HilverdaFlorist Opens “Future-Proof” Production Facility
HilverdaFlorist recently opened a new production location at Achterweg 62 in De Kwakel with its “The Future is Here” event on Sept. 22. The program included a speech by Arthur Koekkoek, director of operations, R&D and supply chain, and guided site tours where visitors were informed about the new greenhouse facilities.
The future-proof production location of an additional 3 hectares reportedly features the latest techniques in smart growing with a clear focus on sustainability, efficiency, hygiene and energy reduction. Young plants are processed in the fully automated location. After planting them, they are mechanically transported to the greenhouse with the Automated 2D shuttle system.
After a period of design and realization, the new production location was officially opened by councillor Jan Hazen of Uithoorn and Koekkoek.
“The future is built by our expectations and possibilities to take on challenges. In times like these, with lots of uncertainties it is important to keep in touch. In addition to our individual responsibilities, we should look at how we can make each other stronger by working together. The choice to get together today was therefore quickly made,” says Koekkoek. “We, as HilverdaFlorist, with our new buildings and strong partnerships, are confident to be successful. The “Future is Here” also refers to your presence. To have all our colleagues, clients, partners and suppliers gathered together, especially now, we can proudly say: The Future is Here!”