The client is the Granat company who grows apples in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, in orchards of over 110 hectares. The company has a fleet of 100 harvesting machines.
The process of picking and transporting apples was not transparent enough. There were cases of apple theft because there was no accounting system for collected harvest. The client wanted to ensure a complete record-keeping of the apple amount in the orchard by containers, varieties, areas and improve yield indicators.
Interra, Russia, developed a solution that made it possible to digitize the processes of harvest weighing, collecting, and accounting. The team worked on integration with the third-party systems (Wialon, 1C, weighing equipment) to achieve this. They also developed a mobile and web application from scratch and a driver for printing QR code labels.
Under the project, Interra specialists developed a print server for a label printer. After weighing, the system sends a request to the server, and the printer generates a QR code. The code label can be immediately attached to the box. Later, by scanning the QR code at any moment, you can learn exactly how much and what type of apples are in the box.
The team imported data on previous apple picking periods and developed a system of diagrams and reports for analytics. All information is now presented in a single interface and can be easily viewed and analyzed.
Interra created a mobile application to track the loading of trucks before transportation to storage and processing sites.
When the project started, there was very little time left before the harvest beginning. The core solution’s functionality was developed in 20 days and tested on live data in practice.
The solution by Interra allows you to fully track the entire apple picking process, from sending machines to the orchards to the final counting of the harvested fruit.
The client was so impressed by the result that now they are planning to augment the solution and integrate it with the sorting line, the inventory control system, and other types of machines.
The gross harvest increased from 2,400 to 3,000 tons, thanks to the developed accounting system.
Weight, variety, planting date for the current and previous periods, and other data can now be found in unified tables and reports.
The solution made it possible to speed up all operations related to accounting apples and provided the factual basis for making more efficient business decisions.
All information on apple picking automatically falls into a single system, and the client can monitor operations in detail.