By Katy Gilbert

Tong appointed UK distributor for Verbruggen palletising solutions

Tong Engineering is pleased to announce its appointment as UK distributor for Dutch palletising solutions manufacturer Verbruggen.

The announcement comes in line with Tong’s commitment to supplying vegetable growers and processors with the complete handling solution from post-harvest to pack, adding advanced end of line box and bag palletising systems to its high-quality range of equipment.

“Like Tong, Verbruggen is a family business who are committed to manufacturing innovative, custom-built handling solutions that save labour and maximise throughput,” says Simon Lee, Sales Director at Tong Engineering. “Verbruggen is renowned for manufacturing first-class palletising and stacking solutions with excellent product support. We have successfully collaborated on a number of projects with Verbruggen in the past, so we are experienced in the capabilities of their machines and are delighted that we can now officially offer their range of palletisers to the UK agricultural industry.”

Manufactured to ensure quick, efficient and uniform stacking of bags, boxes and crates on pallets or sheets, Verbruggen palletisers offer precise product stacking capabilities at any speed, resulting in a palletiser for every throughput. With various automatic and semi-automatic options, a Verbruggen palletising system not only brings a significant reduction in labour costs and downtime, but also utilises loading space in the most efficient way. In addition to its comprehensive palletiser range, Verbruggen solutions also include wrapping machines, strapping machines and check weighers, all of which will be part of Tong’s offering as UK distributor.

“Verbruggen palletisers are very versatile with options to handle both bags and boxes, as well as the ability to handle any product that needs to be stacked, from potatoes and onions to carrots, parsnips and more,” says Simon. “In synergy with our experience in handling all types of vegetables, this makes Verbruggen solutions the ideal end of line product to add to our range, which can be supplied as a stand-alone system, or fully integrated within a Tong turnkey handling line.”

Of the new partnership, Ton van ’t Hof, Account Manager at Verbruggen commented “We are very pleased to expand our sales and aftersales support network in the UK by establishing a new partnership with Tong; a highly respected and experienced UK manufacturer who we know will work closely with customers to understand their exact requirements and determine the right Verbruggen solution for their needs. We look forward to Tong taking care of our existing UK customers as well as progressing our relationship and customer base, to bring more efficient palletising systems to more vegetable producers throughout the UK.”

For more information Tong’s appointment as UK distributor for Verbruggen, contact the Sales Team at Tong Engineering.