CambridgeHOK and Signify celebrate their 10-year anniversary of partnering up.
Nathanael Dannenberg, Commercial Leader for UK & Ireland at Signify, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with CambridgeHOK that continues to grow. Together, in the past decade, we have worked on some horticultural projects that have paved the way for innovation and growth in the vertical farming industry in particular.
“Working with CambridgeHOK, our close collaboration has allowed us to learn about growing new crops and soft fruits under LED lighting. We have learned how to use light efficiently so we can tailor the spectrum, intensity, and photoperiod for each individual location and crop. We believe the groundwork and knowledge we have acquired will allow LED to become mainstream. We expect the rollout to continue at pace and anticipate working together on exciting projects for a long time to come.
"Thanks to the expertise of Signify's lighting division, we were able to help APS Salads and Flavour Fresh Solfresh Group move from a 10-month crop growth cycle to all year round, using 100% LED lighting to increase the yield and quality of their tomatoes," said Patrick Harte, Joint Managing Director and Shareholder at CambridgeHOK. "More recently, we used their LED lighting systems and Signify flowering lamps to aid winter production at Dyson Farming – the new multi-million pound indoor strawberry production facility in Lincolnshire."
Practical and profitable innovations
Harte continues: “All of the innovative projects we’ve worked on together with Signify during the last ten years are testament to how LED light can have a positive impact on production and profitability. Not only does it bring reliability in terms of yield and taste, it allows you to grow fruit and vegetables all year round.
“We know how keen growers are to remove the uncertainty caused by the weather. By working in partnership with us, growers benefit from unrivaled expertise and can feel assured they're investing in technology that delivers a proven return.
“I’ve no doubt that the next decade of working in partnership with Signify will deliver solutions and ideas that are just as innovative.”
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