The Dutch commercial greenhouse industry sets the trend for the world. Products from the Netherlands stand for quality and innovation. Prins Group has, since 1940, been one of the companies vital to the image of greenhouse horticulture: first as Prins Dokkum, nowadays as Prins Group. Prins Group integrates the entire range of professions required to realize projects from A to Z. All the necessary knowledge and experience is contained in company. Greenhouses are manufactured within our doors, ensuring the best possible flexibility and control. Prins Group carries out projects around the world for a variety of companies in various countries. These projects always, however, involve business operators that wish to work with a reliable partner. They want the security of a greenhouse and technical systems that conform to the latest state of technology. Prins Group is a partner capable of delivering turnkey projects but also able to participate in the stages of a longer process.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Horticulture
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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Unique in providing The Total Growing Solution
Choosing Prins Group is choosing for quality. Prins Group, founded in 1940 as ‘Prins Dokkum’, is a reliable partner for global horticultural turnkey projects. We possess the know-how and experience to realize complete horticultural projects anywhere in the world and in diverse climatic conditions. Our projects can be found in over 40 countries.
Prins Group, the greenhouse constructor with over 75 years’ experience, develops your complete project from the greenhouse to all related systems. Engineering and production are managed in-house, resulting in a quick response to different situations and developments. We have our own assembly teams and modern specialized machines to execute your project. It is also possible for us to train local assembly teams guided by our experienced supervisors.
Prins Group offers the possibility of training your people in association with our partners via the ‘Horticultural Business School’ To ensure your project will be a success. We are able to educate and train people all over the world, ranging from cultivation staff to the complete management team. This may involve local people who do not possess any horticultural knowledge.
We can also provide your project with the right management, ensuring that the executed project is a success in both qualitative and financial terms. So you can be assured that the project is a sound investment. Prins Group is your ideal partner whether your company grows vegetables, flowers or plants.
In short, Prins Group is ‘The Total Growing Solution’ for you!
Research & development
Innovation is one of the cornerstones of Prins Group. We continuously invest in research and development. Our engineers are working on new developments and innovations every day. The new innovations are immediately tested in-house. Thanks to the modern processing machines the products are manufactured under the right conditions so that you are assured of high quality products.
An investment offering maximum certainty
Once you sit around the table with Prins Group, you are talking with widely trained and experienced advisors. With their extensive knowledge of the business these professionals are able to anticipate your needs and will find a tailor-made solution for all your needs in consultation with you. Solutions can be found for any crop (vegetables, flowers or plants) and any climatic and local conditions. We provide you with the advice you need from your initial idea to the execution and all equipment your project requires, resulting in a profitable outcome.
Our professional planners are specialists in engineering horticultural turnkey projects. The combination of crop variables and climatic conditions are a complex combination. Prins Group uses programs such as Casta Greenhouse Construction and MathCad for the construction and diverse programs for all the systems you require. With over 75 years of experience and being an ISO certified organisation, Prins Group is able to guarantee an optimal integration of greenhouse and systems. This guarantees a maximum return on your investment!
Every greenhouse is constructed smoothly from start to finish
Horticultural turnkey projects must be constructed by specialists with the right knowledge and experience. We have our own greenhouse builders that know better than anyone how to handle the machinery, materials and systems, Prins Group realizes horticultural projects all over the world. With over 75 years’ experience and having contributed to the evolution of the greenhouse, Prins Group has the in-house knowledge to realize unusual projects aswell. Your entire project is realized by a single organisation. Projects can be executed from the foundations, construction of the greenhouse and systems, including the related business premises. This is absolutely invaluable to you, the client!
Prins Group’s experienced greenhouse builders are equipped with high quality, modern machines. This guarantees that your project will be realized with the utmost quality and without problems.
Maximum quality and safety guarantee
Prins Group is pleased to offer you maximum security in terms of quality and safety. That’s why we are ISO 9001 and VCA* certified and possess a CE certificate for steel and aluminium constructions. This allows us to guarantee customer satisfaction and a structured and safe working environment.
A culture of continuous improvement ensures that Prins Group continues to comply with the applicable requirements and expectations of clients as well as the organisation itself. Every year Prins Group is inspected by a certified company to establish whether it complies with the requirements of the applicable laws and regulations. The VCA*, ISO 9001 and CE certificate confirm what Prins Group stands for: professionalism, quality and safety.
