The Kiban is a South Korean breeder that was founded in 2015 and is part of parent company Noroor Group, a large chemical company from South Korea. The main crops of the breeder are tomato, melon, bell pepper, cabbage, radish and Chinese cabbage. The company owns 17 hectares of land consisting mainly of greenhouses, seed processing departments, biotechnology and R & D facilities. In order to keep the entire operation of processing and treatment of seeds in-house, 15 new machines were recently installed.
The new machines are intended for a new location where mainly seeds will have to be dried, cleaned and provided with a coating. Based on their own expectations of required capacity and functionalities, they contacted Seed Processing Holland for the right type of machines.
Completely new processing location
The Kiban wanted a complete seed processing and treatment location and needed various machines for this, among other things for drying, cleaning and coating of seeds. Together with Paul Koomen, Area Sales Manager APAC, they designed the completely new processing location. In total, more than 15 machines were installed, including a seed mixing plant, seed specific weight table, bulk drying unit (conditioning unit), calibration machine, laboratory brush machine, seed centrifuge and film coating machines.
The machines are now in use. The Kiban now can execute the entire process of seed treatment. The first profit was achieved through the use of this seed processing line.
The Kiban also paid a visit to Enkhuizen. "The next objective is to take steps together with Seed Processing Holland to optimize our processes and to expand the number of laboratory machines," says Jin Seob Han, Assistant Manager at The Kiban.