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Industrial PowerSource Magazine

Vol. 3, 2014
Better ways to pick and pluck

Maqtec brings new innovations to the olive, lemon, and seed corn industries

As one of the oldest continuously produced tree crops in the world, olives have benefited from very few harvesting innovations over the centuries—that is, until Maqtec rolled into the groves.

Based in Argentina, Maqtec is a company bringing big change to the way that olives are harvested for olive oil. After years working in the olive industry building irrigation power units, the company saw a need for more efficient harvesting methods to replace the traditional process of shaking the olives onto the orchard floor, and then cleaning the fruit before processing.

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Maqtec's fully automated detasseler works in a field