Weber Cooling success case
Dutch grower Arcadia is a leading quality & award winning grower of Chrysanthemum. Owner Bart van Ruijven explains: “We use the Weber vacuum cooler on a daily basis to quickly cool down our fresh cut flowers, to preserve quality & vase life”.
50% more Chrysanthemum in the same box!
Bart cools in two stages: “With vacuum we quickly bring the Chrysanthemum to sleep; in the cold room we further reduce their temperature to hibernation state.”.
He also states that “Only with our vacuum cooler it is possible to pack up to 50% more stems in the same size box. This can strongly reduce our shipment costs, and optimize our logistics.”
This installation is running to full satisfaction since mid-2014 in Arcadia at the Lier. Within about 15 minutes, the Chrysanthemums - packaged immediately after harvesting - were cooled down quickly and efficiently. Extended vase life is clearly achieved with this cooling method.