HilverdaFlorist officially opened its new production site at Achterweg 62 in De Kwakel. An advanced greenhouse complex, for which Bosman Van Zaal developed and built various structures and heating installations. According to a spokesperson of Bosman Van Zaal, the integration of all applied techniques and installations contributes significantly to the high-quality breeding and propagation of starting material at HilverdaFlorist.
Official opening breeding and propagation complex
The new production location was officially opened by Uithoorn alderman Jan Hazen, together with Arthur Koekkoek, director of Operations, R&D and Supply Chain, during the event "The Future is HERE".
Present at the opening were all suppliers, the employees and others directly involved. Arthur Koekkoek made the opening remarks: "The future is built by our expectations and ability to meet challenges. In times like these, with many uncertainties, it is important to stay in close contact. Beyond our individual responsibilities, we look at how we can make each other stronger by working together. So the choice to come together today was an easy one. As HilverdaFlorist, with our new build and strong partnerships, we are confident of a successful future. "The Future is HERE" also refers to your presence. To have all our colleagues, customers, partners and suppliers together, right now, we can proudly say: The Future is HERE!"
Special greenhouse for young plants
For the new production site, HilverdaFlorist has chosen the Venlotype greenhouse and a convertible greenhouse, both developed and manufactured by Bosman Van Zaal. The greenhouses are used for better hardening off of young plants and are fully equipped according to the New Cultivation concept. Highly diffuse glass is used and the greenhouses have an integrated insect screen system. Bosman Van Zaal also built the structures for the processing areas, weaning areas, shelters and buildings for the technical installations.
In addition, Bosman Van Zaal delivered a high-quality heating system and is also responsible for the CO2 unit and CHP installation. The greenhouse complex accommodates the entire young plant production needs of HilverdaFlorist in the Netherlands.
HilverdaFlorist has the ambition to be the leading breeding and propagation company with the most innovative products in the selected crop groups. With the realisation of this new building, HilverdaFlorist wants to give a new impulse to the reliability and quality of high-quality starting material for the floriculture sector. The realisation of the new production location not only provides more space for the efficient production of young plants, but also for research and development of new products. All this will be realised to continue serving customers with high-quality plant material and innovative products.
HilverdaFlorist focuses on breeding, propagation and development of a wide range of cut flowers, potted and garden plants. With a trusted, global network of subsidiaries, distribution partners and production sites, HilverdaFlorist offers local support and high-quality young plant material, suitable for every climate and ever-changing growing conditions.