The milestone machine, a CS 150 Combi-Star separator, was supplied to MH Poskitt, which already owns six Grimme de-stoners. One of Yorkshire’s largest root vegetable growers, the company grows, washes, packs, and distributes carrots, potatoes, swedes, parsnips and pumpkins for supermarkets.
“It was a real surprise to us all to see that the serial number indicated that this was the 2,000th CS 150 Combi-Star to be manufactured,” comments managing director Patrick Graf Grote of Grimme UK.
Providing a significant increase in the size of the team, the company relocated to the new 15,000sq.ft. depot in the middle of February, following 11 years in Dunnington, near York.
“The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art depot means we can carry probably the largest stock of replacement webs in the north of the country,” adds Patrick.
“We can also easily undertake servicing and repairs on machines of all sizes - from the smallest to the largest. And, when circumstances allow, we will be able to welcome groups for operator training and refresher courses on our machines.”