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.Benefits
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.
Roll-out in phases
We are opting for a phased introduction per product group in order to ensure sufficient availability, including during the peak period. Use for products other than the released product groups is prohibited. On Monday 11 March 2019, the new flower bucket with corresponding support shelving (Fc588/Fc598) was released for the supply of Lisianthus via clock sales and/or direct sales. Alstroemeria has been selected as the second product group. The release date for Alstroemeria is currently planned for mid-June 2019. From that moment on, the product Alstroemeria can also be supplied and traded in Fc588/598 via Clock and Direct.
|Fc588||bucket||€ 4,-||€ 0,14|
|Fc598||support shelving||€ 3,-||€ 0,12|
|Fc998||bucket + support shelving||€ 7,-||€ 0,26|
Collection and distribution
The Fc588 flower bucket and support shelving Fc598 are of course part of the Royal FloraHolland packaging pool and will be available from 4 March 2019 at our packaging locations in Aalsmeer, Naaldwijk and Rijnsburg (Eelde and Plantion will follow at a later date). Due to the phased introduction, distribution will take place in a regulated manner. Initially, we will provide the Fc588/598 exclusively to Lisianthus suppliers and other product groups will follow at a later date. Collection is possible at all locations.