Predictable Campari production year round

Gourmet Mokai

Gourmet Mokai

North Island, New Zealand

Gourmet Mokai, a New Zealand producer of tomatoes and capsicums, keeps a keen eye on what its customers want. The company is part of New Zealand Gourmet, which sells premium fruit and vegetables to local markets in Australia and South-East Asia.

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting
We were impressed with the support of Philips on how to use and get the best out of these lights.

- Roelf Schreuder, Production Director Protected crops at New Zealand Gourmet

Greenhouse Gourmet Mokai

Customer challenge

During summer months, Gourmet Mokai had little problem meeting customer demand for its popular Campari tomatoes. Though the company could produce some tomatoes using natural light in winter, it was not able to keep up when customer demand rose. Artificial lighting seemed the obvious way forward, but Gourmet Mokai wanted to make sure that it could provide the same – and even improved – crops with a new lighting system. At the same time, the company wanted to reduce its operating costs and gain more control over the growing climate, even when using artificial light.

The right lighting

Because of its complex needs, Gourmet Mokai sought a lighting provider with a lot of experience. 'We saw Philips as the main company installing LED systems,' says Roelf Schreuder. 'We saw how well they had done on projects in Europe. It was clear that they had the most knowledge and the most advanced techniques.' The company provided Gourmet Mokai LED light recipes that would allow them to achieve an optimal spectrum for its plant growth and crop management.

Although Gourmet Mokai has only had the lights in place for a few months, Schreuder is optimistic. 'We expect to improve the predictability of our Campari tomatoes in the wintertime,' he says. 'We will have a more stable supply throughout the year, which will improve our relationship with buyers.'

Schreuder: 'The lighting gives us a more consistent volume of work throughout the year. We expect this to reduce employee turnover and cut our training costs.'

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

Philips lighting module is a bi-directional lighting module for interlighting in between tall plants e.g. tomatoes.

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Philips lighting introduced a LED-based toplighting solution for greenhouse growers, easy to install and no need for water cooling systems.


Predictable growth and higher quality

Predictable growth and higher quality



Fruit and vegetables




North Island, New Zealand


Philips GreenPower LED toplighting and GreenPower LED interlighting


Predictable growth, higher quality and higher yield

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