Connect with us

Heating & Cooling Systems

Dutch insulated systems builder, Javeko, transfers hands, but stays in the family

Javeko specializes in building cooling cells for the food sector. On 1 January 2020, this Dutch family business was passed down within the family. Jan van Eekelen founded this company in 1998. He transferred it to his son, Arnold, and son-in-law, Maurits Mol. Jan will remain involved with the company as a client and management advisor.

Maurits (32) joined Javeko in April 2019. He started his career eight years ago at VolkerWessels. This is a major European construction services business. There Maurits, who studied civil engineering, was involved in utility, infrastructure, and industrial construction. So, he has a great deal of commercial experience in new-build projects as well as cold store construction. Maurits will take over Jan’s commercial tasks.

Forty-year-old Arnold has been part of the company for 20 years. He’s gained extensive knowledge and experience in insulation system technology. He joined the company in 2001 and learned how to build cold rooms in practice. A few years later, Arnold was promoted to chief technician and eventually became Javeko’s projects manager.

Founder Jan van Eekelen is 65 now. His career spans 40 years. He’d worked in various commercial positions elsewhere since 1980. On 1 April 1998, with Javeko B.V., Jan took the step of becoming an independent cold storage contractor. Initially, he worked from home. But after two years, he purchased premises in the Dutch town of Breda. The company has been located there for over 20 years now.

The first post-transfer year has gone well for Javeko. Clients still trust the two younger men, so 2020 went well for the company. Javeko has been making international inroads too. They have projects in Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal, and even Russia.

In the future, Javeko wants to continue being knowledgeable, flexible, and able to switch quickly. That’s always been the company’s greatest strength. They also pride themselves in having short lines of communication with clients and employees. Javeko will continue to optimize its business processes, including through digitalization. But the company also wants to improve and becomes more dynamic every day. Javeko aims to provide more services in, for example, cold store maintenance and new product development.

For more information:
Javeko
25 Goeseels Street
4817 MV, Breda, NL
Tel: +31 (0) 765 720 586
Email: info@javeko.nl
Website: www.javeko.nl

Continue Reading
164 Comments

164 Comments

  1. Otezee

    August 20, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    stromectol online – ivermectin over the counter covid ivermectin

  2. Rpvkyu

    August 22, 2021 at 7:20 am

    ventolin online – ventolin price australia ventolin generic

  3. Rhsljl

    August 23, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    buy cytotec online uk – where to buy misoprostol online cytotec over the counter uk

  4. Ijkqza

    August 25, 2021 at 4:18 am

    doxycycline buy usa – doxycycline 40 mg india doxycycline tablets in india

  5. Qpyvxb

    August 26, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    neurontin buy online – buy neurontin online synthroid 5mg

  6. Cunuib

    August 28, 2021 at 5:22 am

    sildenafil 2.5 – viagra for women uk

  7. Tzarbz

    August 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    tadalafil online in india – buy female cialis online how to get tadalafil online

  8. Ixfwmt

    August 30, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    buying vardenafil online canada – generic vardenafil online pharmacy buy cheap vardenafil no prescription

  9. Rjblii

    September 1, 2021 at 5:38 am

    stromectol tablet 3 mg – stromectol ivermectin 3 mg

  10. Ntvzjl

    September 2, 2021 at 6:52 am

    prednisone without prescription.net – generic prednisone 20mg online prednisone 10 mg over the counter

  11. Kbphrz

    September 3, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    accutane price canada – roaccutane buy accutane gel buy

  12. Uaeact

    September 5, 2021 at 1:44 am

    buy amoxicilin 500 mg online mexico – buy amoxicillin 500 mg india can you buy amoxicilin over the counter

  13. Kwnfrw

    September 6, 2021 at 7:33 am

    methylprednisolone uk – medrol discount lyrica 50 mg price in india

  14. LesterViady

    September 6, 2021 at 11:04 am

    pet meds without vet prescription canada cheap generic drugs from india – canadian drugstore online

  15. Etnukt

    September 7, 2021 at 11:22 am

    term papers writing service – write my essay buying a research paper

  16. Bleqrt

    September 8, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    generic viagra mexico pharmacy – Buy viagra com purchase 200mg sildenafil

  17. Vofpko

    September 10, 2021 at 3:28 am

    tadalafil india 5mg – Generic cialis sale where to buy cialis online in usa

  18. Kennethkep

    September 11, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    ivermectin 80 mg ivermectin pill cost – ivermectin 1 cream 45gm

