Case studies: potatoes, onions, carrots in bags or nets

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save labour and increase production line speed

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#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.
  • How it works?
    Potatoes arrive in bulk and are sorted, washed and packed in bags. Our equipment packs the bags into supermarket crates or dollies. The crates are palletised and strapped ready for shipment.
  • Payback period
    <2 years

#2 Potato and onion trader (DE)

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Operations Director End Of Line

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Technical Sales Manager