Verigo pods keep it fresh
Moldy strawberries and mushy avocados… we’ve all found less than perfect produce at the supermarket…
Now one gainesville tech company is trying to help suppliers ensure the quality of their products.
“12 percent of all food grown by our farmers in north America all fresh produce spoils in the back of a truck or in a warehouse,” says Adam Kinsey.
And one Gainesville tech company has created a solution to the waste.
Kinsey, the founder of Verigo says “I started Verigo with that mission: to change our perishable supply chains.”
Verigo has designed a pod that can relay information about a product’s temperature, humidity, and movement to help suppliers maintain quality products.
“New wireless technologies that make it possible to have small, long-lasting, inexpensive sensors that can then be attached to a palette of strawberries and then make it essentially a smart palette,” says Kinsey.
From the software that operates the device to the cloud where suppliers can access real-time stats on their products, Verigo has designed the pods from scratch.
“This is our manufacturing room, this where all the magic happen to take all the parts and pieces that we get in, to actually turn it into an actual pod,” says Stephanie Lengemann, Co-Founder of Verigo.
And the device works for more than just produce.
The sensors are being use by fellow Gainesville start-up “Axogen” to transport medical supplies.
Their hope is to continue growing their client base which already includes the likes of “Dole” and “Driscoll’s” produce.
Dennis Baranik ,Chief Operating Officer of Verigo says “we started selling this solution and the end of 2015. To date we’ve sold over 4,000 units, we’ve got distributors in over 12 countries, and we’re doing pilots with several fortune 100 brands right now.”
And this week a shipment of Peruvian asparagus will arrive at a major American grocer with at least 20 palettes donning the Verigo pods.
To learn more about Verigo, click here.
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