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December 16, 2015

FRUIT LOGISTICA proudly presents the nominees for the Innovation Award 2016

The most coveted prize in the fresh produce industry will be awarded in Berlin on 5 February 2016. On 3 and 4 February 2016, more than 65,000 trade visitors from over 135 countries will cast their vote for the Innovation of the Year.

The nominees for the FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award (FLIA) 2016 have been confirmed. The ten innovations will be showcased at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 (3 to 5 February 2016) in a special exhibition area between Halls 20 and 21. That is also where the winner will be announced on 5 February 2016 at 14:30.

“The FLIA is regarded as the most important award in the industry. It attracts considerable media attention and honours new products and services that will have a positive impact on the international fresh produce sector,” explains Wilfried Wollbold, FRUIT LOGISTICA Global Brand Manager.

What makes the FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award unique? More than 65,000 trade visitors from over 135 countries cast their votes during the first two days of the trade fair. These votes determine the Innovation of the Year.

A panel of experts representing every segment of the industry has selected the following ten finalists from the 60 applications that were submitted:

“Automato” – Stoffels, Belgium
A dispenser for the point of sale: different cherry tomato varieties are dispensed from three boxes directly into paper bags.

“Enjoya” – Terra Natura International, Netherlands
Unique: a yellow and red striped sweet pepper.

“Genuine Coconut” – World’s Coconut Trading, Spain
Easy enjoyment: an organic coconut with a patented opening and a drinking straw.

“Harvest Automation” – Hortiplan, Netherlands
A machine for the fully automated harvesting of salad varieties.

“Kitchen Minis® Tomato” – Northern Greens, Denmark
A cherry tomato plant for the windowsill, yielding up to 150 tomatoes.

“Outspan Sam” – Capespan, South Africa
An initiative for children, including videos showing the journey citrus fruit takes on its way to the dinner table.

“Parmentine’s Cup” – Parmentine, France
A container with 250g of baby potatoes to be cooked in the microwave. Available in two varieties: with basil and tomato or fresh cheese and chive sauces.

“Pearl Herbs” – 2BFresh, Israel
Ideal for garnishing dishes: tiny fresh herbs in ten varieties.

“QualyCheck” – HortKinetix, Germany
An app that can generate and send a quality control report from a smartphone.

“WOW! Colourful Perupas®” – HZPC Holland, Netherlands
Different new potato varieties based on ancient varieties found in the Andes. They differ from each other in taste, texture and colour.

Detailed information on the nominated products will follow in January 2016. Photos of the nominees are already available here.