Interko responds to South East Asian demand for ready-to-eat fruit

Ripening technology expert plans inaugural appearance at next week’s Horti ASIA 2017 in Bangkok

Interko’s Random Access AXESSO Ripening Room is designed specifically for exotics


MOERKAPELLE, NETHERLANDS – 7 MARCH 2017 – Recognising the strong demand across South East Asia for ripe and ready fruit, Interko, a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of advanced ripening technology, will exhibit for the first time at Horti ASIA on 15-17 March in Bangkok, Thailand.

“South East Asia has become a more sophisticated market for fresh produce,” explains Interko’s managing partner Chris Maat. “Consumer tastes are developing; they want better quality fruit that is ripe and ready to eat.

“This is especially true of mangoes, which is a high-value fruit in Asia, as well as other exotics, such as avocados and papayas, plus, of course, bananas.”

Interko operates a broad global business and is already active in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. After successfully installing a number of ripening rooms in South East Asia last year, the company is eager to grow its network of customers and preferred installation partners throughout the region.

“Fresh fruit suppliers and food processing companies both large and small across South East Asia would benefit from our innovative ripening technology for exotics and other fruits,” notes Chris.

“We can create bespoke solutions to deliver extremely high quality, energy-efficient and cost-effective ripening rooms that are built to last and require low maintenance.”

Versatile solution for exotics

For the exotic fruit trade, Interko has designed a versatile ripening room branded the Interko Random Access AXESSO Ripening Room, from which individual pallets can be removed once the fruit has ripened.

The AXESSO room offers users the flexibility of ripening a range of exotics from mangoes and papayas to avocados, as well as stonefruit and even pears.

“Our AXESSO rooms deliver precision ripening with maximum flexibility,” explains Chris. “They are very adaptable and highly efficient. Plus they offer full user-controllability and accurate temperature management, at minimal cost.”

Interko is continually improving its fresh fruit ripening solutions. In January the Dutch firm announced a breakthrough with the launch of its RƎVERSO reversible ripening room fan – the first on the market to achieve a sub 100-watt energy consumption level at full airflow.

All Interko installations can be tailor-made to accommodate specific requirements or challenges.

Visit Interko at Horti ASIA 2017

Interko is exhibiting at Horti ASIA 2017 as part of the Dutch pavilion on stand C-8.

Visitors are invited to meet the team in order to learn about Interko’s fruit ripening solutions and heat exchangers, as well as how to join the firm’s global network of preferred installation partners.

Enquiries are welcomed from all countries.

Horti ASIA
Dutch Pavilion
Stand C-8
15-17 March
Bangkok, Thailand

About Interko

Interko is the global leader for the design, manufacture and installation of cost-effective, high quality and low-maintenance ripening rooms for fresh fruit, and cooling systems for the horticulture sector.
Founded over 40 years ago, Interko develops precise, advanced and energy-efficient systems that are built to last. Since its creation Interko has installed over 6,000 ripening rooms for bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas and tomatoes – the earliest of which are still in operation and performing well today.

For more information about Interko, visit:

To schedule an appointment for Horti ASIA, please contact:
Chris Maat or Anna Zegveld
Tel: +31 (0)79 593 2581

SOURCE: Interko