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Accurate control over the climate in your greenhouse means a better quality crop, increased production and lower energy consumption, enhancing the overall viability of your operation. The use of air vents, sidewall ventilation and screen systems is therefore a crucial part of every grower’s production strategy. These greenhouse features enable you to achieve a more productive greenhouse climate, helping your crops and your business to flourish.
Ridder understands that good drive systems are important for growers. We work with greenhouse builders and installers, using our innovative technology and expertise to develop the best drive solutions and make growers’ lives easier. These solutions not only create the perfect greenhouse climate, but also provide protection and peace of mind, because they give growers full control over their greenhouse and climate, even in the most extreme conditions. In view of the advance of greenhouse growing around the globe, we are also responding to the demand for drive systems that are optimized for local conditions and techniques.
With over 65 years of experience and a market share of 90% in the Netherlands, the cradle of international horticulture, Ridder is the market leader for reliable, self-locking drive systems for greenhouse operations. Growers, greenhouse builders and installers around the world have all come to rely on our knowledge, service and support.
At Ridder, we pride ourselves on our no-nonsense mentality. We say what we do, and we do what we say. We work closely with greenhouse builders and installers, so that we can always provide the right solution.
All our drive systems are developed and manufactured at our own factory in the Netherlands. This means we have full control over every process - from the initial design to a final test prior to shipping. As a result, our systems are extremely reliable and durable.
Ridder's service reputation stands out in the sector. With Ridder, you are investing in more than just a drive system. The commitment of our staff and our international network of offices and dealers mean that we can respond to any issues immediately and effectively.
We provide our partners with a continuous stream of advice that is tailored to their needs, and they receive full technical support through various channels and training programmes.
Adjusting the position of the air vents is one of the most important means of regulating the climate in a glass greenhouse. In order to achieve the ideal greenhouse climate, it is often necessary to ventilate the greenhouse by opening and closing the roof and sidewall ventilation windows (or vents) in a carefully controlled manner. Ridder has an extensive portfolio of precision ventilation mechanisms and drive systems for glass greenhouses - from Venlo greenhouses to open-roof and wide-span greenhouses in various designs, dimensions and types.
In modern horticulture, the use of climate screens is almost indispensable in glass greenhouse cultivation. It gives the grower the ultimate control over crucial factors such as light levels, humidity levels, temperature and energy consumption. Just as every type of crop and climate will affect which climate screen is the right choice, the type of greenhouse will also affect which screen installation and drive system you should use. Ridder has a wide range of highly effective screen drive solutions for all the different types and sizes of glass greenhouse that have been developed in recent decades. As a result, we can equip the most recent greenhouse formats with screen drives, and we can also fit older greenhouses with high-quality drive solutions.
Greenhouses are dynamic production environments and during the growing season the activity never stops. This means that you need equipment that you can move during the season as your crop grows. For example, the height of heating, lighting or irrigation units may need to be adjusted during the season for some crops. Ridder has developed a number of lifting drive systems specifically for this purpose. These enable you to adjust the height of equipment such as heaters, coolers and lighting in the greenhouse - easily, automatically and in a controlled manner.
There are many types of poly greenhouses available. In fact, the number of different greenhouse designs and configurations now available is unprecedented. Ridder has an extensive portfolio of ventilation systems that can be used in every type of poly greenhouse - from low tunnel greenhouses to saw-tooth greenhouses, and from multi-span to open-roof greenhouses. All these systems can be controlled using just one type of drive, which is available in three versions. That makes installation much more straightforward, and makes the system is easier to operate too.
Because growers need maximum control over the climate, production, quality and energy consumption, more and more poly greenhouses are now being equipped with screens. Screen installations in a poly greenhouse, whether they are single or double screens, require sophisticated drive systems that can accommodate any tensile or compressive forces in the structure of the greenhouse. All our screen systems for poly greenhouses can be driven using just one type of drive, which is available in three versions. That makes installation much more straightforward, and makes the system is easier to operate too.
Ridder is a family-owned international company which has been transforming Dutch agri-food expertise into adaptive technology solutions for over 65 years. Ridder solutions are easy to adapt to your exact local requirements and conditions. Ridder’s effective knowledge-sharing processes and practical solutions play an essential role in helping growers and farmers all over the world to manage their crops, climate and productivity.
Visit the interactive Ridder Inspirience Center to discover how our drive systems can be integrated seamlessly with our other solutions, helping you improve your bottom line.3D Inspirience Center
"In the world of greenhouse construction, it’s very important to be clear about what you’re doing, and that your customers can count on you. Trust is essential in this sector. I enjoy working with greenhouse builders, growers and suppliers and finding the best-fit solution for their needs, every time. Together, we can achieve better results."
-Joachim Keus, Sales Manager Ridder Drive Systems.