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As the exclusive distributer of world leading ABSOGER equipment in New Zealand and Australia, Hort Air Services offers a complete solution for measuring and controlling gases in Controlled Atmosphere rooms, coolstores and pack houses.

Our range of ABSOGER technology and equipment for Controlled Atmosphere includes CO2 scrubbers, ethylene scrubbers, ethylene analysers, portable gas analysing equipment, portable devices and accessories. ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generators are among the most energy efficient available.

All of our Controlled Atmosphere and onsite nitrogen generators are tailor made to meet your specific requirements and budget.

At Hort Air Services, we know the value of a top quality product, and we can help you to extend the shelf-life of your fruit – be it kiwifruit, apples, pears, avocados, blueberries - with our Controlled Atmosphere technology and onsite nitrogen generators.

Our goal is to work with you find solutions with leading edge post-harvest/industrial equipment and technology. Hort Air Services is owned and operated by Jason Anderson, who has more than 20 years in the horticultural industry, and knows that maintaining a superior standard of product is a lot more than just flicking a switch - it is having the most advanced machinery, CA knowledge and experience to manage that product.

What is Controlled Atmosphere (CA)? learn more

Controlled Atmosphere has historically been used in large storage facilities where levels of atmospheric gases are continuously monitored and adjusted to maintain optimal concentrations. It is typically applied to commodities amenable to long-term storage such as apples, pears, kiwifruit, sweet onions and cabbage.

More recently, Controlled Atmospheres have been introduced to refrigerated containers for long distance transport by sea. The technology is being used for stone fruits and other commodities. The use of CA is increasing due to improved cost effectiveness in delivering extended shelf-life and enhanced produce quality. Good temperature control and management is critical to the efficacy of CA, which also must be maintained after the CA is broken and throughout the product’s distribution.

Benefits of CA include:

  • Extended post-harvest life by slowing down respiration
  • Reducing sensitivity to ethylene
  • Slowing browning reactions
  • Slowing softening of some fruits
  • Reducing some forms of physiological injury
  • Slowing the growth of some spoilage microorganisms
  • Extending the window for marketing stored product
What our clients say...

What our clients say...

“At Apollo Apples we replaced our existing nitrogen generators with ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generators and doubled our nitrogen production and halved our operating costs (power savings) as a result.  Combine that with Jason’s experience and knowledge of the horticultural industry and Controlled Atmosphere management, great customer service, advice and ongoing support, we couldn’t be happier.”

Mike Dobbs – Engineering Manager
Apollo Apples New Zealand Limited

For more information about how Hort Air Services can tailor make a solution for your Controlled Atmosphere and onsite nitrogen generator requirements, please contact us.

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