Coaldale Walnuts is further moving into value-adding with the recent purchase of a sophisticated cracking line from AMB Rousset in France. We will commence setting up and commissioning the new line in our purpose-built cracking room during the second half of May, as soon as we complete harvesting. The new line comprises 5 machines which crack and remove the shell , then move over an inspection table and onto a sorter for grading of kernel into different sizes. The line is 11m long and up to to 3m high. It will allow us to produce up to 50kgs of kernel per hour. so we are looking to supply a lot more kernel than we have been able to crack with our small machine in the past.