Philips Horticulture LED Solutions announced the addition of three new certified Horticulture Partners. AgriNomix, Total Energy Group (TEG), and Paul Boers Ltd. /Prins Greenhouses bring expertise in greenhouse automation, energy related technologies, and greenhouse design and construction to the Philips Horticulture network. The collaborations between growers, researchers, Philips, and its LED Horti Partners allow the company to offer tailored solutions that fit the exact requirements of growers across the horticulture spectrum.
“We recognize the value of partnering with well-established horticulture manufacturers and suppliers to support our efforts to bring Philips Horticulture LED to greenhouse growers in a highly efficient manner,” said Ron DeKok, Philips Horticulture LED Business Development Director. “The expansion of our Partner network underlines Philips’ ongoing investment in our business and approach.Many of our customers are looking for custom lighting solutions with tightly integrated technologies for their growing operations. We are continuing to deepen our resources and capabilities on all fronts so we can answer this demand and add even more value to the business of our customers.”
Employees from the new Partner companies were recently trained and certified by Philips at a training session in Oxnard, California. The attendees received training on Philips LED products, information about light characteristics and the impact of light on plants from Philips Plant Specialist, Dr. Abhay Thosar, and technical training from Philips Application Engineer, Rachelle Winningham. The Partners now have the required knowledge to advise growers on horticulture LED solutions and will be further supported by a multi-functional team consisting of a Philips Key Account Manager, Philips Plant Specialist, and Philips Application Engineer.