Packing a market table full of strawberries is not a problem. But, if you want to sell potatoes, your table must have a stable base. Karin Koopman of the Dutch company, Koopman Jager Parasols en Zeilmakerij, was not satisfied with the market tables that were on offer. They, therefore, designed a steadier version in-house. They thought carefully about its design and came up with the Bull sales table.
Bull Christiaan is 120 x 120 high and 70 x 100 and is packed with potatoes.
“My father traded vegetables on the market. I am, therefore, well aware of the challenges market traders face. That is why we paid close attention to the materials we used. We also considered the tables' carrying capacity and ease of use," says Karin.
“Market vendors, naturally, want to pack the tables as full as possible when they set up. They prefer keeping busy with sales rather than topping up their stock. These tables are aligned with the crates they bear. They have been specifically designed in this way. There are no raised edges at the top of the rack. Crates can, therefore, easily be slid through."
Bull Christiaan covered with a tarp, printed with apples.
According to Karin, their Bull tables live up to their name. "They are the strongest tables on European markets. The secret of the tables is in their legs. The corner of the table in relation to its top is such that the table remains stable. Even when it is unevenly packed, or customers lean against it. The corner struts also afford the sales racks a higher carrying capacity."
Bull Christiaan 200 x 120 with an image of mixed fruit on its tarp.
Safety was also considered. The tables are easy to fold up to save space. This convenience is, however, not at the expense of your fingers. The hinges are fitted with a finger protector.
Bull Mitch is a 200 x 180 standing wall rack.
The Bull tables can be ordered out of stock. For it to look nice, a canvas tarp can be added to finish things off. Koopman Jager Parasols en Zeilmakerij can supply these tables to interested parties in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
Bull Christiaan without the canvas.
“Our motto is 'listen to your client'. We have a solution for every situation. If not, we come up with one. For example, we designed a 'table butler' per special order. This is a rack on wheels. The folded-up tables you want to set up are placed on this and pushed along. That cuts out plenty of walking back and forth to the trucks. After all, some clients have as many as 60 tables to set up," concludes Karin.