Kooij Nertera has implemented a new WPS Plant Order System (POS). One remarkable feature is that the various components (plant feed, photo imaging unit and plant buffer) can be moved, so that space can be freed up when needed. The underlying principle for the mobile POS is that it provides flexibility and convenience. Further it reduces labor and makes work easier for employees.
Kooij Nertera from Ens (NL) grows Nertera Granadenis. Kooij Nertera Natural is the only producer of Nertera Granadensis Astrid® worldwide. Growing these plant to produce berries is a unique process. They propagate this unique plant in various colors and pot sizes. Pot size 8 was extensively tested first by WPS to see if it could be processed by the system.
The POS evaluates and sorts the plant by:
- Flowering phase (number of colored buds compared to green leaves),
- Plant diameter
"So better working conditions, peace of mind in the delivery process and accurate sorting, all thanks to the WPS mobile plant order system."
Henk Kooij, owner, explains his choice: "We were looking for a system that would ease the work for us in preparing our plants for auction and would bring more flow in the delivery process.
Normally we were used to picking up and sorting in the greenhouse directly from the concrete floors.
Now we bring the plants to the system and sort them, make stock of sorted plants, so during the day when orders come in we can efficiently pick these orders from this buffer.
So better working conditions, peace of mind in the delivery process and accurate sorting, all thanks to the WPS mobile plant order system. The system was timely delivered according specifications and contract.
Jan Moekestorm, WPS project leader: "We are pleased and proud that we were able to realize this wonderful project for Kooij Nertera and that the cooperation went so well. We wish Kooij Nertera lots of success with our system and we hope to be of service to them again.