This year the company has been reflecting on the 48 years of trading in the UK and not only have we said hello to wonderful new technologies but we’ve also said hard goodbyes.
The world’s first imported case unloader, which is truly unique, was trialed at F W Mansfield’s which has been a big step forward in the fruit industry. The machine takes the hardest element of unloading cases (the tipping) and makes it easy. Insert a box into it, it firstly removes the lid, turns the box and then gently unloads the fruit by removing the base. All excess cardboard is then brought to a single destination for easy compacting. This can be combined with a de-palletiser for truly a fully automated process,
Hard goodbye’s have come in many forms this year and has weighed heavy on our hearts. We’ve said goodbye to customers we class as friends and people who have worked with us from day one when Jan Vogelaar himself stood at the helm. Our condolences go out to all the customers, friends and their families who have been affected by 2020.
48 years of trading… multiple new sprayers have come and gone and come again, dozens of new graders and packing lines have been bought, upgraded and sold and hundreds of thousands of parts have been fitted. Some customers like shiny, new and state of the art and some are still running their 70s Universal graders. Whatever you are running, Kent Fruit Services will see it through until it’s end.
2021 is going to see new machines come and old machines go. Let’s hope it’s a better year than 2020.
For the company, the office remains open and our engineers will continue to support the industry for many more years to come.