Dutch agritech innovation to be showcased at new event

FPC Future, taking place on 4 November at the Lincolnshire Showground, is proud to announce that one of its special features, the Dutch Pavilion, is filling up fast. The Dutch Pavilion is sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands.

With over 50 companies now participating overall, FPC Future promises to be the event to showcase agritech companies to visitors who are hungry for as much information as possible. They will also be looking for suppliers to fulfil their agritech needs.


Exhibitors in the Dutch Pavilion at FPC Future include Certhon who is co-owned by DENSO, the second largest advanced automotive technology supplier in the world. Certhon has used its advanced horticultural techniques and cultivation knowledge to work on the largest greenhouse in Japan and visitors to the show will see what this has entailed.


Crux Agribotics is also an exhibitor in the Dutch Pavilion. They develop, deliver and support automatic grading, sorting and packing robotics with vision and machine/deep learning software. They are joined in the Pavilion by Dutch Food Technology, designer and manufacturer of the number 1 in-store pineapple solution for retailers – The Piñabar which is the most innovative pineapple-slicer on the market today.


Visitors will also be able to meet the supplier of innovative and sustainable stone wool growing media solutions for the professional horticultural sector, based on precision growing principles, namely Grodan. SmartWash Solutions will be showing their system, a revolutionary advancement that enables food processors to significantly raise the bar on food safety, cost savings, process control, line efficiency and monitoring capabilities.


Svensson will also be exhibiting. Svensson is the world leader in climate screens for the horticulture segment and its screens give the grower more effective climate control by providing a variety of solutions to improve greenhouse climate: from solar reflection and energy saving to blackout, supplemental lighting or weather protection.


Hagelunie is a leading Dutch insurance company specialising in glass horticulture with cutting-edge expertise for growing agricultural products in Europe and the world. They are the proud market leader of the Dutch horticultural insurance sector and also operate at the top of the sector on an international basis.


Bosman Van Zall and CMV will also be at FPC Future. Bosman Van Zaal is specialised in the development, production and installation of professional horticultural projects and has an extensive team of engineers and horticultural experts. CMV is a leading horticultural supplier in the UK and its leading position in the UK horticulture sector has been built on a commitment to maintaining loyal relationships with customers and partner suppliers alike.


Horconex designs the best type of greenhouses, heating and screen system according to customer wishes, from semi-closed Activenlo Air to conventional Venlo using programs specially designed to calculate the best local solutions in relation to climate conditions, crop choice and your objectives.


Talking about their participation at FPC Future, Martijn Bergmans had this to say: “We are very excited to be a part of the first edition of FPC Future. The fresh produce sector is an important driver of the Dutch economy, and the sector is at the forefront of technological innovation. As the UK and the Netherlands face similar challenges around the use of resources, pests and diseases and climate change, Dutch companies are keen to introduce themselves to their fresh produce colleagues in the UK to form new business links and learn from each other’s expertise.


"We are delighted to see the high level of interest we received from Dutch companies to participate in this event and we believe the range of exhibitors on the Dutch pavilion is a great demonstration of the strength and diversity of innovation in our sector.”


FPC Future is co-located with FPC Careers. To see the entire list of participating companies go to www.fpcfuture.co.uk or www.fpccareers.co.uk


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available and anyone interested in hearing more about these should contact linda@freshproduce.org.uk.