I want to grow my yield with the latest proven technologies

You want to apply the latest technologies in your company, improve your processes, reduce costs, realize more effective climate control, manage your energy usage, and achieve greater yield certainty. That’s possible. We build exactly what you need, the way you want it.

We build exactly what you need, so you can grow crops the way you want

Labor productivity, cost reduction and energy transitions all require expert attention. We are on top of it all, devoting our drive and ambition to making and keeping your company future-proof. Ranging from smart growing solutions and advanced greenhouse construction to DayLED Farms.

Solutions

Expertise

Whatever you need – climate experts, water specialists, agronomists, or experts in robotics – we are your knowledge partner in every field. We have a single shared mission: to simulate and guarantee in advance exactly what your output will be. In addition, we have many unique innovations to our name, in every field.

Greenhouse construction
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Climate
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Electrotechnology
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Water technology
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Agronomy
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Feasibility studies

We have a single shared mission: to simulate and guarantee in advance exactly what your consumption and output will be in order to minimise your risk exposure.

 

Our feasibility studies are unique in because we have developed our own simulation software to calculate the required climate in any situation and compare different scenarios. In our own research lab, we test what you want in advance under realistic conditions. So that you can make the best choice.

Energy
Reuse of energy, heat pumps, underground heat and cold storage, linked greenhouses, all-electric greenhouses without fossil fuels, linking biogas plants to residual flows from factories. We have done it all in our projects. We would love to show you exactly how this can benefit you. We have our own programs that allow us to map energy consumption and yield, and identify how you can reduce your cost price. We also map water flows and produce reports (6000-21 certified) for your ideal ATES system, including KPIs.
Climate
We run simulations to predict and optimise the climate and air flows in your future greenhouse. Of course, we take the local climate conditions into account when doing so. We have our own simulation software that calculates this for you specifically. So you can compare scenarios and make a secure choice that guarantees you the output you want.
Crop growth comparisons
How are your crops doing now and how will they behave in a new technical environment? We perform extensive tests with your crops at our Certhon Innovation Centre. We create a test set-up that closely mimics your growing environment. Not only do these tests give you a realistic idea of the possibilities, but you can experiment with your own crop and end up with a reliable yield prediction.
Financials
What does your plan require in terms of investment? What will your ROI be when you apply our approach and technologies? What is the situation regarding government grants and permits? We are happy to share our knowledge and help you complete this process. We know what is going on in horticulture around the world. So after the initial quick scan for funding, we can sit down with you to accurately calculate the output you want.

Growth Guarantee

Results count. In every growing environment we create, we give you added assurance with our Growth Guarantee.

Plant Guarantee

The optimal conditions for every crop. The pre-calculated harvest yield, possibly with the quality and nutrients we have tested in advance. The result: optimal growing performance with minimal pesticide use.

Technical Guarantee

You receive precise calculations relating to climate, energy, water security and light security. We also calculate the load that the greenhouse structure can withstand – hurricanes, heavy snow loads and extremely strong gusts of wind. We give you a guarantee for all types of weather.

Labour Guarantee

A smart infrastructure, optimal integration of internal logistics, and robotisation for maximum labour efficiency. Both in production and in research environments.

Why Certhon?

01. 125 years of Dutch ingenuity. All over the world.

Internationally active since 1869, with a strong focus on R&D.

02. Certhon Innovation Centre

The world’s largest in-house research laboratory.

03. In-house research

Using the most innovative research techniques.

04. In-house experts

From climate experts to water experts, from agronomists to experts in robotics.

05. Feasibility studies

Your consumption and output simulated and guaranteed in advance.

06. Guaranteed results

Exactly the output you want, exactly when you want it, with 24/7 support.

Unique results

We combine generations of ingenuity with decades of progress to successfully take on the most challenging projects. The more complex the project, the greater the impact our solutions have. The following are projects of which we are especially proud:

Better quality and more yield thanks to our SuprimAir greenhouse

Compared to traditional greenhouses, a SuprimAir greenhouse delivers 15% more yield annually and thanks to the equal microclimate, a better crop quality is being realized.

Artificial lighting for year-round production and lower energy costs

LED lighting ensures a good level of quality, year-round and lowers the energy costs significantly.

One of the largest heat pump applications ever made in horticulture

An Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) system with three heat pumps with a cold storage tank and ten wells.

Clever air circulation and a sustainable and efficient energy source with JSK coolers

To cool the greenhouse, we installed many JSK systems. The JSK takes in warm air from above the crop and, after being cooled down by the system, the cool air is blown out underneath the crop. And because of the use of residual heat, the greenhouses operate as a highly efficient energy source. The result: an optimal climate in each room and a 20% reduction in energy costs.

Projects

We make the impossible, possible.

Interested?

Would you like to know what results we can achieve for you? We’d be happy to tell you more. Our international team can help with all your questions.

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Jeffrey van der Sande Area Sales Manager
Richard van der Sande Commercial Director (CCO)