JPFT Foodlife, TOP

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To safeguard the supply of high-quality fruits, Dutch companies TOP b.v. and JFPT Food Life present the automatic grape picking technology 'Pluckr'. With this revolutionary and patented machine it is possible to shake the grapes and berries loose for easier packing and snacking, without damaging the fruits. Picking grapes and berries manually takes a lot of time, making it relatively cost inefficient. This Dutch innovation increases productivity up to 300-600 kilograms per hour. In combination with packaging technology - AMAP (Active Modified Atmosphere Packaging) - it can even extend shelf life to 3-4 weeks.


Sector - Food Security
- Waste & Resource Efficiency
Location Wageningen
Year 2014
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