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Compac Sorting Equipment

World-leading machinery, software and training

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This article was published on 5 June 2015

Compac Sorting Equipment designs, manufactures and services high-tech equipment for packhouses to sort, grade and pack fresh fruit and vegetables.

Success through technology

Compac’s world-leading machinery, software and training has driven 16 percent compound annual growth over the past 10 years and made them the second-equal largest business in the world by market share for fruit sorting machines.

Compac is also helping New Zealand fruit and vegetable exporters by improving their accuracy and efficiency.

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How Callaghan Innovation and Compac have worked together

  • Callaghan Innovation’s researchers worked on imaging to help grade fruit.
  • Callaghan Innovation helped ensure sorters met european safety standards by testing and verifying lights used to photograph fruit.
  • Compac received grants that have helped them to carry out R&D or outsource it, and to employ students to do research.

Callaghan Innovation’s support was critical to developing the technology that runs our machines.

Nigel Beach, R&D Manager - Compac Sorting Equipment