In our latest podcast, Jupiter Group Technical Director Cristian was joined by our Head of Farming in South Africa, Kobus Botha and Wiekus Venter the Sales and Project Engineer at MED Automation to discuss our GREEFA packing machine.

Episode 19. of The Pod explores how our packhouse allows us to stand-out from the crowd with a brand-new market leading system whilst at the same time remembering and honouring the history of the farm that we now look after.

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In a fascinating chat the trio delved into the packhouse that we inherited when taking over the farm in 2019 and how changes needed to be made to ensure that we were able to streamline and effectively process the fruit harvested from our farms.

Replacing a packing system from the 1950’s is never easy and Wiekus takes our listeners through what exactly we have installed in South Africa and how it allows us to process around 50 tonnes per hour.

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple mission – to be the most transparent brand in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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