Interko, the world’s leading supplier of cooling and banana ripening systems, is seeking new installation partners from across the globe when it exhibits for the first time at Chillventa in Nuremberg, Germany, on 14–16 October.

“Chillventa is the leading international trade fair for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump systems,” says Chris Maat, managing director/partner of Interko. “It’s one of the most important technology events in the world and we see it as an ideal place for meeting and doing business with potential installation partners.”

Interko already benefits from a strong network of partners who provide professional installation and maintenance support for the company’s state-of-the-art ripening systems.

“Our customers can work with an installer of their own choice, but many prefer to liaise with our preferred installers, all of whom are familiar with the fresh fruit business in which we operate,” Maat notes. Interko offers everything from a simple plug and play ripening solution for a basic room to high end, multi-layer ripening rooms for big distribution centres. The firm is especially keen to find installers with the appropriate experience in countries outside Europe.

“We have excellent partners in most European countries,” says Maat. “We are keen to develop this network further while, at the same time, find new partners from overseas where we are witnessing strong demand for our cooling and ripening rooms for bananas and tropical fruits.”

To date Interko has installed ripening rooms in over 50 countries across the globe. Ripening systems represent approximately 70% of the company’s turnover, while heat exchangers account for a further 30% of activities.

“We’re proud to provide solutions to ripen just a few boxes of bananas in the smallest room to as many as 72 pallets in a large room and everything in between,” states Maat.

Interko offers cost effective, high quality and low maintenance systems, with a variety of designs that can be used for most common applications. Clear instructions mean systems can be up and running quickly.

Bespoke designs can be quickly put together using the company’s results from many different clients, countries and fruit. Gassing systems and gas tight doors can also be delivered as part of the package.

Meet us at Chillventa!

Interko will exhibit at Chillventa 2014 on 14–16 October. Come and meet us in Hall 1, Stand 1622 to see first-hand our range of heat exchangers and ripening systems, as well as to find out more about becoming one of our preferred partners. We hope to meet you there!

About Interko

Interko is the global leader for the design, manufacture and installation of custom cooling and ripening room systems for fresh fruit. Founded over 30 years ago, Interko develops reliable systems that are built to last. Since its creation Interko has installed over 5,000 ripening rooms for bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas and tomatoes – the earliest of which are still in operation and performing well today.

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