Germany Commercial Greenhouse Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Free Standing, Gutter Connected, Venlo Greenhouse, Others), By Equipment (Heating System, Cooling System, Control System, Others) And Application (Fruits And Vegetables, Flowers And Ornamentals, Nursey Crops) - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061612641
  • Pages : 86

Germany's commercial greenhouse market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.16%, from an initial value of US$229.808 million in 2021, and is estimated to reach a market size of US$305.743 million in 2028.

A commercial greenhouse raises plants intended for sale to businesses. They are frequently cutting-edge facilities designed expressly to raise the targeted crops. The adoption of commercial greenhouses in traditional agriculture has also been pushed by climatic changes, and this trend will spur the market's expansion even further. Additionally, one of the main factors influencing the growth of commercial greenhouses is their ability to produce high yields in comparison to conventional farming methods. The demand for commercial greenhouses is expected to show growth in Germany owing to the rising focus on organic farming. The favorable weather conditions for the adoption of commercial greenhouse automation machinery have led to the evolution of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and commercial greenhouses in Europe and are expected to augment the German greenhouse market over the forecast period.

The expansion of commercial greenhouses is being accelerated by organic farming.

Organic farming is considered relevant and profitable in the areas of farms & society and greenhouse farming produces many plants for the consumers regardless of the local climate, soil, or topography challenges. Rapid urbanization, low availability of arable land, and changing weather conditions have changed the market preference toward greenhouses and have positively impacted the adoption of the commercial greenhouse, which is further expected to escalate due to the growing scale of organic farming. For instance, according to Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in 2020, the total number of organic farms in the country stood at 35,396 which represented an increase of 3.8% from 34,110 organic farms recorded in 2019. The rising trend of organic farming is playing a significant role in the rising focus on commercial greenhouse farming.

Furthermore, the Federal Government is supporting the expansion of organic farming and has formed a sustainability strategy. For instance, in July 2021, the coalition agreement presented by the newly formed German government prioritized the development of organic farming with the target of achieving a 30% organic farming scale in the country by 2030. Such agreement establishment is expected to stimulate the overall market demand for commercial greenhouses in Germany.

Key developments.

  • Moreover, the companies are investing in research and development and the establishment of various areas of the commercial greenhouse. For instance, in July 2022, Kaufland opened its modern & sustainable greenhouse in Chiemgau, Germany for growing and harvesting peppers, tomatoes, and strawberries. Due to these factors, Germany has a large market for commercial greenhouses and has wide applications in the areas such as Fruits and Vegetables, Flowers and Ornamentals, and Nursery Crops.
  • Heuger expanded its Venlo greenhouses in February 2020. The new two-hectare greenhouse is a 12.80 Venlo structure outfitted with mobile benches (Otte), Logiqs 2D-Shuttles, Mayer pot filler, spacing, and potting robots, TTA transplanting and sorting machines, automated spray booms for watering and fertilizing and automated spray boom for applying chemicals and biologicals (Visser).

The Venlo greenhouse is estimated to show significant growth over the forecast period.

By type, Germany’s commercial greenhouse market has been segmented as free-standing, gutter-connected, Venlo greenhouse, and others. Venlo greenhouse is the most widely used type of structure in Germany as the maintenance and construction are easier and cheaper and provides ample volume with better ventilation capacity.

By application, the Germany commercial greenhouse market is segmented into fruits and vegetables, flowers and ornaments, and nursery crops. The fruits and vegetables segment dominates the German commercial greenhouse market as growing health awareness among consumers, especially among the younger generation, is focusing on helping people get healthier and feel better.

Germany Commercial Greenhouse Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$229.808 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$305.743 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.16% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Equipment, And Application
Companies Covered Richeal Group S.A, Netafim Deutschland GmbH, Kräss GlasCon GmbH, Selfkant Wolters GmbH, BOROWSKI Gewächshaus Planung, Brouwers GMBH, Steverding Stahl- und Gewächshausbau GmbH, GessCon GmbH, Big Dutchman, NETAFIM
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Key Market Segments

  • By Type
    • Free Standing
    • Gutter Connected
    • Venlo Greenhouse
    • Others
  • By Equipment
    • Heating System
    • Cooling System
    • Control System
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Fruits And Vegetables
    • Flowers And Ornamentals
    • Nursery Crops


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Data

2.3. Validation


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Free Standing

5.3. Gutter Connected

5.4. Venlo Greenhouse

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Heating System

6.3. Cooling System

6.4. Control System

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Fruits and Vegetables

7.3. Flowers and Ornamentals

7.4. Nursery Crops


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Richeal Group S.A

9.2. Netafim Deutschland GmbH

9.3. Kräss GlasCon GmbH

9.4. Selfkant Wolters GmbH

9.5. BOROWSKI Gewächshaus Planung

9.6. Brouwers GMBH

9.7. Steverding Stahl- und Gewächshausbau GmbH

9.8. GessCon GmbH

9.9. Big Dutchman


Richeal Group S.A

Netafim Deutschland GmbH

Kräss GlasCon GmbH

Selfkant Wolters GmbH

BOROWSKI Gewächshaus Planung

Brouwers GMBH

Steverding Stahl- und Gewächshausbau GmbH

GessCon GmbH

Big Dutchman