Introduction of Fc588: a new and efficient flower bucket
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 with support shelving (Fc598) is the answer to this.
With its smarter dimensions compared to the current Fc577, the Fc588 offers:
- Higher load factor.
- +50% on CC container (6 instead of 4 buckets per layer).
- +11% on trolleys and cage carts (10 instead of 9 buckets per layer).
- Lower chain costs.
- Reduced CO2 emissions.
- Improved design (including relief for sticker removal, optimization of internal space).
Compare with Fc577
The Fc588 flower bucket is the successor to the Fc577 with a much better fit on a CC container. The basic size of the Fc588 is the same as the Fc544 and most products have the same load per container in the Fc588 as in the Fc577. This is because of the optimization of the internal space and the lowering of the extension rack when using it upright. With an equal load per container, the load factor increases by 50% on a CC layer and 11% on a stacking trolley shelf.
Below you will see photos of the Fc577. Below pictures of Fc588.
The actual production of the containers starts in October. We're opting for a phased introduction per product group in order to ensure sufficient availability of the Fc588, also during the peak period.
The Lisianthus product group will start in January 2019. With their year-round production and compact group of suppliers, we can optimally supervise this introduction. We will communicate about the further roll-out at a later date.
The rates are not yet known at this time.
Collection and distribution
The Fc588 flower bucket is, of course, part of the Royal FloraHolland container pool and will be available from January 2019 at our (still to be determined) container depots. Because of the phased introduction, collection and distribution will take place in a regulated manner.