Presenting our Duck Lake Cherry Facility!
We are proud and excited to share with you the opening of our state of the art cherry packing facility. We are now located just 5 minutes north of the Kelowna airport, with direct highway 97 access. This precast insulated concrete facility is 140,000 square feet, and has been in planning and construction phases since the site was acquired in 2015. The new plant is central to our various orchards, logistically accessible for shipping, and has easy customer and staff access.
28 lanes of UNITEC optical sorting equipment, with Cherry Vision 3.
30 drops allowing for a variety of packaging including: 2.5 kg, 5kg, 9kg, clamshells and pouch bags; to be packed simultaneously.
18 tons per hour capacity.
Automated box fillers
UNITEC tracability, and Famous inventory software
The first UNITEC automatic palletizers in North America – very gentle handling
In line hydrocooling
Built-in forced air cooling rooms
Three cold storage rooms, with 550 tons capacity
Retail shop for direct to consumer sales
Our administrative headquarters
Adjoining dorms to house 130 staff
Off site Hotel and dining options within minutes.
Check out photos of interior operations here.