Australian company Heuch seeks to empower business and communities. Ten years ago, the company developed a solar powered rail container for transporting chocolate across the harsh Australian desert. Since that time, Heuch has been leading its industry in the development of solar powered refrigeration solutions.
Heuch’s 100% solar powered cold chain and drying products provide communities and businesses with reliable and free access to electricity and refrigeration and drying, without the uncertainly and cost of supply via generators or grid connection.
The ability to set the desired beginning of a cold chain at the point of harvest, without any additional infrastructure was attractive to those growers focused on harvest time, whilst others, such as potato farmers, were attracted to the prospect of no cost cold storage extending the saleable life of their product.
Heuch’s solar powered dryer also attracted attention from mango growers, looking for more quality and consistency in the drying of their mangos.
Heuch is now working with several parties to continue to develop products for the European market.
Elsewhere Heuch is working to provide the Indonesian government with an entire cold chain solution for their remote fishing communities. From hook to plate, community level solar ice makers for the fishermen will ensure the catch is put on ice as soon as it’s out of the water, and from there into local cold storage, to ultra low temperature freezers and cold room market places in regional hubs, to plates all around Indonesia and beyond.
Marty Oakley of Heuch said, “It’s satisfying to be working on projects that promise to help communities and businesses thrive. This is what Heuch is all about. We are looking forward to assisting the Produce communities of Europe to grow and prosper.”