This article first appeared in Fresh Plaza

Melbourne based company Heuch have teamed up with a selection of local and European manufacturers to bring the European designed food produce cooling technology to the Australian market.

After noticing a demand for more advanced pre-cooling and cold storage options for growers and distributors battling the Aussie heat, Steve Oakley (Managing Director of Heuch) created a new subsidiary to evolve and grow the market and brought about the realization of ‘Heuch Fresh – Cold Chain Solutions’, a division dedicated to provide cooling solutions that has proven history in European markets to improve product quality, increase produce shelf life, reduce wastage and lower operating costs.

Since 1970 Heuch has worked to empower businesses and communities to be self-sufficient and economically sustainable by providing first rate HVAC-R engineering solutions and programmed maintenance services.

“Our focus is entirely on your business and how we can help provide a solution that covers the complete cold chain cycle. From harvest to processing to storage,” says Steve Oakley, the Managing Director of Heuch.

After winning the 2016 HVAC-R innovator of the year award, Heuch made its entry into the European fresh produce market at Fruit Logistica in Berlin during February, where it showcased its 100 per cent solar powered refrigeration container solution alongside Dutch company BG door.

Reaching agreements with companies such as Nijssen, Weber, Besseling and Softripe, Heuch Fresh are now providing the latest state of the art equipment in pre-cooling, vacuum cooling, controlled atmosphere (CA) and ripening rooms to farmers and providers of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs with their success in solar integration and professional servicing.