The quality of your delivered products is of fundamental importance for Veiling Rhein-Maas. Please make sure that the information on your delivery (EAB) is correct and sent to Veiling Rhein-Maas on time. You as the supplier are responsible for the correct delivery of your products at the auction and for the correctness of all other information about your lots. Please pay particular attention to the auction groups, product codes, inspection codes, added value codes and packaging codes.
Quality control at Veiling Rhein-Maas
The quality inspectors are the link between suppliers and customers for all issues concerning the quality of the marketed products at the market place in Straelen-Herongen. They are responsible for the control of the delivered flowers and plants and pay attention in the quality control to the correct use of the auction groups, inspection codes, information codes, logistic delivery regulations and the VBN product specifications. In addition, they assist the suppliers of the marketplace with their deliveries.
Modification of delivery information
Veiling Rhein-Maas is entitled - if necessary - to change the delivery information. As the supplier, you will be informed of these changes via your software service and your daily overview of the auction day in question. In addition, we work with an SMS service with which you will be informed about changes in your delivery note at 07:00 a.m. on the respective auction day. You are not yet using this SMS service? Then contact the quality control department today!
At the auction clocks in Straelen-Herongen, high-quality flowers and plants of certain product groups can be marketed under the title "Premium Quality". "Premium Quality" has established itself as a popular "brand" among Veiling Rhein-Maas customers. In the potted plant sector, Anthuriums, Buxus, Calluna, Chrysanthemum, Cyclamen, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Gaultheria, Helleborus, Lavender, Pelargonium zonale, Phalaenopsis, Osteospermum and bulb plants can be offered as "Premium Quality". In the cut flower sector, these are particularly high-quality qualities of gladiolus, lilies and ranunculus. You would like to deliver your products as "Premium Quality"? Then please contact our assortment management.
Reliability index (BI)
The trustworthiness of the delivery information is assessed at flower and plant auctions with the BI system ("Betrouwbaarheidsindex", reliability index). At Veiling Rhein-Maas, BI is a basic requirement for trade in ornamental plant products. Please note that the BI value is important for the successful sale of your products, as our customers recognise from the BI value how trustworthy the delivery information is. We have compiled further information for you in the leaflet "Reliability Index (BI) for Suppliers".
Quality complaint from the customer
Veiling Rhein-Maas works according to the "cost causer = cost unit principle". This means that suppliers who cause a complaint must bear the costs for this complaint. The supplier himself is responsible for the correct delivery with correct quality information in accordance with the VBN specifications. The quality controller checks the goods randomly, but is not responsible for the correct information on the watch. The correction is also processed in the supplier's Reliability Index (BI).
VBN Product Specifications
Veiling Rhein-Maas is based on the VBN product specifications (Association of Dutch Flower Auctions). These product specifications are used worldwide and show the requirements for each product group that the respective product must fulfil. These agreements relate to product quality, sorting and packaging of the product and additional information. The product specifications form the basis for quality assurance and make the auction offer transparent for customers. All current VBN product specifications as well as information and photos on the maturity and volume of various products can be found on the VBN website.
Do you have any questions about the quality of your delivered products?
Are you unsure whether your delivered products have A1 or A2 quality? Do you have another question about your goods to the quality controller? Then fill out the form "Reaction Quality Controller" and attach it to the load carrier in front of your delivery note. Our quality control will gladly call you back regarding your question. In this case, any BI costs incurred will not be charged.
Our teams will be glad to advise you!