Thailand: Call to innovation in climate controlled post-harvest

30% to 40% fresh product loss is caused due to limited cold chain facilitation. Exporters of fresh tropical fruits are investing in post-harvest and cold chain solutions. One of Thailand’s leading tropical fruit exporters is calling for solutions, taking up on the first challenge is efficiency and automation.

The exporter’s challenges is to connect the vital dots for quality consistency: Climate controlled logistics from farm to warehouse / distribution following by automated sorting, grading and packaging system(s), followed by climate controlled transportation to shipping company for export.

Crop science for tropical fruit storage, optimizing shelf life and quality of the fruits is key. Successful case accelerates expansion plans for building 2nd and 3rd project locations.

KPIs for the call is:
a) Data driven crop science: Store temperature, oxygen and other indicators
b) Traceability throughout the chain: Creating transparent chain demanded by importers
c) Quality control software: Easy to control on loss prevention
d) Packaging: Shelf life extending packaging

Horti Asia calls on experts for innovation, delivering a presentation pitch on August 23rd after qualification. Pitch is attended by final decision makers and investors.

Papers may be submitted to CTI@horti-asia.com

For more information, reach out to Mr Tehchad Kit via email tehchad.kit@vnuexhibitionsap.com, Executive Market Developer Horticulture Southeast Asia.

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