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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The CSR policy focuses on three pillars, namely: the effect on people, the environment and effects on the earth, and the generation of socially responsible profit. The guiding principle for the design and construction of our new building was sustainability. Driven by the conviction that “the greenhouse needs to et off gas”, our head office and factory are not connected to the natural gas network. A heat/cold storage source was installed to air-condition our building in combination with a heat pump. Solar panels have also been installed on the roof in order to strive for an energy neutral building. The outer shell of our building is equipped with a very high insulation value, so less energy is needed to heat and cool the building. Since the factory hall is quite high, it is equipped with underfloor heating. This underfloor heating provides the optimal climate experience for our employees. To create the ideal working environment in the office, the air quality is controlled on the basis of the CO2 content. After all, a low CO2 content improves performance and reduces health problems. Within the open-plan office, the workstations are ergonomically designed with sitting and standing desks, adjustable chairs and a spacious layout.
We apply our many years of experience in realising the vision of our customers. All the disciplines – greenhouse construction, climate, water, energy and logistical cultivation – are located in our company. This gives us the opportunity to realise turnkey solutions for our customers. By combining our engineering power with the technical developments in the market, we are able to offer the customer a socially responsible solution. Smarter ways of designing in combination with the new efficient production facility contributes to a better environment. CSR is playing an increasingly important role in innovation projects, where innovation has traditionally been more technology-driven. The development of a photobioreactor for the process cultivation of algae is a good example of this.
Finally, we are affiliated with the CSR platform Aalsmeer and support various charities, both locally, nationally and internationally.