New De Ruiter™ Experience Centre Officially Opens

The brand new and highly anticipated De Ruiter™ Experience Centre was officially opened in Bergschenhoek, the Netherlands, this month.

The centre is a state of the art demonstration glasshouse and will welcome visitors from all over the world.

The 8,000-square metre facility houses De Ruiter’s cutting edge portfolio of products and is equipped with over 3,200 square meters under 13,000 lux Son T Lights (Gavita).  De Ruiter has built this demonstration glasshouse so that growers, consultants and others in the industry can see the performance of our varieties and industry standards under artificial lights.

Adjoining the glasshouse are dedicated areas for sensory experiences and retail displays as well as a sample room where visitors can enjoy freshly picked tomatoes while learning more about De Ruiter’s people and products.

Australian and New Zealand based De Ruiter customers are welcome to visit the centre, and see firsthand the expertise of our global breeders at this impressive facility. To book a visit, contact your De Ruiter representative today.

De Ruiter Experience Centre Fast Facts/General Information:

  • Greenhouse built/ constructed by Havecon
  • Gutter height: 6.88 m
  • Roof: ‘normal’ 92+ glass (no diffuse/haze), width 167,5 cm
  • Width paths: 1,60 m
  • Climate computer (Priva)
  • All water treated with UV and chlorine
  • Two nutrient solutions possible in each of two departments
  • CO2 via OCAP
  • Loose, saladette, truss and beef are grafted on Maxifort
  • Cherries, cocktails and specialties are grafted on DR0141TX

Watch this video to learn more about the history of De Ruiter and the new Experience Centre.