As a company that focuses on providing logistical solutions for fresh produce shippers, Green Sky, a Mexico-based company, has started producing fruit caps for the export of delicate fruit.
“We're now producing fruit caps for mangoes, papayas and melons,” said Director and CEO of Green Sky, Arturo Hernandez. The caps are manufactured in Green Sky's factory in the northern part of Mexico City and are supplied to produce exporters through Green Sky and their affiliated company, Hecart.
The primary benefit of the cap is that it cuts down on damage incurred to fruit during transport because it cups individual pieces of fruit with protective padding. It's also made of completely recyclable material and is very cheap to manufacture, thus cutting down on its cost and environmental footprint.
“The price added by including a fruit cap is very little,” said Hernandez. “It adds roughly five cents to the shipment cost, but it provides so much protection that it's worth it.” He added that they currently supply North American produce companies such as Timco in the United States, and they're currently targeting companies in the U.S. that ship produce to Asia.
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