WestHolland Foreign Investment Agancy
Prinses Margrietplantsoen 35
2595 AM The Hague
Phone +31 70 311 55 55
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Home to Europe’s largest commercial urban food production facility, The Hague aims to become a key player in sustainable urban agriculture. By growing what people need near where they live, long-distance transportation is reduced. Highly innovative cultivation techniques combined with an efficient logistics network make WestHolland ‘the greenhouse capital of the world’. With all the facets of the supply-chain being present, the region provides all conditions for setting up a successful horticultural enterprise. Being an international trade hub in horticulture, 80% of all innovation in the domain of horticulture finds its origin in WestHolland, in particular the Westland is known for its horticulture.
Leading agricultural research and academic facilities in the region include Wageningen University’s Research Centre for Greenhouse Horticulture, the Improvement Centre for optimal cultivation processes, and Leiden University’s Faculty of Plant Cell Biotechnology.
In order to take advantage of the benefits and opportunities in the WestHolland region foreign companies active in horticulture, such as Namu & Green and Shouguang Vegetable Industry Holding Group (CSV), Monsanto, Syngenta Seeds, Gist B.V and UrbanFarmers have all established themselves here.
Want to explore the opportunities of Urban Farming in the ‘Greenhouse capital of the world? Please contact us here.
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Ms. Xiaoling Sun
International Business Advisor
You can reach me on:
M: +31 6 34 48 85 58
T: +31 70 311 55 55
“The company has selected the Bleiswijk location due to the strategic aspects of the location such as the logistics infrastructure, close proximity to both the Port of Rotterdam and to the Schiphol International Airport. This location is also well positioned among a horticultural cluster of growers, businesses, research centers and universities.”
Mr. Song, CEO Namu & Green Lansingerland
“The relationship with WFIA has been extremely pleasant. From the moment our company showed interest in investing in the WestHolland region, they helped us acquiring information, finding a suitable location and ensured a soft landing of our company. They also helped us in bridging the cultural gaps and avoiding some pitfalls that foreign companies encounter when investing abroad. Once we were settled in Lansingerland, the WFIA continued to support our business by establishing new contacts, providing a vibrant networking community, answering practical questions and more generally getting connected with the Netherlands.”
Gérard van Bracht, Dutch Representative CSV
“During UF’s development in the Netherlands, The WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency (WFIA) has given its hand providing guidance and support. They introduced local stakeholders to UF, championed this project and the company, and provided opportunities for UF to present to decision makers. WFIA has played the role of cheerleader and advisor in helping UF to score new business in The Hague”
Mark Durno, Managing Director UrbanFarmers
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