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WECO Partners with Azcaval
September 28, 2021
WECO partners with Azcaval to provide weigh-fill machines for the blueberry industry in the US and Mexico
WECO is excited to announce that we have created a partnership with Azcaval Packaging Engineering of Seville, Spain, to provide the blueberry industry with state-of-the-art weigh and fill machines. WECO will sell and service the new weigh-fill machines with our existing and expanded service team out of our eight US service facilities strategically placed close to each berry growing region.
"WECO will provide the same level of service our customers have come to expect," said Eric Horner, VP of WECO. "Our customers have been asking us for the last few seasons to provide an end-to-end sorting and packing solution, and by adding the Azcaval w/f machine, we are one step closer. The WECO engineering team will continue to innovate and develop our optical sorting lines. The service team will support our customers at each step of the process.
Azcaval is a five-year-old engineering and manufacturing company based out of Seville, Spain. President and founder Enrique Azcarate said, "Our weigh fill machines coupled with an innovative vacuum de-nester and easy to operate software will provide the speed, accuracy, and reliability blueberry packers need during the harvest. With the push of a button, the machine automatically adjusts for pre-programmed container sizes minimizing change-over time. Our engineering team has gone to great lengths to provide the best weigh fill machine available, and we will never stop innovating".
Eric Horner said, "After meeting Enrique and discussing with him the opportunity and his experience, it was an easy decision. Enrique has the passion one looks for in making a partnership. Azcaval already has experience packing blueberries working with our South American partner, Pack-Man LTDA. President Bernardo Moltedo and his sales team officially partnered earlier this year and introduced the next generation of the lowest drop w/f machine in Chile and Peru with great success.
For more information about WECO and Azcaval, please get in touch with a regional sales manager.
To view Azcaval's weigh-fill machines please visit https://youtu.be/K39CpdxozNE
With over 30 years of optical color and sorting expertise, California-based WECO (Woodside Electronics Corporation) is a world leader in our industry. We have been designing, manufacturing and servicing electronic sorters for more than three decades, and thousands of our units are deployed worldwide. WECO equipment serves several fruit and nut processing sectors: tomato sorting on the harvester, walnut and pecan line sorting and drying, hops kiln moisture monitoring, and small fruit sorting of blueberries, cranberries, olives, coffee cherries and wine grapes.
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability. For more information, visit www.duravant.com.