LCS/Royal FloraHolland Bucket Washers

We were asked to supply three industrial washing lines to LCS BV for the washing installation at Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer (the largest flower auction in the world). Thanks to our bucket washers, 15,000 flower buckets can be washed, de-labeled and disinfected every hour, 24/7. Hygienically clean buckets extend the vase life of the cut flowers. The festive opening of this impressive project took place on 5 June 2019. With the touch of a button, Yme Pasma (COO of Royal FloraHolland) and Jan van Hoef (director of LCS) opened the sustainable washing installation.

Introduction:

LCS BV is a service provider to which customers outsource their entire container-washing activities. LCS takes care of the investment, staffing, maintenance, reporting, etc. at a fixed, low price per container washed. This makes fixed costs variable for the end customer. LCS develops its washing installations in the most efficient way possible, seamlessly fitting into the entire logistics process of its client. As a fully-fledged cleaning partner, LCS unburdens its customers.

LCS is a spin-off of Limex. Because Limex has been the preferred supplier at Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer and Veiling Rhein-Maas (Straelen-Herongen) for many years, it was a logical step for Royal FloraHolland to outsource the new contract to LCS BV. More information about LCS BV can be found here: www.limexcs.eu.

Method and results achieved/ bucket washers:

Limex has more than twenty-five years of experience in washing Flora buckets. The requirements for the washing result are getting stricter by the year. For this project, it was decided to combine trusted solutions with modern cleaning and filtering techniques. This has resulted in an even more complete washing process, in which larger hourly capacities and a lower consumption of water, thermal energy and chemicals have become feasible. By continuously guarding and monitoring process parameters, we can guarantee and demonstrate that the washing process is optimal at all times. As a result, people from the industry regularly tell us that the flower buckets are visibly cleaner!

How did LCS experience the collaboration with Limex and the bucket washers?

“Limex has been developing its own washing installations and bucket washers throughout its existence and has been cleaning flower buckets for its customers for more than 25 years. As a result, they know better than anyone what it takes to provide a solid and reliable service. The Limex washers are an indispensable component for a successful service to LCS!” – Jan van Hoef, Managing Director at LCS.BV. 02nd of September 2019

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