edp is and Australian owned Company located at Mooroopna in northern Victoria situated in the heart of the rich Goulburn Valley, one of Australia’s largest fruit vegetable and agricultural areas.
The Company has an extensive Manufacturing facility incorporating the latest digital CNC machinery, a large service and store section stocking a full range of parts and consumables used in the fresh produce industry.
edp has strong ties with European equipment and consumable suppliers, stocking an extensive range packaging consumables and machinery in stock for immediate delivery.
The Company has a well-established export market in North America and various other markets in Asia and the oceanic regions.
edp was the first company in Australia to develop bulk handling equipment, this was back in the 1950’s.
edp first designed a gravity bin tipper (patented) for the tipping of half tonne wooden bins of fruit, replacing the old timber lug boxes, this was then quickly expanded to include hydraulic half tonne bin tipping for the local canneries, Ardmona, SPC, Kyabram Cannery, Heinz Foods in Dandenong as well as numerous other installations.
Over the many years since it’s introduction into Australia, major developments have occurred in bulk bin handling equipment, fully automatic bin unstacking, tipping, washing and restacking.
ED Parsons Bin Line 1970s
ED Parsons Bin Line 1970s
edp was the first company in Australia to introduce fully automatic prepacking equipment into the local fresh fruit and vegetable industry.
Using manual weighing tilt pans it was a slow labour intense operation bagging potatoes and onions into 2 kg and 5kg bags. The AG PAK™ changed all of that, for the first time a completely automatic machine would weigh the product, open a wicketed bag, fill it, then seal the bag with a twist tie closure, not the fastest machine by todays standards but it was automatic.
By the mid 1980s edp developed the edpLYNX® COMBINATION WEIGHING MACHINE one of only two or possibly three machine manufactures in the world to develop this technology.
For the next fifteen or so years these machines were exported around the world with hundreds of units manufactured and installed in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and throughout many parts of Asia.
Multiple edp Lynx Installation Gillespie’s Sydney 1993
Today, due to globalization of our industry and the vast experience edp has gained in weighing equipment over the years, edp now offers the most diverse range of fresh fruit and vegetable weighing and packaging machinery available in the world.
edp is a leading Australian supplier of fresh fruit and vegetable grading & packaging solutions including machinery and consumables.
33 – 37 O’Brien Street,
PO Box 251
Mooroopna VIC 3629
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