In the course of further automating its operation, Mayer partner Gartenbau Heufs has opted for the Domino Ax350i inkjet printer. Master gardener Christian Heufs and his wife Christiane have been running their parents’ business in the Lower Rhine region for over 14 years. All plants at Gartenbau Heufs are cultivated as branded products, just like RockCollection® perennials, SunnyCollection® summer bloomers or Beauty Ladies® callunas. The family business, with 12,500 m² of heatable area under glass and foil and 80,000 m² of outdoor area, employs over 30 people. They produce over 4 million pots a year – which is where the Domino Ax350i comes in handy.
Using precise inkjet printing technology, pots are printed fully automatically with the relevant plant passport and/or company logo. The printed EAN codes on the pots are checked directly after the printing process by our in-house developed camera system. Pots with faulty codes, which would not be scannable in future sales, are thus immediately reported and can be sorted out. All our Mayer machines and conveyor belts are designed to work with the Domino Ax350i, but they can also be seamlessly integrated into existing production lines from other manufacturers.
“The main feature for me is the sustainable elimination of adhesive labels on Cyclos System-certified plastic pots. Plus, the flexibility with our many different crops. Varieties, colors, and other internal company data can be printed flexibly and serve as information for our employees during production and marketing. Despite the high investment, after 6 months, we decided to buy a 2nd Domino printer and switch the complete production to it," says Christian Heufs from Gartenbau Heufs.