  19. Ojojay

    September 12, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    buy ivermectin cream for humans – ivermectin us ivermectin australia

  20. Kennethkep

    September 12, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    ivermectin price comparison ivermectin for sale – cost of ivermectin

  21. Yimuyd

    September 13, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    average cost of prednisone 20 mg – opredniso.com prednisone where can i buy

  22. Vqvtki

    September 14, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    can you buy furosemide over the counter in canada – buy clomid buy furosemide 40 mg

  23. Gewsdv

    September 16, 2021 at 1:15 am

    albuterol sulfate inhaler – ventolin hfa inhaler buy ventolin online

  24. Xzbdgo

    September 17, 2021 at 6:34 am

    purchase cytotec – cytotec buy order cytotec online usa

  25. Jamesroaky

    September 17, 2021 at 6:39 am

    ed drugs online male enhancement products – buy ed pills

  26. Depzrr

    September 18, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    medication doxycycline 100mg – doxycycline price 100mg prednisolone 5 mg

  27. Atzxtw

    September 19, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    ivermectin without prescription – ivermectin buy australia buy ivermectin stromectol

  28. Jznjvv

    September 21, 2021 at 2:37 am

    ivermectin generic – cheap stromectol buy ivermectin

  29. DanielEvext

    September 28, 2021 at 1:36 am

    hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablet 200 mg hydroxychloroquine tablets buy online – plaquenil brand

  30. GaloBype

    September 28, 2021 at 6:06 am

  31. Mlfhik

    September 28, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    viagra tablets for men – Real cialis without prescription buy cialis in usa online

  32. Thomasvet

    September 28, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    prednisone nz [url=http://prednisonert.com/#]buy prednisone[/url] prednisone 20

  33. Thomasvet

    September 30, 2021 at 4:01 am

    buy clomiphene [url=https://clomidrt.com/#]buy clomid[/url] no prescription clomid

  34. GasoBype

    September 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

  35. Naenfq

    September 30, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    where to buy vardenafil cheap – vardenafil coupon natural ed pills

  36. Thomasvet

    October 1, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    clomid buy [url=https://clomidrt.com/#]clomid generic[/url] buy cheap clomid

  37. Gzgfhx

    October 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

    how does plaquenil work – prednisone prescription prednisone 5

  38. Thomasvet

    October 3, 2021 at 3:27 am

    prednisone 50 mg tablet canada [url=http://prednisonert.com/#]prednisone for sale[/url] prednisone 60 mg daily

  39. GafoBype

    October 3, 2021 at 8:25 am

  40. Imjyao

    October 3, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    cenforce – fildena purple pill cenforce 25 mg

  41. Thomasvet

    October 4, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    ivermectin australia [url=http://stromectolrt.online#]ivermectin for sale[/url] ivermectin humans

  42. Uwsapb

    October 4, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    orlistat 60mg vs 120mg – orlistat dmf orlistat does it work

  43. GafBype

    October 4, 2021 at 10:22 pm

  44. Anthonyscazy

    October 5, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    http://edcialislove.com/# canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg

  45. Eagebe

    October 6, 2021 at 3:02 am

    stromectol for humans for sale – buy ivermectin canada ivermectin lotion cost

  46. GazBype

    October 6, 2021 at 6:00 am

  47. Anthonyscazy

    October 7, 2021 at 12:48 am

    http://edcialislove.online# cialis soft tabs

  48. Rxxowc

    October 7, 2021 at 3:53 am

    generic viagra pills online – viagra 200mg price discount viagra

  49. Cfcvqw

    October 8, 2021 at 5:37 am

    legal canadian pharmacy online – cialis canadian tadalafil 20mg daily

  50. Rodolfothulk

    October 8, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    http://edviagralove.online# 4 pack viagra
    viagra vs cialis which is better

  51. GaloBype

    October 9, 2021 at 6:21 am

  52. Ouenzx

    October 9, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    generic prednisone over the counter – prednisone order prednisone mexico

  53. Rodolfothulk

    October 10, 2021 at 3:16 am

    https://edviagralove.com/# buy real viagra with a echeck
    50 mg viagra reviews

  54. GaloBype

    October 11, 2021 at 6:27 am

  55. Qxtoyg

    October 11, 2021 at 8:05 am

    canada rx cialis – cialis effective cialis softgel

  56. Rodolfothulk

    October 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

    https://edviagralove.com/# will a walk-in clinic prescribe viagra
    viagra generic paypal

