apples were India and Indonesia, followed by the Philippines and Bangladesh. Since then, with the closure of the Indian market,…

Grapa:

Arra now grown in 24 countries; announcement coming in Berlin

Exciting times lie ahead for Grapa Varieties; the start of 2019 has brought with it a major breakthrough of the Arra varieties into new territories. Developed at the ARD breeding programme in California and grown in twenty-four countries across five continents, the Arra table grape line encompasses a wide array of…

Tangshan Shengchuan Agriculture

Report on the Chinese Vegetable market

In China, many fruit sales are currently very good, so how is the vegetable market running? Vegetables in southern China are entering the market in large quantities; with little snowfall in the north, greenhouse vegetables are growing well, and there are a lot of stocks in the north from last autumn,…

The future starts now; Fruit Logistica underscores its status as an information platform

Digitalisation, climate change and Brexit are just a few of the complex challenges facing the international fresh produce trade in the near future. Answers and innovative solutions will be presented and discussed from 6 to 8 February 2019 in the extensive professional support programme at Fruit Logistica…

CVVP will meet in Berlin with breeders from both hemispheres

The Company of Protected Plant Varieties (CVVP) will participate, once again at Fruit Logistica. The international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector will bring together small, medium, and large companies in Berlin from February 6th to the 8th of 2019. Fruit Logistica is a unique opportunity to discover…

Fruit Logistica start-up Day

Under the slogan ’Disrupt Agriculture’ the first FRUIT LOGISTICA Start-up Day will take place on 8 February 2019 - a special format for start-ups developing groundbreaking products, projects and…

Chen's Sun

“Our fruit imports have nearly tripled this year”

“At Chinese New Year, we import many fruits from Chile, such as cherries, blueberries, nectarines, grapes, kiwis, etc. The largest imports are cherries, blueberries and nectarines. After the Chinese New Year, we will continue to import grapes and plums from Chile. Compared with last year, our import…

Plastic panels: the new solution for floating hydroponic systems

Plastic Box SRL is an Italian company that has been involved for over 50 years in returnable plastic packaging for the fruit and vegetable sector. It manufactures and trades in reusable plastic crates from its plant and offices in Castagnaro (Verona). Mr. Damiano Ghirlanda, Sales Manager at Plastic Box SRL, says:…

Pink Lady presents strategy at Fruit Logistica:

175,000 tonnes expected for 2018-2019

175 000 tonnes of Pink Lady® apples are expected this season, a stable volume in relation to the last 2 seasons (178,000 tonnes) and a 17% increase compared with the 2014-2015…

Ideal Food Co., Ltd.

"We are trying to import potatoes from South Asia to China."

“China is one of the world's leading potato producers. The total planting area of potatoes is huge every year, and the production areas are widely distributed. However, due to the seasonal characteristics of supply, the price of potatoes in different producing areas is different at different times," says…

Business France assists 162 exhibitors at this year's Fruit Logistica

Sustainability and new concepts for future agriculture in the foreground

Business France assists 162 exhibitors at this year's Fruit Logistica. They will focus on sustainability and new concepts for the agriculture of the future. Germany continues to be an important market for France: the export volume of fruit and vegetables totaled 326,000 tonnes in 2017. Fruits and…

Canadian packaging company honored by award nomination

Changes in consumer attitudes towards plastic packaging is what CKF believes has driven them to be nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2019 for its top sealable moulded pulp container for strawberries. The Canadian-based company launched the Earthcycle™ punnets for soft fruit in 2018,…

Evolution SoniXs MS-6-H: up to five strapping cycles in 20 seconds

Preparing fresh produce for transport needs to be done quickly and reliably, certainly during peak seasons. Mosca strapping machines precisely and dependably secure palletized crates and cartons with plastic straps, even at maximum throughput speed. At Fruit Logistica, the company is showcasing its Evolution SoniXs MS-6-H,…

Harvest House and Group A. de Witte

How do exhibitors prepare for Fruit Logistica?

