WAREHOUSE DIVISION – AGRO INFRASTRUCTURE & COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Agriculture is a major contributing factor to the country's economic growth and while India boasts of being a major producer of a variety of fruits and vegetables in the world, a lot of produce is lost due to lack of proper post harvest management techniques.
In its endeavour to bring world-class infrastructure to the grower, FIL has been at the forefront in the setting up of Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage facilities in Jammu & Kashmir, as well as the rest of the country. FIL Industries Limited is amongst the top three companies in India to have invested in the development of post-harvest management systems and has been the pioneer in bringing the CA Storage technology to India.
FIL has its own Controlled Atmosphere Storage with an integrated capacity of 10,000 MT, with its own state-of-art pack and grade line. The facility is centrally located at Srinagar, in Jammu & Kashmir in close proximity to the main fruit growing areas.
FIL's technology is at par with the ones used in controlled atmosphere stores internationally. The CA facilities at Rangreth are a key component towards the setting up of a well-organized cold chain, which is a pre–requisite to guaranteeing the supply of high quality and branded fruits and vegetables to the market. FIL offers its customers an end-to-end solution for procurement, storage, packing, grading and distribution services.
Built in collaboration and with the technical expertise of ICA, United Kingdom and David Bishop, a renowned name in the field since 1937.
- Optimum chamber size
- Fully automated Monitoring of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide
- Monitoring of chambers through two control centres
- Relative Humidity of more than 90% maintainable
- State-of-art grading line from Sammo and Geefa, Italy with a capacity of 12 MT per hour.
- Grading as per size, color and weight possible.
- Located near fruit growing areas to ensure minimum transit time
- Easily accessible by road and air
- Serviced 24/7 by technical and security personnel
Products & Services
FIL offers its clients an end-to-end solution for the procurement, storage, packing, grading and distribution of fresh agricultural produce. All the fresh produce is supplied in accordance with the quantity and timeline requirements, technical specifications as well as packing requisites of our customers.
CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
Controlled Atmosphere Storage is a procedure for storing fruits and vegetables under an atmosphere that differs from air.
It is a non-chemical method of extending the storage life of fruits and vegetables, while at the same time retaining their firmness, flavour, freshness, texture and juice content.
Storage is done in chambers that are sealed rooms designed to create the proper temperature, humidity and air composition to maintain fruit quality for long periods of time.
It prolongs their marketable life by lowering the oxygen concentration and increasing the carbon-dioxide concentration in the storage atmosphere.
Commonly Stored Fruits and Vegetables
Apple & Pear | Banana | Kiwi | Strawberry (MA) | Blueberry | Redcurrant | Avocado | Plum | Cherry
Advantages of a CA Store over a conventional Cold Store
- Better preservation of the basic color
- A firmer product
- Longer display life
- Less core flush, scald and bitter pit
- Decrease ethylene production and ethylene sensibility
- Decrease decay sensibility
- Extended marketing season
- Better prices
- Greater volume
- More distant markets