Michel Sengers, Manager Operations, Takii Europe B.V. tells about the project at his organisation:
In the past 25 years Takii Europe based in the Netherlands, has developed itself from a small trading company from the Japanese parent company into a fully integrated seed company. We are growing our marketshare continuously in mainly sunflower, lisianthus, union and cabbage crops. The continuous growth in turnover, needed more capacity in seed processing requested. That's why we started to explore the options to realise this.
We were looking for flexible installations from a reliable partner, which would ensure the usage of the machines for a longer period. We have made the decision to purchase a drying installation, a seed gravity separator and a box turner. We have chosen a low energy use drying installation in which the air is fully conditioned. In this way we are able to condition our seeds optimally under all circumstances (at the right temperature and humidity). We use the box turner not only to transfer to different containers, but also to pack the seeds in big bags. Which makes the machine multi-functional. The seed gravity separator is being used to clean and upgrade the several crops.
During the process we have discovered that even the smallest details were important and we have put a lot of attention into getting it right. Due to very close cooperation and taking sufficient time to realise everything we were able to make this challenging project very successful.