Nature’s Pride is a supplier of over 500 unique vegetable and fruit species from more than 70 countries. In Maasdijk, these products are checked, matured, packed and made ready for shipment to customers. Together with Nature's Pride, we have compiled a unique special for the entire logistics department.
HSE-coordinator Twan de Berk:
"For safety reasons, we decided to design a new coat for our logistics colleagues in Maasdijk. They work in different work areas, where temperatures vary between 2 and 12 degrees. The insulation rating should therefore not be too high, but certainly not too low either. In addition, we set high requirements regarding visibility and hygiene.
It soon turned out, due to the large number of wishes, that a standard coat was no option. That is why we chose an exclusive special. That is an intensive and time-consuming process, but the great benefit is that it better suits your wishes.
In cooperation with VeiligGoed, we went through the entire process to create a custom-made coat, that complies with all the requirements. We, for instance, opted for reflective accents, contrasting shoulder areas and an ergonomic fit. Also the appearance was a key point of attention, in order to realise a corporate identity. After feedback from our colleagues, we fine-tuned the coat, together with Wijngaarden.
"In hindsight I am pleased that we tested the coats. Now I can be sure that this coat will keep our people warm."
So, we put a lot of time in the start-up phase of the project. There have also been various tests with employees in order to be certain that the insulation value of the coat would suffice. After all, nobody wants to work, wearing a coat that is too warm or too cold. In hindsight, I am glad that we tested the coats in production beforehand. Now I am sure that this coat will keep our people warm.
After the coat became definitive, VeiligGoed supplied an array of all sizes, whereupon we could organise a “fitting session”. We collected the old coats and we will have them recycled, together with VeiligGoed.
Thanks to the intensive collaboration between manufacturer, supplier and Nature’s Pride, we were able to successfully implement this process. I think that the great thing about collaborating with VeiligGoed is that throughout the process they managed to switch quickly. That was also a requirement to make the deadlines.
The coat we are currently wearing is one that meets the wishes of my colleagues. As a result, we are happy to wear this coat, while our production has a splendid, uniform appearance!"