Participant in de spotlights…
Each month we have a rubric in our newsletter: ‘Relation of Demokwekerij Westland’. In the rubric we ask clients, relations, visitors and/or users of Demokwekerij Westland for their opinion and movements to work together with Demokwekerij Westland.
This month; Maurice Verbakel, Boal Systems
Can you give a brief description of your organization:
With an innovative and international character BOAL Systems develops and produces extruded aluminium profiles.
What do you think of the role of Demokwekerij Westland acoording to the current developments in the Dutch horticulture?
BOAL Systems is proud to be affiliated with all other participants in the Demokwekerij. As a whole, we promote a large amount of knowledge and technology in the region where high-quality Dutch horticulture has its origins. Therefore Demokwekerij plays an important role to show the Dutch greenhouse sector. For each type of visitor there is information available and it gives the opportunity to get in touch with involved parties. In the future, it is important that Demokwekerij continue to promote new developments to national and international visitors of our region.
What was the main motivation for BOAL Systems to join as a participant and what do visitors find at your booth?
As a supplier of a substantial part of the greenhouse, the aluminum construction, we do not always get in direct contact with the users of it. This interaction often lies in the hands of our customers; the greenhouse builders. For us therefore it´s important to participate in the Demokwekerij, to present our systems for both audiences and to clarify our role in this innovative sector.
Our booth is spacious and shows several demo models of our decking systems. We have a wide range of different systems, a selection of the most common systems set up in the booth. For the new location of the Demokwekerij we will classify our stand again and we are hoping for a nice place inside the building.
How do you see the developments of the new Demokwekerij?
Full of anticipation we look forward to the realization of the new Demokwekerij at the location Greenport Westland Horticulture Campus. The role of Demokwekerij is certainly important, at a central location in Westland where teaching and suppliers specializing in horticulture conduct their activities.
Have you got a nice anecdote/ funny occurrence?
Maurice: “This summer we gave a pitch in the Demokwekerij to a few Australian growers. Rare to see, but outside it was at 30 degrees and almost no wind. As a result, the temperature rose quickly in the greenhouse on high. The presentation went and concise, and there was soon a great conversation going on with the growers. It was funny to see that an Australian, used to the higher Australian temperatures, felt quickly at home inside Dmeokwekerij Westland (although he puffed quite a bit;-)