Beneflorhas been dedicated to fresh flowers production since 1972 and now has 8 Ha in its posession for intensive cut flowers production in its proper greenhouses. An important feature of Beneflor is acting as a Distributor which closely collaborates with growers of our region. The products are properly supervised under Beneflor quality standards, maintaining realtime production process traceability until the delivery to our clients is made. These processes let Beneflor increase its productive potential and widen its range of products.
It’s an innovative concept in Spain. Our greenhouses provide the best guarantees along with the latest technologies and automatic devices. The development of new varieties with higher production potential has brought about the necessity of increasing the size of our greenhouses in order to enhance ventilation capacity and energy capture. Our greenhouses make use of lighter materials, climate control systems and other elements such as the irrigation system, heating, lighting and automatic devices.
The climate of the region is essentially continental and is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea in the east and the plateau of La Mancha in the west. This type of climate is characterized by a high number of sunlight hours, thus creating a favourable atmosphere for the crops. Winter minimum temperatures range from 6 to 8 degrees.
These features contribute to an ideal climate for the production of our varieties and provide homogeneity in our crops, consistency in our production and quality in our products.
It’s an innovative concept in Spain. Our greenhouses provide the best guarantees along with the latest technologies and automatic devices. The development of new varieties with higher production potential has brought about the necessity of increasing the size of our greenhouses in order to enhance ventilation capacity and energy capture.
AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION SYSTEM
In Beneflor, we search for the best quality in the irrigation system by making use of the latest mechanisms and facilities for the improvement of humidity in the greenhouse, and one example of this is Fogger.
Several automatons monitor more than 180 areas electronically which, at the same time, monitor ph and conductivity.
We dedicate ourselves to hydroponic cultivation by making use of two varieties: Oriental Lilium and Carnation, and by using coconut fiber.
WATER HEATING SYSTEM (BIOMASS)
In Beneflor, all of the details that make us improve our productions with the aim of providing highly competitive products in the market are taken into account. Accordingly, we make use of a water heating system powered by biomass. Thanks to this type of fuel containing almond shell and olive stones, we obtain a high calorific value, help protect the environment and save money in comparison with diesel boilers.
The control of the many variables taking place within our greenhouses as well as those that we add to improve our production can be monitored and registered via an information system. From just one system and one computer terminal it is possible to register the progress of a variable, to open, to close, to start, to stop, etc. Some of the variables we measure are temperature, humidity, CO2, ozone, volume of water, solar radiation, speed and wind direction, to name but a few. Some of the systems we examine are heating, humidifiers, controlled atmospheres, fluid control, levels, large windows, shades, etc.
For the control of pests and diseases, we are committed to a healthier, safer and environmentally friendly Agriculture, providing natural solutions through Biological Control.
WI-FI WIRELESS SYSTEMS
These wireless systems enable us to maintain a thorough assessment of the state of the plants in our greenhouses and transfer real-time information to the head office in case of meteorological or physical anomalies.
The information available about the crops and the cameras recording 24 hours a day make it possible for us to offer better guarantees of quality in the traceability of our products.
Over the last years, the market led us to increase the scale of our production.
The speed of this system to meet the needs of both the national and European market, of a variety for a given time of the year or for a given country makes necessary the use of three pre-germination chambers
In Beneflor, we assure the identification and registry of all the operations carried out and of the means of production used through field notebooks updated by the farmer with technical supervision.
Besides, we also ensure the identification of every batch harvested and carried to the head office or sold to the retailer for its subsequent handling and marketing through duly completed and signed documents that let us know the features of the crop.
In this sense, it is clear that the Spanish export-oriented production of plants perfectly understands the importance of traceability, mainly in those greenhouses where a specialized production is required.
LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT
We have always been attentive to our clients’ and market’s necessities, and it’s important to point out our company’s ability to realize any type of shipments both on national and international levels, the briefness of which gives Beneflor an additional value.
Beneflor is situated in a strategical zone, right in the heart of Murcia Region. The immediate acces to highways gives us additional advantages at the moments of our products exporting.
We offer the following logistics types:
- National – parcel agencies and pallet groupage
- International – inland refrigirated, maritime refrigirated and aerial