Customer Testimonials

Discover how some of our grower and packhouse customers are using Hectre

Lamont Fruit Farms

“Hectre is now the tool we use to evaluate all of our blocks in the true sense of real time. You can track each and every project and monitor costs from the start of pruning until the end of harvest. Bilingual and user friendly at the same time has been a huge plus for our company. The staff has been fantastic with support and are always thinking forward.”

Jason WoodworthCEO

First Fresh NZ

“The more we know about the size profile of a particular growers crop in advance of it being brought into the packhouse, the better we can plan our sales programs. Spectre will enable us to give instant feedback to a grower if the harvesting crew is meeting the brief in terms of picking to a size profile. Real time data in the field means growers can make adjustments on the fly.

When we evaluate new technology, simplicity of use is high on our list of desirable attributes. We want technology that can be used at all levels of our organization and across our supply chain.”

Ian AlbersManaging Director

Kokako Farms

“I can manage all of my timesheets on phones and iPads now and never have to chase the information anymore. Using Hectre, paying wages is just a simple excel download to get the totals for each staff member. Wage processing at peak times used to take an hour and a half minimum – now it takes just 15 minutes.

And because we can now see the block costs with Hectre, we’ve already gained insights on certain blocks costing a lot more than the averages. Job costings have also got a lot better and overpaying on jobs has stopped - saving us thousands. ”

Bruce NimonManager

Moana Orchard

“We've got a better handle on how many bins per day, how many bins per block. If you're trying to gather more information, and to try and do things better, then it's the way forward.”

Chris McinallyHarvest Manager
Debra Turner working

Turner Fruit LLC

“I never had the opportunity to attend my daughter's high school volleyball games before we had Hectre. Last season I was able to attend ALL of her games, because Hectre has saved me so much time on timesheets. It used to take me about 2 hours every evening to reconcile and enter all the timesheets, but with Hectre, it only takes about 20 minutes.”

Debbie TurnerCo-owner

Tyrella Orchard

“It enabled us to change who is doing the bin ticketing, also how we pull the data, and we don't have to do that manually anymore.”

Mark AndersonHead Orchard Manager

Wairepo Orchard

“Quality checking is the most important thing for us to do, and if we're writing everything down then we don't have the time to do it.”

Leah BaileyHead Quality Controller

Hoddy’s Fruit Company

“What I've found useful is it's fast, responsive, and gives me time to do more important things (than paperwork).”

Canaan BalckBlock Manager

Tyrella Orchard

“Once I was shown the steps on how to use it, I had no problems”

Megan SmithSupervisor