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Perry van der Haak: automation at the highest level

Perry van der Haak is a family owned business that produces young geranium cuttings for the European market. They own 20 hectares of mother plant production in Africa. In the Netherlands, Perry van der Haak has two locations; one of 2 hectares and a new location with more than 3 hectares. Codema designed, developed and delivered the entire cultivation system for their new location.

All our specific wishes have been met

Before the greenhouse was build, Codema was already a part of the team to discuss the wishes and possibilities. Perry van der Haak: ’’Working with Codema right from the start was a smart choice. We doubted whether we would choose for the construction on concrete floors or for the installation of a roll container system. Ultimately, we choose for roll containers, because it works much more efficiently and it saves a lot of time. We had quite a number of specific wishes on the field of automation. For example, we wanted more (walking) space between the rail tubes. We have also demanded considerable speeds. Codema was able to meet those wishes and to achieve the speeds we required. They never said ‘’no’’ and always tried to make it possible.”

The video below shows the cultivation systems at the new built project of Perry van der Haak. In this video Perry tells about the collaboration with Codema; what went well, what pitfalls were encountered and why they choose for Codema.

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Software is an invisible part of the system, but a very important part. Perry: ’’Codema has an entire software department. They also offer offers 24/7 service. This service is very important to us because during the busy season we work 24 hours a day for a number of weeks.”

Solid long-lasting materials

Perry explains his choice for Codema: ”Everything that could be technically possible has been executed. They understand me and my company and that is comfortable for me as a client. Codema assembles all over the world. They have been on the market for a long time and they traditionally make very solid constructions. They use heavy materials and that is necessary, because such a system has to last a long time.


Lifts, wash units and overhead cranes

The video shows how containers are transported to a wash unit via a self-propelled drive. After humidification, the containers are moved, where a vehicle can load the containers. The container lift takes the containers to the second layer, which serves as a buffer path for sorting out. Every container is registered via the SDF control panel, so that when searching for the right plant parties, the right orders can also be realized. The sorted containers from the hot section and the cold section are moved with the vehicle on the center path to the mixing department where the containers can be emptied and buffered on stack carts. Through assignments from the SDF software, the overhead crane can place the empty containers as efficiently as possible.


Pictures of  the automation at Perry van der Haak

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