Own packing station for efficient processing
We are not just a grower; we also manage the entire packing process in-house.
All the sweet peppers end up here from all our production locations.
After being harvested, the sweet peppers are first sorted by size, weight and colour. Many sweet peppers are sold loose in boxes or crates and are transported directly to the customer.
At two of our locations we possess a modern packing station where we can pack the sweet peppers in film: in small packs. Three different colours are packed together as a mix.
The scale of our operations demands efficient internal solutions. Fully automatic harvesting trolleys navigate the path to the packing station. The actual sorting process, placing the product in boxes and placing the boxes on pallets is also 100% automated. An order is ready to be dispatched to the customer without actually involving much manual labour.
The businesses on Blankenhammerweg, Nieuwlandseweg 1 and Nootdorp are also fully automated. The products are also processed in the packing stations.
So, what’s the advantage of having your own packing station? First and foremost: flexibility. A customer can specify exactly how an item should be packed. With five packing lines we can quickly switch between the different packaging. What’s more no time is lost transporting the product from the growing location to the packing station.
Due to its size Hoogweg Sweet Pepper Growers can supply small packs of its product through Growers cooperative Van Nature to the retail sector from its own grown products. Growing, packing and direct dispatch to the customer: it couldn’t be fresher.
Hoogweg Bell Sweet Pepper Growers is connected to the GMO-recognized growers cooperative Van Nature UA. in Barendrecht. Growers cooperative Van Nature is working with four partners: Combilo, Haluco, Levarht and Scherpenhuizen, which in turn take care of sales to supermarkets across Europe.