Article by: Hari Yellina
Following its most recent successful installation of the Fruscan S7 Pro in New South Wales, major Chinese sorting solution provider Reemoon says it aims to be completely licenced in Australia by the end of July, allowing it to have service specialists close by to its existing projects around the country. Vice Director Dennis Clock stated, “Our goal is to create a one-hour service window for reaction.” Reemoon Sorting Australia Pty Ltd will be our name; the registration process is now underway. We therefore require at least one engineer in Griffith. We will get another one if there are any adjacent Leeton developments that are added. Another Waikerie and Mildura will be added, while Mundubbera in Queensland will be the fourth. We can only respond to our after-hours service in an hour this way. Reemoon places a high priority on customer support, so we will initially send one service professional or engineer to stay at the customer’s storage facility following installation. We will depart after a month of training and perfecting the compatibility. Because of our service, we have a strong advantage, thus we must continue.”
Despite having its headquarters in China, Reemoon produces turn-key sorting devices for post-harvest operations, according to Mr. Clock. Before his son decided to create their own packing shed and required to purchase a sorting machine, the company was founded by a Navel orange producer in China who used to transport the fruit to other packing sheds. The idea to produce a sorting device that was less expensive than those already on the market and sell it to other growers came from there. The business now has 420 customers globally, 2000 customers in China, and five customers in Australia. The machine is used on a variety of fruit, including citrus as well as apples, pineapples, tiny melons, avocados and even kiwifruit.
The most recent Reemoon installation in Australia is at Clear Lake Citrus, which has its headquarters in Griffith in New South Wales’ Riverina and began employing the new equipment and software this year. Last week, representatives from more than 22 fresh fruit firms from the south of Australia came from as far away as South Australia and Mildura to attend a presentation and site visit to observe Reemoon’s Fruscan S7 Pro four-lane grader in action. About 26 years ago, a family-run company called Clear Lake Citrus was founded. It just recently began producing its own fruit, focusing on Navel and Valencia oranges, but it also packs for 50 other producers, who provide them with their product, supplying not only domestically but also internationally. One of the electrical experts that worked on both Clear Lake’s sorting machine and other projects from Reemoon was Shane Jensen of Jensen Industries. According to him, the value that the consumer receives makes it a good value for large producers as well as smaller farms.