A busy 2020 in RSA
It has been a busy 2020 so far for our South African
teams which have included record pack-out numbers of
our Valencia oranges, the installation of the Farm trace
ERP system, the building of a 60,000 cubic litre dam in
Schuitrift and not to mention the completion of our world
class packhouse facilities in Maswiri! Wow, haven’t we
State of art packing line
Our world leading packhouse in Maswiri has recently
been completed as part of our ongoing development
to reach technical excellence at source on our citrus
A fabulous farm office
On farm in Zonquasdrift we’ve had all our block end
signs replaced and we’ve installed new irrigation pipes
to our young Nadorcott trees. The farm office has had
a lick of paint and a refresh too.
Last year our GREEFA grading machine was a new
addition to our operating line and we’re delighted that
our Binmatic system is also now fully functional.
The GREEFA SmartSort automatically processes 12
fruits per lane, per second and works in conjunction
with our new Binmatic system.
Our fruit now benefits from the Binmatic’s pre-grading
channels too which allow seamless internal bin
logistics, ensuring automatic and efficient processing
of our filled and empty containers.
As part of the system our new wet-line enables us to
seamlessly wash, wax, treat and dry our fruit, ready for
packing on site. It couldn’t be more seamless in SA!
Alongside our well known Elara Gold FROM OUR FARMS
brand, this summer also sees the
introduction of Elara – direct from our farms
a kraft paper box for our second class citrus.