  57. Llqxam

    October 12, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    stromectol xr – stromectol human ivermectin tablet price

  58. Rodolfothulk

    October 12, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    http://edviagralove.com/# viagra for no prisiption
    free viagra samples australia

  59. Zejthw

    October 13, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    stromectol coupon – ivermectin cost in usa ivermectin medicine

  60. JordanSib

    October 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    ivermectin oral solution ivermectin 5 – ivermectin where to buy for humans

  61. Yhzhka

    October 15, 2021 at 9:08 am

    purchase viagra with paypal – cheap sildenafil viagra pharmacy india

  62. JordanSib

    October 15, 2021 at 9:29 am

    ivermectin price uk ivermectin buy australia – ivermectin price comparison

  63. GazoBype

    October 16, 2021 at 6:44 am

  64. Jjvvgh

    October 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    sildenafil otc europe – buy viagra now online sildenafil generic 100 mg

  65. JordanSib

    October 16, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    homeopathic remedies for ed soma therapy ed – buy online drugs

  66. Mgzmxb

    October 17, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    tadalafil 2.5 mg in india – generic for cialis cheapest pharmacy for preion drugs

  67. JordanSib

    October 17, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    buy ivermectin uk ivermectin 3 mg – ivermectin price canada

  68. Dzotnu

    October 18, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    tadalafil tablets 20 mg cost – Cialis fast delivery usa cheapest tadalafil us

  69. JordanSib

    October 19, 2021 at 3:58 am

    ivermectin syrup ivermectin eye drops – ivermectin 4 tablets price

  70. GaoCasmisk

    October 19, 2021 at 6:33 am

  71. Mfzaow

    October 19, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    ivermectin 20 mg – cost of ivermectin lotion stromectol how much it cost

  72. Qacncl

    October 21, 2021 at 5:54 am

    ivermectin 12mg without a doctor prescription – generic ivermectin ivermectin 6mg without a doctor prescription

  73. DavidCep

    October 21, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    ivermectin ebay: stromectol for sale – cost of ivermectin 1% cream

  74. GaiCasmisk

    October 22, 2021 at 5:38 am

  75. Nwqlcw

    October 22, 2021 at 7:06 am

    casino slot – online casino games for real money doubleu casino online casino

  76. DavidCep

    October 23, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    nolvadex generic startbsr – does tamoxifen cause weight loss

  77. Rpzzyx

    October 23, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    cheap essay writer – editing essays where can i buy an essay

  78. DavidCep

    October 24, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    prednisone 1 tablet startqcf – buy prednisone 5mg canada

  79. Sslehr

    October 25, 2021 at 2:42 am

    100mg sildenafil 30 tablets price – Viagra medication buy real viagra canada

  80. Gamnach

    October 26, 2021 at 6:30 am

  81. Czbfod

    October 26, 2021 at 8:21 am

    ivermectin price uk – ivermectin 6 mg tablets for humans ivermectin 3mg pills

  82. DavidCep

    October 26, 2021 at 9:09 am

    tamoxifen alternatives premenopausal startyxn – tamoxifen hip pain

  83. Sonyrv

    October 27, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    buy ivermectin nz – ivermectin 3 mg for humans ivermectin 3 mg over the counter

  84. DavidCep

    October 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    hydroxychloroquine 500 mg hydroxychloroquine over the counter – plaquenil 200

  85. Leepme

    October 28, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    my canadian pharmacy reviews – canadian neighbor pharmacy canadian drug pharmacy

  86. DavidCep

    October 29, 2021 at 1:54 am

    ivermectin 3mg pill ivermectin – ivermectin cream 5%

  87. GazCasmisk

    October 29, 2021 at 6:19 am

  88. DavidCep

    October 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    does tamoxifen cause joint pain tamoxifen rash pictures – tamoxifen for gynecomastia reviews

  89. Dsoyda

    October 30, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    prednisone 5 mg tablet price – prednisone 10mg for sale prednisone 50 mg for sale

  90. WayneRar

    October 31, 2021 at 11:17 am

    stromectol ivermectin buy stromectol – ivermectin humans

  91. GazCasmisk

    November 1, 2021 at 3:22 am

  92. Qbteho

    November 1, 2021 at 10:16 am

    can i buy prednisone over the counter – prednisone pill can i purchase prednisone without a prescription

  93. WayneRar

    November 1, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    ivermectin oral 0 8 purchase oral ivermectin – ivermectin 10 ml

