29 Feb 2016

New coolstore offers fruit traceability

6:41 am on 29 February 2016

Two of Hawke's Bay's biggest apple exporters have opened the region's largest single rooms coolstore.

Bostock New Zealand and Mr Apple have officially opened their new 8600 square metre coolstore near Flaxmere, which has the capacity to store 30,000 bins.

Bostock New Zealand owner John Bostock said the state of the art facility had the technology and innovation to provide customers with full traceability from the Hawke's Bay orchards to consumers across the world.

The new coolstore had a unique, advanced scanning system, which ensured each bin was identified and each apple could be traced back to the orchard where it was grown, he said.

It is the first stage of a two-stage development, which will see another coolstore built with a further capacity to store another 13,000 bins.

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