Gakon Horticultural Projects is a global greenhouse construction company founded in 1951. Gakon has the in-house knowledge and skills to cover all aspects of greenhouse horticulture projects. Our own steel and aluminium production facility sets us apart and means we are ready to make your project a success. He was in his early 20s. Young and enthusiastic. Ambitious and driven. Courageous and with an eye for market demand, the young Bert Gardien was destined for entrepreneurship. Starting as an entrepreneur in house-building, he soon started building wooden greenhouses. Thus Gakon was born. Wooden greenhouses – can you imagine? A lot has changed in sixty years. Wooden greenhouses have made way for innovative concepts. That is how Gakon became a pioneer in the 1980s, with the launch of its own aluminium roof and facade system.
Not only have Gakon products been revamped over the past 60 years, there has been rejuvenation within the firm itself. In 2007, we moved to our new production site on Wateringse Veld industrial estate. In early 2001, Gakon was taken over by its current owner Pieter Berchum. Gakon has been active in the greenhouse horticulture sector for more than sixty years. A lot has changed and been rejuvenated enormously over all those years, but much remains the same. With our enthusiasm, drive, and eye on market demand, we will continue to renew!
Gakon has a close, long-standing relationship with various partners in global horticultural projects. Here are a select few of our valued partners.