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The real Dutch climate screen

In response to the growing demand for high quality alternatives, Ridder Climate Screens entered the dynamic world of climate screens in February 2015. Greenhouse builders, installers and growers all expressed an increasing need for a screen supplier able to compete with the existing range on offer. Four years on and with more than 3000 hectares of screens installed worldwide, Ridder Climate Screens is poised to launch the next innovation: a climate screen produced entirely in the Netherlands.

Over the past four years, we have proven ourselves in the market to be a reliable supplier of climate, energy-saving, light diffusing and blackout screens. We have demonstrated the importance of thinking with the market and rapidly responding to the needs of greenhouse builders and installers. The synergy within the Ridder Group allows us to optimally utilise an extremely extensive network and benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer service worldwide. An added value of great appeal to the market. At our head office in Maasdijk, we have our own weaving machines for the fabric used in the screens. This means we can facilitate the increasing demand even better and provide customers with a 100% Dutch climate screen in the right format even faster.

Quality assurance
As well as fast delivery times, providing our customers with a product of outstanding quality is equally as important. Quality that this sector served by Ridder is accustomed to. By basing production at the innovative heart of the international horticultural sector, this quality can be monitored and assured and expertise, experience and ambition united. This has already created additional scope for research and the development of new innovations.

Helping you grow your way
This strategy has also made us the first supplier to produce the climate screen fabric in the Netherlands. We are extremely proud of the step we were able to take thanks to the confidence shown in us by our customers. Together we are putting a high quality Dutch Ridder product on the map in the horticultural market worldwide and spreading the message “Helping you grow your way” from the Westland region to North America and from Asia to the Middle East.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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