May 14, 2021
In 2019 and 2020, Bosman Van Zaal expanded the existing cultivation system for pot roses at HPD Potplanten in De Kwakel by 1120 roll containers. At the same time, the entire automation system was modified, integrating the existing systems into the new automation system. This system was specially designed for the potrose grower based on current technological possibilities. According to the co-owner Herwin Boomkamp of HPD Potplanten, the software packages communicate excellently, and the process has been successful.
The grower has his say
In the recently recorded video, Boomkamp talks about the process with supplier Bosman Van Zaal from Aalsmeer and the challenge that lay ahead. This was not so much about expanding the cultivation system itself, but mainly about linking all the existing systems using software, without 'turning' the processes upside down. The fact that the process was completed so successfully is mainly thanks to the many years of experience of Bosman Van Zaal in the field of cultivation systems. And thanks to the close cooperation with sister company Crea-Tech, which specialises in automating the processing and packaging of horticultural products.
Complete cultivation system for pot roses
The cultivation system is equipped with water drainage and supply systems, lifting racks, roller conveyors, push-offs, pullers and flail tracks. Bosman Van Zaal also supplied and installed the overhead stacker and the pick-up and depositing robot. The entire technical installation was also carried out by the horticultural specialist.
HPD Potplanten in De Kwakel is specialised in growing pot roses, which are marketed under the name of Favourite Roses. The nursery covers an area of 85,000 m2 and annually grows 10 million pot roses in different colours for the European market. The company was founded in 1998 as a result of the cooperation between Kwekerij W. van Diemen and Hedera Plant.