Gronsakshallen installed in a new salad and vegetable processing line of KRONEN to expand its production. The producer already has several stand-alone machines of KRONEN in use, like vegetable and cutting machine KSM 100 or salad spin-dryer K50. However, the goal of the new acquisition is to automatize production and save resources. Since one important challenge is: Staff is not just cost-intensive in Sweden, but it is especially hard to find.
Due to the automatized line having all machines interlinked, the staff deployment is reduced from seven to five people. On the same time efficiency and thus productivity has been increased. Gronsakshallen processes mainly different salads, such as iceberg and mixed salad, but also white cabbage, carrots and other vegetables with the line. Depending on products, between 1000 and 3000 kg are processed per day on seven days per week. This is already an obvious increase of output, even though capacity of the line has not yet been exhausted.
The processing line also adds benefit when it comes to resource management. It has not only minimum space requirements for covering as little of the production space as possible. It also guarantees an efficient us of water.
Magnus Agneborn, head of production at Gronsakshallen:
"We are very happy with the line and the resulting product quality. We will also be able to reduce our water consumption, even though we cannot give an exact number at this point of time."
Gronsakshallen is one of the biggest fruit and vegetable wholesaler and fresh-cut producer in Sweden distributing numerous products nationwide: fresh fruit, berries, vegetable and salad, but also fresh-cut products as well as frozen fruit, flowers, herbs and eggs are part of the product line. About 300 employees work with the company by today, thereof 35 employees in the production site in Hagersten. With about 50 in-house and further external refrigerated trucks the goods are delivered to customers all over the country freshly day by day.
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