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Grower uses data to up tomato game

Vereijken Kwekerijen, which is spread across seven locations over a total of 60 hectares, boasts quite the take on autonomous cultivation.

The role of the Strategy Manager within Vereijken Kwekerijen is central. Through the insights provided by this tool, the company can establish its cultivation on a solid foundation. "The Strategy Manager provides insights into where we may want too much or too little, and also offers insight into energy input, particularly lighting," explains Ted Claessen, internal advisor at Vereijken Kwekerijen.

Strategy Manager enables Vereijken Kwekerijen to integrate multiple factors such as light, temperature, and CO2 into their decision-making process. Moreover, the use of historical data makes these analyses even more powerful and accurate.

A crucial tool for cultivation management is the customized dashboard within the platform. Here, the key aspects of cultivation are displayed at a glance, including energy consumption, pipe temperatures, humidity, and irrigation. "We have truly customized this dashboard, with the key items for us at the top," emphasizes Ted.

Regarding the collaboration with, Vereijken Kwekerijen always experiences it as smooth and productive. Direct access to support and open discussions contribute to a streamlined operational approach. "We experience the collaboration with as very positive, characterized by open and fast communication," concludes Ted.

With their ongoing dedication to innovation and collaboration, Vereijken Kwekerijen continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in modern horticulture, not only enabling them to produce top-quality vine tomatoes but also setting the standard for efficiency and sustainability in the industry.

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