Sweet Berry, part of the Marrocan African Blue group, is dedicated to growing, packing and exporting blueberries. To serve their customers with very fresh and high-quality blueberries Sweet Berry counts on its qualified employees.
The same people from villages close to the farms are employed each season, which lasts from December until mid-June. This guarantees - along with continuous training of the employees - high quality standards and a sustainable development of the entire region. To ensure a fair and individual pay as well as efficient processes Sweet Berry introduced the solutions of TOPCONTROL.
The harvesting suitcase permits a detailed registration of data during the harvest such as working hours and harvest volume for each individual employee. Each employee is registered when delivering the harvest using a transponder.
This assures a fair and performance-related pay of the employees. The harvesting suitcase doesn’t only provide employee-related data but permits in depth analysis of harvesting times and weights per field, row or unit. Furthermore, the harvest volume is transmitted from the field to the office where the packaging and sale of the berries can be organised already before they arrive at the packinghouse.
The weighing of the berries on the field facilitates also the process in the packinghouses. Pre-packed punnets only need to be levelled with TopControl’s highly precise scale SSC9200 in order to minimise give-away. The intuitive display that shows the differing weight as well as the number of fruits that need to be added or removed makes the process as easy as it can be. An additional supporting feature is the LED bar that indicates whether the punnets are underweight, over-weight or within tolerance. Therefore, it is possible to adjust the weight quickly and at the same time precisely.
The overall solution of TopControl that includes the entire process from harvesting till packaging allows Sweet Berry a fair and performance-related pay of its employees, increases the efficiency of packaging and minimises the give-away. A perfect solution.