Packhouse Optimisation Project

Post-harvest costs poorly understood, project reveals

Victorian apple and pear growers could significantly reduce costs by adopting new packing technology and smarter marketing, according to a preliminary analysis of packhouse costs carried out in 2017. They may also be better off to mothball old or smaller sites and combine capacity via very large (by Australian standards) new, state-of-the-art facilities to drive [...]

Packhouse Optimisation Project update

Last year, APAL commenced the Packhouse Optimisation Project to help growers and packers understand the full cost of packing apples and pears and identify ways to optimise their operations.  The Project aims to analyse the cost of packing, by developing a robust financial model of growers’ packing sheds to provide growers with the financial information they need to make informed decisions [...]

Hidden costs of packing fruit uncovered

APAL has received a grant from the Victorian Government to help growers and packers understand the full cost of packing apples and pears and identify ways to optimise their operations while continuing to deliver premium quality fruit. The Packhouse Optimisation Project will help growers and packers identify ways to improve the efficiency of their [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|News, Packhouse Optimisation Project|