The rebuilding and expanding of the existing facility of indoor flowers, fresh-cut herbs, and potted edibles grower Rocket Farms in California was completed in May 2021, and is up and running and proved successful. Bosman Van Zaal realised the automated cultivation system for the new living herbs greenhouse.
Greater capacity of production with cultivation system
The new cultivation system for the Rocket Farms herbs greenhouse consists of about 2,000 growing tables with ebb & flood system, lifting and conveyor frames and stops, container drive units, push and pull units, a manual driven transport car, two overhead stackers, four fixed (de) stacker, an automatic container washer, all necessary electric installations, and an extensive, complete processing line for potting and packing the herbs. With this turnkey internal transport system, the production of the herbs has been automated from cultivation to packaging.
Grow with greater efficiency and innovation for Rocket Farms
Rocket Farms aims to grow better plants with greater efficiency and to continue to pride itself on the ability to innovatively grow and ship products around the country. Rocket Farms is implementing new water retention and recapture system to maximize water conservation as well as installing LED lights that will result in 48% energy savings. Additionally, with their dedication to the community in conjunction with the environment, they will have more room to train employees and create a positive and enriching work experience for all. Phase 2 for the expansion is currently being planned.