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Smit Kwekerijen automates order process with Codema

Many nurseries are finding that their ordering process is becoming increasingly complex. Two factors behind this are the scaling-up of the nursery (accompanied by a growing number of departments and locations) and the increasing number of order lines (more electronic orders result in more order lines). In collaboration with Codema SDF, Smit Kwekerijen has started using web screens to maintain an overview.

Web screens show order status
At Smit Kwekerijen, which has eight cultivation locations and more than twenty packing places, it is important to have an overview. That is why they started working with web screens, in collaboration with Codema SDF. Web screens are websites for internal use, which in this case show the orders to be packed.

Using these web screens, a status can be assigned to the order for each step of the packing process and order documents (pick list, packing slip, cart sticker and customer labels) can be generated at the right times. Accordingly, everyone knows where he or she stands, and even at the busiest moments everything runs smoothly on the work floor.

Work more manageable
Assistant team leader Marijke, who is very positive about the new approach, said, “My work has become more manageable and more enjoyable. The SDF web screen shows me exactly what I need to pack.”

“Printing the packing slip takes nothing more than a touch of the web screen. When I want to print the customer labels, they roll out of the printer with one click. Color indications show me which steps in the process I’ve already completed and which I still have to do.”

“When I’m done with an order, I scan the packing slip. Then the order line is automatically cleared from my screen and the order appears in logistics. They prepare the order for transport and print the auction slip.”

Higher customer satisfaction and better service
Tymen (manager order & sales planning) said, “Thanks to this solution, I have more insight into the delivery times that we can communicate to our customers. This ensures greater customer satisfaction and better service. The collaboration between Smit Kwekerijen and Codema SDF is now really starting to yield results.”

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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