AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., announced a strategic collaboration with Zest Labs, Inc., San Jose, Calif., to strengthen its end-to-end solutions. AgroFresh will incorporate Zest Labs’ Zest Fresh solution into its FreshCloud Transit Insights platform to provide a more comprehensive solution that improves operations, increases visibility into produce shelf life and reduces food waste.

AgroFresh’s FreshCloud platform is a data-backed, insights-driven solution for monitoring produce quality through the supply chain. 

Zest Fresh is a post-harvest freshness management solution for produce.  

“As we continue to prioritize data and technology to enhance produce freshness and minimize food waste, this strategic collaboration will strengthen our existing portfolio, particularly our data-centric FreshCloud platform,” says Jordi Ferre, chief executive officer of AgroFresh. “Zest Fresh is a natural fit with our FreshCloud Transit Insights solution and will accelerate the adoption of our technology to additional markets.”

“AgroFresh’s offering of Zest Fresh is significant, as they are a trusted global expert in post-harvest science with over 3,500 customers worldwide, and can quickly expand Zest Fresh into new markets and with new types of fresh produce,” says Peter Mehring, chief executive officer of Zest Labs. “Our collective science-based, data-driven solutions and shared market vision for ensuring delivered freshness and reducing food waste provide a foundation for a successful partnership.”

Through this collaboration, AgroFresh will apply its industry expertise to offer the Zest Fresh pallet-level freshness management platform for fresh produce as part of its FreshCloud Transit Insights solution.