On site at Castleton we have the capacity to store and grade 6000 to 11000mts annually. Up to 4000 of which can be held in cold storage, the balance being kept in ambient storage.
In recent years, we have invested in improving our storage and handling facilities. In 2006 we constructed a new insulated store, its main purpose being to give added set down space for finished product and to allow for indoor loading. In 2007 we installed an additional refrigeration unit, this has enabled us to almost double our cold store capacity. In addition a letter box system was also put in place to improve ventilation to cure potatoes on intake.
Further to this we have now installed new palletizing and bagging equipment, this has helped speed up the packing process, but also ensures we comply with current HSE regulations.
This new facility allows us to efficiently bag, seal certificate and build pallets a chargeable service available to our growers and customers alike.
The key varieties that we grade here on site are:
Our grading line is a Dijkstra Grader and has the capacity to grade up to 100mts per day.