We’re thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all of the new customers who have joined Hectre in the past month! Welcome and thank you for choosing Hectre as your tech partner.

Crunch Pak

US

 

Founded in 2000 by veteran orcharding families in Washington’s Wenatchee Valley, Crunch Pak has established itself as a leading provider of sliced fresh apple packs. Operating from Cashmere, Washington, the company has mastered the art of delivering healthy, high-quality snacking options using apples sourced from the best orchards in the “Apple Capital of the World.” Over two decades, Crunch Pak has built a reputation for innovation and quality, focusing on the connection between their people, their farming partners, and the land.

 

As a processor of apples into sliced snack packs, Crunch Pak requires more accurate information on the size of apples they purchase to maintain consistency and quality in their products.

 

Hectre’s Fruit Sizing App offers an easy-to-use solution to meet Crunch Pak’s specific needs. This technology enables the company to accurately assess the size of apples they are procuring, aiding in better selection and usage decisions for their production processes.

Rivoira

Italy

 

Founded in 1959, the Rivoira Group is a distinguished family business with three generations of expertise in growing and distributing fruit globally. Based in Italy, the group operates from a state-of-the-art warehouse, managing to ship 150 containers worldwide each week. The group adheres to stringent industry and in-house quality standards, underscored by numerous certifications.

 

Rivoira Group is seeking to enhance operational efficiency at their packhouses by integrating automated fruit sizing and color capture systems at receiving stations. This technology is crucial for maintaining high-quality standards and streamlining the sorting and packing processes.

 

Hectre Top Down provides an ideal solution for Rivoira Group’s requirements. This overhead fruit sizing and color grading technology is specifically designed for use in packhouses, enabling precise and automated assessment of fruit quality as soon as it arrives at the facility.

 

Key Features and Benefits of Hectre Top Down:

  • Precision and Accuracy: Delivers high-accuracy measurements of fruit size and color, crucial for quality control and batch consistency.
  • Efficiency in Operations: Automates the initial quality assessment process, significantly speeding up the sorting and packing stages.
  • Integration Capability: Easily integrates with existing packhouse workflows, providing seamless data collection and analysis.
  • Enhanced Quality Control: Helps maintain stringent quality standards by ensuring only fruits that meet specific criteria are processed and packed.

For more details on the Hectre Top Down system and its application in packhouses, you can visit the Hectre product page: Hectre Fruit Quality AI 

Hood River Cherry Company

US

 

Hood River Cherry Company, founded by Kathryn Klein and Brad Fowler in Hood River, Oregon, has been producing premium cherries since 1993. This family-run business is committed to delivering high-quality, tree-ripened cherries from their high-elevation orchards, adhering to rigorous standards to maintain their reputation as producers of the region’s finest cherries.

 

The company seeks to improve the tracking and management of warehouse staff hours in their packing shed to enhance operational efficiency and maintain their high standards.

 

The Hectre Timesheets module is tailored for easy implementation in packing sheds, providing a straightforward system for staff to clock in and out. This solution will ensure accurate time tracking, crucial for payroll and labor management.

 

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Ease of Use: Simple kiosk interface for quick clock-in and clock-out.
  • Accuracy: Reliable capture of working hours helps with payroll precision.
  • Scalability: Perfect solution for future expansion to field operations if needed.
  • Integration: Seamless connectivity with payroll systems for efficient administration.

Implementing Hectre Timesheets enables Hood River Cherry Company to streamline labor management in their packing shed, enhancing efficiency and supporting their commitment to quality and family values. This improvement in backend operations ensures that the company remains focused on producing the best cherries for customers.

Molnar Fruits

Spain

 

Molnar Fruits, a stalwart in the fruit industry since 1956, is renowned for producing and selling high-quality pears and apples in Lleida. With a history dating back over six decades, the company was founded by three visionary producers from Mollerussa, Linyola, and els Arcs. Committed to environmental respect and quality, Molnar Fruits combines traditional care with modern agricultural practices to deliver the best fruit in terms of flavor and appearance.

 

Molnar Fruits faces the challenge of efficiently managing their large volume of produce by needing precise size and color data at the point of receiving. Accurate data is crucial for effective sales planning and storage decision-making, ensuring that inventory is managed optimally to meet market demands.

 

Solution: The Hectre Top Down provides an automated solution for capturing size and color data directly from the tops of trucks at the packhouse receiving. This innovative technology streamlines the process of quality assessment and inventory management, offering Molnar Fruits a competitive edge in operational efficiency.