Once again, the global fresh fruit and vegetable sector is preparing for Fruit Logistica. On 6, 7, and 8 February, the Messe in Berlin, Germany, will again host three busy trade fair days. We asked the Dutch and Belgian exhibitors, Harvest House and Group A. de Witte how they prepare for such a trade…

SAIM-Weber emphasizes the benefits of vacuum cooling

Vacuum cooling is based on the low-temperature evaporation of a small percentage of water in a product. "We thus obtain quick stress-free pre-cooling that guarantees reduced weigh and sales times. For example, leaf vegetables can be cooled in 20-30 minutes, taking them from 25 to 3-5°C. Products with a high surface/weight…

Ideas, inspiration and a new initiative for fruits and vegetables

"Following the example of our successful initiative 'Flowers - 1000 Good Reasons', the new campaign 'Fruit & Vegetables - 1000 Good Reasons' will be launched at Fruit Logistica in Berlin and will specifically pick up on trendy themes, showcase local and international fruit and vegetables in an…

Total Produce commits to a carbon neutral Fruit Logistica 2019

Total Produce is pleased to confirm that, for the first time, the group’s participation at Fruit Logistica will be carbon neutral. In association with Vita, an Irish development partner working with communities in Africa to fight hunger and climate change, Total Produce has committed to offset carbon emissions associated with…

Solutions to help fruit growers and processors deal with latest global packing challenges

Solutions to help fruit growers and processors deal with some of the sector’s latest global packing challenges will be the theme of the Proseal stand at Fruit Logistica 2019. Major current trends include the anti-plastic backlash that is leading to the introduction of alternative materials for trays, and the increasing…

Thailand is a big supplier of coconuts to China

Coconuts have a lot of possibilities for processing into other products like oil, coconut milk and other sports drinks. “Since last year we have had our own coconut factory in Thailand, our own orchard and our own packing house. In Thailand coconuts are available all year-round, so this is a big…

Tzone Digital Technology

China: "Our industry has been facing new challenges"

In recent years, the development of temperature & humidity recorders in various fields has become more extensive, and the demand for products has also been continuously…

Smits' Uien buys two brand new PerfoTec Laser Systems

To maintain the quality of its products at the highest level and to extend their shelf life, Smit's Uien has purchased 2 brand new PerfoTec Laser Systems for its production facility in The Hague. Smit’s Uien has been using PerfoTec lasers since 2011. On the photo Jan Smit (left) is presented with the…

Australian vegetable growers head to Berlin

AUSVEG the industry representative body for Australian vegetable and potato growers has been organising trips for groups of Australian vegetable growers to attend Berlin Fruit…

Healthy variety on the convenience and organic routes presented

Consumer demand for convenience and organic foods has steadily risen over the past years. At this year's Fruit Logistica, countless exhibitors from both segments will be…

Functional packaging meets automation

"Growing demand for automation with leaner packaging and less waste"

Growing demand for functional packaging of fresh produce that is suited for automation has prompted StePac L.A. Ltd. to tailor its branded range of Xtend® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity (MA/MH) packaging solutions to be compatible with both automated bulk and retail packing lines. This move facilitates the use…

Details will be announced at Fruit Logistica

Interko upgrades coolers for Ultimo fruit ripening rooms

Interko, designer, manufacturer and installer of fresh fruit ripening rooms, announced an important service and maintainability upgrade to its Ultimo room, the flagship system that evenly and efficiently ripens large volumes of fruit, such as bananas. Thanks to ongoing technological improvements made by the Interko…

Rijk Zwaan to present numerous innovations at Fruit Logistica in Berlin

From edible spoons to mini pointed cabbage

‘Innovating for sustainability’ is Rijk Zwaan’s theme at this year’s Fruit Logistica, which will take place from 6-8 February in Berlin. Innovations inspire consumers to eat vegetables more often throughout the day, so this is one way in which the vegetable breeding company is contributing to a…

Laser Food launches ‘Natural Branding vs Burnt Skin’ campaign

Laser Food, a pioneer of safe, efficient laser labelling technology for fresh fruits and vegetables, has announced the launch of a new promotional campaign to raise awareness of the differences between the system marketed under Laser Food’s own ‘Natural Branding’ name and inferior laser-burning systems…

Latest developments in the area of ultrasonic sealing

Ilapak and Sarco Packaging see rapid growth in fresh fruit and vegetable market

Dutch company, Sarco Packaging BV is one of Ilapak International's dealers. In the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, ILAPAK has installed more than a thousand vertical packaging lines. Many of these have ultrasonic sealing or closing systems. The ultrasonic systems are mounted on intermittent as well…

OMIP offers quality, innovation and technology for fruit processing

Avocado Pitter mod. KAV2: a revolutionary machine that minimizes operating costs

OMIP SRL, founded in 1971, is targeted at all the canning companies which need to have more reliable equipment, built with quality materials and great robustness, where the cost of production, as well as that of the workforce, is minimized. For this reason, it is focused on the design and construction of machinery characterized…

