"We are an international player on the horticultural market. Especially for long physical distances, HortiQ offers certainty and a proof of quality," says Remko Noordermeer of Svensson. The company received the HortiQ certification on Monday, December 10, along with Elektravon Haket. Roelof Haket: "We noticed that our customers have a need for certainty. If the design and construction of the installations meet the required standards, it provides customers with that certainty."
The two companies received the certificate during the tenth annual meeting of HortiQ. Wim de Wit, chairman of the HortiQ board, handed over the certificates and also stepped down. "An anniversary," De Wit says. "In 2009 we issued the first certificates and I am happy to conclude that things are going well and that the value of HortiQ is recognized this way. Together we strengthen the chain." The meeting took place at Kubo, a company that has followed the HortiQ guidelines for 10 years.
"Three audits for new certificate holders have already been planned for the beginning of 2019," says Harm Maters of AVAG, one of the founders of HortiQ. “We hope to award certificates to three more companies. The HortiQ certification shows which companies have the focus on top quality."
The HortiQ certification is awarded to companies that have been tested on their internal processes, their organization and product quality. The requirements are based on the NEN standards and the standards laid down in three quality manuals. These books have been compiled by the Stichting Kwaliteit voor Installaties Nederland (KvINL). The testing is carried out by KIWA as an independent certifying body. The certification remains valid for three years, with annual interim tests being conducted.
The HortiQ certificate is an independent and objective quality system for greenhouse builders, installation companies and other technical suppliers for greenhouse horticulture. The HortiQ certificate is used by the technical industry and horticulture in both the Dutch and international market.
The HortiQ HagelUnie joint initiative was also explained during the meeting. By joining forces, the parties respond to the needs of international investors in the field of total approach, quality and risk management.
Other HortiQ-certified companies: Alcomij, Bosman Van Zaal, Certhon, Dalsem Horticultural Projects, Enthoven Elektrotechniek, Gakon Horticultural Projects, Hoogendoorn, J.M. van der Hoeven, Kubo Horticultural Projects, PB Techniek, Snelder, Van der Hoeven greenhousebuilders, Van Dijk Heating, Vyverberg Greenhousing and Zantingh.
Companies that are interested in the independent quality mark can register at email@example.com.