STATE-OF-THE-ART RIPENING SYSTEMS

What we do

Quality ripening at attractive costs

Interko offers cutting-edge, cost­-effective and low-­maintenance ripening systems that are custom-made to solve your specific needs from as little as one box to as many as 90 pallets.

We manufacture progressive designs that are built to last and accommodate the world’s most commonly used fruit boxes and pallets.

Our centralised knowledge combined with our global network of installation partners means Interko guarantees unparalleled experience, reliability and flexibility.

By choosing an Interko system you benefit from premium fruit quality, longer shelf-life, minimal product losses and low operational costs.

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ETH Ripening System

The classic ripening room designed to hold up to 90 pallets of fruit.

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ESH Ripening System

A flexible ripening room for smaller loads such as mangoes and avocados.

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Lock Sock® Ripening System

Our unique, moveable ripening system that’s ready to use off the shelf.

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ETH Ripening System

  • Our ETH ripening room features a central, longitudinal cooler which runs the length of the room to create a maximum surface area, minimise temperature differential (and therefore dehumidification), and minimise product loss.
  • Each pair of pallets is served by one fan to ensure the air flow is channeled evenly across all pallets. The temperature and ripening is therefore uniform in every pallet.
  • Our proprietary, highly optimised fan design means the air flow can be reversed (without impacting on efficiency) to ensure the inner and outer boxes of fruit have the same temperature and therefore ripen equally.
  • The air guidance system comes complete with our robust side curtains and fixed or moveable baffles. Side curtains ensure that pressure can be built up and air is pushed through the pallets. The vertical separation baffles make it possible to divide up the room, depending on the required capacity of the room.
  • ETH systems can be executed on one, two or three levels, complete with racking systems if required. All our steel racking structures are designed to and fully comply with EUROCODE 2 regulations, and even take into consideration the potential impact of a forklift truck.
  • The rooms, including our racking system, are designed to handle different pallet sizes, such as the standard ISO pallets (1.2m x 1m), Euro pallets (0.8m x 1.2m) or even pallets commonly used in the Philippines (1.07m x 1.05m).
  • Rooms can be fully or partially loaded. Each room is constructed to hold the number of pallets you require based on your logistical operations.
  • For a two-level room, ETH comes with our free-floor system. This arc-like structure supports the second level from above, freeing up the ground level to allow users to move around for inspections without any obstruction.
  • Clear instructions and simple installation mean an ETH system can be up and running quickly.
  • ETH ripening rooms are easy to run and maintain – they are quality systems that are built to last.
  • The system is the most efficient and cost effective to run. Our research team continually works on research and development into fan and air flow designs to ensure they perform optimally 24/7.
  • Interko can calculate your energy usage costs and benefits for your specific system.
  • If you have any other requirements our design team is happy to work to your configurations to create a bespoke solution!
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ESH Ripening System

  • Our ESH ripening rooms can be used to ripen a wide variety of fruits from bananas to mangoes and avocados.
  • Due to their flexibility, these rooms are more suited for mangoes, avocados and other smaller fruits as well as smaller operations.
  • An ESH room typically features one row of pallets (half of the size of a standard ETH ripening room) although ESH can be executed with two rows of pallets.
  • The room features one or two top corner, longitudinal coolers that run of the length of the room to create a maximum surface area equal in size to an ETH system. This minimises the temperature differential and therefore dehumidification, as well as minimising product loss.
  • Each pallet is served by one fan to ensure the air flow is channeled evenly across all pallets. The temperature and ripening is therefore uniform in every pallet.
  • Our proprietary, highly optimised fan design means the air flow can be reversed (without impacting on efficiency) to ensure the inner and outer boxes of fruit have the same temperature and therefore ripen equally.
  • The air guidance system comes complete with our robust side curtains and fixed or moveable baffles. Side curtains ensure that pressure can be built up and air is pushed through the pallets. The vertical separation baffles make it possible to divide up the room, depending on the required capacity of the room.
  • ESH systems can be executed on one, two or three levels, complete with racking systems if required.
  • The rooms, including our racking system, are designed to handle different pallet sizes, such as the standard ISO pallets (1.2m x 1m), Euro pallets (0.8m x 1.2m) or even pallets commonly used in the Philippines (1.07m x 1.05m).
  • For a two-level room, ESH comes with our own Euro Gold standard free-floor system. This arc-like structure supports the second level from above, freeing up the ground level to allow users to move around for inspections without any obstruction.
  • Rooms can be fully or partially loaded. Each room is constructed to hold the number of pallets you require based on your logistical operations.
  • ESH systems can be specially executed if required so the pallets are not tied together and can therefore be picked at random.
  • Clear instructions and a more simple installation mean ESH systems are up and running quickly.
  • ESH systems are easy to run and maintain – they are quality systems that are built to last.
  • The system is the most efficient and cost effective to run. Our research team continually works on research and development into fan and air flow designs to ensure they perform optimally 24/7.
  • Interko can calculate your energy usage costs and benefits for your specific system.
  • If you have any other requirements our design team is happy to work to your configurations to create a bespoke solution!
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Lock Sock® Ripening System

  • Lock-Sock® is a moveable, plug-in ripening system that offers numerous possibilities for semi-permanent configurations.
  • This specially patented system ensures air is evenly distributed between the front and back of the room, although the cooler is located at the back of the room.
  • This system is designed to hold 12 to 28 pallets and represents the perfect solution for those starting with smaller volumes.
  • Lock-Sock® is very simple to install and requires a low capital and maintenance investment.
  • If you have any other requirements our design team is happy to configure the complexity of this system to your requirements to create a bespoke solution.
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