About Us

bbctechworkshop_020BBC Technologies is the global leader in complete turnkey solutions for sorting, optimizing, and packing small fruit. We specialize in soft, delicate varieties in which our industry-leading technology preserves the natural characteristics of each piece of fruit.

BBC Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and installs all of our own end-to-end turnkey lines, which include traceability and analytics software.

Our Berry Science Program

BBC Technologies has an internal, established and ongoing Berry Science Program which, through years of research, has compiled the most extensive collection of berry samples and data that exists in the world—more than any other university, research institute or competing manufacturer. Our library includes samples and findings from a comprehensive spread of varieties, berry maturities, growing conditions, seasons and weather conditions. By continually validating this research and expanding its scope, we remain at the forefront of our field. This is why we say our machines, are literally built from the berry up.

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Our Technology in Operation

Company History

  • 1982 – First blueberry patches planted in swampy meadows of Ohaupo, New Zealand.
  • 1986 – First harvestable crop.
  • 1990 – 120 hectares purchased in Ohaupo by Blueberry Country Ltd. Two years later 40 more hectares purchased in Hauraki Plains.
  • 1995 – Machine harvesting method proves highly labor intensive when sorting berries by color. Need for color sorting technology arises.
  • 1996 – Color Sorter development starts
  • 1999 – First electronic Color Sorter sold in USA
  • 2000 – Development on Soft Sorter begins. BBC Technologies Ltd. set up as separate entity.
  • 2003 – Development begins on Fill By Weight Clamshell filler.
  • 2004 – First electronic Soft Sorters and 6 Head Fill-By-Weight machines sold in USA. Blower Cleaner & Inspection Belt also introduced.
  • 2005 – Soft Sorta wins ‘Top 10 New Products’ award at World Ag Show in Tulare, CA. Installation of Full Packing Line for packing trays with Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Carrots and Broccoli heads.
  • 2006 – BBC Technologies named ‘Regional Exporter of the year’ at Waikato Business awards. Product Sizer and Flow Conveyor introduced.
  • 2007 – FreshTracker traceability and management software launched.
  • 2008 – 10-Head Fill-By-Weight machine introduced capable of filling 5 pound clamshells. Color Sorta with Defect Recognition introduced.
  • 2009 – Volume Filler Introduced.
  • 2011 – MIRA-360 Cherry Sorting Machine introduced.
  • 2012 – Opened South American office in Chillan, Chile.
  • 2014 – New Head office and production facility opened in Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • 2015 – BBC Technologies debuts on the New Zealand TIN-100 List at #72 (Technology Innovation Network).