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Cross & Wells, Sittingbourne, Kent

Advanced Ripening in partnership with ICA provided a turnkey project to extend Cross & Wells facility and install 3 number 28 pallet random access fruit ripening rooms and 2 no. general cold stores.

These ripening rooms have been designed to provide flexibility in terms of product type and product load. Our design allows for any pallet to be loaded or unloaded in the room due to the irregular ripening patterns of tropical fruits.

All rooms have been installed with a separate personnel access door to allow ripening staff to enter the room without having to open the large forklift access door and therefore lose the atmosphere within the room.

The rooms are connected to a bespoke centralized control system to enable the client to have complete remote access with email notification in the event of an alarm failure. The system is capable of loading several pre-programmed ripening cycles with the automatic control of the ethylene, Humidity, CO2 and ventilation systems.