Increase in volumes necessitates refocus on asparagus exports

Denbi assists black farmers in successful new asparagus partnership

On two separate farms in the eastern Free State, black farmers have been growing asparagus with the technical support of well-known South African asparagus producer Denmar Estates and the VKB Agricultural Group, as well as government financial support. Nine black farmers in the areas of Rosendal and QwaQwa, close to…

Sorma Group to launch artificial vision system

The Sorma Group range has been further expanded with a ground-breaking artificial vision system installed on its own SormaTech grader. InstanDEF-QI 2.0 is the new software to be launched by the Cesena-based company during Fruit Logistica in Berlin (Hall 9 stand D-13), to be held from 6 to 8 February. Designed to enable…

Special event for agri-women during Fruit Logistica

The Messe Berlin, organiser of the Fruit Logistica, set out to organise a ‘Women in Business event’ on the final day of the fair in cooperation with other international…

BayWa Global Produce and partners make first joint trade fair presentation

For the first time BayWa AG and its Group companies in the international fruit business will be represented with a joint trade fair presence at this year's Fruit Logistica…

Boix will to present punnet solution and version 3 of Q-1500 tray forming machine

Boix, manufacturer and worldwide supplier of tray forming machines, puts great emphasis on cardboard punnets as a sustainable packaging solution. During Fruit Logistica 2019 in Berlin, the packaging partner will be presenting the MCT-1 punnet forming machine for automatically and mechanically setting up…

Kronen shows it off in Berlin

“Industry 4.0” solutions and a thermal washing process

“Industry 4.0” is a topic in all different kind of industries and it is actually a reality in many areas already. It is about the interconnectivity of machines in production. Therefore, the machines need to be web-enabled, usually they are connected with a Wi-Fi network. By using the Internet connection…

Anthony Gardiner - G's Group

“Love Beets has become one of our global brands"

It will be no surprise for visitors to Fruit Logistica in Berlin next month to see the G’s Group stand at the entrance of Hall 8.2 as they have held this spot since 2013. Anthony Gardiner, Marketing Director, also a familiar sight at the trade fair, said the company is there, not necessarily to promote new products,…

Festive commissioning of the 100th Tramper S-360 tray sealing line

Mid-December 2018, a new tray sealing line commenced production at Heemskerk fresh & easy in Rijnsburg (NL). This was a cheerful moment for Tramper Technology as this is the 100th machine in the S-360 series. Excellent experience Heemskerk fresh & easy produces fresh and healthy convenience products. This company…

Packaging Automation exhibit eco-friendly machines that will increase productivity

At Fruit Logistica Packaging Automation will be exhibiting robotic tray sealing machinery suitable for packing all types of fruit and vegetables in preformed trays, the team will be on hand to showcase the latest developments designed to deliver significant increases in productivity, efficiency and…

Rijk Zwaan focuses on innovating for sustainability

Rijk Zwaan shoulders its corporate social responsibility in terms of both production and consumption by continuously innovating its broad range of vegetables. In that context, the company’s stand at Fruit Logistica 2019 (Hall 1.2, D-04) is dedicated to the theme of ‘Innovating for sustainability’. The…

One stop service from procurement to market

ZhengZhou Chen’s Sun Fruit and Vegetable Trade Co., Ltd. is a large-scale fruit trade company with its headquarters in Zhengzhou city. They have different branch offices in and outside of China. The company is mainly focused on trading imported fruit and domestic premium fruits in the Chinese market,…

Longer lasting, better colored bananas thanks to stand system

The fully-integrated, patented stand system from BanaNatural can be used to collect, transport, distribute and display banana bunches at the point of sale. Over the past year, it has been widely used in Greece across the entire supply chain. The eco-friendly steel stand is reusable and eliminates the…

Fully biodegradable and recyclable packaging presented in Berlin

The Azienda Ortoflorovivaistica dei Fratelli Simonato company, based in Italy, is introducing a new, fully-biodegradable and recyclable packaging concept at its Fruit…

For the third consecutive year

Canada returns to Berlin in February

A delegation that will consist of at least 20 Canadian companies, growers and trade organizations will take part in for a third consecutive year under a Canada pavilion at Fruit Logistica, the world’s largest fresh produce trade show, held annually in Berlin, Germany on 6-8 February. The Canadian…

Attractive packaging with self-adhesive labels

With full-wrap labelling, which is also known as D-labelling, a label is wrapped around four sides of a pack similar to a sleeve or band. This offers a wide variety of package design options and significantly increases attractiveness at the point of sale. Full-wrap labelling with a MULTIVAC conveyor belt…


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