This campaign will mean a milestone for the cooperative Los Gallombares, from Granada, thanks to the complete renewal of its machinery, for which they have made an important investment of 2 million euros. In total they have acquired 8 pieces of German equipment that will allow the automation of the processes, increasing volumes by 30%. “We will go from 80,000 kilos in 8 hours to 130,000,” explains the manager, Francisco Delgado. The new handling equipment cuts the produce, classifies it and weighs it automatically, completely respecting the quality. “The equipment has integrated digital cameras that calibrate and classify each asparagus spear, detecting any defect, for example if they are more gleaned than necessary.”
This step forward will allow the cooperative to respond to the around 20% productive growth foreseen for 2018. “We have increased the crop surface area by 400 hectares.” In total, they now have 2,400 hectares, all of them in the province of Granada.
The company will be present at Fruit Logistica with a stand located in Hall 18 B-03h, where they will receive customers mainly from Central Europe, Peru and Mexico.