DORAL, FLA. – Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers acquired Hiperbaric’s 300th high-pressure processing (HPP) machine. The Hiperbaric 300 model will provide Calavo’s Michoacan, Mexico, processing plant with a capacity of 3,100 lbs per hour. Calavo said the capacity gives it the ability to continue scaling operations.

Hiperbaric installs HPP machines worldwide and services more than 250 customers. The company provides personalized technical support and after-sales service, as well as extensive product research and engineering development.

“We are proud of this accomplishment and that Calavo, one of the pioneers in the avocado industry, trusts Hiperbaric as their HPP partner,” said Roberto Peregrina, director, Hiperbaric USA. “As a former professional in the avocado industry, I am proud to see the growth and solidification of this industry, as well as advances in avocado preservation. Hiperbaric's HPP technology allows producers to create safe, great-tasting, nutritious products, without preservatives, while extending shelf life."