Dear SERCOM relation,
At the start of the last quarter of 2019, I have some special news to share with you.
After the introduction of our unique wireless system in 2018, the first systems were quickly sold to companies that mainly worked with so-called rolling (mobile) greenhouses. Our most recent wireless climate control system in The Netherlands has been installed at the company «Klein Canada» in Heemskerk, again a producer of flowers that also uses mobile greenhouses.
Wireless debut in the USA!
At the end of September we received the definitive order from a renowned producer of cut flowers in the United States: Holland America Flowers. This company has facilities in the states of Washington and California. At the location in California, where they grow various flowers on more than 30 hectares, we have been awarded a contract to replace the existing climate computer with a SERCOM climate computer. This system will be equipped with no less than 9 field stations, which will be controlled completely wirelessly. In addition, the boiler and cold store are also wirelessly managed by the SERCOM computer and, in the future, irrigation. This project has been established with the help of our local partner, Microgrow.
As a result, we have now entered the American market with the unique wireless system.
SERCOM’s wireless application appears to be more reliable in practice than a wired system. Every field station is individually in contact with the central computer. This is not the case with a wired system. Should one of the field stations fail due to a power failure, the communication between the other stations and the computer will remain intact.
With a conventional cable connection, power failure, breakage or damage to the communication cable means that climate control is no longer possible. No one is currently able to follow SERCOM’s footsteps in that respect.
New SERCOM dealers
During the past two months, major steps have also been taken in the agro-industry. In Russia, our new local partner (AgroSave) has already supplied three SERCOM computers for managing storage cells for potatoes. In Germany, our new local partner (Van Amerom GmbH) has supplied no fewer than seven of these types of systems. The special feature is that two of those systems are equipped with the wireless version. This means that this new technology has now also entered the German market, and more specifically; in the agricultural industry!
Expansion with 10 hectares in Russia and new building for Hortilife
Via our partner Hortilife, an expansion of no less than 10 hectares of glass construction has recently taken place at a large Russian tomato grower and existing customer. Also for this expansion, the customer preferred the Hortilife / SERCOM combination because of the very good experiences that they have had with SERCOM computers, and the excellent service and support from Hortilife.
From this place I therefore would like to congratulate our much appreciated partner on this assignment. This most certainly also applies to the move to a completely new office, which was recently taken into use. The new Hortilife building is located in Deventer.
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With some important new projects in the pipeline, we have every reason to look forward to what the future brings. Of course, we will be happy to keep you informed on our website.