“We bought two Prinzen Palletisers for our egg handling, they were installed a few weeks ago. They were part of a whole system, including a Prinzen Speedpack and the ‘vision’ egg counter and sorter called Meggsius Select. We are very happy with it.”
Jens Peter Rauff Hansen is a poultry farmer, together with his father and brother he owns a farm in Denmark. They are happy with the new Prinzen system, which includes the palletisers: “We need less personnel to do the egg handling now. And it they like their work better, it is less heavy.”
Can you tell us something about your farm?
“My father Hans started our chicken farm in 1980, my brother and I joined him later. We now have three laying hen farms plus a rearing farm, and 10 employees. My mother also works in the company at the egg packer, and she makes sure everyone has enough to eat and drink. My father and mother are 60 and 59, but they have no plans to stop, haha.”
“My father is still the ‘boss’, my focus is on the chickens and the layer houses, and my brother focuses on the machinery and land. On our rearing farm we have a capacity of 120.000 pullets. We grow them in our rearing houses for 16 weeks and then transfer them to our layer houses. We have eight layer houses spread over three different farms, so there are three places where we pack eggs. All with Prinzen packers of course.”
How long have you been working with Vencomatic Group?
“We have worked with the products of Vencomatic Group since 2009, we told one of your dealers that we were thinking of building new chicken farms and they advised Vencomatic. We looked at the website and made contact, now we have Vencomatic systems in all farms: Bolegg Terrace in the 8 laying houses and Jump Start for the rearing farm.”
“The aviary housing systems work very well, our first house is 11 years old now and can easily run 10 years longer. In 2018 we built the last two houses. We never had any big problems, and small problems are quickly solved.”
And the eggs are packed with Prinzen machines?
“That is right. We work with the Smartpack egg packer since 2018, it works very well. A few weeks ago we installed a new egg handling system with a Speedpack and automatic egg counting and separation system, Meggsius Select. And also the two new Prinzen palletisers. We are very excited about them, the system helps us a lot. In the past we needed three employees for the egg packing, now only one. It is also less heavy for them, now the palletiser does the heavy work.”
“The Meggsius Select works very well, we can now manage everything more easy and don’t have to stay in the same place for five hours for inspecting the eggs ourself anymore. We can see everything on the display of the Meggsius and on the egg packer. We have much better information, we can see how many eggs we packed, how many were dirty, the size, etc. We can even see at what time we will be finished packing, it’s really a big upgrade.
How is it to work with Vencomatic Group?
“The people from the Vencomatic Group are very nice to work with. Ben and Gerben, the guys who installed the system, really did a great job. We also have a lot of contact with Stef and Ruud, they are also very friendly. We visited Vencomatic and Prinzen some time ago, the companies looked very professional.”
“I can say that we are very happy with the products of Vencomatic Group, and I think we will be working together for a long time.”