Increasingly, the world demands smarter and more sustainable solutions for its plant production systems. As the world’s population grows to 9.7 billion (2050), innovative ideas are more necessary than ever before.
Your vision is to make a substantial contribution to a smarter and more sustainable sector. By developing innovative cultivation methods, by breeding new varieties with higher yields or less demands on environmental conditions, or by applying horticultural technologies to traditional extensive crops.
As a committed partner, we help the innovators to innovate. We create the solutions and systems needed to make our partners successful. We offer each project an inventive approach supported by the broadest range of in-house production and engineering disciplines.
Based on our horizon process, we leverage specific knowledge, expertise and state-of-the-art digitised design and manufacturing infrastructure to find the most effective and efficient solution to realise your vision. This could be a high-tech robotised phenotyping facility, a fully automated production greenhouse or a robust, film-covered greenhouse suitable for harsh climatic conditions. For food, ornamental plants and plants for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
As the need for agricultural and horticultural products grows, so does the need for innovation. That is what we do. We offer solutions for long-term growth. In this way we help to nourish and enhance the world in a smart, efficient and valuable manner.
Our history begins in 1921 with the establishment of Bosman Kassenbouw in Aalsmeer, where robust glasshouse constructions made of wood, steel and aluminium are developed. In 1968, Frans van Zaal started producing heating and cultivation systems in a small barn around the corner.
Our success gives us the opportunity to provide one of the most important growers in America with growing systems based on roller tables. This offers an opportunity to expand worldwide.
After a merger in 1988, we expand our expertise with water and electricity. Because of our growing ambitions, Green Innovators B.V. is founded in 2006 in order to build a professional company structure. Green Innovators acts as shareholder of a diverse group of companies. Crea-Tech is added in 2008.
And in 2014, after years of close cooperation, Bosman International and Montera Techniek are acquired. The trade name Bosman Van Zaal is a fact.
Bosman Van Zaal is part of the Green Innovators Group, which contains various companies are active in and on the fringes of the horticultural sector.
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In 2019 we will launch our Corporate Social Responsibility Plan (CSR). Our goal is to make structured progress in the field of corporate social responsibility; working with an eye for the environment (Planet), people (People) and sustainable profit (Profit). To meet our mission to nourish and beautify the world in a smart, efficient and valuable way.
Bosman Van Zaal has been in an energy-efficient head office since December 2018. We use smart detection LED lighting, HR+++ triple-walled insulation glass, 110 solar panels on our roof and a very high insulation level of the outer shell of our building. We heat and cool our building with a heat/cold storage in the ground and a heat pump. We are gas free! In addition, new machines, robotisation and open, ergonomic workplaces contribute to a cleaner, safer and more pleasant working environment and less physical pressure on the employees. Underfloor heating and air control based on CO2 also contribute to this.
Our activities in the field of indirect sustainability are broader and their impact is greater than that of direct sustainability. This is laid down in our mission, vision and strategy and our CSR policy. Bosman Van Zaal focuses on those companies that play a prominent role in making the production of vegetable products as raw materials for industries or as food more sustainable.
Traditionally, these are innovative growers, breeders and propagators. Nowadays these are mostly multinational companies with international stock exchange quotations and a major impact. Our role in this is to transform the vision of these companies – in which sustainability is an important theme – into practical, efficient and effective technical solutions. We combine our engineering power, smarter design methods and efficient production facility with the technical developments in the market. In this way, we are able to offer our customers socially responsible solutions and we contribute to a better environment. CSR is playing an increasingly important role in innovation projects, where traditionally, innovation was more technology-driven. The development of a photobioreactor for the process cultivation of algae is a good example of this. But also the first Greenhouse Without Gas is one of our developments. And we are installing more sustainable systems, such as combined heat and power plants, solar panels, smart LED lighting and cultivation systems with a reduced footprint (vertical farming, multilayer cultivation and/or container cultivation).
Bosman Van Zaal helps local, national and international charities. For example, we support various local sports clubs in order to contribute to a healthy neighbourhood. We are also actively involved in various events in Africa aimed at wildlife management, orphans and children with special needs. Finally, we are involved in the MVO Platform Aalsmeer and Duurzaam De Ronde Venen.