BC Tree Fruits Cooperative

The Project

At BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (formerly Okanagan Tree Fruits Cooperative), the existing Controlled Atmosphere and refrigerated storage systems were antiquated and inefficient from an energy use point of view. Before they undertook major renovations, BC Tree Fruits were averaging seven months store of their apples.

Today, it is a different story. Since Kingspan’s KS Shadowline cold storage IMPs were installed to ensure a stable interior environment, the apples can be stored for up to a year. In fact, the BC Tree Fruits Winfield facility is now one of the most modern and up-to-date packing plants in Canada.


Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
KS Shadowline

Growing Success

Kingspan’s KS Series Shadowline cold storage wall systems provide superior airtightness to maintain the desired concentrations of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Kingspan KS Series Shadowline Panels were the choice for sustainability and to ensure BC Tree Fruits’ long-term viability in the industry. Kingspan IMPs have a core of continuous, polyiso rigid insulation for industry leading R- and U- values.


Reaping the Benefits

BC Tree Fruits called on the late Scott Baker and Bruce Huntley from TriCorp Developments in Vancouver Island, part of the Versatile Group, to help with facility performance measures to maximize their growers’ fruit returns. TriCorp achieved this through innovation and efficiency in the 23 Controlled Atmosphere storage rooms at BC Tree Fruits’ Winfield packinghouse. They used Kingspan insulated metal panels (IMPs) to fulfill the insulation requirements and aesthetic needs for a complete building renovation and upgrade.

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