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.