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Holex expands facility with vacuum cooler

"In 25 minutes to the perfect transportation temperature"

Vacuum cooling is a modern pre-cooling method to ensure a high quality of fresh products during long-term transport, at the beginning of the shipment journey. Recently Holex installed a vacuum cooler in their facility. It works like this: a packed shipment of cut flowers is put in a special air-tight space, where in 25 minutes the temperature of the products is reduced to a temperature between 1 and 4 degrees Celsius. This is the ideal product temperature for cut flower air freight shipments to deliver to the airlines.

The vacuum cooler can handle up to 8 pallets per treatment. The Holex facility already has a number of pre-cooling units in the expedition cold store.

In association with FlowerWatch, Holex has started registering and monitoring the quality criteria regarding the vacuum cooling of air shipments, in order to be the first flower export company that receives the “FlowerWatch Quality Standard for Global Flower Supply Chain”.

Vacuum cooler solves logistical challenges
Managing Director Paul Hoogenboom: ‘Holex Flower is expanding rapidly to distant markets, which entail considerable logistical challenges when we look at product temperatures and quality level. This new vacuum cooler is a welcome addition to our facility and shipping process, and with the use of  it, we can maintain our high quality standards.’

For more information:
Holex Flower

Publication date: 6/13/2018



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