Together with our worldwide network of manufacturers and customers, we are developing one of the most attractive and profitable markets of the 21st century. More and more people are living in cities, making greenhouse food production one of the central pillars of modern society and an important resource for the future.
Market-leading techniques, extensive know-how and initiative are also our expertise in this industrial sector. In this way, we are able to add value to our projects with maximum efficiency in order to actively meet the growing demand for food.
Developing processes and structures under the maxim of growing together.
With our inhouse engineering-team GessCon plans, structures and realizes state-of-the-art greenhouses to match even the most challenging climatic conditions worldwide. Modern cooling and heating solutions ensure a stable production throughout the year to maximize the yields of our customers.
The latest technology in growth management allows the full control of each stage of production through cross-linked systems in order to follow the production and proactively plan and act. Particular attention is also paid to modern work management, minimizing risks and maximizing productivity.
Matching the growing needs on the food market and becoming reliable partners is one of the key benefits for our clients.
Growing more food, with fewer resources at safe condition.
(GLASS OR POLY)
Today multi-span greenhouses of the Venlo type represent the high-quality standard. High earnings in the industry go hand in hand with longevity.
The adjustable windows on the roof and the horizontal screening make it possible to control the climate in order to react quickly to even rapidly changing weather conditions.
The question, if the roof and the side walls should be made of glass or plastic, depends on various factors such as climate, budget, type of cultivated plants etc. Glass is more stable and enduring than plastic. However, glass has a higher purchase price and higher transportation costs.
Complex heating and cooling systems make an expansion of the growing regions possible, so that even in very hot or cold climates, vegetables, fruits or plants can be cultivated.
Since greenhouses represent a closed cycle, their efficiency and thus their exploitation of resources is unprecedented. The reprocessing of water is a key factor in the irrigation of moisture- intensive crops. Through reprocessing, watering tomatoes in a greenhouse can save up to 80 % compared with conventional cultivation.
In order to ensure the best yields, the key factor of modern greenhouse food production becomes having homogenous conditions. In this way, it is possible to prolong the growing time to the maximum level.
While the heating systems have provided a stable climate during winter for a long time, it is the cooling methods that challenge growers and greenhouse manufacturers around the world. The challenge is to cool the temperature during the summer through economical solutions that use the high irradiation, but without stress for plants and people.
Next to highly energy consuming air conditioners with also high acquisition costs and traditional pad & fan systems that lower the greenhouse dimensions to inefficient scales – we concentrate on modern and efficient cooling systems.
GessCon’s Climate Control System – ClimaCon
Separate chambers next to the greenhouse, equipped with evaporative cooling panels, cool the hot air intake. High-efficiency fans spread the air through the air hose to create a uniform climate throughout the greenhouse.
Tunnel greenhouses can be realized more cost-effectively and faster. This type of construction does not include a closed system such as the Venlo greenhouse, but is characterized by tunnels that are open at the front and back – as the name implies. For summer productions or locations with a mild and steady climate this type of greenhouse is appropriate. For stable but humid climate the tunnel greenhouse is not suitable.
If space is a limited resource, plant levels for vertical cultivation are arranged on top of each other – called vertical farming or city farming.
In the past few years, the necessary LED technology has been developed to such an extent that the cultivation in indoor environments – even without sunlight – is made possible. The earnings are in no way inferior to those of conventional crops.
Especially for fast growing metropolises, this cultivation technique is prospectively of high interest.
If a production close to, or immediately in the cities, is made possible, long supply chains can be eliminated. So far, unused space can be used underground.
THE FUTURE MARKET
Looking at the global food market and predictions of the growth of the world population, it is easy to understand the industry’s great potential. Not only the rapid increase of the world population but also urbanization play a significant role in the increasing importance of the greenhouse market.
Never before in history, has the time interval for the rise of one billion people, been so short.
According to estimations by the United Nations (UN), the world population will increase by another 2.5 billion people by 2050, of whom 80 % will live in cities.
However, 80 % of the areas which are suitable for food cultivation are already exploited and extreme and unexpected weather conditions increasingly hamper food cropping.
We stand by your side to meet these challenges with the latest technologies and to plan and implement efficient systems with future-oriented solutions.