Van der Voort is a pot plant grower from Honselersdijk in the Netherlands. Van der Voort opts for the total concept of different types of plants, pot sizes, and decorative materials. A clean working environment is part of this total concept. For this reason, Van der Voort has invested in a Stefix 95 floor sweeper.
Sander Zuidgeest from Steenks Service on the left and Rick Goodall of van der Voort Plants on the right
Van der Voort plants opts for labor savings
Van der Voort is a grower of spathiphyllum, azalea, and ludisia. Van der Voort is a member of Decorum Company and Air So Pure. In the processing area at van der Voort, pots are filled with potting soil, cuttings are taken, and the plants are driven into the greenhouse with cultivation tables. During this work with dust and soil, a part always ends up on the ground, and this spreads through the processing area. Previously, cleaning this area was done with a broom and an industrial vacuum cleaner. This works reasonably well, but the vacuum cleaner’s capacity was far too small for the workspace that had to be cleaned. In this situation, someone spent a few hours cleaning the processing room. With a sweeper, this room can be cleaned within 1 hour. The Stefix 95 has a capacity of 6,200 square meters per hour. For this reason, van der Voort has chosen to purchase a Stefix 95 at Steenks Service.
Stefix 95 is effective
According to Rick Goodall of van der Voort plants, the Stefix 95, in combination with a one-side brush, is perfect in the processing area. ‘I already have experience with the Stefix 95, and this machine works easily and is super effective”, says Rick. According to Sander of Steenks Service, the Stefix 95 actually makes the room dust-free. “A sweeper machine sweeps and sucks at the same time.” The dust is sucked up and stored in the dustbin, where sweeping with a broom only moves this dust, says Sander. This waste bin can then be easily emptied, and everything is clean again.