After the stage of a careful selection at the orchard, follows the delivery on the unit by the farmers. The sorting of the products is made according to strict standard requirements, followed immediately by storage in cold rooms where they will remain for conservation. The storage may take place in a dynamic controlled atmosphere, in a controlled atmosphere or in a normal atmosphere, depending on the degree of ripeness of the fruits and on the commercial strategy of Desfruta.
To satisfy customer’s needs Desfruta has a last generation sorting unit, where the sorting process is started. The fruit is pre-sorted based on size and/or weight, colour, and external defects. After this process, the fruit goes to a stockroom, where all pre-sorted fruit is placed.
Afterwards the fruit goes to another unit destined for packaging.
Desfruta has 3 mono-size packing lines:
Line 1 – Packing with waxing.
Line 2 – Packing without waxing.
Line 3 – Packing in bags and trays.
Both the pre-sorter and the packing lines are connected to a water treatment unit in order to assure the quality of water throughout the sorting and the packing process, ensuring the highest quality and food safety standards of its products.
To make deliveries, Desfruta has its own fleet of refrigerated vehicles, and also agreements with external transport services that ensure deliveries anywhere in the world.