ColdPICK International Inc. & Ecarne Sistemas, A Cold Chain Equipment Provider Based in Mexico, Forming Chill Produce Inc.

ColdPICK International Inc. & Ecarne Sistemas, A Cold Chain Equipment Provider Based in Mexico, Forming Chill Produce Inc.

ColdPICK International Inc., with its extensive background in engineering and packaging innovation, together with Ecarne Sistemas, a Cold Chain equipment provider based in Mexico, are combining their comprehensive expertise to form a new company - Chill Produce Inc. 

Chill Produce will focus on helping to resolve the regulatory burdens, which have been mounting, on fruit and vegetable growers in North America.  North America because operators of both companies have been involved with agriculture material handling system development in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. 

ColdPICK designed, engineered and manufactured (under contract with an integrated berry company) the ColdPICK M1,  a Mobile post-harvest pre-cooling system that can be located at the grow site to pre-cool 1,000LB of berries in an hour, to match the volume of berries a crew will pick per hour. 

Ecarne has been facilitating the provision of large refrigeration equipment to the meat and seafood industry in Mexico.

The new company - Chill Produce provides cold chain material handling systems to the grower/ packer/shipper market. Systems which will minimize labor and energy costs and the regulatory burdens with which California is currently predominantly impacted (resulting in a competitive disadvantage with other states and offshore growers).

The fresh fruit and vegetable growers suffer from a broken immigration system resulting in changing regulatory burdens of minimum wage and overtime enforcement that will now be applied to agricultural jobs. 

Energy rates vary by state and California ‘wins’ the race for the highest $kWh measured against other ‘agricultural’ states. 

Chill Produce offers various post-harvest pre-cooling systems which will reduce both labor and energy costs

1.    The variable Retention Time chilling tunnel, ‘VRT’, will reduce your cold chain material handling headcount over 50%.

2.     Chill Produce Cooler Vacuum cooling chambers, ‘CPC’, will cool select produce cartons in 30-minute cycles with a capacity that ranges from 1,100LB to 22,000LB per cycle.

3.      VERMAK tray design to increase pallet payload by adding an extra layer at the same height as male-female locking trays which improves revenue and reduces freight costs.

Both the VRT and CPC Vacuum Cooling Systems provide;

  • Dwell Time Reduction by 25% to over 50%
  • Lower Energy Costs
  • Improved Quality
  • Longer Shelf Life
  • Less Cull
  • Smaller Carbon Footprint

Contact Chill Produce; www.chillproduce.com

USA – Canada;

Gregory Smith; gregory@chillproduce.com

+1 863 581 7279

 Mexico;

Abe McKee; abe@chillproduce.com

+1 956 242 0665

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