  94. GazCasmisk

    November 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

  95. Toxlig

    November 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    accutane 2009 – accutaneple.com accutane cost generic

  96. Rkkzsandy

    November 4, 2021 at 6:35 am

    canadian pharmacy online review Trental

  97. Zalnach

    November 4, 2021 at 8:12 am

    fda azithromycin 2013 – chlamydia treatment over the counter cvs z pack 500mg 3 tablets

  98. Jdhmbi

    November 4, 2021 at 8:49 am

    price of amoxicillin without insurance – buy amoxicillin 500 mg mexico purchase amoxicillin 500mg online

  99. WayneRar

    November 4, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    cost of ivermectin cream stromectol drg – ivermectin price canada

  100. CmkoInest

    November 4, 2021 at 9:02 pm

  101. Zalnach

    November 5, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    dosage of azithromycin for typhoid – azithromycin over the counter walgreens zithromax erythromycin

  102. Wwneio

    November 5, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    ivermectin 0.5 lotion india – ivermectin 6 mg over the counter ivermectin 6 mg otc

  103. WayneRar

    November 5, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    online pharmacies in india india pharmacy mail order – india pharmacy

  104. Fnmkbiarf

    November 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    ivermectin dog dose ivermectin dosage for goats

  105. Zaonach

    November 6, 2021 at 7:53 am

    azithromycin 500 mg 4 tablets – azithromycin over the counter walgreens does zithromax get rid of gonorrhea

  106. Aiasva

    November 6, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    ivermectin 5 mg – buy ivermectin 12mg for humans ivermectin 200

  107. WayneRar

    November 7, 2021 at 4:15 am

    pharmacy online 365 canada pharmacy safedrg – top 10 pharmacies in india

  108. Tgzybz

    November 8, 2021 at 3:15 am

    casino online real money – online casino game best online casino

  109. WayneRar

    November 8, 2021 at 8:46 am

    cheapest pharmacy to fill prescriptions with insurance escrow pharmacy online – canada drugs

  110. Dmssandy

    November 9, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Cialis with Dapoxetine cholesterol

  111. Bgtnya

    November 9, 2021 at 11:12 am

    stromectol for humans for sale – buy ivermectin 12 mg where to buy ivermectin cream

  112. WayneRar

    November 9, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    ed meds online canada pain meds online without doctor prescription – canadian medications

  113. Rumbsandy

    November 10, 2021 at 7:41 am

    no script pharmacy canadian drugs

  114. Ansbdaype

    November 10, 2021 at 8:16 am

    viagra and diabetes generic viagra reviews

  115. Lgkiev

    November 10, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    prescription drugs online – canadian pharmacy for viagra mexican pharmacy online

  116. CahuInest

    November 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    40 mg cialis too much best price cialis

  117. SwhhDumb

    November 11, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    generic cialis online pharmacy cialisis

  118. HsngCerse

    November 11, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    reliable source cialis cialis shop online

  119. Fsjkbiarf

    November 11, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    cheap viagra 100mg buy viagra uk

  120. Qdnywq

    November 12, 2021 at 1:54 am

    best place to buy ed pills online – buy ed pills canada fda approved over the counter ed pills

  121. Kmsgrealp

    November 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    super saver pharmacy canadian pharmacy levitra

  122. Zqnute

    November 13, 2021 at 8:28 am

    prednisone 2.5 – prednisone pill pharmacy cost of prednisone

  123. AnsnSekkeewly

    November 13, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    york pharmacy canada northwest pharmaceuticals canada

  124. DsnClits

    November 13, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    real life experiences viagra how long do the effects of viagra last

  125. Dsjgsandy

    November 13, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    phentermine canada online pharmacy canadian rx pharmacy online

  126. Qgeqjz

    November 14, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    how can i order prednisone – prednisplus.com buy prednisone online from canada

  127. Jamesexigo

    November 14, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    canadian cialis when should you take cialis

  128. Jamesexigo

    November 16, 2021 at 2:05 am

    cialis mit dapoxetine where to find cheap cialis

  129. Royal Shreiner

    November 16, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Hey there, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!|

  130. Izztft

    November 16, 2021 at 5:14 am

    cheap accutane online – buy accutane generic accutane prices

  131. JosephGycle

    November 16, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    ivermectin oral solution stromectol nz

  132. Dudsue

    November 17, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    buy amoxicillin online – amoxil online cvs amoxicillin price no insurance

