New Zealand-based post-harvest technology company Compac aims to strengthen its position in the UK through a new partnership with Liverpool-headquartered packaging solutions provider Xact.
The new arrangement will combine Compac’s award-winning Spectrim grading technology with Xact’s best-in-class solutions and offerings,including Giro’s fresh produce packaging equipment.
Together, the organisations can provide industry leading fruit sorting and packaging solutions that deliver unrivalled quality and consistent fresh produce to the demanding UK retail market.
In a release, Compac CEO Mike Riley said he was thrilled about the strategic partnership.
“Compac and Xact recognise the emerging automation opportunities in the United Kingdom repack sector,” Riley said.
“In combination with Xact, our solutions are tried, tested and proven in some of the most advanced packaging lines in the world and we can’t wait to initiate these solutions with Xact in the United Kingdom.”
Xact managing director David Hughes said the partnership marked the start of an exciting relationship.
“We feel this generates tremendous value for both parties. We have developed strong relationships with the major players in the United Kingdom fresh produce industry and we feel the market is ready for the range of technologies provided by Compac,” Hughes said.
“Xact has a solid reputation for providing integrated solutions to the UK and we share a common vision with Compac, both in terms of the markets requirement for Compac’s high-value products and services but also the need to provide our customers with more sophisticated experienced as they look to meet increasing consumer demands.”
Compac’s 2017 plans emphasise expansion in Europe and the Xact relationship gives Compac a complementary partner that is locally integrated in the United Kingdom market.
The partnership enables customers to create safe, quality products which have high consumer demand.
“We share similar views on the responsibility of our role in the food production industry and both organisations have a customer centric focus to deliver world-class integrated solutions and services,” Riley added.