Because of its complex needs, Gourmet Mokai sought a lighting provider with a lot of experience. “We saw Philips as the main company installing LED systems,” says Roelf Schreuder. “We saw how well they had done on projects in Europe. It was clear that they had the most knowledge and the most advanced techniques.” The company provided Gourmet Mokai LED light recipes that would allow them to achieve an optimal spectrum for its plant growth and crop management.
Although Gourmet Mokai has only had the lights in place for a few months, Schreuder is optimistic. “We expect to improve the predictability of our Campari tomatoes in the wintertime,” he says. “We will have a more stable supply throughout the year, which will improve our relationship with buyers.”
Schreuder: “The lighting gives us a more consistent volume of work throughout the year. We expect this to reduce employee turnover and cut our training costs.”