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History

Read here how Limex developed in the space of almost thirty years from a small-scale custom crate washer specialist to an international player in today’s market, where origin and roots are never forgotten. A special process, in which services and machine construction go hand in hand from the outset.

1982

First crate washer

In 1982, the first crate washing machine was built and taken into use. At the time, the washing machines were transported from one vegetable auction to another on a trailer with a generator in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

1990

Foundation of Limex Machine Exploitatie BV

Eight years later, in 1990, Jan and Annie Janssen founded Limex Machine Exploitatie BV . At the time, Limex consisted of a workshop in Grashoek and a small office, at Jan and Annie’s home, in the attic. Jan develops, builds and sells the washing machines himself.

1994

Move to Koningslust

Limex grows in size and services and is forced to move in 1994. From that moment on, Limex is fully located in Koningslust (both office and workshop). Sales, rentals and services from a single location.

2006

Relocation to industrial park Panningen

The growth of Limex continues and this means a new move in 2006. From that moment on, Limex is located in the building where the head office is still located to this day: on the industrial estate in Panningen.

2018

Limex split into two different divisions

In 2018 Limex is split into two different divisions: Limex Machine Exploitatie BV which is focused on that focuses on the worldwide sale and rental of cleaning machines and LCS BV, which focuses on services: the cleaning process.

2019

Limex handed over to son Joep Janssen

At the end of 2018, founder Jan Janssen handed over the company to his son Joep Janssen. The broad and healthy foundation that was laid over the course of thirty years, together with the energy of Joep, ensure that Limex can continue to grow. Limex is and remains a true family business, where service, quality and innovation are of paramount importance.

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This is what satisfied customers say about us

Fully automatic washing line for Royal De Ree Holland

“What we now have is a system that washes the transport crates far better than the previous installation, and the number of operators has been reduced from three to just one.”- Joost van den Berg

Limex crate and tray washer at Jungpflanzen Gernert

“The trays are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with foam from Menno Florades. The washing result could be seen very quickly from the better root quality.” – Achim Gernert

Intensive and sustainable crate washer for Wijnen Square Crops

“With this washer, we can be sure that the crates that come out of the machine are clean and free from viruses and other diseases; we can use them in our processes without risk.” – Koen Saris

Meet our sustainable partner: PlantLab

“We are excited about the washing result of the Limex machine. We like to share our plans and working method with a company like Limex that is also committed to sustainability and we are looking forward to a beautiful and successful collaboration in the future!” – Mr. Hans van Scheijndel

Limex develops process for hygienic cleaning of propagation trays

“Limex is developing constantly to meet our increasingly stringent requirements. We can recommend Limex with a clear conscience.” – Oliver Schneider

5 Tray washers in 4 years at Svenska Skogsplantor

“Our collaboration with Limex has worked very well. A supplier that we will continue to work with and can recommend as a good partner.“ – Niclas Noord

Limex crate washers at Wesselman Flowers

“During cultivation, we see cycle after cycle of tulips emerging uniformly. An extra benefit is that the machine can remove the TVX virus. I can certainly recommend a Limex washer to every tulip grower.” – Joost Wesselman

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

“The fruits of this productive collaboration between Limex and Hishtil permit both companies to offer their customers the best sanitation solution and healthy propagating material that will allow them to maximize crop quality and yields.” – Amit Dagan

Silver – our tray washer partner in Chile

“It is a pleasure for us to work with Limex, which is aware of the problems of hygiene and water scarcity that concern us in Chile and some regions.” – Martin Campos

Limex crate washer at Boer Erik

“I have seen Limex machines at other fruit growers, even one that has been in use for 25 years and is still running. When I invest, I think it is important to invest in high-quality and well-functioning products that I will be able to use for years to come.” – Boer Erik

Industrial tray and trolley washing machines for Ontario Plants Propagation, Canada

“I’m really proud that we get such large, intensive trolley and tray washers.” – Pieter van Dijk

Limex Bucket Washer at Veiling Holambra Brazil

“The delivery of the bucket washer from Limex has fully met all our expectations! Limex has now a satisfied customer in Brazil!” – André van Kruijssen

Limex trolley washer helps improve hygiene at WPK Vegetable Plants

“This investment improves our capacity to keep any potential threats at bay,” says Erik van der Arend, general manager at WPK Vegetable Plants.

LCS/Royal FloraHolland Bucket Washers

“The Limex washers are an indispensable component for a successful service to LCS!” – Jan van Hoef

Sustainable box cleaner Scherpenhuizen

For distribution centre Scherpenhuizen, Limex supplied a boxwasher, type KKW6000NS for sustainable washing of boxes where the water is heated by high-quality residual heat from cooling.

Limex tray washer at Bergvik Skog Plantor

“To have a tray washer that works this great has really boosted our production at the nursery. The growing trays gets clean and we can use them over and over again in our production without any problems. I can highly recommend any forest plant producer to use a Limex Washer in their production line.” – Ronny Anngren

Limex crate washer at Banken Champignons

“The Limex crate washer meets our hygiene requirements (microbiological cleanliness) and produces a drying result of less than four grams per crate. This allows an output of 5,600 clean crates per hour, and that maintains our delivery capacity at an optimal level. ” – Jurgen Banken