Ripening technology specialist Interko is to launch its new containerised ripening room under the brand name Mobilo at next week’s Fruit Logistica. The company said the name reflects the product’s unique capability of being transported easily by truck or ship to anywhere in the world.
Developed and tested in partnership with Fyffes, Mobilo is built inside a standard insulated refrigeration container. It can ripen up to 20 pallets of bananas, avocados or mangoes at the source or in the destination market.
Interko managing director/partner Chris Maat said: “Mobilo joins our formidable range of ripening rooms: Ultimo, Axesso and Optimo. It offers international fruit retailers, importers, distributors and wholesalers a mobile, space-saving and multi-functional ripening room which can be used and moved anywhere.
“Thebranding highlights the room’s mobility and aligns our new offering with Interko’s other well-known, innovative brands. Interko is a pioneer in the field of containerised ripening rooms.
“Until now, this type of room has never been proven as an effective solution, which makes our tried-and-tested bespoke mechanical design a world first.”
Interko said it has already received a high level of interest in the new ripening room, which comes pre-fitted with the company’s latest technology, including a fail-safe ripening control system. This sensor-based programme gives fruit operators greater flexibility and responsiveness than ever before to perfect their fruit ripening cycles.
Interko plants to roll out this new ripening controller for use across its range of ripening rooms shortly.
Commenting on the return of Fruit Logistica, Maat said: “There’s no substitute for doing business in person, and the Interko team cannot wait to make the most of our return to Fruit Logistica.
“We look forward to meeting in Berlin once again to explain how Interko can add value to your fruit offer! We anticipate another busy show.”