  133. JosephGycle

    November 17, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    cost of stromectol medication ivermectin generic cream

  134. DanielNax

    November 18, 2021 at 11:17 am

    canadian viagra buy generic viagra online

  135. Nddlnt

    November 19, 2021 at 2:48 am

    play online casino real money – gambling website online casino with free signup bonus real money usa

  136. DanielNax

    November 19, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    viagra for women viagra professional

  137. Trula Mohl

    November 20, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    wonderful post, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite specialists of this sector do not understand this. You should continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’ base already!|

  138. Xbwtml

    November 21, 2021 at 3:25 am

    ivermectine – stromectol generic ivermectin 3mg for people

  139. Tannercah

    November 21, 2021 at 10:19 am

    can i take cialis and viagra together purchase cialis australia

  140. Tannercah

    November 22, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    ivermectin buy australia stromectol 15 mg

  141. Rjwdnq

    November 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    can you buy cialis otc in canada – Viagra original pfizer order viagra australia pharmacy

  142. Pingback: cialis 20mg usa

  143. Tannercah

    November 24, 2021 at 12:21 am

    stromectol tablets buy online stromectol where to buy

  144. Obvpzz

    November 24, 2021 at 7:39 am

    canadian pharmacy viagra – canadian pharmacy xanax canadian king pharmacy

  145. Tannercah

    November 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

    plaquenil 200 mg daily plaquenil tab 200mg cost

  146. Xwyind

    November 26, 2021 at 4:06 am

    best ed drugs – non prescription erection pills erection pills

  147. Pingback: cialis 20mg pills

  148. RonaldPep

    November 26, 2021 at 7:55 am

    nolvadex pills generic tamoxifen – tamoxifen side effects forum

  149. GamoBype

    November 26, 2021 at 8:54 am

  150. Pingback: natural viagra alternative

  151. RonaldPep

    November 27, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    average cost of generic valtrex buy valtrex – buy generic valtrex online canada

  152. Lxgvfc

    November 27, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    medrol australia – buy medrol usa generic medrol online

  153. RonaldPep

    November 29, 2021 at 12:37 am

    price of valtrex in canada generic valtrex – buy valtrex online uk

  154. Lfdshu

    November 29, 2021 at 3:16 am

    buying essay – academic writing terms academic writers online

  155. PamoBype

    November 29, 2021 at 4:54 am

  156. RonaldPep

    November 30, 2021 at 10:16 am

    tamoxifen benefits nolvadex generic – tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention

  157. Hhsyaf

    November 30, 2021 at 11:20 am

    buying drugs from canada – order erythromycin 500mg for sale canadian pharmacy adderall

  158. PemoBype

    December 1, 2021 at 4:22 am

  159. AhwbSekkeewly

    December 1, 2021 at 11:19 am

    cialis 60mg cialis sell

  160. ShwvDumb

    December 1, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    stromectol tea tree oil ivermectin dosage for lyme disease

  161. Fgwvbiarf

    December 1, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    canada pet pharmacy banfield online pharmacy

  162. HrhsCerse

    December 1, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    trial site news ivermectin is ivermectin safe for pregnant goats

  163. Uvcfol

    December 1, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    cvs pharmacy – cheap phenergan canadian pharmacy xanax

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Asia

Priva Middle East team has been in Qatar

Over the past few days, the Priva Middle East team has been in Qatar. Together with colleague Jan Westra from the Netherlands, our GM Giovanni A. visited various knowledge institutes, government entities and the well-known QTFA farm.

The trip, co-organised by Heba leith from the Netherlands Embassy in Qatar, included a visit to Hassad Food, Qatar’s premier investor in the food and agri-business sectors, and the Ministry of Municipality. During these visits, our Priva team discussed potential collaborations including the opportunity to jointly form an eco-system to achieve the set goals of Qatar’s food security strategy.

To build a robust food security strategy, Qatar has outlined its focus on four pillars:

1. Ensure that trade routes are diversified so that risk-exposure is limited and a contingency plan for alternative routes as needed;
2. Move food from port, field or reserves to table as efficiently as possible (i.e., limiting food losses/waste), with regulations that foster competition and encourage safety;
3. Put in place adequate but sensible reserve capacity to act as a buffer in time of crisis, both for inputs (water, seeds, fertilizer) and outputs (food products); and
4. Efficiently cultivate crops, meat and fish within the confines of a Qatar’s resource base to ensure a stable source of perishables in times of crisis, as well as providing a regulatory framework that creates incentives to focus on commodities that make sense from a cost-competitiveness point of view.

