This article was published on 5 June 2015
Compac Sorting Equipment designs, manufactures and services high-tech equipment for packhouses to sort, grade and pack fresh fruit and vegetables.
Success through technology
Compac’s world-leading machinery, software and training has driven 16 percent compound annual growth over the past 10 years and made them the second-equal largest business in the world by market share for fruit sorting machines.
Compac is also helping New Zealand fruit and vegetable exporters by improving their accuracy and efficiency.
How Callaghan Innovation and Compac have worked together
- Callaghan Innovation’s researchers worked on imaging to help grade fruit.
- Callaghan Innovation helped ensure sorters met european safety standards by testing and verifying lights used to photograph fruit.
- Compac received grants that have helped them to carry out R&D or outsource it, and to employ students to do research.
Callaghan Innovation’s support was critical to developing the technology that runs our machines.
Nigel Beach, R&D Manager - Compac Sorting Equipment