Apollo Apples Ltd is continuously at the leading edge of innovation and has one of the most technologically advanced packhouses in New Zealand.
For nearly a decade product tracking from the orchard to market has been managed via barcode and scanning systems with RF (radio frequency) systems currently used to give real time information on product inventory for both raw and packed product.
Our coolstores, CA stores and forced draft cooling facilities provides a coolchain operation that is second to none.
We employ our own laboratory technicians to continuously analyse fruit during the harvest and storage periods to ensure only the best tasting apples are available for export.
The packhouse utilises optimisation technology for fruit weighing to achieve the most efficient packing processes. This is managed by Compac Sorting Equipment while their invision software for image capturing and data analysis is used to colour grade our apples before any manual colour sorting is undertaken.
We have introduced automatic carton sorting, palletisation and strapping equipment to maximise productivity while providing the safest working methods for our staff and the best product handling procedures to maintain the integrity of our fruit quality.
Apollo Apples is committed to research and development to provide the best service for our clients, the best working conditions for our staff with the best fruit handling technology for our quality assurance.
We work closely with HortResearch and New Zealand Pipfruit on the latest national and international trends in research and development.