About 5.5 billion pieces of export kiwifruit pass through the doors of Port of Tauranga-based TKL Logistics’ operation every year.

During the nine-month long kiwifruit season, a surprisingly small team of dedicated logistics specialists work around the clock to ensure every piece of fruit is moved from packhouses into containers and curtain-sider trucks and loaded on to one of nearly 70 ships, mostly in Tauranga, but also Nelson, Gisborne and Northland.

Linking cool stores and packhouses to the ports are nearly 100 trucks and helping TKL to make that happen behind the scenes is unique software vital to track every pallet and truck from pick up to the point it’s safely stowed and ready for export.

BTG put its hand up to both supply support and develop sustainable backup solutions for TKL and ensure it maintains its crucial link in the $3 billion industry.