Central to our packing and marketing operations at Tarras, Central Otago are the Lindis Coolpac packhouse and marketing company, Southern Fruits International LP.
With a footprint of more than 4,500 square metres, the packhouse is outfitted with the world's latest technology, equipment, traceability and export compliance systems to process and pack cherries grown at Lindis Peaks and Mt Pisa orchards. Over time, the packhouse will pack cherries and other summerfruit lines for Central Otago producers.
Orchard and project manager Ross Kirk, who has extensive experience in overseeing packhouse construction and fit-out, supervised the build by Tuatara Structures alongside project partner and landlord, Mackersey Properties. Ross also project-managed internal fit-out and detailing.
The packhouse has the capacity to accommodate approximately 70 workers. Infrastructure incorporates an eight-lane Compac cherry processing machine and facilities include cold rooms, an office block and a large staff facility area.
Our Quality Assurance team employs the latest technology to ensure fruit meets stringent global food safety standards and domestic customer specifications.
Once packed, our cherries are air freighted to markets around the world and distributed within 24 hours to New Zealand customers.
Also on the site is space for purpose-built seasonal worker accommodation.
To find out more about our packhouse,visit the Southern Fruits International LP website or contact CEO Sharon Kirk at email@example.com.