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Joining forces after years of successful collaboration with partner Yonghong

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects launches the first joint venture ever set up in China by a company of its kind. Together with its partner Kunshan Yonghong Greenhouse Co., Ltd., Van der Hoeven takes an important step in the chain. This groundbreaking collaboration makes them the largest and most complete turnkey greenhouse supplier. This joint venture will be named Jiangsu Van der Hoeven Yonghong Greenhouse Technology Co., Ltd.

A complete full-service supplier
Both companies have been active in the Chinese market for years. Van der Hoeven has realized impressive projects for various customers in China. In addition, Yonghong has already built many hectares of semi-closed greenhouses. Because these two companies are joining forces, a team of high-quality Dutch greenhouse and climate specialists, and Chinese producers of local materials and construction crews is created. This results in a one-stop-shopping concept: customers can turn to a single point of contact for a complete high-tech project.

Bob Hunsche (Manager Sales at Van der Hoeven and Director of the joint venture) explains: "With this collaboration we offer our customers something unique. Where other companies only have a representative office, we will go over and beyond. A complete team of specialists, purchasers and experienced construction crews from Yonghong will be complemented by Van der Hoeven with a large team of engineers and experts."

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100% collaboration: revolutionary in the chain
In practical terms, this construction will proceed as follows: customers will receive one complete quotation, after which Van der Hoeven will realize the entire project together with Yonghong. This means that Jiangsu Van der Hoeven Yonghong will not hire any other (sub)contractors, which is a distinguishing feature compared to all other companies in the market.

Karin Chen (Vice Chairman of the Board) says: "With this step, we are responding excellently to the opportunities that currently exist in the Chinese market. A combination of design & engineering, import of materials, local production & purchasing, construction and installation all at one company was not yet possible for high-tech semi-closed greenhouses. In addition, the collaboration with Van der Hoeven offers us a unique opportunity to support customers with autonomous cultivation. Van der Hoeven won the prestigious Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge in 2020, where they have shown that they can also provide excellent support to the customer from a cultivation point of view. Recently, they also won the Global Innovation Award, which was a honorable recognition for their innovative climate solutions."

Expertise in varying climates combined with cultivation support
Van der Hoeven builds projects at locations with challenging climatic conditions. Each location or client requires a different turn-key solution and a customized design. The cultivation process is mainly supported by Artificial Intelligence. This is completed with the support of Van der Hoeven's own growers and a network of experienced crop specialists. The many projects that have been realized in regions such as Japan, the Middle East, and China are proof of this.

Tailor-made energy solutions through advanced technology
In addition to the above expertise, tailor-made energy solutions are created, which are focused on the specific needs of the customer and location. Customers are carefully guided and supported by energy and sustainability specialists. “To achieve all this, the most advanced technology is used to build greenhouses ready for a sustainable future. In this, sustainability and low energy cost (and risks) are often complementary rather than competing,” according to Tim Tijsma (Energy & Sustainability Manager).

The joint venture is ready for the future and eager to make a difference. Interested parties will be kept informed of developments through our WeChat channel, which can be accessed via the QR code above. Jiangsu Van der Hoeven Yonghong is looking forward to this revolutionary partnership!

 

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