Gebrüder Meier

Fritz Meier from Gebrüder Meier Gemüsekulturen AG in Dällikon, Switzerland, runs a a horticultural company together with his brother and sister. It’s about 100 hectares of open fields and 10 hectares of greenhouses.

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They grow cucumber, tomato and eggplant in the warm greenhouse, and in the cold greenhouse there is corn lettuce, radish and for the past year, hydroponic lettuce on mobile systems. They have been working with Codema for the irrigation technology for nine years. When they decided to install a mobile gutter system, they asked Codema for help again. The returns of their new mobile gutter system exceeded their expectations.

Pleasant work attitude

Fritz Meier explains briefly how the mobile gutters system works: ‘First we pot the plants on tables, after which they are transported all the way to the back of the greenhouse. There, we transplant them to the gutters, which then automatically slide through the greenhouse so we can harvest at the front again. Because all gutters and tables move through the greenhouse automatically, our people no longer actually have to lift anything other than plants and lettuce. So, we can operate it with very little manual work.’

Favorable for the environment

Advantages of the gutter system include a very easy work posture for employees, strong performance and environmental benefits. Fritz Meier tells: ‘We use about half of our water and much less pesticides and fertilizers. And nothing goes in the environment that doesn’t belong there. That is very important to us as a company.’

Contact met Gebrüder Meier

Company name: Gebrüder Meier
Type of crop: Cucumber, tomato and eggplant
Glass house size: 10 HA
City: Dällikon, Switzerland
Solution: Mobile gutter system

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