18/11/2020 by Royce Sharplin
Radfords and PlantTech are proud to announce Radfords has become a founding shareholder of the PlantTech Research Institute.PlantTech is based in Tauranga, NZ and was formed with the mission: "To raise the competitiveness of regional businesses and accelerate innovation by finding solutions to horticulture challenges through Artificial Intelligence technology."
Radfords has developed software applications across the Fresh Produce value chain from Field to Market. Radfords CEO, Adam Cuming sees the PlantTech shareholding as an important next phase in Radfords evolution. "Our applications help our clients manage data, process and business insights for their produce across their growing, inventory management, traceability, quality, Sales and Grower Payments functions. To deliver a step change in reducing produce loss and improving produce performance across the value chain we will work with PlantTech to accelerate our knowledge and create data-based AI decision making tools for our customers. By consuming data from various sources to supplement our own data highway, we can use AI decision models to create actions in the field, and help optimise Packhouse inventory to market, improving the "moment of taste" for the consumer. By working with PlantTech and other partners we believe we can make a real difference in helping our clients grow the world's food basket to meet increasing demand for Fresh produce"