Rijk Zwaan homogenises fragile vegetable seed using Lindor technologyMachine homogenisation of sensitive, high-quality vegetable seeds on a large scale, without damaging the seeds.
It seemed an ambitious project: homogenising large quantities of fragile, high-quality vegetable seeds by machine without causing any damage to the seeds. Nevertheless, in collaboration with Rijk Zwaan, a global player in vegetable breeding, Lindor successfully developed a mixer which homogenises and blends seeds and fruit crops while maintaining a consistent quality. “Cucumber seed is very fragile which, once damaged, you can’t sell. Lindor’s gentle touch technology is a perfect match for our products”, says René Hendriks, team leader of Operations Support at Rijk Zwaan.
Continuous innovation is essential if, as an international player, you want to deliver top quality and participate in the development of new varieties, a company philosophy that Rijk Zwaan embraces. However, it becomes a lot more challenging when you’re dealing with a delicate product that also has to be packed precisely to the gram. “We pack spinach seeds by the million, about 12 grams