Veiling Rhein-Maas: Handling of potted plants at the Import department

At Veiling Rhein-Maas, the Import department ensures that flowers and plants arriving from countries such as Israel, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy and other countries can be auctioned successfully. The Import department's work includes e.g. unpacking and preparing products, an initial check of quantity and quality as well as the administration of imported goods. As there are not only cut flowers arriving in the Import department, Veiling Rhein-Maas informs you about the processes that are carried out in terms of potted plants. Furthermore, they introduce you to the people responsible for these products at Veiling Rhein-Maas.

Contact person & product range
André van den Bosch is the responsible Assortment Manager for imported potted plants at Veiling Rhein-Maas. “I attend suppliers mostly from Italy and Spain. Various products are supplied from these countries every day including citrus, mandevilla, olive trees, oleander, phoenix palm, marguerites and many more. The products are up to 2.5 m high and the pot sizes are varying from 10.5 cm to 90 cm. As soon as the products arrive at our marketplace in Straelen-Herongen, the Import department takes care of the further handling, making the plants ready for the sale via the auction clock”, explains André van den Bosch.

Product handling
“I coordinate the unpacking and repacking process in the Import department”, says Peter Hegger, the responsible employee for potted plants at the Import department. “The products are delivered strongly compressed on CC containers, which saves transport costs for the supplier. From 1 compressed CC container, we are repacking up to 10 CC containers that are then ready for the auction clock. The highest amounts of potted plants arrive on Monday and Wednesday with up to 300 CC containers from over 40 suppliers. So sometimes, it is a real challenge to keep an overview!”, states Peter Hegger.

Promoting sales
“Our main goal is a professional product presentation for the auction clock in order to increase the sales figures of our suppliers. If you have any questions about the supply of imported potted plants or need any further help or information – just get in touch with us”, adds Angela Neubauer, head of Service and Import Center.

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