Fresh Del Monte, producers, distributors and marketers of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, has ordered 2,200 Daikin ZeSTIA units, of which 10 are fitted with Daikin’s CA (controlled atmosphere) technology. This is the first order from Fresh Del Monte, whose product range includes prepared fruit and vegetables, juices, beverages, snacks and desserts that are sold in more than 90 countries around the world.
1,700 of the units acquired by Fresh Del Monte’s South American regional office will be used on the busy trade between Central America and the USA, where the primary cargoes are bananas and pineapples, two of the world’s most popular fruits: the banana is the most-traded fruit in the world with the pineapple a close second.
A further 500 of the ZeSTIA units will be used during the 2022/2023 Chilean fruit season on the Chile -USA trade, carrying the primary cargo of grapes with apples, peaches, plums and blueberries also set for transportation.
Daikin’s ZeSTIA container refrigeration unit is part of Daikin’s LXE series, launched in 2001. The LXE series is renowned for its high reliability and performance and the ZeSTIA unit provides a host of outstanding features and benefits: ZeSTIA units are fitted with Daikin’s unique DC inverter technology which delivers energy efficiency and significantly reduces operating costs – the inverter system changes the power supply frequency and provides precise temperature control with low power consumption, the inverter technology reduces C02 emissions and contributes to the prevention of global warming whilst providing precise cooling performance and stable temperatures for chilled and frozen cargoes – maintaining vital cargo freshness and high quality during transportation.
Daikin’s patented Motor ensures ZeSTIA units improve motor efficiency at the same time as delivering energy-saving
over 3 million Daikin DC inverter compressors have been supplied globally since launch, proving their performance, reliability and quality
ZeSTIA’s user-friendly interfaces ensure easy operation and maintenance.
“We are excited to welcome Fresh Del Monte to the Daikin Reefer family” commented Robert Ferreyra, Sales & Marketing Manager for The Americas Region for Daikin Reefer. “The US is a key trade area for the Latin American fresh produce market. Daikin’s ZeSTIA units will ensure that Fresh Del Monte’s high quality produce is transported under optimum conditions, arriving in a just-picked state, ready for purchase, consumption and enjoyment by US consumers”
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