Case Studies


Here are just a few examples of how by working with our customers to understand their daily business challenges we have been able to design products and systems to help keep them operational, reduce maintenance, lower running costs and improve reliability.


Herbert Auto-sort gives local firm greater control over their business
On discovering that local potato washing and grading company Robinson Grading were looking for a cost effective and efficient alternative to manual labour, Herbert Engineering was able to demonstrate to them the difference that a Herbert Auto-sort could make to their business.

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UK’s largest farmer installs Herbert Grading Line
The Co-operative has been farming for over 100 years, ever since its first farm was bought to provide potatoes for its food stores.  The Co-operative Farms is now the UK’s largest farmer, farming around 60,000 acres across England and Scotland.

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Scottish potato packing plant installs new Herbert Grading Line
Herbert Engineering has always enjoyed a great deal of success in Scotland, and this was recently built upon with the addition of a new 1800 Intake Grading and Box Filling Line at Crudie farms, based in Arbroath, Angus.

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New Herbert Grading Line significantly increases output
Long-term customer Greenvale, looking for a more efficient system for their potato packing plant at Market Drayton, approached Herbert Engineering due to their good working relationship and Herbert’s reputation for delivering solutions to specific customer problems...

 

Herbert install largest grading line in Europe for “earlies”
The amalgamation of growers and marketing companies to form the Jersey Royal (Potato Marketing) Company resulted in greater demands on existing infrastructure…..

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Herbert Contractor exceeds expectations of Lincolnshire grower
Boston growers S & S Pugh and Son farm a broad portfolio of land, which allows for good crop rotation and high quality potato production. After investing in new harvesting equipment, it became apparent to owner Stan Pugh that they would also need to invest in a new grader, capable of higher capacities.

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Herbert’s Mobile Bulk Cleaner provides solution for major UK vegetable grower
Albert Bartlett and Sons, based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, turned to Herbert Engineering when they required a flexible solution for in field vegetable loading…

Herbert Auto-sort gives local firm greater control over their business
Robinson Grading take rejected loads of potatoes from process companies, and needed a way to improve grading standards and significantly reduce the number of people needed to grade the potatoes.

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Herbert Auto-sort reduces labour for family business
Well connected grower-packers Will and Mark Golding from Lancashire have 140 acres of potatoes, 70 acres of Carrots and work with onions too. They harvest, clean, wash and pack for the wholesale market

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Belgian customer expands electronic grading equipment
Highly reputed International Packer / Processor Muyshondt BV have been using Herbert electronic grading for over five years. In 2007 they reviewed their defect detection systems

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Latest electronic sorting technology installed at Dutch potato packhouse
One of Herbert Engineering’s major European projects was recently completed with the installation of two new de-stoning and washing lines at the Nedato packhouse

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Herbert Auto-sort chosen to help make the grade in Poland
When Onix decided they would then expand into the production and supply of pre-pack potatoes to the rapidly expanding Polish Supermarkets, they turned to UK based Herbert Engineering to design and install a system capable of handling both onions and potatoes.

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Herbert electronic grading finds its feet in Finland
Following several export successes over the past decade to Finland and after working closely with our agent Ludo Wentholt of Novum Machines, Herbert has now built strong credibility especially in the area of electronic sorting.

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Herbert Tray Packing System first choice for UK onion packer
Being a dedicated supplier of pre-packed onions to the UK’s largest supermarket chain, means that packing specialists Stourgarden understands only too well the importance of robust and reliable machinery.

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Herbert Palletiser provides stacks more for your money!
As UK distributors of Verbruggen for the agricultural industry, Herberts sold the PM-HE600 to Bliss & Clabon Farms and this has had a serious impact on the amount of time spent bagging potatoes and allows them more time to do other jobs on the farm.

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Mobile Leek Processor allows local grower to work from field to field.
Emmetts approached Herberts to design and manufacture a mobile self propelled leek packhouse incorporating full harvesting facilities. Nine months later the Emmett team completed their first season with the new system achieving a full “Harvest to Shop Ready” package all within the field.

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