Source: (former) Qatar Ministry of Municipality & Environment (MME), Qatar Food Strategy 2018-2023.

Jan and Giovanni also met with representatives from Qatar University and the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI) part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University. QEERI is a national research institute tasked with supporting Qatar in addressing its challenges related to energy, water and the environment. The institute’s work is in line with the goals set forth by Qatar National Vision 2030, and is supported by the Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation.

On Monday, a visit to Arab Qatari Agricultural Production Company (QTFA) was on the agenda. Established in 1989, QTFA is considered the largest agricultural farm in Qatar. Spanning a total land area of 200 hectares, the farm is divided into open fields and greenhouses (cooled and un-cooled). QTFA produces around 28 types of premium vegetables and among other well-known Dutch companies, Priva’s products are in place at the farm. Senior Agronomist Carol Khadra and Senior Production Supervisor Buddhi Magar very kindly took the time to show our colleagues around the farm and its locally produced crops, including tomatoes and cucumbers.

The trip to Qatar concluded with a luncheon with Dutch Ambassador, H.E. Mrs Marjan Kamstra, Deputy Ambassador, H.E. Tiest Sondaal, Business Developer Gulf Region NL Embassy, Heba leith, and Chairman of the Dutch Business Council Qatar, Robert W. Cats Cats.

Continue Reading

Cultivation

Strawberry substrate production systems: a review by Omafra

Growers have many options when it comes to establishing strawberry substrate production. OMAFRA’s Erica Pate reviews different container options, tabletop and suspended systems, and different structures used for strawberry substrate production.

Continue Reading

Equipment

Pura Hoja: refrigeration extend the shelf life by 2-6 days

Speaking is Tomás Benavente of Pura Hoja, the largest grower of hydroponic lettuce in Chile: “The time of harvesting must be carefully planned, the product must not be harvested too late. Temperature control is also vital for shelf life. Depending on the crop, the entire cold chain ideally takes place in a room with a temperature between 2-5° C.” 
The thin and narrow shape of the land makes distribution a major complication for hydroponic products. By refrigerating their produce, they can keep the lettuce as fresh as possible before it hits supermarket shelves.
purahoja1

Pura Hoja was founded in 2010. Over the past ten years, the company has grown to become the largest grower of hydroponic lettuce in Chile. They are currently growing lettuce on their NFT system, while also doing trials with herbs and baby vegetables. According to Tomás, the company is technologically capable of growing any green leafy vegetable in their greenhouse. He believes there is a great opportunity for the horticultural sector to become more efficient through the use of technology, but the market must also appreciate these products.

Tomás: “Growing a healthy crop all year round is a major challenge. Technologies that regulate the climate, disinfection and disinfection, fertilization and crop management are extremely important. With these techniques we can control all climatic conditions in the area. .”

Since this technology is not easy to manage and also expensive, the market has to appreciate the added value of the hydroponic products. And that is why the lettuce must be of impeccable quality when it reaches the consumer. The Pura Hoja lettuce is sold on the national market, mainly through the retail channels. “The time of harvesting has to be carefully planned, because the lettuce should not be too old. Then temperature control is crucial.”

purahoja2

For extra shelf life, Pura Hoja has been working with a vacuum cooler for two years now. This cooler, supplied by the Dutch company WeberCooling, helps them keep the lettuce as fresh as possible before it hits supermarket shelves.

Sylvia van Uden of Weber Cooling: “By lowering the pressure in the vacuum chamber, you force (a fraction of) the product’s own moisture to evaporate. This evaporation costs energy, which is extracted from the product in the form of a temperature reduction.” The WeberCooling team is also very active in the American vertical farming market and in Latin America with their technology. Both hydro growers and vertical farmers have opted for the systems because it extends the shelf life of the products. The same goes for Pura Hoja.

Tomás: “The vacuum cooler helps us to lower the temperature very quickly after harvesting, which directly affects the shelf life of the product. After harvesting, we cool the products for at least 20 minutes. This process allows us to extend the shelf life by at least 2-6 days and according to some figures even up to 10 days.This way we deliver healthy lettuce with maximum freshness to our consumers.”

For more information:
Pura Hoja
Valparaiso / Chile
www.purahoja.com

/heating_cooling_systems/

Continue Reading

Trending

Total
31
Share