 

Key Features and Benefits of Hectre Top Down:

  • Automated Data Capture: Measures fruit size and color accurately and quickly as trucks unload, minimizing manual labor and reducing wait times.
  • Immediate Insights: Provides instant data on fruit quality, aiding in rapid decision-making for sales and storage.
  • Seamless Integration: Easily integrates with existing systems to enhance data flow and inventory tracking.
  • Enhanced Sales Planning: Accurate and timely data allows for better alignment with market demand and optimization of sales strategies.
  • Improved Storage Management: Helps in determining the optimal storage conditions and durations based on fruit quality metrics.

By implementing the Hectre Top Down system, Molnar Fruits can enhance the precision of their inventory management and optimize sales operations. This technology not only supports Molnar Fruits in maintaining their commitment to quality but also empowers them to adapt more dynamically to market needs. 

O.P. Jonica

Italy

 

Established in 2005, O.P. Jonica is a collective endeavor initiated by farmers from the Jonico area in Italy, united by a commitment to sustainable agriculture. The organization integrates horticultural and fruit production within a single framework, ensuring that products reach the market under strict organic farming standards. O.P. Jonica produces a range of crops, including summer and winter vegetables, fruit, and grapes. Their operations are enhanced by a network of professionals who oversee the entire process from seed planting to harvest, culminating at their packaging and conditioning plant located on the border between Ginosa (TA) and Montescaglioso (MT). 

 

Challenge: O.P. Jonica faces the challenge of obtaining precise fruit sizing data for their citrus and apricots, which is crucial for maintaining quality standards and meeting market demands for their sustainably grown produce.

 

The Hectre Hand-Held Fruit sizing solution offers a practical and efficient method for O.P. Jonica to get early accurate fruit sizing data. This portable technology allows for on-the-spot sizing in orchards or at the packhouse.

 

Key Features and Benefits of the Hectre Hand-Held Fruit Sizing Solution:

  • Portability and Ease of Use: The hand-held device can be easily used in the field or at the packing station, making it flexible and user-friendly.
  • Immediate and Accurate Results: Provides real-time, precise sizing data, facilitating better sales, storage and packing decisions. 

Granfer

Portugal

 

Granfer, a family-owned business established in 1986 in Óbidos, Portugal, has become a key player in the fruit industry with 550 acres dedicated to the cultivation of a variety of fruits including pears, peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, apricots, and avocados. With a strong commitment to innovation and sustainability, Granfer integrates advanced technology and environmentally friendly practices into their operations. Their modern calibration and packing lines, coupled with a responsible and dedicated team, enable them to meet high standards in fruit production, conservation, and commercialization. 

 

Granfer faces challenges with inconsistent fruit size measurements across different packhouses, which affects inventory management and sales promotions. Accurate size measurement is crucial for optimizing packing efficiency and meeting the diverse specifications of international markets.

The Hectre Hand-Held fruit sizing app offers a practical solution to Granfer’s challenges. The app allows for precise, on-the-spot fruit measurement, facilitating uniformity in sizing across all packhouses. The hand-held device is easy to use and integrates seamlessly with existing operational workflows, providing immediate and reliable size data.

 

By implementing the Hectre Hand-Held fruit sizing tool, Granfer can standardize size measurements across all packhouses, enhancing the efficiency of their packing and distribution processes. This technology not only supports Granfer’s commitment to quality and client satisfaction but also strengthens their competitive edge in the global market. 

Champlain Valley Apple Storage, Inc.

US

 

Champlain Valley Apple Storage, Inc. established in 1963, the company has dedicated over half a century to specializing in the storage and handling of apples. This deep-rooted experience has been fundamental in its ability to extend services, including packing operations for clients like Riveridge in Michigan. The simplicity and user-friendliness of the Hectre technology were key factors that reinforced their decision to adopt this new tool, confident in their team’s ability to integrate it seamlessly into their operations.

 

Champlain Valley Apple Storage, Inc. requires accurate early size data for apples to enhance its storage and packing operations. Precise sizing is crucial for optimizing storage space, improving packing efficiency, and ensuring that quality standards are met.

 

The Hectre Hand-Held fruit sizing app provides an effective solution to Champlain Valley’s needs. Implementing the Hectre Hand-Held fruit sizing app allows Champlain Valley Apple Storage, Inc. to significantly enhance its operational efficiency. By providing accurate and immediate sizing data, the app helps streamline the storage and packing process. 

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