BASF opens High-Tech cucumber breeding center

Thursday November 8th is a day to remember for the Nunhems crew - or at least for the accounting department of BASF, of which the company is a part since this year. Never before in the hundred-year history of the breeding company have they invested as much money as this time, realizing the new global breeding centre for cucumbers. The investment, around 50 million euros, created a 2.5 hectare greenhouse complex with a 17,000 m2 technical and office facility.

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Fully catered lunch provided by Snelder

All Havecon and Voorwinden employees were treated to a fully catered lunch today. This was provided by Snelder, on of our valued suppliers. Many parts of the window vent mechanisms in greenhouses are supplied to Havecon by Snelder. 

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We have opened our North America office!

Blue, yellow and white balloons, more people than we expected and a very good vibe. Yesterday we officially opened our North American office. From the premises in Niagara on the Lake, we will reach out to growers in the US and Canada and help them continue to grow their businesses.

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Almost 2900 solar panels installed on our roof!

Most parts of Europe have experienced an unusually sunny summer. We as Havecon will be enjoying every sunray for the next years thanks to our newly installed solar power installation on the roof of our factory. Almost 2900 PV panels have been installed, and together they will generate over 700 MWh of electricity annually. This means that we will manufacture and load all our materials using electricity that we generated ourself. Our customers are already using the most of the sun, and now we are too!

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