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going indoors to boost
lettuce production

Van Djick

Siberia B.V.,
Maasbree, The Netherlands

Since the 1980’s Van Dijck Groenteproducties has been successfully cultivating lettuce, leeks, sugar beets and other crops using conventional outdoor farming methods on over 800 hectares of land.

I had
very high

expectations, but the lettuce is growing even faster than even I had expected.”


- Tim van Hissenhoven, Head Grower Siberia B.V

Van Djick
Van Djick

Customer Challenge


There came a point when van Dijck and Willemssen started looking at installing a greenhouse to meet the increasing demand for fresh produce in the winter. For this they decided to start a new company; Siberia B.V. Committed to finding an efficient and eco-friendly set-up for their greenhouse.

A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para
A pesar de que la tecnología ofrece cada vez más facilidad para

The right lighting


In the new greenhouse, the first crops were sown at the beginning of 2016. It is equipped with a mobile gutter system for growing the plants that can be adjusted as the plants grow. The total growing area is 50,160 square meters. The greenhouse height is 6 meters and there is four meters between the grow lights and crops.Philips GreenPower LED toplighting modules are used to deliver a light level of 104 μmol/m2/s in the grow light system. According to de Wit, these LEDs provide twice as much light output as HPS lights and. The entire installation has an efficiency of 2.6 µmol/w. The high light output of the LEDs will also promote very fast growth of the plants, shortening the growth cycles. Clearly the LED technology adds the possibility to further improve Siberia B.V.’s business results.


Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Philips is introducing an LED-based toplighting solution for greenhouse growers, easy to install and no need for water cooling systems.

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LEDs deliver
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Van Dijck, Siberia B.V.


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