It couldn't happen to nicer people and we couldn't be happier for them. Edward and Rachel Newling first approached us about expanding into the pre-sizing world 3 years ago and excitement was high, the Norfolkians making moves and competing with the Kentish Riviera. From the inception of the project the attention to detail has been second to none, taking into account the speciality of produce they deal with and excellent way they handle every aspect. God bless them, they must've done something horrible in a past life as Bramley and Pears have chosen them and good heavens have they stood up to the task - becoming specialists in dealing with what others dread. Transferring expertise from the old situation to the new has made for a fantastic project.
Edward sold his magic beans and put up a huge, impressive new building to house the pre-sizer (with the help of the ever attentive Wealden AM) and made space for the new behemoth to enter their lives. Installation started promptly and went well with the machine ready for the 2022 season. The Newling's knowledge and mastery of, especially pears, has been a godsend at every stage, with GREEFA learning better ways to engineer solutions to problems we didn't even know would exist. Their patience and kindness cannot be overstated and I know everyone at Kent Fruit Services and GREEFA appreciate the trust they placed in us to make their dream a reality.
There can be no doubt this new machine combined with Newling's passion and care for every apple and pear that enters their farm puts them at the forefront of top fruit production now and for years to come.
We'd like to thank them again for their business with us and as always GREEFA for their assistance with the project. We look forward to filling up the rest of their building with other assorted machinery in the near future.