New high performance filling system heralds a step change for global fresh produce sector

New high performance filling system heralds a step change for global fresh produce sector

The New Zealand based fresh produce sorting solutions specialist is unveiling its brand new CURO-16 Filling System which has been proven to consistently pack up to 240 clamshells per minute—significantly more than competitor products which claim packing rates of up to 180 per minute. The CURO- 16 will be showcased for the first time at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, which brings together growers, vendors and suppliers in a four day event ( 8 – 11 January) held annually in Savannah, Georgia.

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BBC leaps onto elite list of Kiwi tech sector companies

BBC leaps onto elite list of Kiwi tech sector companies

The strong growth being experienced by BBC Technologies is reflected in the company being listed on the annual Technology Investment Network TIN100 report for the first time. BBC is ranked 72 on the 2014 TIN100, which was announced in late October, a result which CEO Geoff Furniss describes as “outstanding and affirming”. Now in its tenth year, the TIN100 Report provides an annual analysis of New Zealand’s largest globally-focussed companies in the hi-tech manufacturing, biotech and ICT sectors. Furniss says BBC has performed strongly in...

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BBC Technologies joins Asia Fruit Logistica

BBC Technologies joins Asia Fruit Logistica

New Zealand company BBC Technologies will be consolidating business operations in Asia this week as the company matches its world-leading capability in solutions for the horticulture industry with spiralling demand in the fast growing region. BBC, the world’s leading supplier of blueberry sorting and packing machinery, is demonstrating its commitment to the Asian region by, for the first time, joining the New Zealand country pavilion at Asia Fruit Logistica 2014. The family-owned business has previously been an observer at the show, which...

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BBC on show at Fruit Logistica

BBC on show at Fruit Logistica

Key players in Europe’s fresh produce industry will see first-hand how to drive greater productivity through their operation using advanced fruit sorting technology from New Zealand company BBC Technologies. BBC will be showcasing its innovative fruit sorting solutions at Fruit Logistica in Germany for the fourth consecutive year. The event, which takes place in Berlin from 5 – 7 February, attracts more than 2,400 companies and 50,000 visitors from all parts of the world’s fresh BBC Technologies is riding a wave of interest in its...

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BBC Technologies helps cull spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit damage

BBC Technologies helps cull spotted wing drosophila (SWD) fruit damage

BBC Technologies North America is helping a Michigan blueberry grower eliminate damage by spotted wing drosophila (SWD) on the packing line. South Haven, Mich.-based DeGrandchamp Farms Inc., contained the insect’s damage and avoided rejections during the 2013 season, said Mike DeGrandchamp, partner. DeGrandchamp uses BBC’s recently introduced MK-2.5 color sorter and Dura-Touch soft sorter on its fresh fruit line to grade-out soft, green and overripe fruit, he said. Since appearing in northwestern growing regions in 2009, the pest has...

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