About the Business
Vignoble et Aspergeraie Saint-Thomas is a farm business whose main products are grapes and asparagus. The company has been producing for several years and is constantly seeking to improve its production, transformation and marketing processes.
What They Need
In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce labour, the company purchased last year a Strauss automated asparagus sorting machine.
This equipment generates a lot of data on each asparagus, and on climate and soil conditions. Those data are used to sort grade 1 and 2 asparagus and to make daily decisions but are not part of any post-harvest analysis. It is likely that a further use would bring a better understanding of asparagus cultivation. Therefore, the company would like to partner with an Innovator to be able to benefit from data and conduct analysis in order to optimize production.
The company is also interested in testing robotic solutions to facilitate asparagus harvesting and reduce labour.
What They Have Available infrastructure
The asparagus farm fields and its related facilities. Available human resources
Feedback from the employees. Specific conditions
To be determined.