April 20, 2023

AgroFresh enters distribution agreement with sensor tech company

Postharvest solution provider AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has entered into an exclusive global distribution agreement with sensor technology company Strella.

Strella’s biosensors collect real-time perishability data on apples and pears while they are in storage, allowing customers to make data-driven inventory decisions to maintain freshness and protect the value of their produce. The technology will complement AgroFresh’s FreshCloud platform, an integrated digital platform that provides data visibility and monitoring of produce quality along the value chain.

“We are excited to be working together with Strella to expand the reach for this innovative technology and provide our customers with the data and insights they need to help reduce food waste and maintain the quality and freshness of apples and pears as they move through the supply chain,” AgroFresh CEO Clint Lewis said in a news release.

“Our partnership with Strella expands our comprehensive portfolio of post-harvest solutions and further supports our customers in their efforts to grow and distribute an abundant supply of sustainable fresh produce around the world.”

AgroFresh, with more than 3,700 customers worldwide, has 40 years of postharvest experience across a range of crops. Its portfolio includes plant-based coatings and equipment to support growers, packers and retailers.

Seattle-headquartered Strella’s proprietary biosensor technology helps produce industry customers ensure fruit quality throughout the supply chain, increasing margins and reducing shrink.

“We are thrilled to be working together with AgroFresh,” Strella CEO Katherine Sizov said. “We work hard to provide the best service we can to our customers and believe that partnering with a customer-focused organization like AgroFresh will help us bring our solution to more packers across the globe. Our focus is to use technology and data to enable smarter decisions across the supply chain.

“Addressing inefficiencies in fruit storage is a critical step in building a more resilient future in food.”

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