Greenhouse specialist CambridgeHOK has completed the installation of an 8,000sq m LED lighting system for grower Flavourfresh Salads Ltd – helping it produce thousands more home-grown tomatoes throughout winter.
The project was completed in eight weeks from the placement of the order to the lights being in operation and means the company can now meet customer orders out of the natural tomato growing season, between November and February, from its Melrow site in Southport, Lancashire.
The new Philips LED lighting system by Signify has been installed by specialist teams at CambridgeHOK and ensures a perfect environment for growing tomatoes will be provided. The system automatically starts if the amount of natural light flowing in the glasshouse falls below the level required.
Tim Haworth, Commercial Manager at CambridgeHOK, said, “We have been delighted to work with Flavourfresh on this project, given it is one of the leading British commercial growers and is a company completely dedicated to growing the highest quality produce.
“It is a sophisticated system which ensures the lights kick into action whenever they are needed, such as on a particularly gloomy day with limited sunlight. Most importantly, it will allow this particular site to become a year-round tomato growing facility, as tomato production had previously had to stop at this site during the winter months.”
Charmay Prout, Managing Director of Flavourfresh, added, “We chose CambridgeHOK as a partner to deliver our latest LED lighting project based on their technical expertise and their ability to deliver the project to the standard we required.”
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