The harvest for one company’s apple season is now completely finished. Busy times are coming up though, as the exporter intends to ship as much as possible before the Christmas period will increase the price of logistics.
Jakub Krawczyk, export manager for Appolonia, states that the Polish apple exporter will be able to process apples much faster this season thanks to new investments in sorting and packing machines: “Right now, harvesting is finished and we have closed all ULO chambers with fruits, so we are full with apples. Luckily most of our growers picked the apples on time and we don’t expect any quality problems. Now all our machines are working in top gear and in our opinion the entire season could be full steam ahead. We hope to open a new packhouse line in a couple of weeks, which we have just finished building. Two new sorting-packing machines will be able to process an additional 20,000 tons a year more, so we are expanding our capabilities of producing. These will help us process orders faster and with pre-sorting. Orders like bushels will be easier and faster to prepare. We see that demand of that type of packaging increases every year.”
According to Krawczyk, Egypt is becoming a more important market for companies in Poland. “The demand for apples is bigger than we expected, which of course we’re very happy about. In some regions, we started deliveries with very large quantities, like Egypt for example. We see that most companies in Poland are selling to North African markets and we hope that the new sales platform, which is CargoX, will help both seller and receiver continue to make fair and fruitful business. In just a single packhouse we have sorted more than 2,000 bins of Gala Royal, which is quite a big number when considering that the season has only just started. October was a very good month overall.”