Our mission

Our mission

To build an efficient, large-scale polyhouse that would guarantee record yields of peppers, of the highest quality, 365 days a year.

Project details

Country: South Africa

Type: Large-scale polyhouse project

Crop: Peppers

Size: 12 Hectares production + on-site nursery 

Project summary

In 2020, despite the challenging global situation, Emseni made the decision to invest in a major expansion of 3ha, bringing their total greenhouse operation to 12ha. Their ambition: to be the largest pepper producer in the region. Emseni entrusted Vegtech Netafim with the project on a complete turnkey basis – Design, Engineering, and Project Execution.

The result is a truly cutting-edge greenhouse project delivering continuous, profitable, and sustainable growing conditions 365 days a year despite the challenging climate. In less than 12 months the project was up and running, and producing high quality peppers for the local market.

Ground was broken in Q1 2020, as COVID lockdowns were enforced around the world, disrupting supply chains and construction works. Despite these unprecedented challenges, Vegtech Netafim was able to successfully execute the project on time and within budget, ensuring Emseni are able to meet and exceed their production targets for 2021 & beyond.

Results achieved

>10 Years

Continuous supply of peppers, for more than a decade using advanced, reliable technology designed by Vegtech Netafim.


~17,000 tons

Fresh peppers produced to date, with updated capacity of more than 3000 tons per year.



Yield per m².


Water reduction due to a closed-cycle irrigation system that captures rainwater and irrigation run-off, disinfects, and then mixes with borehole water.

Project services:

For this latest expansion project, Vegtech Netafim supported Emseni with a full end-to-end greenhouse solution:

  • Bespoke polyhouse design
  • Irrigation system design
  • 6MW heating system design
  • On-site nursery design
  • Fully integrated climate & irrigation control
  • Project execution
  • Agronomical planning and support
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