Automation in post harvest technology does much more than make processing and packaging streamlined and smooth. Our clients enjoy larger yields of export grade produce, they get better prices for product and many have been able to gain access to high-value, pest sensitive markets.

To date, we’ve developed post harvest technology solutions for clients growing and packing apples, citrus fruit, kiwifruit, stone fruit, cherries and avocados. Post harvest solutions have also included material handling, empty and full carton handling, sorting and tracking, palletising and cool storage.

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Post Harvest Products

Designed specifically for the New Zealand export apple industry, our machine meets the pressure, flow and geometric requirements for apple washing as determined by the MPI for export apples...

Developed in conjunction with industry experts, our high pressure apple washer removes apple leaf curling midge and other pest infestations from apples in order to gain access to high value markets...

After 10 years of designing, building and maintaining flatbed brush systems, we designed and developed the most reliable, versatile, hygienic and cost-effective brush bed system in the world...

Our end of line palletising systems incorporate ABB industrial robotics for maximum reliability and flexibility and can be adapted to suit any plant, product and throughput rates...

Our multi-product palletising system uses a single robot and gripper to service multiple product lines, providing high machine outputs on a small footprint, even with a high number of SKUs...

CR Automation can deliver a complete turn key operation for your needs, combining our post harvest products together with engineered and automation solutions.

Post harvest servicing
and maintenance

All post harvest solutions are supported by regular servicing and maintenance. We also support other pre-existing post harvest systems to ensure your packhouse is up to speed when the produce is ready to pack.

Case Studies

When CAJ van der Voort came to us for a post harvest automation solution for a new packhouse facility, they told us handling, washing and packing were top priority.
Packhouse design provided us with a different type of challenge when Mr Apple closed one facility and asked us to consolidate the old equipment into another facility.