"Completely new" glasshouse design takes top prize at new Dutch show

The overall Innovation Award at the inaugural GreenTech trade show in Amsterdam has gone to Dutch constructor Technokas for ID Kas glasshouse design.

Jury chairman Aalt Dijkhuizen with Peter Zwinkels of Technokas and Ted Duijvestijn of Duijvestijn Tomatoes - image:HW
Jury chairman Aalt Dijkhuizen with Peter Zwinkels of Technokas and Ted Duijvestijn of Duijvestijn Tomatoes - image:HW

Described as "a completely new greenhouse construction" and featuring double panes of anti-reflective glass, the design is claimed to bring energy savings of up to 60 per cent while also increasing productivity.

It was developed in collaboration with Duijvestijn Tomatoes, Boal Systemen and Scheuten Glas, and won the Equipment category, in which its Daylight Greenhouse was also nominated.

The prize in the Production category went to Metazet/FormFlex for its Futagrow glasshouse crop rotation system. 

The awards were presented at the opening of the new glasshouse technology event this morning (10 June). Nearly 300 exhibitors, half from outside the Netherlands, are exhibiting.

  • See 27 June edition of Horticulture Week for more GreenTech news.

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