Agri food (potatoes, carrots, onions)

Focus on efficiency, while product diversity increases

Greater diversity? Maximum flexibility!

Case packing potato crates

Specialist in packaging lines for potatoes, carrots and onions


Lan Handling Technologies specialises in designing complete packaging lines for the fruit and vegetable sector. We have a proven track record in the potato, carrot and onion segment in particular. From large plastic bags with kilos of content to smaller cardboard trays, pillow style packaging; we can present you a successful standard that we simply specify based on your production process.

Streamlined packaging process

Our innovative portfolio of End-of-Line machines consists of crate erecting machines, crate de-stackers, bale arm folders, case packers for crates, boxes and dollies and palletising systems. This ensures you of a fully automatic process that saves you a lot of manual work and therefore manpower. We also integrate strappers, flow wrappers or scales.

Will you visit us at Empack 2020?


From 15 to 17 September in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht. Experience the ease of use of our high speed Case Packer with our real time simulation. Or ask for a demonstration of our AR-tool.

These are dynamic times for the agri food sector.


Food needs are increasing due to an increasing world population (9 billion by 2050) and rising prosperity. This has an environmental impact. At the same time, consumers are becoming increasingly demanding; they want safe, fresh products, but with the best possible shelf life and, if possible, fully traceable. Topics such as efficiency and traceability are becoming more important for you as a producer. The same applies for the labour shortage problem. And the need to improve ergnomics. Often there is still much to be gained in your production lines! Our sustainable end-of-line automation solutions will help you.

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Agri food trends we anticipate

  • arrow-checkmarkMore variety in product packaging = taking advantage of modular machines with minimal changeover times.
  • arrow-checkmarkYou take over the order picking yourself? We think along about traceability and adjustable loading units.
  • arrow-checkmarkIf you switch to folding crates, do you also automate the labour-intensive unfolding of the crates?

Highlighted: 2 projects for fruit and vegetable companies

#1: Potato trader (NL)

One of our customers started to trade table potatoes almost 100 years ago.



To optimise their production process and to reduce the labour costs, this customer has bought an automated end-of-line system to handle 2KG potato bags.

  • Old situation
    The customer was running this potato packaging line with 3 people, at a speed of 35 bag/min.
  • New situation
    The customer is running this potato packaging line with only 1 operator, at a speed of 80 bag/min.
  • How it works?
    A forklift driver brings a pallet with empty crates in the machine and collects a filled pallet with filled crates on the other side of the system. This is done by a de-palletiser, de-stacker, pick and place robotcel, stacker and palletiser.
  • Payback period
    < 2,5 years

A leading German potato packer with five potato packaging plants throughout Germany turned to Lan.



Our customer sorts, washes stores and packs 380.000 tonnes potatoes and onions annually. The company employs >350 people. To optimise their production process and to reduce the labour costs, this customer has bought many automation systems. In this case: dolly loading, case packing and palletising.

  • Old situation
    Manual packing
  • New situation
    A new building was built with automation and volume increase in mind. A deliberate choice was made by the customer to use robots for maximum flexibility towards the future.
  • Payback period
    <2 years

#2 Potato and onion trader (DE)

Check out the video above to see the operation of the combined crate / dolly loader.

Read more: 5 reasons for End-of-Line automation

Companies we work for

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Product handling for Bohmer

Questions? More info? Please contact our specialists

Lan Sales Manager - Mark de Boer

Mark de Boer

Sales Manager End-of-Line automation

M +31 630 27 13 08

Lan Sales Manager - Marcel Maas

Marcel Maas

Technical Sales Manager End-of-Line automation

M +31 613 21 82 57