At Vegall we see ourselves as forerunners, guided by Vega — the brightest star in the Lyra constellation — we paved our path in the national agriculture sector producing various tomato varieties using a greenhouse hydroponics system made from coconut fiber, resorting to our own plants from our nurseries. We are the only tomato grower with that autonomy.
We have about 37,5 hectares of greenhouse tomato production, in Alcochete and in Algarve, 100% destined to international markets, mainly Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Eastern Europe. We seek diversity built on experience, in knowledge acquired from all over the world and that works as guidance towards reaching our goal — the recognition as producers of excellent tomatoes.
We work daily with the most recent technology, allying the knowledge we have acquired and the professional experience with the most recent technical innovations and the most recent certifications, which results in product availability throughout the year and also in a quality enhancement. Our roots belong to the water, not only literally because of our hydroponics system, but also for the vastness, coverage and strength that describes it. On a global vision, we brought our products closer to the seas, we want to embrace the world without forgetting our roots, those that give our product its final seasoning, producing in Portugal. Vegall, seas of flavor.
BECAUSE THE FLAVORS ARE MORE INTENSE WHEN GROWN FROM VARIOUS SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE,
WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS:
OUR INNOVATION VISION IS BASED ON FOUR MAJOR AREAS
Hydroponics is a method for growing plants in water. Plants are set in waterways or recipients with a nutrient solution composed of water and nutrients dissolved in individual quantities that respond to the particular needs of the plants in growth. This technique allows a better climate control, as well as to avoid plagues usually transmitted through the roots. The production is not totally controllable, the products benefit also from the number of hours of sun exposure, which gives them distinctive color and taste features. Besides greenhouse production, Vegall is a pioneer in the introduction of a nursery, which enables the production of our own plants and reaching greater autonomy.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Our vision and business attitude leads us towards the research and development of new varieties, besides the four tomato varieties we started our activity with.
INFRASTRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT:
Our product units have integrated control of watering and temperature, with greenhouses with automatic opening and closing controlled by an automatic system that relates the data collected by sensors placed inside the greenhouse and a small weather station located outside the greenhouse. This system allows for a high productivity as well as to ensure product quality. Aiming at ensuring the quality of the final product, Vegall incorporates facilities for the preparation of products for the market, assuring better preservation and presentation.
The certification process has begun for the international management standards ISO 9001, 14001 FSSC 22000.
Based on an internationalization vision, we created Vegall Angola in 2014, where we operate in projects for the installation of production units, aiming at giving local agents a greater competitive edge on the agriculture sector.