Prepared salads

Benefit from high capacity and extremely flexible automation

Specialist in automation solutions for prepared salads

Lan Handling Technologies designs and installs high capacity and extremely flexible packaging lines for prepared salads. We have extensive experience with projects for both national and international players. This results in automation solutions for different salad bowls: square, oval and rectangular plastic trays with lid or top seal. Our standard robot cell, with just a few specific adjustments, does the job for you!

Prepared salads

Prepared salads: busy times drive demand

Todays busy lifestyle will drive growth in the prepared salads market.


When it comes to food, consumers are increasingly looking for the combination of convenience and freshness. Prepared salads fit this picture perfectly in terms of time-saving, less effort of cooking and ease of handling and storage.

Topics such as flexbility and short change-over times are becoming more important for you as a producer. The same applies for the labour shortage problem partly due to the highly cooled (and therefore less attractive) production environment. Benefit from our innovative End-of-Line automation solutions.

  • arrow-checkmarkProduct variety = take advantage of our short change-over time when changing product, pattern or carrier
  • arrow-checkmarkThanks to the formation of products, we guarantee the highest possible capacity (and limited product contact!)
  • arrow-checkmarkUsing a specific box or crate? Our robot easily adjusts the product orientation for accurate placement.

Highlighted: prepared salads project

Heemskerk fresh and easy supplies around 3.4 million fresh products every week to well-known supermarkets and fast-food restaurants in the Netherlands and abroad.


In order to realise growth, continuity and cost savings in the long term, it was decided to use robotisation.

  • Old situation
    Manual packing of salad bowls in crates and boxes.
  • New situation
    Heemskerk is running this prepared salads packing line with only 1 operator, at a speed of 50 products/min.
  • How it works?
    Lan Handling integrated a system for the destacking of crates and boxes, before the product carrier enters the robot cell. A highly flexible case packer takes care of the product placement. Switching between various programs is done at the touch of a button and takes only 2 minutes.
  • Payback period
    < 2 years
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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