In addition to the staff with permanent contracts Den Berk is working with a lot of seasonal workers with different origins. These workers may work a maximum number of days in the horticulture sector. In Belgium this is imposed by the Government. Because of this legislation and the peak periods in the sector Den Berk is working with a lot of different employees, who every time need to be trained again.
Den Berk works with many different types of tomatoes. Each type of tomato varies in size and weight. In practice, Den Berk has the experience that it is difficult for a lot of foreign employees to count to the right weight and to switch between the different types of tomatoes.
Before the DTS-V Den Berk worked with scales without software and LED bar. To note incorrect weighings the line manager had to notice it by himself. Besides that it took Den Berk at least 2 weeks to educate a foreign employee to a quick and accurate level of weighing.