The originally 300 ton capacity cold storage was established in 1992 by the Berkenye Co-operative based on the locally grown raspberry, blackberry, red and black current. As the demand for berries increased, we continuously expanded our storage capacity. Today we can store up to 1100 tons of frozen products in the most modern palette or stanchion system.
Part of the fruit originates from our fields, but we also purchase fruit from local growers.
In the Nógrád region the growing of fruit originated decades ago thanks to the unique climate of the area. One of our biggest suppliers of fresh fruit is Nógrád Tész Ltd. integrating about 800 growers. We continuously monitor organic and conventional fruit production in our fields.
The freshly picked fruit is transported and frozen in the cold storage within a short period of time in order to retain full nutritional value and high mineral and vitamin content. We have two kinds of systems for freezing: fluid bed and traditional freezing with cooling chambers
The processing of the fruit is done in our plant equipped with technology that meets the highest European standards. In 2009 a new processing line was built making processing of stones fruits (sour cherries, plums, apricots)
completely automatic. (This includes cleaning, seeding, fluid-bed freezing and packing).
Part of the development of the processing technology is a high standard optical Sortex machine ensuring maximum sorting efficiency and frozen products of high quality.
Cold storage services:
machine and packing of berries
and packing of stone fruit