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HORTILOGICS takes greenhouse and packaging logistics to next level

HORTILOGICS takes greenhouse and packaging logistics to next level

Dutch companies join forces in joint venture for 'Smart Greenhouse Logistics’

Four leading companies have set up a joint venture for data-driven automation of internal logistics for greenhouses and packing centers within the international greenhouse horticulture. HORTILOGICS unburdens growers, producers, packers, investors and greenhouse builders completely in this area. "The market is in need for logistics specialists that offer integrated, data-driven solutions on a turnkey basis. That competence makes this joint venture unique," says Marco van der Velden on behalf of Berg Hortimotive, KOAT, HortiKey and Crux Agribotics.

Plantalyzer crop estimate robot now ripe for duty

Plantalyzer crop estimate robot now ripe for duty

Berg Hortimotive Group, consisting of Berg Hortimotive and HortiKey, has transferred the first series of Plantalyzer crop estimate robots for tomatoes to Royal Brinkman. The robot runs autonomously through the greenhouse and takes targeted pictures of the tomatoes. Vision software and algorithms assess fruit maturity and translate the images into a reliable and accurate crop estimate. ‘We are very proud of the result of the cooperation’, says board member Ramon Verdel of Royal Brinkman. ‘This is something growers have really been waiting for’.

Marco van der Velden CEO of Berg Hortimotive

Marco van der Velden CEO of Berg Hortimotive

Since February 2020, Marco van der Velden has been Managing Director and CEO of Berg Hortimotive Group. With a background in the metalworking industry and general machine building, he has the broad base required to lead this group - consisting of Berg Hortimotive BV and HortiKey BV. Even more so because these companies continue to expand globally with their growth strategy, and seamlessly connect with the professionalism of the greenhouse horticulture sector. Wherever there is a need for total solutions in the logistics chain and where safety, productivity and sustainability are in the center of attention.

Progressive, with focus and serious ambition"

Progressive, with focus and serious ambition"

Berg Hortimotive wants to continue to distinguish itself with products that add value to greenhouse horticulture. The joint step which was made with Royal Brinkman in 2018, helps to improve the further internationalization and increase of scalability in the activities. Under the leadership of a new managing director, smart logistics developments in the field of data and digitization will be further shaped in the coming years, while naturally retaining one's own identity.

Hortigala of the Year

Hortigala of the Year

On November 1st, the Hortigala of the Year took place. The evening was opened by Minister Carola Schouten and KUBO Group was appointed as the new leader of the Hillenraad100. Hillenraad 100 provides an overview of the 100 leading companies in the knowledge and capital-intensive greenhouse and horticulture industries. The list paints a picture of the full cluster, divided into seven segments. Ever since 2003, the Hillenraad100 has been the monitor when it comes to the developments in the Dutch horticulture industry.

Introduction Benomic S-Line

Introduction Benomic S-Line

Benomic S-line series of mobile scissor lifts for tomato cultivation
TüV approved, ergonomic and flexible

 In response to new directives and regulations in the field of safety, Berg Hortimotive (De Lier, NL) has completely re-engineered its Benomic range of mobile scissor lifts. The result is the ergonomic S-line series: approved by the TüV, and incorporating state-of-the-art technology to make it as efficient, easy and comfortable as possible in its day to day use. The redesigned scissor mechanism enables safe working at up to 6.6 m high.

World Horti Center officially opened!

World Horti Center officially opened!

On Wednesday, 7 March, Her Majesty Queen Maxima officially opened the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk. The collaboration between education, research, government and trade and industry makes this global knowledge and innovation centre in the heart of the Dutch greenhouse horticulture the first of its kind in the world. Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality also attended the official opening and in a speech she underlined the international leading position of the horticulture sector.

Opening World Horti Center

Opening World Horti Center

Tomorrow 7 March the time will have come!
Sustainable greenhouse horticulture - Pass it on around the world!

World Horti Center, the leading innovation centre for the international greenhouse horticulture sector opens its doors on Wednesday, 07 March 2018. During the official opening, the World Horti Center will show the ambition of delivering a global contribution to finding solutions for large social topics. Consider in this respect food supply, food safety, water management, sustainability and human health.

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