Do you have enough labor force to achieve maximum capacity and keep your business fully operational?

 In our chats with blueberry growers and packers worldwide, it’s clear that it is harder than ever to find and keep skilled and reliable workers. As a result of operational constraints, it is difficult to deliver on time and hit your volume goals while maintaining the consistent quality demanded by the market.  Customers do not like surprises and are looking for suppliers they can rely on.

Here are the top challenges you might face, but don’t worry, we’ll also explore the solutions for you. 

#1. The pressure of productivity in a competitive market

Feel the pinch of excessive cost per blueberry? Efficiency is the name of the game. Everyone is gunning for a slice of the blueberry market, and cost savings are crucial. With labor shortages and rising costs, productivity and margins are at risk. Fewer hands mean slower processing and packing, leading to higher costs. When faced with skinny margins, you need to be as cost effective as possible, right?

#2 If you can't deliver, you lose credibility 

Can you keep up with all your customer orders? It’s simple - customers are only satisfied when you deliver the expected quantity and quality on time. Unfortunately, labor shortages mean that you and your team are working double-time. Late deliveries? They’re a threat to your reputation, as a reliable supplier, and your revenue.

#3. The race against the clock to ensure quality

Ever run out of time to grade and pack your entire harvest? Grading and packing blueberries require a significant amount of labor. With labor shortages in peak seasons, time is never on your side. Pressure leads to errors, and quality suffers. 

Uptime x throughput is key to Success

Automation means huge labor savings, right? Which means that choosing proven and reliable equipment is crucial to maintaining cost reductions over the life of your investment. Efficiency is a numbers game, the highest processing speed combined with maximum system utilization equals the lowest cost per blueberry and increased capacity.  To achieve the full benefits of automation, you must have reliable solutions, so invest wisely in a machine that has a track record in terms of uptime and throughput.

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The answer to all your blueberry challenges in one: Ellips-Elifab 

Ready to dramatically reduce your dependence on labor, boost production and nail those delivery deadlines?

Meet Ellips-Elifab, the smart choice for potato growers and packers, this is why:


#1. Maximize throughput with less labor

You want the best of both worlds. Speed to deliver maximum capacity and accurate defect detection to maintain consistent quality. With the Elifab blueberry grading machine (powered with Ellips grading technology), you can sort blueberries at lightning speed without compromising quality. Even those lower quality batches? No worries, Elifab helps you pack more without slowing down. Every blueberry counts, every single minute is important. Elifab enables you to deliver maximum capacity, giving your business room to grow and improve on-time deliveries. In addition, the quality of your blueberries, no matter their shape or size, is in detail assessed across the entire surface, allowing you to sort them with minimal sorting personnel.  

"Elifab was a gamechanger for us. We are reducing a lot of costs and we can pack big volumes"

Richard Arancibia | Dr. B's | United States

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#2. A machine you can rely on

Want a machine that won’t quit on you? Elifab is the most robust and reliable machine on the market which ensures maximum uptime, allowing your operation to keep grading at a fast pace. That way, you can reduce maintenance costs due to a smooth-running machine and durable parts. Enjoy peace of mind that comes with consistent grading performance and product throughput that ensures that you can meet customer demands on time while seizing opportunities for last-minute orders and favorable pricing. No more awkward conversations about delivery challenges.  

"Our goal is to grow more blueberries and be industry leaders. By leveraging advanced technology from Elifab, we seek to enhance productivity while staying ahead of market demands."

Alana Deacon | Hall Hunter | United Kingdom

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#3. Reduce labor costs and overtime. More time with the family.

Who isn’t struggling to find good employees these days? Automating your sorting process is the answer. In addition to addressing the labor challenge, the Elifab BerryClass significantly cuts labor costs and enables you to redeploy your workforce to other tasks instead of sorting. Say goodbye to turning down last-minute orders. Need to run an extra hour? It takes just a few people to run the line and deliver the blueberries. Minimize overtime, spend more time with your family instead of rushing to complete your customer orders.  


Revolutionize your blueberry business with maximum throughput and less labor  

Trusted by leading blueberry growers and packers worldwide, Elifab is a long-term investment that ensures maximum uptime, lower maintenance, and increased profitability.  
Curious if this grading machine is right for you?  
Contact us to book a demo or talk to our blueberry specialist. Seeing is believing. Get in touch and bring your own blueberries. 

Ready to revolutionize your business?

  • Maximize throughput with less labor

  • Improve quality consistency

  • Get the most value out of each produce

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