Together with colleagues, partners and clients, we officially opened our new production location with the Future is HERE event on Thursday, 22 September. During the diverse afternoon program, which included a speech by Arthur Koekkoek (Director Operations, R&D, and Supply Chain) and guided site tours, visitors were informed about the new greenhouse facilities.
Various partners who contributed to the realization of the facility were present during the afternoon to inform visitors about their business activities. From innovative lighting products by Dutch Lightning Innovations to crop protection solutions by Koppert. Also present were Bosman van Zaal, Robur, Maangroup, Klasmann, Stolze, Royal Brinkman, and the Hilverda Foundation.
The future-proof production location of an additional 3 hectares features the latest techniques in smart growing, with a clear focus on durability, efficiency, hygiene, and energy reduction. Young plants are processed in the fully automated location. After planting them, they are mechanically transported to the greenhouse with the Automated 2D shuttle system. A promising step towards efficient production. With this new production location, we are ready for the future and able to respond better to the changing market conditions and customer demand.