Horticultural Business School makes the world smarter with Dutch expertise
No country in the world has as much horticultural expertise as The Netherlands. We can put this knowledge to good use to, for example, help solve the global food problem. This is one of the thoughts behind the Horticultural Business School (HBS). Prominent Dutch horticultural suppliers work closely together in HBS. The idea: to educate and train staff from horticultural businesses all over the world to get more out of their business!
Horticultural Business School is also a Prins Group initiative. The collaboration is totally in line with Prins Group’s mission: we want to play an active role in the transfer of knowledge and skills. Investors and authorities in other horticultural countries have access to the latest know-how through HBS with added value for cultivating vegetables, flowers and plants.
Horticultural Business School adopts a practical, realistic approach. The high quality horticultural technology that is common in the Netherlands is not always available in other parts of the world. Therefore we always take into account the equipment and resources available at the location concerned. We teach employees of horticultural businesses to better manage these systems and techniques. This way we help them to obtain higher yields from their production and improve the quality and logistics at their company. We can also provide your project with the right management, to jointly ensure that the projects’ execution is a success in both qualitative and financial terms. In short, that it is a sound investment.
From Prins Dokkum to Prins Group
Prins Group has a long history. It began in 1940, as a steel company in Dokkum, Friesland. The first steel structures produced by the brand new company were destined for road construction: crash barriers and other systems to promote road safety. When the company was examining its options for expansion, it came across a different sector, greenhouse horticulture. This heralded the beginning of a success story. The greenhouses were sold in the Netherlands and later in many international destinations under the name Prins Dokkum.
Prins rapidly became more professional. To optimally serve greenhouse horticulture companies with complete greenhouse construction projects more products and expertise were added to the package. The firm specialised in developing and producing ventilation and screen systems, the design of its own aluminium deck and wall systems followed a little later. Without exception, innovations originate in-house: for over seven decades, the company has opted to bundle engineering, production and construction under the same roof. And the market is growing alongside it, with customers all over the world that value the quality and reliability Prins offers.
Innovation as a cornerstone
These days the company name’s link with Dokkum is consigned to the past. Its name is now short and businesslike: Prins Group, known as the main organisation that dispatches its subsidiaries to contribute to its success all over the world. As was true for Prins Dokkum, Prins Group continues to view innovation as a cornerstone for the success of the Dutch greenhouse and of the company itself.
A company that focuses on sustainability
You would naturally expect a clear vision on sustainability from a greenhouse building company active in a sector such as greenhouse horticulture. And that’s exactly what Prins Group delivers. Today, in the development and construction of its greenhouses everything is designed to minimise the impact on the environment. This has led to a generation of greenhouse systems that are extremely energy efficient. And to systems that only consume the amount of water and energy that is strictly necessary. It makes Dutch horticulture - with Prins Group leading the way - a pioneering sector in terms of sustainable business practices.
A company that aims to operate sustainably
Concern for the environment always plays a role in the choice of materials. The arrival of aluminium profiles in greenhouse horticulture has definitely led to a high degree of recycling. Responsible enterprise also applies to managing employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Prins Group is a company that also takes other parties’ interests into account.
Maximum quality and safety guarantee
Prins Group is pleased to offer you maximum security in terms of quality and safety. That’s why we are ISO 9001 and VCA* certified and possess a CE certificate. This allows us to guarantee customer satisfaction and a structured, quality and safe working environment.
We established a quality management system to safeguard quality and the applicable laws and regulations related to the safety, health and environmental aspects in accordance with:
- NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2008 related to international quality management systems
- VCA* 2008/5.1 related to the VGM Checklist for Contractors and European standards
We also possess a CE certificate for steel for constructions and aluminium construction components used in all kinds of construction work for building greenhouses.
A culture of continuous improvement ensures that Prins Group continues to comply with the applicable requirements and expectations, of clients as well as the organisation itself, and that Prins Group operates with respect for the applicable laws and regulations.
Every year Prins Group is inspected by a certified body to establish whether it complies with the requirements of applicable standards. The VCA*, ISO 9001 and CE certificate confirm what Prins Group stands for: professionalism, quality and safety.