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Horti

In a rapidly changing Horticultural sector VB offers turn key solutions, in which sustainability, proven concepts and quality are our base.

Climate

We create an optimal greenhouse climate. Not only to create the perfect production conditions, but also to minimize energy consumption.

Energy

VB helps the horticultural sector becoming more sustainable with geothermal energy as a future source of energy, for the cultivation of healthy vegetables and the most beautiful flowers and plants.

Highlighted projects

Complete climate solution for Hoogweg
50HA
NL
50HA

360 kilometers of pipelines

With several locations in The Netherlands, Hoogweg is one of the biggest growers of bell peppers of the country. September 2016 a new location of 50 hectares was built in Luttelgeest. VB completed a complete climate solution for this location. 

An ultramodern greenhouse
4HA
USA
4HA

Sustainable greenhouse in extreme conditions

Realizing an ultramodern greenhouse is a challenge that VB knows how to handle. The climate on the east coast was the biggest challenge.

Climate solutions worldwide
10HA
RUS
10HA

VB provides 10 hectares of climate solution in Siberia

VB built a high-tech climate solution of 10 hectares for KDV in Siberia. From now on, the large greenhouse near Tomsk supllies high-quality vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and aubergines. 

Bushel Boy Farms building to the future
20HA
USA
20HA

50 acre future to farming

VB realizes 50 ha of tomatoes voor Bushel Boy in Mason City, Iowa (USA), containing 68000 m2 greenhouse, 2000 m2 corridor and 5800 m2 working area

Complete greenhouse, screen systems and climate installations
1HA
NL
1HA

Back-cross factory for Syngenta at Enkhuizen

With the realisation of a complete greenhouse, the screen installations and all the climate installions of Syngenta's new R&D greenhouse in Enkhuizen, we contribute to the market position of this agricultural market leader.

Modern new greenhouse in New York
11HA
USA
11HA

Largest heat storage tank for Intergrow

Intergrow continues to grow to a cultivation area of 25 ha, with a heat storage tank with a capacity of no less than 10,000,000 litres of water. So far the largest in the USA.

First permit for the geothermal sector
NL

Making Midden-Delfland more sustainable

GeoPower Oudcamp is an initiative of eight greenhouse horticulture companies from the Oudcampsepolder in Maasland. The participating growers want to save around 15 million m3 of natural gas per year via GeoPower Oudcamp.

Field conditioning for FC Barcelona
1HA
EUR
1HA

Top conditions playing field

Wouldn't it be great if your playing field was in perfect condition at all times? The stakes are extremely high in international top-level football. This is why having the best growing conditions for the grass is crucial.

Sustainable together

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, there is a lot of uncertainty around national and international trade fairs. We hope to meet you again soon. Until then, we will of course be of service online or by telephone.

VB specialises in innovative turnkey solutions in the rapidly changing horticultural sector. Modern greenhouse solutions with which we can achieve the best possible climate conditions for the cultivation of your crop for you as our customer. For each environment, climate and crop we use an unique approach. We think in solutions that are developed exclusively for your business. With total dedication we take the extra length to fulfill our promises. We like to do this in close cooperation with you as a customer, together with our suppliers and our employees.

With the horticultural sector growing at a steady pace, and the growing demand for more efficient energy solutions, now is a good time to join our company and help us continuing to build on the success of our customers.
In the light of future growth and the drive to constantly come to new developments, we are looking to strengthen our organisation with colleagues who want to make a difference for the world. VB has an ambitious and professional team of more than 40 specialists. 

News

New partner JB Hydroponics helps Atrium Agri grow

It was time for Atrium Agri’s growth strategy to take the next step. JB Hydroponics, a specialist in cultivation systems and substrates, is now the seventh partner in the partnership of Henk Verbakel (Havecon), Edward Verbakel (VB Group) and Koen Brabander (PB tec). With the added value of JB Hydroponics, they’ve taken another step towards achieving their ambitions.

Atrium Agri acquires worldwide exclusivity on BaOpt climate system

Recently Atrium Agri signed an agreement with Advanced Climate Systems (ACS) for exclusive distribution of the BaOpt climate system in the horticultural sector. The ACS climate system, which uses diffuse ventilation, is used successfully in various industries. Because Atrium Agri and ACS join forces, the BaOpt system is now being introduced in the sector around the world.

VB turns off the light for Earth Hour

Saturday, March 27 was Earth hour and VB participated.

Earth hour is an annual international event that calls on households and businesses around the world to turn off lights and other electrical equipment for 1 hour between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Earth houf takes place every year on the weekend when the clock is changed.

CambridgeHOK joins Atrium Agri

CambridgeHOK are pleased to announce a significant change within their ownership structure, with the existing shareholders (Ross Hibbs, John Holland and Steve Hinch) selling the busines to new owners. Atrium Agri alongside the existing management team of Patrick Harte and Louis Bradley have purchased the CambridgeHOK Group; consisting of Cambridge Glasshouse, CambridgeHOK Construction and Hotbox International. Over the last 5 years the business has seen significant levels of growth with the business now employing over 70 people. In 2020 the group achieved an aggregate turnover of £35m.!

A closer look inside the new facilities of VB

Not to long ago, VB moved to their new head office. For that occasion, Ilse took the visitor for a tour inside VB's new office building covered by a greenhouse roof and asked Edward and Marco about the innovative techniques used and the choices made in the design and realization of their new home. They also discussed today's global trends, developments and challenges, as well as the possibilities VB offers for these challenges by using innovative techniques created with horticultural experience. The online visitor will have a closer look behind the screens of VB!

VEK Adviesgroep joins Atrium Agri

VEK Adviesgroep joins Atrium Agri, a partnership of leading companies in greenhouse horticulture sector. VEK and Atrium will collaborate on horticultural projects both nationally and internationally. Managing Director Willem Nat is proud: "Our entire team stands behind this decision, were excited to take the next step."