VEK designs and supervises the construction of greenhouse projects worldwide. From your initial idea of growing in a protected environment, VEK assists you with everything from low tech polyhouse complexes towards highly sophisticated research greenhouses and state-of-the-art flower and vegetables glasshouses!
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Horticulture
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
The horticultural industry is a knowledge and investment based sector with its own dynamic. For a number of decades now, the industry has been driven by innovations originating from both inside and outside the industry. These innovations are either aimed at meeting the needs and wishes of customers or increasing or protecting a grower’s advantage over the competition.
VEK Adviesgroep has been operating in the horticultural industry for almost 40 years. Each and every day, VEK consultants are busy testing ideas, developing concepts, answering questions, solving problems and executing plans – both in the Netherlands and abroad. That is our speciality and daily job.
We know the industry inside out and are literally at the centre of it. We have expert consultants working at our offices in the Netherlands, each one with an extensive background in the horticultural industry.
VEK Adviesgroep provides professional and practical consultancy services to businesses, organizations and government agencies which are directly or indirectly involved in the horticultural industry. Our consultancy services are divided into two main areas:
- Engineers: technical advice / consultancy in greenhouse projects, development of agro logistic distribution centres and design of horticultural companies;
- Consultants: support of entrepreneurs, investors, bankers and government in the field of strategy, organisation and management.
There is always demand for vegetables and flowers! Building a greenhouse and starting to grow the crop seems easy but before you have a successful business a lot of strategic and technical questions need to be answered.
A good way to start is VEK’s Assessment of your Possibilities.
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Do you have a business or project plan but investors have doubts about viability? VEK evaluates your plan and transforms it to a viable option or bankable report. With our expertise, suggestions, and detailed calculations, VEK can bring your project closer to realization.
In response to demand for high quality vegetables you must take care that it is also safe and produced sustainable by implementing growing and processing best practices and use of resources is kept to a minimum. Obviously this means a low water and fertilizer footprint in your hydroponics and with food safety you should have the best agricultural practices through implementation of the latest hygiene and sanitary regulations in your greenhouse operation. A low carbon foot-print can be achieved by local consumption of produce (“local-for-local”), and usage of locally available resources like geothermal energy, residual heat from power plants, industrial complexes or biomass processing!
If you plan to develop a horticultural area or Agro-Park, VEK also assists in design and implementing infrastructure for developing or rehabilitating horticultural areas and for job-creation.
Few growers build a glasshouses often enough to get experienced. The vast majority build a new production facility only once in their lifetime. And when you build one, you have to get it right!
It’s a VEK consultant’s daily routine. Every one of us designs and builds at least four facilities every year!
So use VEK’s expertise in project management with establishing the feasibility of a layout design, detailed design of all systems, cost estimations, tendering, site supervision while building, and final settlement of accounts on behalf of you!
For over 45 years VEK Adviesgroep has been involved in the setup of new greenhouse complexes all over the world. VEK has vast experience in tailoring greenhouse complexes to your requirements with detailed knowledge of all systems needed for the related buildings in flower and vegetable production breeding centers and research facilities such as cooling, screening, water treatment, heating, CO2, application of low-grade industrial heat in semi-closed greenhouses etc.
VEK’s client Base
Based in the Netherlands, VEK has offered its services to both the international and domestic clients. VEK’s client basis consists of private growers, wholesalers and retail chains, supply industries, commercial banks and institutional investors.