The opening of a horticultural project of about 200,000 m2 for the cultivation of tomatoes and strawberries took place at Reichenspurner Hof in Weiding (D) with Bosman Van Zaal designing, developing and installing an extensive system of water and electrical installations for this purpose.
Reichenspurner, a family business located near Lake Chiemsee, grows asparagus, strawberries, artichokes and pumpkins in open fields of 600 hectares, and strawberries, tomatoes and peppers in the 30 ha greenhouses. The products are then sold by the supermarket chain Kaufland and the surrounding farmers markets and weekly markets.
In order to be less dependant on the weather and to meet the growing demand for local and sustainably grown products, expansion is underway and a new greenhouse in Weiding (approximately 15 hectares in size) is being constructed for the cultivation of strawberries and tomatoes.
Reichenspurner focuses on sustainability and Bosman Van Zaal took the sustainability of the nursery as starting points for the design of the installations; the extensive water installation consists of silos, basins, fertilisation units, pumps and filters, drip installations, clean water installations and sewage water connections. Specifically tailored to the needs of the crop and the sustainability policy. The advanced electrical installation integrates all systems specially developed for the cultivation of tomatoes and strawberries, the whole is controlled by a Hoogendoorn iSii process climate computer.
Bosman Van Zaal develops innovative, sustainable and integrated solutions for international horticulture in the field of data, logistics and cultivation. Their software and installations work together to create the ideal growing climate, the best use of space, the lowest energy consumption and optimum use of labour. Because Bosman Van Zaal makes things grow. The company has several locations, including an office with warehouse in Geldern, Germany.