When you’re in the business of beautiful cut flowers, making sure the growing conditions are just right is a real focus. The glasshouse temperature needs to be perfect, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Paul Loader, a director at K and L Nurseries, knows how important it is to heat things up, especially in the winter months. He turned to Aurora to assist with securing the right system for his nursery.
K and L Nurseries considered a number of other providers before deciding to work with Aurora. “The service from Aurora was excellent” says Paul. “They had competitors but Aurora really came through for us.”
K and L Nurseries, which specialises in growing gerberas and roses, installed an Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger to maintain a consistent temperature in their glasshouses, based just out of Christchurch.
With a concept originating in Holland, and technology brought in from Austria, Aurora worked alongside Paul and his team to create an efficient system that also has environmental benefits.
The system is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
“It was a very tricky project. It’s the first in the country and we’ve done some radical things. It’s been risky but it’s worked really well,” says Paul.
“We got funding from the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (ECCA) because this project is particularly sustainable and eco-friendly.”
Clear communication was important to the project and this is a particular strength for Aurora.
“Aurora was excellent, very good. They kept in touch, which is important and they’re a nice bunch.
“They came down and had a look at what we needed. And best of all the price was good!” says Paul.
Stunning cut flowers are now flourishing all year round thanks to a strong partnership between Aurora and their client K and L Nurseries.
The combination of world leading Alfa Laval heat transfer technology with Aurora’s project and systems building expertise will allow us to offer our valued clients the most advanced , efficient and diverse range of industrial heat transfer and pasteurization solutions.
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All this is ultimately designed to make your next decision an easy one. No matter what stage of your process you’re at right now, make Aurora your process equipment partner.
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