New Fc588 flower container ensures better loading04 October 2018
Every day, we work to improve our logistics services and to increase the efficiency in the chain where possible. Due to the increasing use of CC containers in the export trade and the transaction reduction, the trade requires a different multi-use flower bucket. The new Fc588 flower container is the answer to this.
In March 2019, we are introducing the new Fc588 multi-use flower bucket into our packaging pool with matching support shelving (Fc598).
Introduction of Fc588 as successor to Fc577
This new multi-use flower container is the successor to the current large flower bucket (Fc577). The Fc588 has an optimal fit on both the CC container (6 per layer) and stacking trolley (10 per layer). In addition, tests show that in most cases the number of stems per container in the Fc588 remains the same as the current number in the Fc577.
Load factor improvement
The smarter dimensions significantly improve the load factor compared to the Fc577:
- 50% on a CC-container.
- 11% on a stacking trolley and cage cart.
With the introduction of the Fc588, we will achieve a significant reduction in chain costs and CO2 emissions. In doing so, we're contributing to our sustainable ambitions.
Phased introduction from spring 2019
We are currently occupied with the final preparations, and the actual production of the containers started in October. We are opting for a phased introduction per product group in order to ensure sufficient availability of the Fc588, also during the peak period.
On 11 March 2019, the product group Lisianthus will start with the clock and/or direct supply in Fc588/598. With their year-round production and compact group of suppliers, we can optimally supervise this introduction. As of 4 March 2019, the relevant packaging will be available in a regulated way from our Packaging Locations in Aalsmeer, Naaldwijk and Rijnsburg for Lisianthus suppliers only. We will provide information on the further roll-out at a later date.
You can find more information at www.royalfloraholland.com/en/fc588. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service on +31 (0)88-7898989.
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