Horconex, a developer of complete, high-tech greenhouse projects across Europe, has announced that its manufacturing process, organisation, and core products have been certified to meet HortiQ standards.
HortiQ chairman Harm Maters presented the certificate to the company’s financial director, Jeroen Heemskerk, on Monday, 21 November 2022.
Founded in 1986, Horconex operates from different sites in the Netherlands and France and is deeply rooted in the innovative Dutch horticultural industry. The company has earned a reputation as a professional and reliable partner for international high-tech greenhouse projects. The company aims to support the development of more resource-efficient, local and nutritious food production systems.
In accepting the certificate, Heemskerk said, “We offer total solutions for high-tech greenhouse facilities. Our goal is to provide our clients with the most appropriate, most cost-efficient and most effective solutions under the motto ‘Once a Horconex customer, always a Horconex customer’. We already worked to a high standard of quality, but thanks to HortiQ and ISO we have now further anchored it in our approach. These certifications not only give us extra impetus to continuously improve what we do, but are also a confirmation for both ourselves and our customers of our high standard of quality.”
The HortiQ certificate is an independent and objective quality scheme for greenhouse builders, engineers, and other technical suppliers in the greenhouse industry. The label demonstrates that their products are high-quality and that their business processes are correctly set up and controlled.
To receive a HortiQ certificate, companies are tested on their internal processes, organisation and the quality of their products. The demands are based on the NEN standards 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). KIWA/Gastec performs checks on companies, 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 Horconex company joins an already existing family of 21 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.
In this context, it is important to deliver proven quality consistently, continues Heemskerk: “We already worked to a high standard of quality, but thanks to HortiQ and ISO, we have now further anchored it in our approach. These certifications not only give us extra impetus to continuously improve what we do, but are also a confirmation for both ourselves and our customers of our high standard of quality.”
For more information, visit www.hortiq.nl