Ateknea SolutionsAssociaçao dos Jovens Agricultores de PortugalAsociación para la Promoción de la Pera de Rincón de SotoTowarzystwo Rozwoju Sadów Karłowych S.A.T. Frutas y Verduras Valle de RincónSadecka Grupa Producentow Owocow I Warzyw Owoc Lacki SP ZooCAUSTIER STCMettler-Toledo Safeline LimitedThe University of ManchesterInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique
main goals of the projectscientific objectives


Fruit producers are increasingly responding to consumer demand for premium grade fruit. FRUITGRADING will provide fruit producers a novel solution for sorting different types of fruit by quality grade. This technology will optimise the separation of fruit according to quality by evaluating the internal characteristics of fruit.

  • European producers will be able to identify and select the finest quality product, guaranteeing the consumer premium fruit at the best price.
  • European consumers will be offered premium fruit at its best with a price according to its quality.

Sorting solution for the fruit sector.

  • To integrate low-cost inspection technologies to assess the internal quality of fruit which is liked to nutritional value.
  • To provide a competitive advantage to fruit producers by developing a new fruit grading technology based on contactless sensors.

Contact-less inspection technology to evaluate fruit quality and maturity state.

  • Premium Products Segmentation.
  • Innovative Technology.
  • Cost-effective Solution.
  • Quality Standards.
  • Fruit Sector Competitiveness.
  • European SMEs Advantage.