Most people in West Africa know us for our precision surface mining or utility installation equipment. But we do more. We now also offer organic recycling solutions to make sure you remove your organic waste in an efficient and sustainable way.
Recently, Vermeer team members in Goes developed and launched the BC200 Brush Chipper that helps out in getting rid of any wood waste material. Apart from the fact that it is a great achievement that this machine is development in such a narrow timeframe, there’s more to celebrate..
BC200 Brush Chipper: what is this? Our brush chipper is an excellent choice for arborists, landscape contractors, rental stores and others who need to get rid of their wood waste material. The machine is engineered with exclusive features that enable user-friendly operation, high efficiency and operator safety according to the latest EN 13525:2020 safety requirements. In addition, the BC200 delivers outstanding maintenance access and ease of transport.
For a full list of all the benefits and for the specifications of our BC200, click here.
Reasons for celebration The BC200 brush chipper has been developed in an amazingly short period. The project started June 2019 and moved into full production at the end of August 2020.
But what’s even more exciting is the fact that this machine is the first Vermeer machine ever fully developed in The Netherlands! After starting production just nine months after the 2018 tornado in Iowa, the Vermeer Manufacturing International team launched the bush chipper. Overall, the project took about 14 and a half months from design, test, pilot build all the way to production launch. We are proud of the team for launching their first full model in that tight timeframe!
A cross-functional team at Vermeer EMEA worked closely together during the pilot build. Project team members experienced great collaboration and insights during the whole process. ”It’s exciting to see how the whole company supported and worked together on this project and the end product is certainly a result of great teamwork!” says Ruud Rentmeester, Project Engineer. The overall spirit between the different disciplines in the project team was clearly noticed. Jasper de Smit, our Tree Care, Rental and Landscape Application Specialist explaines:
“When I’m in the field talking about and training sales reps on the machine, I can speak with confidence because I literally know how every detail and piece of the machine is assembled. It has also improved my relationship with the assemblers and engineering team, which is good for the overall spirit.”
And then there were challenges caused by the restrictions due to COVID-19. Ruben Coppoolse, Production Manager in this project team: “As travelling was limited, we worked closely but remote with our suppliers to get fixtures and the first set of pilot (steel) parts done. Thanks to the agility of the team, we were able to meet project goals. We are looking forward to ship out the first BC200 brush chippers to the field soon.”
Obviously, we are excited to bring the BC200 to our customers managing natural resources. We are also excited to have developed the first chipper model with a gasoline engine. With the emission regulations changing and the expense associated with Stage V diesel, the market is moving this direction. This new machine already has dealers interested.
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