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Wyma Solutions is attending Hort Connections 2021

Hort Connections 2021 is back and Wyma are looking forward to seeing you there! This year Hort Connections will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 June with the conference theme of "Celebrating the international year
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Why standards matter for post-harvest operations

We don’t always know what we don’t know. This is the fundamental reason why standards exist, especially for the development of heavy machinery such as that used in post-harvest operations. Over time, technology evolves and industries learn from earlier design

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ATV Farms chooses Wyma

Canada’s ATV Farms has this week selected Wyma Solutions to deliver two large post-harvest vegetable grading and packing lines for carrots and onions. Wyma (in conjunction with North America-based partner Volm Companies) was selected for its comprehensive range of post-harvest

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Wyma partners with Grønt Maskin to serve Norwegian market

Grønt Maskin, Norway’s largest specialist retailer for vegetable producers, has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Wyma Solutions for the Norwegian market. “We are very pleased and excited to be partnering with Grønt Maskin to service the Norwegian market”

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Engineer Q&A: Potato Bruising / Gentle Handling

Following on from our guide How to reduce the impact of potato bruising on your profitability, we caught up with Leighton Hill, Solution Engineer, to answer some of your questions about gentle handling, why some fertilizers increase the likelihood of

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Hoppers, bunkers, bins and boxes

The post-harvest industry, like many others, is full of jargon and terminology. What one person views as a ‘hopper,’ another may call a ‘feeder,’ ‘tank’ or ‘bunker’! Accurate terms and names matter. They reduce confusion, allow for mutual understanding and
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Sponsoring innovation with the University of Canterbury

Innovation is deeply enmeshed in everything we do at Wyma. We’re always investigating how to make our equipment better, to deliver greater performance, efficiency and durability. Achieving these goals requires a constant supply of new ideas and outside-the-box thinking. Fortunately,

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Engineer Q&A: Keeping carrots fresh

Following on from our Are you getting the best out of your carrots? guide, we caught up with Hugh Paterson, a Solution Engineer in our Project Delivery Team, to answer some of your questions about carrot silvering, moisture loss in

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2020 – Year in Review

As 2020 draws to a close, I am sure that most of us will remember it as one we would rather forget. The challenges we have all faced, and disruption worldwide, have been significant.  All of us have been touched by

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People of Wyma: Ricky Tiong

This month, Wyma has continued the expansion of our sales and support network by welcoming our new Territory Manager for New Zealand, Ricky Tiong.  Originally from Malaysia, Ricky has called Christchurch home for over 20 years. After studying electrical and

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Zerella Fresh reinvests in Wyma

South Australia’s Zerella Fresh this month committed to expanding the capacity of their potato washing and grading line. Building on a long and successful relationship, Zerella Fresh has again chosen to reinvest with Wyma Solutions for their post-harvest needs. Established

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Agrial choose Wyma for new carrot processing plant

France’s Agrial has this month chosen Wyma Europe to design and supply a new carrot processing plant in Saint-Georges-de-Grehaigne, France. Wyma Europe was selected due to their ability to offer a fully integrated, innovative design solution, utilizing the latest washing,

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The Best from Every Harvest

Welcome to the new-look Wyma! This month we are rolling out a more modernized look to better reflect who we are and what drives us. Innovation and continuous improvement are cornerstones of how we do things at Wyma. For decades

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People of Wyma: Josh Stilwell

Our team at Wyma UK continues to expand, with the latest arrival being Josh Stilwell, who has taken up the role of Territory Manager for the UK and Scandinavia. Josh will support our current UK sales team, meeting the growing

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Center West Exports selects Wyma

Western Australia’s Center West Exports has this month selected Wyma Solutions to expand their post-harvest carrot line. Recognising a need for greater throughput while maintaining the quality of their produce, Center West Exports engaged Wyma to develop a solution to

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People of Wyma: Björn Peters

As Wyma’s European Sales Manager, Björn Peters has led the sales team across Europe and the UK for two years. With a strong background of senior sales and account management roles spanning over 21 years, Björn’s sound knowledge of the

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Meet our new Doosan CNC lathe

The spirit of innovation and improvement is a hallmark of the culture at Wyma. We’re always looking for ways to do what we do more efficiently, more sustainably and more rapidly. So when we took delivery of a brand new

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Stainless steel: The material of choice

At Wyma we recognize the unique benefits of stainless steel. Its immediate appeal to the post-harvest industry is its corrosion resistance and hygienic properties, critical for a sector under increasing pressure for food safety compliance. Stainless steel is the obvious

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People of Wyma: Danny Burns

The Wyma management team has expanded with the appointment of Danny Burns as our new Global After Sales Manager. Danny joins the Wyma team with extensive food processing, engineering and after-sales experience. His key focus will be ensuring the provision

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Power consumption matters

At Wyma Solutions, our engineering and installation teams work tirelessly to ensure that our customers get the best from every harvest. This dedication extends beyond produce handling to encompass all aspects of post-harvest operations; from preserving freshness and preventing bruising

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What is the Wyma Difference?

