Our Approach
Ensuring your success
At CAN-Agri we have developed a multi-faceted solution that ensures each customer has the support required to successfully commission and sustain a CAN-Agri Greenhouse. A six phase approach is employed, each phase developed to ensure customer success.
Each step of the process is covered by a detailed consultation agreement ensuring transparency.
Phase 1
Consultation Agreement
Phase 2
Build
Phase 3
Supply
Phase 4
Install
Phase 5

Train

Phase 6
Support & Maintain

Phase 1:
Consultation Agreement

Consultation Agreement

CAN-Agri will render a consultation service to the client assisting in the design & construction of the building phase of the project. The design needs to be developed to suit local conditions and site-specific topography. CAN-Agri will be responsible for the design and detail documentation.

The design & construction will be done in collaboration with client appointed local professionals. This is done to ensure statutory and legal compliance as well as making best use of local contractors and materials. The project budget will be determined upon completion of this phase and construction of the base building and civils can commence.

Phase 2:
Build

Build

The CAN-Agri team engages with the client to understand a number of critical factors to the design of the greenhouse and subsequent build. These include but are not limited to; produce to be grown, desired volume to supply the local market, site specific topography, local climatic conditions and country specific laws and legislations.

The design team will then customise the building of the greenhouse, nursery and support areas which bring together system requirements and customer’s specifications. Once the solution design has been agreed upon, a project budget will be supplied.

Construction of the greenhouse, nursery and support areas will only commence upon approval of the budget. A strong collaboration between CAN-Agri and local professionals will ensure statutory and legal compliance. CAN-Agri will also make use of the customer’s locally appointed contractors and materials.

Phase 3:
Supply

Supply

CAN-Agri supplies the specialised equipment, including CAN-Agri’s patented planting containers and tower sections, as well as other components needed for the project. All supplies and product shipments are arranged by CAN-Agri.

Phase 4:
Install

Install

The CAN-Agri team will commission all the equipment on site for the client.

Phase 5:
Train

Train

Off-site training program

The client receives off-site training on all operational procedures at our facility in Pretoria (South Africa). We provide an on-site refresher-course at the customers' own facility upon start-up.

Selected personnel will receive basic training, with in-depth follow up training courses provided to the section managers.

  • Basic training course covers seedling production, planting and harvesting methods as well as packaging and handling.
  • Advanced training course includes the Controlled Environment Farming techniques, certification processes on Global Good Agricultural Practices (Global G.A.P.) as well as Occupational Health and Safety.
  • The training curriculum will comprise of theoretical and practical procedures that inform, direct, and involve the customers' operational team in daily routines.
  • An Approval Test will be conducted at the end of the training period.

Phase 6:
Support & Maintain

Support & Maintain

A tailor-made agreement will govern the relationship and administer the roles and responsibilities of the parties during the first five years of the project.

CAN-Agri will provide support and maintenance of the equipment supplied to our customer through on-site staff dedicated to the project. We continue to remotely monitor progress via data loggings. Additionaly, our customers benefit greatly from the ongoing research and development work CAN-Agri provides.

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