In April we gave former CEO Bas Lagerwerf a nice 'Covid19 proof' farewell party. We would like to thank Bas for his commitment.
Martin Steentjes, director of Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects B.V., has been appointed as the new chairman of the board of Hortivation. Steentjes has been closely involved with the foundation from its inception. In addition to the appointment of the new chairman, the composition of the board has changed even more. Marco van der Velden, CEO of Berg Hortimotive Group, has joined the board.
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.
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 has been Managing Director and CEO of Berg Hortimotive Group since February. Due to an increasing need of food in the world, an upscaling horticultural industry and growing scarcity of knowledge, he sees great opportunities for data-driven solutions in horticulture. Or as he calls it: Horticulture 4.0.
You might already know that we are a worldwide specialist on logistics in the greenhouse, but did you also know that we offer products who are not mainly intended to operate on the tube-rail?
Recent developments regarding the corona virus have led to drastic measures, both in our social and professional lives. Our admiration goes out to everyone who takes care of others in these circumstances. Whether at home or at work. Together we can make the difference. We therefore take all precautions, by which we mean that the guidelines of the government and National Institute for Public Health and the Environment are complied with.
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.
As a global supplier of logistical solutions for Horticulture, we searched for ways to show our customers just how excited and proud we are to introduce our Benomic S350.
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.
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.
A trust-worthy basis and intuitive joystick controls
Greenhouses that don’t have a pipe rail system can be found all over the world. In order to be able to take care of the crop economically and efficiently there, Berg Hortimotive developed the EasyTrack.
Berg Hortimotive has been contributing to the optimization of global food production for more than 50 years. This is a complicated process and consists of various steps. From composing and growing seeds, to taking care of the crop and then finally to harvesting and packaging the products. Last weekend we participated at the World Food Festival in a special greenhouse right next to the central marketplace (Markthal) in Rotterdam.
In the run-up to Budget Day *, the so-called "Princes-Festival" took place from 10 to 17 September. The guest province was South Holland's strategic partner for this festival.
* Budget Day is traditionally named Princes-Day in the Netherlands
Congratulations to winner machinebuilder Padmos, Stellendam who has won the OOM Award South Holland 2019!
We are very proud to have been nominated for the OOM Award South, and to be listed as a top 3 organization in our region and sector when looking at training and development of our employees.
Dubai (CNN Business)The United Arab Emirates imports at least 80% of its food. A startup in the capital Abu Dhabi wants to help change that. Launched in 2016, Pure Harvest Smart Farms is developing smart greenhouses, using technology to allow agriculture to flourish in the tough environment. For now, it only grows tomatoes.
Berg Hortimotive (De Lier), Padmos (Stellendam) and Wout Hogervorst vof (Noordwijkerhout) have been nominated this week for the OOM Award South Holland 2019. The OOM Award is the award for the most active (metal) learning company in the region. The winner will be announced on September 6.
The retractable roof tomato greenhouse of LaManna Premier Group, located in Victoria’s Goulbourn Valley becomes more and more efficient. Last year the crop rotation was completed in the blink of an eye with the use of the Bio Chopper, and now the greenhouse is also equipped with pipe and rail, crop trolleys and automatic sprayers.
Exibition impression of Berg Hortimotive at the Greentech 2019.
Greentech brings you to the heart of the horticulture industry.
During this exhibition we presented the new scissor lift Benomic S-line and the Plantalyzer.
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.
Dear Business partner,
Meet the newest products of Berg Hortimotive and HortiKey at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin! Berg Hortimotive and HortiKey are introducing the new Benomic S and the Plantalyzer on 6, 7 and 8 February. This year, you will find us at two different booths: with partner Letsgrow.com in Hall 3.2 D-13 and with dealer Steenks Service in Hall 4.1 C-01.
S-GRAVENZANDE - International horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman enriches its product range with logistic solutions, by acquiring Berg Hortimotive. With this acquisition Royal Brinkman responds to the increasing demand for company-specific solutions concerning logistical processes and realises the growth ambitions that emerge from its strategic long-term plan.
'We firmly believe that in the coming decades, covered horticulture will make a significant contribution to the global food problem. The Dutch horticultural sector has a leading role in this effort. Berg Hortimotive (BHM) forms a part of this cluster, participating directly and actively in it with its smart logistics solutions for cultivation and crop handling’.
Wim Roest, branch manager at RedStar, received his ticket to the future from Andreas Hofland, General Manager at HortiKey. With the trade fair promotion during the Fruit Logistica in Berlin earlier this year, the Berg Hortimotive subsidiary has actively engaged in making known the great advantage of the daily automated and very accurate determination of the crop estimate.
We not only bring greenhouse vegetables and flowers in motion with our products, but a number of our colleagues are also bringing themselves in motion during the Rotterdam Business Marathon on 8 April next. We have two teams from four colleagues who together will walk about 10 kilometres; quite a feat, and we wish them now every success.
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.
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.