NAALDWIJK, Netherlands: Dutch based plastic tank manufacturer Kemeling has announced that its manufacturing process, organisation and core products have been succesfully certified as meeting HortiQ standards.
HortiQ chairman Harm Maters presented the certificate to Kemeling boss Robert Kemeling on Thursday 2 December, 2021.
The 19th HortiQ certification places the Naaldwijk-based company among the best in the greenhouse construction and engineering industry worldwide.
In accepting the certificate director Robert Kemeling said, “The HortiQ certificate guarantees the quality of our products.”
The HortiQ certificate is an independent and objective quality scheme for greenhouse builders and engineers and other technical suppliers in the greenhouse industry. The label demonstrates that their products are of a high quality level, and that their business processes are properly set up and controlled.
To receive a HortiQ certificate, companies are tested on their internal processes, organisation and the quality of the product they offer. The demands are based on the NEN standards as recorded in three quality handbooks. These handbooks have been drafted by the ‘Stichting Kwaliteit voor Installaties Nederland’ (KviNL, the Dutch organisation for monitoring the quality of installations). Checks on companies are performed by KIWA/Gastec; an independent certification organisation. The certificate is valid for three years, with intermediate annual checking. The handbooks are continuously updated to reflect the current level of technology and are also available in English for the international market.
The newly certified Kemeling company joins an already existing family of HortiQ members including Alcomij, Bosman Van Zaal, Certhon, Dalsem , Enthoven Techniek, Gakon, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, J.M. van der Hoeven, Kubo, PB Techniek, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, Van Dijk Heating, Elektravon-Haket, Snelder, Vijverberg, Svensson, Havecon, Stolze and Zantingh.