HilverdaFlorist continues with the development and construction of their greenhouse complex at their main location at the Dwarsweg in De Kwakel, the Netherlands. The construction includes almost 2.2 ha of new greenhouses and 7,000 m2 of industrial halls on the adjoining land at the Achterweg. The construction will begin in Spring 2021 and will be operational at the start of 2022. The contract for this construction has been signed recently by HilverdaFlorist and Bosman Van Zaal.
The new greenhouses will be Venlo-type greenhouses and a cabrio greenhouse for the best development of the young plants. The greenhouses are fully equipped according to the concept of Smarter Growing (Het Nieuwe Telen concept) and are covered with diffuse glass. The Venlo greenhouse has an integrated insect netting system. After the expansion the whole greenhouse complex will house the total production demand for young plants of HilverdaFlorist in The Netherlands. The watering- and climate control system will be installed by Stolze. The decision to work with these two companies is based on a long-term relationship, in which quality, reliability and continuity are important factors.
From left to right: Bart Sneek, Marc Rost, Nico Reijm, Ben van der Heide, Arthur Koekkoek, Marco Braam, Gerard Peek
Arthur Koekkoek, Director Operations, R&D and Supply Chain at HilverdaFlorist explains: “The development of the new greenhouses is completely in-line with the ambitions of the company. Our ambition is to be the leading breeding- and propagation company with the most innovative products in the selected crops.” With the realization of this greenhouse project HilverdaFlorist wants to give a boost to the reliability and standards of high quality output in the horticultural industry. The location can be used more efficiently and there is more space for the young plant production and for research and the development of new products. This will all be realised to continue to deliver high quality plant material and innovative products to our customers.