Shree Agro Fresh ULO cold storage a company based in India, engaged into the post harvest management of fresh vegetables and fruits by developing one of the most modern and sophisticated Ultra Low Oxygen controlled atmosphere cold storage facility in Halol, Vadodara. We have been assisted by the world leaders in the realm of food and preservation, Van Amerongen of Netherland, who has provided the technology for ULO CA chambers.
We have put up 10 ULO CA chambers with an overall capacity of 1500MT with each chamber of 150MT capacity. Besides this, chambers of 80 MT capacity have also been installed for pre-cooling/post cooling process of the product. The CA chambers in addition to pre-cooling and post cooling provide appropriate conditions for storage of fruits and vegetables for a longer period of time. Thus with the help of most favorable post harvesting conditions, it is easier to achieve successful long shelf life of vegetables and fruits.
To avoid damage at the time of handling, we have installed fully automatic drying, washing, waxing and grading system. Loading, unloading as well as stacking of products in CA chambers is done utilizing forklifts, automated conveyors and stackers.
In order to confirm the quality prior and post storage period, we have equipped our R&D lab with state of art instruments such as Refractrometers, Penetrometers and Digital temperature indicators etc. Our R&D lab is effectively handled by experienced and qualified qualified agro specialists. In addition, we have established relationships with some of the well known professional institutes for the improvement of techniques for storage of fruits and vegetables for longer time.
Continuously samples of the stored products are tested to analyse its condition.
Our sound infrastructure is set up in Halol near Vadodara with an endeavor to introduce technology to the growers. This will help the farm produce in reaching to consumers in a fresh and safe condition. Also, Vadodara is well connected to major parts of India through road and rail and access to producers as well as consumers all across India is quite convenient. Vegetables and Fruits can also be shipped easily as Mundra and Nhava Ripening Chambers Sheva ports are in the vicinity.
Controlled Atmosphere Chambers
We are backed with ten controlled atmosphere chambers with a capacity of 150 MT. These Chambers are well equipped with advanced facilities to keep a control on Humidity, Temperature, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Ethylene and keep the fruits and vegetables fresh in the chambers for long time without losing flavor, firmness, taste or color.
Research and development
We are successfully storing products such as Pears, Apples, Oranges, Peas, Cabbage, Mangoes, lemons, Aonla, Carrot, Drumsticks, Cauliflower, Pomegranates, Ground nuts, Walnuts and more
As the concept of ULO Controlled Atmosphere is comparatively new to India therefore authentic data on long storage of product of this kind is also limited. Therefore, we at Shree Agro Fresh have initiated developing our own data for long and safe storage of all varieties of fruits and vegetables. We have a separate chamber with Palliflex systems where different products are tested on a regular basis for storage quality as well as marketability while trying different compositions of gases, temperatures and humidity apt for the Indian climate and its seasons.
Working in coordination with Van Amerongen Netherland, we have successfully established effective storage conditions for all vegetables and fruits. We have also established associations with various Indian Agro institutes and universities for research and development
We motivate traders, farmers, entrepreneurs, students as well as enthusiasts to know more about the new changes in the domain of post harvest management and will be happy to offer our facilities for mutual development in this domain.
Some of the other development work is also done in other fields like:
- Post Harvest handling
- Storability of various fruits, vegetable, pluses, dry fruit etc.
- Achieving extended shelf storage life in ULO controlled atmosphere chambers .
- Energy saving.
- Effect of pre-cooling/post storage acclimatization of products before packing and forwarding.
We have also set up around seven ripening chambers for Mangoes, Bananas and other fruits and use latest technologies for ripening the fruits without resorting to chemicals. Besides, facilities for loading, unloading, cooling as well as storage post ripening are also available.
- ULO CA Equipments and Chambers
- Nitrogen Generators
- Carbon Dioxide Scrubbers
- Ethylene Scrubbers
- Oxygen and Co2 Gas Analyzers
- Safety Valves and Flow Valves
- Insulated Doors
- CA Chamber pressure equalizers
- Sample testing and inspection windows
- Control panel
- Fire Protection System
- Safety Alarm System
- Wooden bins
- Pre Cooling Chambers
- Ripening Chambers