German Sercom user develops cucumber beer

German Sercom user develops cucumber beer Cucumber drinks have been growing in popularity for years. Water or sparkling water with a slice of cucumber is healthy and trendy and hip clubs complete their gin and tonics with a slice of green. Cucumber grower André Busigel takes it one step further.…

Dutch Minister Ploumen visits Pavlodarsky Teplichny

Dutch Minister Ploumen visits Pavlodarsky Teplichny Last month a Dutch horticulture trade mission took place between The Netherlands and Ukraine. Dutch Minister Ploumen visited the largest tomato nursery in Ukraine: Pavlodarsky Teplichny Kompleks (Pavlovski greenhouse complex). This greenhouse complex uses a Sercom climate computer. The operation was built in 2013…

Glass greenhouse in Tunisian desert

Glass greenhouse in Tunisian desert At the end of February 2015, construction of a more than 4.5 hectare greenhouse started in El Hamma in the south of Tunisia, in the Tunisian desert. The project was started from scratch in the desert under the name Maison L’Oasis. Contrary to other projects…

Take Me Home wins Award

Take Me Home wins Award Thai tomato grower Take Me Home has scooped the “Best Entrepreneur Award”. They received it during the business awards gala of the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce last night in Thailand. SERCOM congratulates her customer – the growers of Take Me Home – for this great…

Asia: Consistent production for Thai growers

Asia: Consistent production for Thai growers For almost 3,5 years now, a ‘Sercom’ irrigation computer manages the irrigation and fertigation of their 11 greenhouses with great success. “Based on the climate of the exact moment of the day, the computer manages everything”, said production director Thomas Ruiter. He explained that…

D.A.T.T. and SERCOM together at Horti Asia

Dutch agri entrepreneurs prosper with tomatoes in Thai market In 2004, Dutch entrepreneurs Thomas Ruiter and Menno Keppel dipped their toes in Thai agriculture. Now, ten years later, they are the proud founders behind the well known Thai tomato brand Take Me Home. What started as a demonstration greenhouse for…

Modern equipment for Greek growers

Greek supplier Agrostis In the near future, the Greek government intends to stimulate growth in several sectors including professional horticulture. SERCOM has started a collaboration with the horticultural supplier Agrostis from Thessaloniki. There is a growing interest in Greece for climate and irrigation control systems, systems for labour registration and…

Bos Brothers Best of Four

Best of four Peter Bos of Gebr. Bos has been supplying Dutch retail chain Albert Heijn for over 20 years, most recently through Best of Four. Since 1993, Sercom customer Gebr. Bos has been providing tomatoes to Albert Heijn. Today, about 60% of their produce ends up at the retailer. Retailer…

Better quality of Thai tomatoes

Better quality of Thai tomatoes Take Me Home Tomatoes bundles the sales of forty producers in the Chiang Mai region, and helps the producers to automate production in order to raise the quality of the final product to a new level. First of all, in order to improve the production…

Innovation Award for ‘City Farming’ concept

Fruit Logistica Innovation Award At the international trade fair Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Staay Food Group was presented with the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2013 for its ‘City Farming’ concept. This project is the result of close cooperation between Dutch lettuce producer Delissen of Beesel, Philips Lighting, SERCOM and Staay…