We are De Laat Koudetechniek. An innovative family business that has been known as a specialist in the area of sustainable ripening, cooling and freezing for over half a century. Operating from Australia up to the supermarket around the corner – with our hands-on expertise, we are always ready to serve your needs from our own office in Ammerzoden, the Netherlands. Here, energy- and cost-efficient systems have always been paramount for us.
We unburden you from design to installation and from industrial cooling to climate systems. Always with an optimal result while taking care of the climate.
This ripening facility is fully CO2 neutral: all excess heat coming from the ripening rooms is being transported to heat the office areas of the facility. This saves Chiquita 40-45% on energy costs yearly.Read more
In Brisbane, Australia, we completed a special ripening project at Montague. As an extension to an existing project, eight modern double ripening cells have been added, which can operate individually from each other.Read more
Van Damme is the largest banana ripening in Belgium. Here, De Laat Koudetechniek has built 20 hypermodern ripening rooms in 2020, next to renovating 40 existing ripening rooms.Read more
Welcome to the De Laat-knowledge base! We also call it the ‘coolest wikipedia’. Here, we share all essential information on refrigeration technology. For example, how the hurricane season can influence the ripening process of bananas, how to best clean a ripening system, but also how exactly a cooling cell works. We welcome you to have a look around!
De Laat Koudetechniek has been a close family business for almost 60 years. With our own project managers, engineers and (service) mechanics, we are in charge of every project. Are you curious about who is working at De Laat and who could answer your phone call? Or maybe, who would be your future colleagues? Have a look at our team, whom we are extremely proud of!
Most bananas that you find in European supermarkets, come from the tropical Central America and Caribbean. That is where bananas grow from huge banana plants, in large bunches up until 50 kilograms. This tropical climate however, also has a dark side forRead more