In addition to the eight-hectare location of Kwekerij Moors in Asten (Netherlands), there is still an empty plot of land, but in December the plants should be able to enter the new greenhouse of five hectares. The sweet pepper nursery is building the greenhouse to meet the growing demand at sales organization Van Oers United. "That demand has been there for a while and we were able to respond with the purchase of the plot," says Hannie Moors.
Within a month, activity will be visible on the plot where a traditional Venlo greenhouse will arise. In order to be able to cope with the construction activities, they decided not to grow green peppers in 2019. "In recent years we have grown three colors, including two hectares of green ones in Someren. By going down to two colors, we create a little relief in an already hectic year."
In the other locations of Kwekerij Moors the plants have been in the greenhouse since the beginning of December.
In 2020 it may well be that green peppers will be grown again. "We are flexible with multiple departments spread over multiple locations. In consultation with Van Oers, we will decide next year what we will grow in 2020, including in the new greenhouse."
The new greenhouse also brings changes in the staffing area. "We are looking for extra permanent employees and seasonal workers. In the market you do hear that companies feel hindered to expand because of personnel problems, but luckily we don't have that. We are not worried about finding staff. We are a nice company and enjoy showing that."
Photo credits: son Sven Moors (12) who will follow the construction closely next year.