An ECI arrangement between Form and JACE Industries, providing time, costs and methodology input to build a new 55,000m2 leading-edge packhouse and cool storage facility. The project was split into four stages, with stages one and two scheduled for completion prior to the 2018 Kiwifruit season.
To build one of the largest Kiwifruit processing facilities in the Bay of Plenty region. Specifically designed for seamless processing of fruit in a fully temperature controlled environment. The first of its kind in New Zealand. The completed project will increase JACE industries capacity to ten million trays of Kiwifruit per season. Stage one and two were large scale builds comprising of hefty figures such as: 850 tonnes of structural steel, 7,000m3 of concrete and a roof area of 17,000m2. Stage one was made up of six pre-coolers, ten coolstores, a loading office, a forklift re-charge room, an MCC room, a plant room, a load out canopy and a four truck load-out dock. Stage two consisted of a bin curing store, bin tip area, eight controlled atmosphere stores, a packing line, office space, cafeteria, mezzanine floor of approximately 3,060 m2 and two industrial lifts. External works consisted of an 8,500 m2 concrete ring road and large car park.
The project delivery timeframe was extremely tight. Through careful planning and first class management, both stage targets were met, enabling operation of the packing line and coolstore for the 2018 season.