Nursery Gestelberries in Hoogstraten has a 2.2 hectare greenhouse for growing strawberries. One section is intended for winter cultivation, while another is for early and late cultivation, to ensure year-round strawberry cultivation. The engineering of the lighting project with fittings by MechaTronix and the electrical installation was carried out by Bosman Van Zaal.
LED lighting for growing strawberries is becoming increasingly common, so that strawberries can be grown all year round. A choice can be made for early and late cultivation, winter cultivation, or a combination of both. During winter, the day is extended to 12 hours, so the crop does not become dormant and can be harvested continuously.
Lighting and Electricity
The LED lighting at Gestelberries is equipped with a dimmer function. During months when there is sufficient light, the lighting can be adjusted so the plant always receives the optimum amount of light. More or less light can be chosen for each growth phase. And when energy costs rise, you can choose to dim the light to save on energy.
A good balance between the right light spectrum for lighting and the right intensity is of the utmost importance in both commercial and cultivation terms. Too little light quickly leads to lower production, flower abortion, smaller fruit, and a more difficult plant balance. Too much light will increase the investment and the operational (energy) costs.
From Vision to Solution
Based on intensive customer contact, we work on integrated solutions. Solutions that utilise labour, time, raw materials, and space as efficiently as possible. At Bosman Van Zaal, product development and realisation are performed in-house by our own multi-disciplinary teams. Our step-by-step approach starts with your vision and ends with our technical solution with lifelong service.
What are your wishes and challenges, and what do you define as optimal cultivation and maximum yields? Our multidisciplinary solution team starts by listening and will propose technical installations.
The final proposal is then translated into smart, inventive, and practical designs by our own team of engineers. We base this on our many years of experience and use the latest technology and insights.
The technical solutions are manufactured in our automated machine park by our qualified production team. We ship worldwide and work with our own staff or in collaboration with (local) partners.
After delivery, we stay in contact with your company. We provide employee training, and we offer 24/7 service online and on location, guaranteeing a long and efficient service life of the technical installations.