That is precisely why our technicians continually innovate and optimize our installations. We do that by always having the ideal end product in mind: evenly ripened fruit, with optimal taste, the longest shelf life, achieved in the most energy and cost efficient way.
For over 60 years, we have been an expert in the design, installation and maintenance of sustainable ripening systems all over the world. With an unparalleled focus on our customer, we ensure full unburdening and optimal ripening results. Our patented technologies provide the most homogeneous ripening. Thanks to our innovative technologies they also ensure up to 45% lower energy costs compared to any competing system.
A ripening system by De Laat – the EcoTop system – guarantees the lowest total investment during the full life span of the installation. This is due to significant savings on energy costs as well as service and maintenance costs. In other words: the lowest total cost of ownership. This means that at De Laat, there is no need to choose between quality or cost savings: our patented EcoTop system offers both. And so much more:
Ripe-Pro® is an installation for producing ripening gas. Pre-mixed gas consists of 95% nitrogen and 5% ethylene.
Ripe-Pro® extracts nitrogen from fresh air and mixes it with pure ethylene (out of gas bottles). This mixed gas can then be used for the ripening of bananas and other fruit. So, you do not need pre-mixed gas anymore.
Our client focus is uncompromised. Thanks to more than half a century of experience, we are always able to offer a ripening system that meets your exact wishes. Choosing for De Laat Koudetechniek means choosing for high quality, energy efficient and sustainable installations. Already during the preliminary stage of every project, we invest much time and knowledge into achieving the optimal mix of functionality, payback period, energy costs and environmental effects of your system. Since we employ our own project leaders, engineers, account managers and mechanics, we keep control of the entire project. In this way, there will never be unpleasant surprises: for us, trustworthiness and responsibility always come first.
Already during the preliminary stage of every project, we invest much time and knowledge into achieving the optimal mix of functionality, payback period, energy costs and environmental effects of your system.
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