Schneider Youngplants has been given the go-ahead by local authorities to build their new young plant nursery in Woudrichem, the Netherlands. On top of that, the Rabobank has agreed to full financing and the team of KG Systems is already preparing for this ambitious turnkey project. The opening of the new company is planned for November 2020.
Jakob and Rozemieke Schneider
The new growing facility will be a 3.5 hectare state-of-the-art greenhouse (gutter height 6 meters, bay span width 12.8m), including a modern processing area hosting four automated cutting stickers. Schneider ensures that the new greenhouse complex will minimise its environmental footprint with measures including smart lighting, screening and cultivation techniques.
“We are much looking forward to our new location which will boast a number of sustainable innovations with the greenhouse complex divided in six different climate zones for young plant production. Production will be realised by SON-T lighting while trialing LED lights. Eventually we anticipate a hybrid HPS/LED lighting solution for the new premises,” said Schneider’s Gerrit Stam, adding that new facilities will rise from what is currently a derelict and abandoned chrysanthemum nursery. “The old property will be completely demolished to make room for a brand new complex.”
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Efficient greenhouse design will allow Schneider to realise young plants production in the most energy-efficient way and with a minimum amount of pesticides and fertilizers. And this fits in perfectly with the company’s sustainability goals.