Top Control

Jason Glue - Top Control

"Top Control can install a complete system to generate the correct packing weight, align the correct labelling"

Top Control is an Italian based company which operates around the world providing weighing, packaging, labelling and storage management systems to fresh produce companies. The company is particularly active in the South African grape packing industry where it provides weighing systems on pack lines. “Our…

FG Adriaanse – Adagin Technologies

Credible data on worker productivity releases farmers from onerous policing

FG Adriaanse and JD Naudé, the managing directors of Adagintech at the Stellenbosch LaunchLab, spend hours discussing what it is that farmers really want of a digital management system in the field and in the packhouse. “What we've realised is there is fundamental need among farmers to measure their…

Anlin Shipping's South African season starts early to alleviate pressure

In response to the unprecedented pressure on containers, Anlin Shipping has arranged one 'spot' specialised reefer vessel to visit Cape Town harbour, even before the planned start of their conventional service. At the end of last month the Sierra Lara (right) loaded 2,200 pallets, of which 75% was…

Wet summer affects kiwifruit export volumes

South Africa is not particularly known for its kiwifruit production but for the last 6-7 years a group of growers has been cultivating gold kiwifruit varieties in the country. At the moment there is less than 250 Ha in production throughout the country about half of which are the Skelton varieties and,…

Chris Fagg - FreshPro Imports

African Delight and Ruby Star plums +15% brix

South African stonefruit is seeing very good volumes this season with a lot of volume on the UK market. “There are a lot of red and black skinned varieties around just now,” said Chris Fagg from FreshPro Imports. “We have good volumes of African Delight and Ruby Star supplied from South African exporter…

Val Harker - Farm Costing Solutions

“We measure the productivity of each worker; we also calculate how much to pay each worker through our payroll"

It is well understood in the fresh produce sector that technology can make everyday production easier. Labour costs typically account for +-60% of total costs on a fruit and vegetable farm. One company has been ‘making things easier’ for 26 years. Farm Costing Solutions builds and supplies proprietary IT…

Ebbe Rabie - Price Forbes

Insurance has become an essential part of the fresh produce sector

The risks faced by businesses across all sectors are more complex and integrated than ever. It’s not just about the risk of property, assets, casualty or liability that most are familiar with, but risks that touch every facet of a business and its environment. For businesses, risk has evolved beyond the…

FreshPlaza April Special - South Africa

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting South Africa in our special. Are you an importer of fruit, vegetables or services from South Africa or do you export from there to destinations around the world? We would love to hear from you for our April special section. You can send us some…


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