Here at Wyma, we work closely with growers across the globe to deliver the best equipment and solutions. Just as they are constantly looking for ways to get more from their harvest, we are always refining the way we work

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People of Wyma: Blake Newell

Building strong relationships with our customers is a fundamental part of working at Wyma, and that extends well beyond the initial design and delivery of equipment. Our After Sales and Spare Parts team are often the flagbearers of those relationships,

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Get the best from your equipment

Well designed and maintained equipment is critical to ensuring the quality and throughput of any post-harvest line. Wyma’s philosophy is always to design and manufacture equipment that is fit for purpose, robust and that performs season after season. Why choose

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People of Wyma: Jennifer Fretwell

The people at Wyma make up a very diverse bunch, and few people embody that better then Jennifer Fretwell, one of our fabricators and resident health and safety guru. We spoke with Jen about how she found herself as a

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A message from Andrew Barclay – COVID-19

To all Wyma customers, suppliers and stakeholders, I wanted to contact you today regarding Wyma Solutions’ response to the COVID-19 situation. Firstly, let me reassure you that no Wyma employees or their families have been directly impacted by the virus

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Sustainability at Wyma means thinking outside the box

Every year, the need to transition towards sustainable practices becomes more urgent. Wyma equipment is built to help producers reduce wastage in the processing line, yet we’re also always trying to improve the waste footprint at our own site. One

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Wyma partnerships ready to bear fruit

Wyma Solutions, based in Christchurch, is a globally recognized solution provider for root vegetable packing facilities. Our reputation for innovative, customized and robust post-harvest vegetable processing solutions has been well established for many years, and we have partnerships with several

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Consistency is key to the marketability of your produce

Accurate sizing and handling are central to maintaining the quality and marketability of your produce. For carrots, potatoes and onions, sizing is especially important. With their non-uniform shape and variable textures, sizing root vegetables accurately and cost-effectively can be a

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Continuous innovation at heart of Kalfresh’s success

Kalfresh Vegetables began as a small, family-owned business in Queensland, Australia. Today, it’s a multi-million dollar produce business that has a winning philosophy: “Innovate to keep growing.” It was with this in mind that Kalfresh has continued to expand and

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Create an effective preventative maintenance schedule

The value of preventative maintenance is undeniable. It costs far less than reactive maintenance (up to 80% less). Keep things running smoothly and save costly downtime by creating a preventative maintenance schedule. Create your schedule using this simple guide: What needs

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Flumes offer flexibility and gentle handling

Gentle handling is important for fresh produce. From harvesting to processing, storage to delivery, each step is important. Flumes gently transport all types of fresh produce between stages in your line. They work well over long distances and around corners.

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Want to avoid potato bruising and increase profit?

Potato bruising is a serious problem that costs growers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. There are things you can do to reduce the risk of potato bruising; from before planting to produce storage. Wyma’s ‘how to’ guide covers:

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Vege-Polisher™ belt tensioning info

During the first few weeks of Vege-Polisher™ operation, the drive belts and synchronous belt will settle in and may stretch slightly. If belts lose tension, they can start to slip. For the first 250 hours of operation, check belt tension

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Reduce water usage with Wyma’s Rotary Screen Filter

In a world where sustainability is increasingly important, Wyma has a range of equipment to help reduce water usage. Our Rotary Screen Filter is a compact and cost effective first-stage water treatment solution. It removes vegetable matter and debris from

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UK news update

We are proud to announce that our UK office is now up and running. Read more about it and get to know the team here.  

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Don’t let stones damage your profits

Wyma’s Flume Destoner is a great choice when you need to remove stones from your produce flow. Removing stones early in your line minimises damage to produce and other equipment in your line. Wyma’s Flume Destoner works by using the

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Why buy Wyma genuine spare parts?

For the lowest total running cost of your equipment it is important to use Wyma Genuine spare parts. Many parts used on Wyma equipment have custom specifications that may not be obvious, but have a huge effect on durability and

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Is your pack-house water efficient?

Water is a precious resource. In order to ensure that generations to come still have access to it like we do today, it is essential that we all do our part to conserve water. The UN has predicted that if

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Is your conveyor tracking correctly?

Over the years, Wyma have produced thousands of conveyors and elevators, so we understand how important correct belt tracking is. Incorrect tracking will damage your belt and side foldings. It also places stress on other parts, making them wear quickly.

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Automation in packhouses: Wyma ups their game

After-sales support has been top-of-mind and has driven a series of initiatives in Wyma’s Automation and Electrical Division. The main task has been the installation of remote VPN units on all line control systems built over the past months. A

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