Leading fresh produce company procures 2,200 ZeSTIA container refrigeration units

Daikin Reefer has announced leading fresh produce grower-distributor-marketer Fresh Del Monte has ordered 2,200 Daikin ZeSTIA units, of which ten are fitted with Daikin’s controlled atmosphere (CA) technology.

Daikin Reefer Fresh Del Monte order

It is the first order from Fresh Del Monte which will use the container refrigeration units to help transport its range of products including fresh and prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts to more than 90 countries.

Of the total, 1,700 of the units have been acquired by Fresh Del Monte’s South American regional office and will be used on the busy trade between Central America and the US, where the primary cargoes are bananas and pineapples.

A further 500 of the ZeSTIA units will be used during the 2022/2023 Chilean fruit season on the Chile-US trade, carrying the primary cargo of grapes with apples, peaches, plums and blueberries also set for transportation.

“We are excited to welcome Fresh Del Monte to the Daikin Reefer family,” commented Robert Ferreyra, sales and marketing manager for the Americas region for Daikin Reefer.

“The US is a key trade area for the Latin American fresh produce market. Daikin’s ZeSTIA units will ensure that Fresh Del Monte’s high-quality produce is transported under optimum conditions, arriving in a just-picked state, ready for purchase, consumption and enjoyment by US consumers.” 

Daikin’s ZeSTIA container refrigeration unit is part of Daikin’s LXE series, launched in 2001. The LXE series has high reliability and performance its features and benefits include

Daikin’s unique DC inverter technology improves energy efficiency by changing the power supply frequency and providing precise temperature control with low power consumption.

The inverter technology reduces C02 emissions whilst providing precise cooling performance and stable temperatures for chilled and frozen cargoes.

Daikin’s patented Motor ensures ZeSTIA units also improve motor efficiency at the same time as delivering energy-saving.