© GP Graders
30 March 2020, Melbourne, Australia
GP Graders, based in Melbourne, Australia, is open and in full production, meeting orders for the 2020 season. The Australian Federal Government is unlikely to impose measures which would see any slowdown of the manufacturing sector. “We are all healthy, all at work and undertaking overtime to get the jobs out the door,” says Stuart Payne, Director of GP Graders.
With most of Europe in lockdown and unable to fulfil customer orders, Australia is unlikely to face the same restrictions in the manufacturing sector. Australia being a more sparsely populated country with generally healthier people, bears little comparative similarities with Europe or China, where the outbreak of COVID-19 is at its most rampant. In fact, the infection curve in Australia is already showing signs of flattening with relatively few contracted cases and even fewer deaths.
With Europe closed, GP Graders’ sales enquiries for its AirJet® Vision range of grading software and machinery have been skyrocketing.
“If this COVID-19 virus has taught us anything, it’s that it’s time to automate and take labour out of the equation. If a machine does a better job than a person, then buy the machine, it’s simple,” says Mr Payne.
In the past week GP Graders have taken orders for sorting and packing machinery for apples, mangoes, cherry tomatoes, blueberries and cherries.
“With the success of its AirJet Vision® technology, 2020 was on track to be a very good year but with this upturn in sales, it now appears it will be the best year yet for the company.”
For order fulfilment this year in 2020, contact: https://www.gpgraders.com
Australasian Regional Office and Global Headquarters: +61 3 9585 9444
North American Regional Headquarters: +1 (509) 630 2383
South American Regional Headquarters: +56 9 4415 2630
About GP Graders
GP Graders are world leaders in the design and manufacture of small produce grading technology. With global headquarters based in Melbourne, Australia, GP Graders meets the needs of fruit producers around the world. Renowned for unmatched ingenuity, GP Graders’ newest innovation, AirJet Vision technology has increased profitability and production for clients everywhere.
GP Graders focus on gentle handling, so produce is delivered fresh and unharmed. GP Graders’ machinery is designed and built with an emphasis on speed, accuracy and reliability. GP Graders machinery significantly reduces operating costs and achieves higher quality grading standards that satisfy domestic and export markets. For more information please visit www.gpgraders.com.