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ESI Malaysia and Philips LED horticulture announce agreement

ESI and Philips are pleased to announce they are now working together in the field of Horticultural LED Lighting. Together they will enter the horticulture market in Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. Both parties made the relationship official by signing the agreement on October 22nd, 2013.

Philips works with different parties in a joint effort to find the most efficient cultivation methods by using the LED technology. In Malaysia, Philips works with ESI to find a way of improving crop quality in the horticultural sector. By implementing the Philips LED solutions in local cultivations, a yield increase and quality improvement can be expected. ESI and Philips will work closely on these topics, in the search of finding the best light recipe for diverse crops.

ESI has already embarked on its first investment in a trial with UPM professor Datin Siti. From Datin Siti’s experiments, we have already seen a significant improvement in growing conditions under the Philips LED lights. ESI provide solutions for greenhouses, environmental control, irrigation, and other instruments. They also provide services for plant and seed measurement tools, as well as pests and disease control.

Solid-state LED lighting offers a number of benefits to the horticulture industry, including increased yields, enabling earlier flowering, speeding up root growth/germination and enabling more economical use of space. LED lighting is also highly energy efficient, helping horticultural producers lower their electricity consumption, especially during high energy periods.

Malaysia is a new market for Philips horticulture. Since we are looking for a specialized knowledgeable local partner who is aware of the market dynamics, and the best way to approach commercial and government customers we are proud to cooperate with ESI.

For more information:
Philips Horticultural Lighting, the Netherlands
Marjan Welvaarts, Global Marcom Manager Horticulture
Tel.: +31 (0)40 275 64 99

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