We are Priva

We are Priva

We create a climate for growth. We lead the way in the development and production of technology for the optimization of environmental conditions and process management. We provide solutions for horticulture, building automation and anything in between with a unique combination of software, hardware and services.

We are Priva. We make hardware and software and supply services for process management and climate control in non-residential buildings, in horticulture and in industry. An international family business with roots in the soil of Westland. This is obviously fertile soil, because we have grown to become a global company. A company with sites and training centres on every continent, from China to Canada and from Mexico to Scandinavia. And with our certified partner network, we are represented in more than 100 countries. This means we are close to our customers, in the same time zone: we know the business, and we speak the language! And that, of course, makes everything easier!

It all started once in De Lier, Netherlands, where nowadays still our Priva Campus is situated. Here we invent and produce innovative solutions for sustainable climate control and process management in the horticulture industry, the built environment and anything between. Our unique combination of software, hardware and services makes us pretty special. With an R&D department of 120 super-smart colleagues, we are constantly working on improving existing products and on coming up with new ideas for our customers. 

What we do

Priva is where people live and work and where food and flowers are grown. Our products and services are applied in all kinds of sectors such as greenhouses, offices and public buildings, urban farming, grow cells, retail, hotels, healthcare, museums and open field horticulture. For these sectors we develop dedicated solutions, which can be easily scaled up to other customers and to adjacent sectors. Our solutions help our customers to obtain a more profitable business with a lower use of scarce natural resources like energy and water.That’s what we call creating a climate for growth.   

In horticulture we help entrepreneurs to take further steps in their development.  Whether it be a grower in Mexico with a plastic multi-span greenhouse, a Chinese farmer with a simple but effective solar greenhouse, or a horticultural entrepreneur with a high-tech closed greenhouse system in the Netherlands, Priva always has the right solution for everyone's ambition. With every step we take with our customers, the starting point is: greater efficiency per m2 with less energy consumption and the maximum reuse of water. 

In the built environment, our systems create a pleasant working environment in which people can deliver better performance levels in buildings that use significant less energy. Absenteeism down, labor productivity up, less energy use and a smaller carbon footprint. Ever wondered why so many buildings around the world are equipped with Priva building management systems? 

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Philips GrowWise Center - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Where building automation and horticulture controls meet: indoor growing

Why we do what we do 

We have an important mission to fulfill: The world needs to create a climate for growth. Mankind is growing with 200.000 people a day towards 9 billion in 2050. By then, about two-third of the world population will live in cities - mostly situated in urban deltas. Amongst them will be a large middle class, demanding a healthy environment and access to safe and nutritious food.

With our unique combination of hardware, software and services we are perfectly positioned to ride the wave of this development. It fits our mission naturally: “Creating a climate for growth”. Reduced use of scarce natural resources (water, energy) and increased yield per m2. We believe that in this way we can really make a contribution to a number of major themes that are high on the global political agenda: water, food, climate, energy.

With our ideas on how we should deal in the future with food production and urbanisation, for instance, we want to do our bit to create a better world. Urbanisation, soil pollution, energy wastage, lack of clean (drinking) water: if we do nothing about these things, we will be destroying our own future. And that of our children. But if we handle our natural resources in a smarter way, there will be enough for everyone, without us exhausting Mother Earth. And that is what drives us.

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“ If we handle our natural resources in a smarter way, there will be enough for everyone, without us exhausting Mother Earth. ”

Increased efficiency 

In the Nuevo Leon desert in the northeast of Mexico, you will find the Agroparque Galeana. Here, together with Priva dealer Metaliser, a cooperative has been set up by and for poor Mexican families. With a little bit of government support, more than 50 families have access to 2500 m2 of plastic multi-span greenhouse per family. By jointly investing in automation, irrigation, logistics and management, the efficiency of these small companies has increased tenfold within just one year! 

Priva is everywhere

Priva really is everywhere. All over the world you will find not just our international sites and our extensive partner network, but also our products and services. In the built environment, you will come across our building management systems in museums, ministries, schools, shopping malls, offices, zoos and hospitals. Wherever high demands are placed on the indoor climate, our Priva Blue ID platform offers a 'speed and ease' solution. Priva Blue ID is already a familiar name in the building industry, thanks to its simple operation and rapid commissioning.

High demands are, of course, also placed on the indoor climate in the horticulture industry. One degree difference in temperature or a small change in air humidity can have major implications for the quality and quantity of the harvested products. The indoor climate is therefore a crucial and sensitive factor in a greenhouse. But also in the open field Priva meets many needs. In soft fruit for instance, Priva solutions result in 10% more labor efficiency, 20% more quality and production and 30% more water and fertilizer efficiency. And that's great, because it means horticultural entrepreneurs can make big gains by using Priva process computers!

You will also find us at the interface between the horticulture industry and the built environment. Urban agriculture, sustainable deltas, urban farming - with our revolutionary Priva Blue ID platform, we can make the most complex situations easy to manage and control. We are therefore also involved in a large number of initiatives in this area.

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