Case Study

How Automated Sorting Technology Benefitted A Fresh Produce Supplier

Source: TOMRA Sorting Solutions

How Automated Sorting Technology Benefitted A Fresh Produce Supplier

Verduyn is a produce supplier that delivers fresh vegetables from its 3,500hectares of agricultural land to the food industry for wholesale distribution and the producers of readymade meals. After installing an automated sorting machine, Verduyn is realizing the machine’s many benefits, including significant labor reduction, increased yields, and improved product quality.

Verduyn has two main business components. Firstly, it turns harvested vegetables into semi-processed products, which are mainly used for the frozen and tinned goods market. Secondly, Verduyn buys local vegetables and sells them to companies that offer products which are not grown in their country or region.

Alexander Verduyn, CEO at Verduyn, explains: “Our services range from planting seeds to delivering a finished product to our customers. This is what differentiates us from other companies. Everything starts from the agriculture and is enhanced by our modern production facilities.”