Freshmax Brisbane has opened the doors to its newly refurbished and expanded Brisbane distribution and ripening centre.
The Rocklea-based faciliy has undergone a A$5m upgrade, and now covers 10,000m2 dedicated to ripening and distribution, making it a logistics hub for Queensland bananas, avocados and mangoes.
According to a media release, the site includes 34 ripening rooms fitted with industry-leading Ethy-Gen ripening systems, two loading and consolidation areas and nine loading docks.
“At this new capacity, the site expects to handle over 2m cartons of bananas and avocados each year,” stated Peter Sillcock, CEO of Freshmax Brisbane.
Within months of opening, the site is already at full capacity, according to Freshmax, and playing service provider for this year's substantial Northern Territory and North Queensland mango crops.
“Queensland is a key state for us particularly in the production of bananas, citrus and avocados,” noted Dan Reeves, CEO of Freshmax Australia. “We have a leading role to play in each of our core categories and this facility will help drive this leadership.”