Making better growth

possible

 

Maatschap Kreuk The Netherlands

 

Find out how LED greenhouse lighting is increasing flower quality at Maatschap Kreuk.

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Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Find out how Bosch is using office lighting to create a productive work atmosphere and save energy
Niels kreuk posing in his greenhouse illuminated with the latest technology LEDs of Philis Lighting

We have the world’s most
modern tulip greenhouse

here in Andijk."

- Niels Kreuk
Niels Kreuk posing in front of his greenhouse where tulips are grown with a better productivity under Philips LED lights

Customer challenge

 

Maatschap Kreuk is a family-run flower giant. The Andjik-based greenhouse grows in excess of nine million tulip stems per year. The Kreuk family has continually invested in cutting edge technology to improve their growing process. Seeking to create a multilayer system in the greenhouse, they conducted a trial of LED grow lights.

Find this grower in the world.

The right lighting

 

The Maatschap Kreuk greenhouse is a master piece of horticultural innovation. It currently uses LEDs, multilayer cultivation, ebb and flood systems, intelligent logistics solutions, an outside air intake system, and a temperature control system. During the 2010-2011 forcing season, the company trialled LED grow lights to see if they could promote the flowering of tulips and support greater elongation during the growth phase.

 

The trial took place in a non-daylight room using Philips GreenPower LED production modules. A plant specialist from Philips and installer Van der Laan were closely involved in developing the perfect light recipe and creating the optimal setup.

 

The results were positive, and the Kreuk family was able to achieve the growth it wanted from LED greenhouse lighting. It has subsequently set up a three-layer system, the lowest one being fitted with Philips GreenPower LED production modules. The new system has improved the quality of the tulips, which now have a deeper quality green and greater elongation. And thanks to the energy-efficient performance of LED, the green house is growing better plants at a lower cost.

 

Energy-efficient LEDs are growing savings too. One 35-watt LED module can replace two fluorescent tubes of 58 watts each, creating an electricity saving of 65%.

Making the world’s         most modern tulip greenhouse

The team

Maatschap Kreuk

Grower

 

Van der Laan

Philips Horti LED partner

 

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