Twist brothers are a strawberry grower on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
Transporting of pallets of strawberries around Australia. This involves journeys of many thousands of kilometres with the need for the strawberries to arrive fresh and with no product damage in transit.
Twist brothers were hand wrapping their pallets with stretch film which had numerous drawbacks.
Hand wrapping risks potential injury due to the repetitive and physically demanding nature of the task.
Stretch film does not allow the fruit to breathe and this results in a shorter shelf life
Had wrapping was not creating ideal load integrity which resulted in damage to the strawberries during transit
Perforated stretch film. Time consuming and ineffective at preventing product sweating.
Netting. Difficult to apply and remove. Expensive. Less effective load stability.
Safetech stretch tape easy wrapper. The semi automatic stretch tape wrappers apply stretch tape to the pallet which securely holds the load whilst allowing complete ventilation.
· Longer shelf life for strawberries due to ventilation and reduced mechanical damage during transit.
· No risk of injury from physical stress compared to wrapping by hand.
· 90 per cent waste reduction by volume.