See how Ellepot has helped Volmary in Germany do things smarter.
Rooting of cuttings is fast, and plant quality is excellent. Good air movement between the Ellepots in the trays is a valuable feature, making drying out easy when this is needed.
The two parallel fully automatic Ellepot machines, with a traystacker for each line, can be operated simultaneously by one person.
Volmary was founded in 1925 in Germany and stands for an innovative and traditionconscious vegetable and flower growing company. Today the company sells all over Europe, and produces catalogues in twenty languages.
In 2001 Volmary purchased their first Ellepot machine. Encouraged by very positive experience with it, today at the company’s young plant production site at Senden a fully automatic model is in use. This deal with all vegetatively propagated bedding plants, perennials and herbs, including plants from tissue culture.
The two parallel fully automatic Ellepot machines, with a traystacker for each line, can be operated simultaneously by one person. This gives an output of 15,000 plants per hour permachine but with a capacity of 27,000 up to 36,000.
Shorter lead times have been a feature of the young plant market in recent years, and this high production capacity has enabled Volmary to handle the additional pressure in peak periods. On Volmarys Warsaw nursery the Ellepot machine is also fully automatic. In Turkey, for mother plant production, a much lower operating capacity is sufficient and the Ellepot machine there is manually operated.
All Ellepot paper grades are eco-friendly, decomposing naturally after final potting or planting, and they are porous to water and oxygen. The Bio grade in addition meets internationally recognised standards for composting and biodegradation. Marketing manager Raimund Schnecking comments that there are important advantages for Ellepot over some rival systems. In particular, the uniform high quality of the Ellepot paper with no risk of changes in its properties over time and the fast and reliable delivery, makes up the difference.