We celebrated our 50th anniversary last weekend. Dutch and international relations were invited to celebrate this joyous occasion. The weekend started with an innovation breakfast organized for foreign relations with lectures on developments in international horticulture by Sjaak Bakker of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Mike Vermeij, CEO of Bom Group. On Saturday afternoon, more than 400 Dutch relations visited the festively dressed hall at the new location of Bom Group in Hoek van Holland.
The entire anniversary was marked by innovations from the past and from the present.
In the new office building, an innovation route was mapped out with presentations of greenhouse innovations of the past, such as storm-safe roof system, swing vent mechanism, 8.00 meter truss greenhouse and more. In the festival hall, the new innovations were shown, such as the Winterlight Greenhouse. This concept, in combination with a new type of system screen, screen cloth and light-diffusing glass, yields more than 10% additional light. The Winterlight Greenhouse with all its facilities, systems and products is currently built on the site of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. In the coming period there will be various crop trials to be conducted in this new concept greenhouse.
According to director Mike Vermeij, the future of Bom Group is dedicated to innovation and cooperation, in order to provide an effective and practical contribution to the development of international horticulture.