There are 32 Chiller rooms at Valley Pack, providing a total of over 45,000m3 of controlled atmosphere storage. Our Chiller Plant is state of the art offering a capacity of 1175kWR of refrigeration at Standard Conditions. This allows us to rapidly cool up to 750 tonnes of hot product every 24 hours, greatly improving shelf live, and longevity in storage. Both the refrigeration and Controlled Atmosphere plants are remotely monitored and controlled.
Valley Pack is also Australia’s first facility to have Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere storage allowing apples and pears to be stored without the use of DPA dip, which unlike Australia is prohibited from use in the EU, Canada, and the USA.
Valley Pack’s cool rooms are also fitted with a humidification system, preventing moisture loss in product stored for long periods before it is sent for packing and distribution.
Long Term Controlled Fruit Storage
Valley Pack have recently installed the most advanced controlled atmosphere equipment available in Australia, and the only facility to have Dynamic atmosphere control technology fitted in the country. This technology has been developed in Europe and the USA to improve fruit storage and out-turns, as well as removing the need for DPA to prevent scald. European supermarket retailers are making the shift to stocking only apples and pears stored under Dynamic CA using the equipment recently installed at Valley Pack. Our Facility at Mooroopna has 16 state of the art CA rooms with a capacity of 12,350 standard fruit bulk bins. Our Partners at Merrigum Cold Storage and Kyabram Cold Storage have an additional 22 rooms for CA fruit storage with a current (but growing) capacity of 21,000 bins.