Palift saves back injuries when palletising fruit

Supplier: Safetech
28 November, 2011

Crasborn is a name synonymous with quality fruit in New Zealand and around the world.

Company Profile

For brothers Eddie, Ricks and Lou Crasborn, theirs is a name that proudly represents solid family values of integrity, hard work, respect and trust. Over the past two decades the three brothers have worked together to grow their business into one of the largest of its kind in New Zealand.

For growers ‘Crasborn’ means assurance that their efforts to produce superior crops will be supported. With processes in place to ensure their fruit is packed, stored, transported and marketed to meet the exacting standards on the world stage.


Need to be able package large quantities of fruit onto pallets with out the need for their employees constantly bending over to place the cartons onto Pallets.

The Problem

  • Currently palletising cartons onto pallets sitting on the floor.
  • Staff suffering debilitating injuries and increased absenteeism. Loss of productivity.


  • Pallet or Pallets sitting on the floor
  • Hydraulic Lift Tables.

Product Chosen


Crasborn purchased 30 units so that all operators were protected by the availability of Palift.

Benefits of this product

  • Improved productivity.
  • Reduced OH & S issues