Greenhouse horticulture is showing increasing interest in fans. There is also a lot of interest from abroad, producer Hinova reports at the start of the new year. "It is busier than ever before in the workplace and that will not change for the time being."
Jan Willem van Ostaay and Hans Weisbeek
Earlier this year Hans Weisbeek took over the activities from Hinova. The company, which produces innovative ventilation systems for greenhouse horticulture, moved from Berkel en Rodenrijs to Bleiswijk. Hans Weisbeek: "We have been working hard on commerce and the setting up of a distribution network.
That is beginning to pay off, we have just sent 255 units of a new type of fan to a customer in Belgium. In the meantime, the shop floor is being prepared for an order for Germany and America. It is busier than ever before in the workplace and that will not change for the time being."
In many greenhouses, the lights are switched on at night, the regulations require the screens to be closed to prevent light emission. But that isn't always possible. It gets hot and humid under the screen, which can cause problems for the crop. Opening the screens ajar is helping, but causes the temperature to fall in the greenhouse and besides that also causes colored skies on cloudy days. The Hinova system ensures that the screens can remain closed without losing control over the climate.
"We are constantly looking for ways to improve our product. It is nice to see that our product proves itself in practice. Our customers see a better harvest thanks to good climate control and they can keep their screens closed at night. Our system realizes this in an energy-friendly way. I am most proud of that," according to Jan Willem van Ostaay.