Australia and New Zealand’s largest horticulture conference and trade show comes to Melbourne on 3-5 June with over 3,300 visitors and 200 must-see exhibitors. Produce Plus profiles some of the key companies to connect with below.


Freshcare is Australian-owned and operated, providing internationally recognised assurance standards for the fresh produce, supply chains and wine grape industries. Freshcare is a not-for-profit funded through participation fees and does not receive any government or levy funding. All revenue goes back into the management and development of the Freshcare standards and resources to support growers, businesses, and industry, achieve ongoing recognition and market access.

Web:  Tel:  +61  2 8039 9999 E:  

J-Tech Systems

J-Tech Systems is known in the Australian fresh produce industry for innovative solutions and its can-do attitude to labelling, packaging and automation. The company has been around for more than 25 years and focuses on delivering sustainable solutions and long term, good value to its customers and across the whole industry. J-Tech Systems has the solutions and it’s driving value and delivering more every day.

Stand 96+97

Web:  Tel:  +61 2 6049 5000 or 1300 301 784


recylable packaging

RPAK - Packaging that closes the loop in Australian Recycling by using Australian processed and manufactured waste. Established in 1994, Recyclable Packaging (RPAK) is a 100 per cent Australian-owned and operated company, manufacturing from recycled materials, recyclable PET product for Australian producers. We help by reducing the carbon footprint by manufacturing in Australia and using Australian waste. Remade in Australia, by Australians, for Australians, from Australian waste.

Web:  Tel:  +61 3 9708 2311 E:

Sumitomo Chemical Australia

Established in 1998, Sumitomo Chemical Australia provides innovative solutions including conventional and biological products for Australian agriculture, with a focus on horticulture. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co, Japan and markets products from its parent as well as from US-based subsidiary Valent Biosciences, a global leader in biologically derived, environmentally compatible pesticides and plant growth regulators.

Stand 56+57 

Web:  Tel:  +61  2 8752 9000

Tripod Farmers

Tripod Farmers is a third- and fourth-generation business with over 120 years of heritage. “We specialise in the production of gourmet babyleaf salads and lettuce using our experience to deliver the very best produce,” says joint managing director Angela Candeloro. Joint managing director Carmel Candeloro says, “Our family takes pride and passion in growing premium produce and creating new trends in fresh salads for our customers.”

Web:  Contact: Simon Raj, COO  

Tel:  +61418285484 E:

Produce Plus Winter out now

Produce Plus Winter out now

Hort Connections special edition features keynote interviews with Costa and Muirs.  Plus, event preview and spotlights on packaging & grading, citrus, kiwifruit and the Produce Plus-NIQ Top 20 sponsored by Tripod Farmers. Click above to read.

MOYA finalists announced

MOYA finalists announced

The International Fresh Produce Association Australia New Zealand (IFPA A-NZ) and Produce Plus Magazine have announced the finalists for the 2024 Seeka Marketer of the Year Award (MOYA). Click above to read about the successful campaigns and the Finalist Showcase on 4 June at 11:30am at Hort Connections.