ColdPICK International LLC brings innovative mobile postharvest pre-cooling solutions to the fresh harvest agricultural industry.
Temperature is the most important factor influencing the quality of harvested commodities. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), perishables deteriorate two to three times faster for every 10°C increase in temperature.On average, 12% of produce in developed countries is lost before it ever reaches the market, and a further 20% is lost at the consumer level.
This makes postharvest pre-cooling one of the most important aspects of cold supply chain management. Unfortunately, current postharvest handling practices result in significant delays between harvest and pre-cooling. Cooling fresh fruits and vegetables quickly on site improves produce quality and shelf-life, and is particularly important for high- and medium-respiration produce such as strawberries, which must be cooled within one hour of harvest to avoid significant losses (UC Davis).
ColdPICK Mobile Pre-coolers take the cold chain directly to the harvest site. By doing this, we make it possible for picking crews to load fresh fruits and vegetables into the pre-cooler as crops are harvested. Portable, easy-to-use, and versatile, our mobile pre-coolers are the first link in a more efficient cold chain. One in which postharvest pre-cooling begins in field.
Quick, efficient, and easy to use, our ColdPICK mobile pre-coolers chill fresh produce from its ambient temperature to its desired storage temperature within an hour or less.
Early and rapid pre-cooling reduces the cull rate, improves the quality, and extends the shelf life of fresh produce while enabling faster delivery to the end customer.
Drawing on over 20 years of manufacturing and engineering expertise, we develop innovative and intelligent technology that meets and exceeds the needs of our customers.