Germinal GB managing director Paul Billings has revealed that a £1.5 million investment to upgrade packing and storage facilities at the company’s Lincoln plant has already improved customer service and is helping with futureproofing.
“We’ve installed an automated bag filling, palletising and pallet wrapping line capable of highly responsive functionality and outputs of over 500 bags per hour,” he says. “We’ve also erected a new 18,565 square foot fully racked-out warehouse to effectively double our capacity to store finished goods.
“This means we can meet our customers’ orders for forage and amenity seed faster and more accurately, improving what is already renowned as a very dependable next-day delivery service.”
Germinal Aber HSG
Germinal GB’s agriculture division supplies the multiple award-winning Aber High Sugar Grass (HSG), which comprises perennial and hybrid ryegrasses.
Forage crop seed
The company also provide a range of innovative forage crop seeds, featuring the likes of white and red clovers, root crops, pasture herbs, hybrid brassicas and lucerne. By innovating crops, Germinal has cultivated a leadership position within forage-based sustainable farming.
Amenity grass seed
Germinal GB also operates in the amenity market and provides sports grass and landscape grass cultivars. Additionally, there is a diverse selection of UK wildflower seed varieties.
The Germinal Amenity division also provides phased-release fertilisers that are bolstered by qualified Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS) support and guidance.
Germinal has forged a reputation for innovation and knowledge in both agriculture and amenity. Meanwhile, another key development has been the announcement of a brand-new Germinal research station to breed and develop new grass and forage seed mixtures.