The two companies will offer first class customer service and quality protection for apple, pear, cherry, and tree fruit industries

Hazel Technologies has signed a strategic partnership deal with HR Spinner Corporation, the leading packaging solutions provider in the Pacific Northwest for commodities including apples, cherries, pears, and other fresh produce items.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Yakima, Washington-based Spinner will use a range of Hazel’s expanding product lines, including but not limited to Hazel 100 bin and box sachets, Hazel CA and Hazel Datica. Hazel Tech will remain the sole sales agent of its products with HR Spinner providing logistical support.

For over 100 years, HR Spinner has driven innovation in packaging solutions for the fresh fruit industry.

The company started off supplying Washington’s Yakima Valley with wooden shook for tree fruit fledglings and quickly worked its way into assembled wood crates for the apple and pear packers in the area.

Spinner’s product line and service area has continually grown, and the company is now one of the largest packaging providers in the US, whose portfolio includes corrugated cartons and box machines alongside other integral packaging like pulp trays, poly bags, and fruit wrap.

While corrugated cartons and box machines are at the heart of the Spinner portfolio, supplying innovative solutions for every customer is central to the company’s mission.

“At Spinner, we are continuously educating ourselves on the needs of our customers and finding ways to help them use new solutions that improve their postharvest experience,” said the company’s president, Ed Jewett.

“Staying on top of innovation has driven our success as a company and working with an ag tech trailblazer like Hazel Tech will continue to push us forward in the industry.”

Patrick Flynn, co-founder and CMO at Hazel Tech, commented: “The Pacific Northwest is a leading producer of apples, cherries, and pears in the US. HR Spinner’s reputation and extensive logistics network will allow us to provide a new level of service to our rapidly expanding group of grower, packer, and shipper customers”.