Nature's Pride case
Nature’s Pride is the supplier of over 500 types of fruit and vegetables from over 70 countries. The products are checked, ripened and prepared for shipment to the customers in Maasdijk. Together with Nature’s Pride, we have created a unique special for the entire logistical department.
HSE coordinator Twan de Berk:
“From a safety perspective, we decided to design a new coat for our logistical colleagues in Maasdijk. They work in different areas, with temperatures varying between 2 and 12 degrees Centigrade. So the degree of isolation must not be too high, but certainly not too low. In addition, we had strict requirements regarding visibility and hygiene.
We quickly discovered that, due to the large number of demands, designing a standard coat was not an option. Which is why we chose an exclusive special. Although that is an intensive and time-consuming road, the benefit is that it provides a much closer match to our wishes.
Together with VeiligGoed, we went through the entire process to create a custom-made coat that met all our requirements. For instance, we included reflecting accents, contrasting shoulder pads and an ergonomic fit. Appearance was also an important issue in creating a corporate identity. After feedback from our colleagues, we fine-tuned the coat with Wijngaarden
“In retrospect, I am glad we tested the coats.
Now I am sure that this coat will keep our people warm.”
So we spent a lot of time on the early stages of the project. In addition, we conducted several tests with employees to make sure that the isolation value of the coat is sufficient. After all, nobody wants to work in a coat that is either too cold or too hot. Looking back, I am glad we tested the coats ahead of production. Now I am sure that this coat will keep our people warm.
CollaborationAfter the design of the coat was finished, VeiligGed supplied a whole range of coats in different sizes, so we could organize a fitting. We collected the old coats, so that we, together with VeiligGoed, can have them recycled.
Thanks to the close collaboration between manufacturer, supplier and Nature’s Pride, we were able to bring this project to a satisfactory conclusion. What I liked about working with VeilgGoed is that they were always able to respond quickly, which was necessary to meet our deadlines.
The coat that we are wearing now is the coat that meets the wishes of my colleagues. Which means we like wearing it and our production projects a uniform appearance!”