BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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New mobile ripening system at Fruit Attraction 2021

New mobile ripening system at Fruit Attraction 2021

INTERKO presents its new shipping container for fruit ripening, the result of more than five years of cooperation with Fyffes

INTERKO, a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of state-of-the-art ripening chambers for fruit, has taken advantage of its presence at Fruit Attraction 2021 to present its mobile ripening system, the result of a collaboration of more than five years with the tropical fruit importer and marketer Fyffes.

This solution consists of a shipping container that functions as a ripening chamber for up to 20 pallets. It is thus a technology that is particularly suitable for customers who need flexibility, temporarily increase their ripening capacity, do not have the infrastructure to accommodate a ripening chamber or do not wish to invest in a fixed installation.

Chris Maat, managing partner and director of Interko, explains: "The chamber is small in size so you can't go inside and therefore you have to rely on its automation and sensors to know what is going on. In a conventional chamber, it's totally different because you can go in and check if everything is OK".

Interko is constantly innovating, especially in automation and control systems, for the continuous improvement of its ripening systems. In this way, Interko's technology aims to improve the quality of fruit and vegetable products, reducing costs, energy consumption and food loss.


About Interko
Interko is the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of cost-effective, high quality, low maintenance ripening chambers for fresh fruit and cooling systems for the horticultural sector.

Founded more than 50 years ago in the Netherlands, Interko develops precise, advanced and energy efficient systems that are designed to last. Since its inception, Interko has installed more than 7000 ripening chambers for bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas and tomatoes, the first of which are still in operation and working well today.

Every year, Interko installs around 200 new ripening chambers.


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Narcís Guinart, project manager, and Chris Maat, Interko's partner and managing director