Fruit Logistica’s Innovation Awards

The most coveted accolade in the fresh produce industry will be awarded in Berlin on the 5th of February.

On the 3rd and 4th of February 2016, over 65,000 trade visitors from over 135 countries will vote on the Innovation of the Year.

The ten innovations will be presented in a special area in between Halls 20 and 21. The winner will be announced there on the 5th of February at 2.30 pm.

After several years without any companies from Latin American and Spanish countries amongst the nominees, this time the Spanish-speaking market will definitely be represented with the nomination of the Spanish company Genuine Coconut, which is taking part in the competition for the first time.

“The FLIA is considered to be the most important award in the industry. It attracts considerable attention from the media and honours new products and services that will have a positive impact on the international fresh produce sector” Wilfried Wollbold, Global Brand Manager for FRUIT LOGISTICA, explains.

The ten finalists from amongst the 60 candidatures presented are:

“Automato” – Stoffels, Belgium. Dispenser with different cherry tomato varieties.

“Enjoya” – Terra Natura International, Holland. Red and yellow striped pepper.

“GenuineCoconut” – World’s Coconut Trading, Spain. Water from organic coconut with a straw drinking system.

“HarvestAutomation” – Hortiplan, Holland. Machine for automatic green lettuce harvesting.

“Kitchen Minis® Tomato” – NorthernGreens, Denmark. Cherry tomato plant for windowsills.

“Outspan Sam” – Capespan, South Africa. Initiative for children.

“Parmentine’s Cup” – Parmentine, France. 250 g package of small potatoes for cooking in microwave ovens.

“Pearl Herbs” – 2BFresh, Israel. Ten varieties of small fresh herbs.

“QualyCheck” – HortKinetix, Germany. APP that generates a report during goods inspection and sends it by smartphone.

“WOW! ColourfulPerupas®” – HZPC Holland, Holland. Potatoes based on ancient varieties found in the Andes.

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