Many cut-flower varieties need to be stripped at the bottom of the stem to avoid rotting of the leafs in the water they are stored or transported in. Additionally, for handling as well as display purposes, de-leafing becomes a benefit to the presentation of the flowers.


The largest producer of this type of equipment used to be Olimex. Nowadays the machines are built by Bercomex, which emerged from a fusion between Van Den Berg, Compas and Olimex. The machine is compact and easy to maintain, with the actual ‘stripping’ brushes readily available. Brushes come in three different ‘hardnesses’ to suit the product you are stripping. For more information on this product, please visit the BERCOMEX website. We normally have a small number of these units in stock and always make sure we have plenty of brushes available, also from the older version of the machine.