“Normally, people come to the conclusion that we implement this technology in order to make workers redundant. The truth is that it allows us to cut our costs considerably, but not by dismissing workers; in fact, we employ around 500 people in this company.”
“What we really achieve with robotization and automation is an improvement in the quality of work and product, including better conditions for our workers. It is difficult to find lettuce in the market with such homogeneity, and this is possible thanks to a more accurate automatic sorting. And although the process generates more waste, it allows us to make a difference in terms of quality,” he says.
“The Little Gem lettuce hearts is the product with the most notable sales growth, and it is also our most representative. It is a trendy product, highly promoted by Spanish cooking, health and wellness programs, and this is clearly reflected in its sales.”
According to José Carlos Gómez, there are growing concerns about the excessive use of plastic. “It is true that plastic is used in every sector, and also that, ideally, it should be replaced by recyclable materials.”