Innovation

CPMA 2024 will feature an Innovation Zone, an area designated for organizations to present their products, services, and cutting-edge technology.

The Innovation Zone will be strategically located in a high-traffic area creating an excellent opportunity for participants and presenters to interact. 

Location: Trade Show floor, booth 1739
Wednesday, April 24

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday April 25

11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Participating companies

Supporting B.C.'s enterprises and agriproducers, the B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI) is a Simon Fraser University initiative that aims to develop more productive, diverse and resilient food supply chains. In collaboration with government partners, agritech stakeholders, industry partners, agriproducers and post-secondary institutions, BCCAI focuses on the development, testing and piloting of agritech solutions in both simulated and real-world environments, ensuring they are ready for commercialization and practical implementation on farms. Funded by Pacific Economic Development Canada and the Province of British Columbia, BCCAI is strategically-positioned to elevate B.C. as a frontrunner in agritech advancements.

Contact

Tanya Brown / Anastasia Halapats
sph_projects@sfu.ca
sph_coop@sfu.ca
Website

Strella increases the consistency of produce while reducing shrinkage by accurately predicting shelf life across the supply chain. Our technology ensures you receive the optimal produce from the supplier and that your inventory is managed once it enters your supply chain. We do this through automated quality-based inventory management and real-time automated ripening tools.

Contact

Jay Jordan
jay@strellabiotech.com
Website

Guillevin Automation, a division of Guillevin International, plays a pivotal role in the Canadian electrical wholesale industry, boasting a vast network of over 200 branches throughout Canada. As a specialized arm of Guillevin International, Guillevin Automation focuses on representing suppliers that specialize in industrial automation and robotics solutions.

Operating primarily in British Columbia, Guillevin Automation collaborates closely with customers to understand their specific needs and challenges. By leveraging the cutting-edge products offered by their suppliers, Guillevin Automation aims to assist clients in enhancing their productivity and efficiency through the implementation of innovative automation and robotics technologies.

With its commitment to delivering high-quality products and tailored solutions, Guillevin Automation stands as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to optimize their operations and stay ahead in today's dynamic industrial landscape.

Contact

Rick Carrasco
rick.carrasco@guillevin.com
Website

Hectre are multi award winners and industry leaders in early fruit sizing and orchard management software solutions.

Hectre empowers the global fruit industry with valuable data from the world's simplest orchard technologies. Hectre's computer-vision AI app, Spectre, has revolutionized the way growers, packers and marketers gain early fruit size data with hand-held and overhead options available to suit different business use cases.

Hectre’s orchard management app is also leading the charge against inefficient processes. Designed for real-time efficiency, they’ve been digitizing field data entry, streamlining payroll and improving traceability which has been providing valuable data to support effective decision-making.

Contact

Rahul Kumar
rahul@hectre.com
Website

Grown and made in the USA, Genera's compostable, plant-based packaging performs in the toughest applications, keeping produce fresh, building customer loyalty and regenerating the earth. We ensure a seamless transition from other packaging materials as we deliver durability, moisture-resistance and compatibility with existing machinery. Genera will help you achieve sustainability goals while continuing to deliver the fresh, quality produce you are known. We are here to serve all your produce packaging needs.

Contact

Leigh Daniels
leighdaniels@generainc.com
Website

Only 2% of the world's protected ag growers enrich their plants with CO2 gas. They use old “fill the room” gassing methods that are expensive and wasteful. The other 98% that cannot use CO2 enrichment to achieve up to 30% more yield now have one option – ours. Canada-based CO2 GRO's C-stainable™ Crop Enhancement service is disrupting the global produce market by enabling 100% of protected ag growers to increase their yields, lower production costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Our service combines cutting-edge patented aqueous CO₂ enrichment technology, dynamic real-time monitoring & control, and data analytics to provide plants with precise CO₂ dosing based on the most up-to-date science to increase production and profits for growers.

Contact

Dil Vashi & Soumik Roy
dil.vashi@co2gro.ca
roy@co2gro.ca
Website

Delkor Systems is a leading manufacturer of advanced robotic packaging machinery for the food and beverage industries and is quickly gaining recognition in the non-food and industrial industries as well. For over 50 years, Delkor has been widely recognized for continuous improvements to equipment and package designs.

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Delkor has a nationwide reputation for offering innovative and versatile solutions from individual packaging machines to complete line integration for product distribution. We accomplish this every day with more than 350 employees working from our 300,000-square-foot plant.

Contact

Matt Meidl
mmeidl@delkorsystems.com

HarvestHold Fresh by Verdant Technologies is an innovative shelf-life extension solution for many types of fruits and vegetables. By slowing the ripening and maturation process, produce growers, marketers and retailers can unlock new areas of value for their operations, improve quality for end consumers, and help contribute to reducing food waste. By simply placing a sheet of HarvestHold Fresh in the produce box at harvest, this solution is easy to incorporate into any operation at scale, delivering a differentiated advantage throughout the supply chain.

Contact

Steven Oklesh
steven.oklesh@verdant-tech.com