With spring approaching comes the chance of frost. Australian Frost Fans has been at the forefront of premium crop protection to orchards for years.
An increase in demand for frost fan installations across the country has seen them open a service centre in Griffith, NSW.
Griffith service centre
The Griffith service centre was opened in May this year when two new staff joined the team. Having a base in the region allows the team at Australian Frost Fans to keep a fleet of machines and stock available, resulting in a shorter lead time for servicing and installation of machines in the area.
With Griffith being a large horticultural region, FrostBoss® frost fans protect a variety of crops including citrus for Pacific Fresh. Marcello Mallamace, a grower and shareholder of Pacific Fresh said, “Frost fans are an insurance policy. By saving the trees and gaining a full crop, the fans pay for themselves quickly and provide supply security and consistent fruit quality for the packing shed and for our customers”.
Joining the new Griffith service centre is a depot in the Riverland. This opened in August with an experienced local frost fan technician joining the team to meet local demand.
NZ composite blade factory
Across the ditch in New Zealand, a new composite blade factory is currently under construction and expected to be finished in March 2023.
This will allow for a faster production time of the FrostBoss® machines and significantly increase manufacturing capacity.
If you are in the Griffith or Riverland area and want to learn more about frost protection, get in touch.
Contact Ian Mason, National Sales Manager
Mobile: 0448 111 384
Shared with permission from Tree Fruit in September 2022