10 partnerships from September

Due to the growth in the horticultural industry, both growers and suppliers feel the urge to join in the rat race and upscale their business. September was no different than usual: various companies inked deals in order to serve the growing market. Here's a recap of 10 collaborations you might have missed in September.


Combining much-needed high-tech machines backed with AI capabilities

South Essex Fabricating partners with Robovision

South Essex Fabricating (SEF) has signed a partnership agreement with Robovision to pave the way for the research and development of deep-learning software and enhanced AI…

50-hectare greenhouse project in Iran announced

In the Urmia district of Iran, a new 50-hectare greenhouse will be built by GenGroup Agricultural Investments, a Turkish company that provides turnkey greenhouse projects to…0

Stepping up the IPM game: Biobest invests 10M CAD in ecoation

Biobest and ecoation today announced stepping-up their initial  commercial collaboration. Biobest invests $ Can 10 Mio in equation. Biobest’s CEO, Jean-Marc Vandoorne, and COO,…

Longvine Growing Co invests in LA based Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc.

Rebranded Houweling's Group partners with new California greenhouse company

Today a new partnership was announced in the US horticultural industry. Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc, which recently revealed their plans for a 2.8 million square feet greenhouse…

Hortus partners with Simonetti for

New supplier for tomato clips and truss supports for Netherlands, Canada, and Germany

Tomato clips and truss supports that are easy to work with, have a long lifespan and offer an amazing price-quality ratio. These Simonetti products are now available for…


Colorado grower signs partnership with Mastronardi Produce

Mastronardi Produce and VetaNova, operator of solar powered greenhouses, have announced a long-term exclusive distribution agreement of all fruits and…

NPM Capital acquires minority share in KUBO

Investment company NPM Capital has acquired a minority share in KUBO, developer of high-tech greenhouses for horticulture.  "A year and a half ago we realized that we could use…

Video Large strawberry grower tests harvest forecasting technology

Soft fruit grower Genson Group and tech company OneThird are working together to reduce food waste by predicting when to harvest. In a video, the Brabant Development…

"It is of the utmost importance that robots are economically feasible"

Ridder adds robotics to its portfolio with MetoMotion investment

“Our goal is the autonomous greenhouse. Over the last couple of years, we’ve built a portfolio consisting of greenhouse technology products contributing to this goal; robots…

Growing media suppliers join forces in vertical farming and hydroponic substrate markets

Today Jiffy Group and Growfoam announced their collaboration in the Middle East and Asia by signing a letter of intent at the Greentech 2021 fair in Amsterdam. Jiffy Group…

Bill Gates' tech fund invests heavily in in autonomous growing company
Someone famous is knocking on the doors of autonomous growing. Hybrid robotic greenhouse company Iron Ox has closed a $53 million funding round, led by Bill Gates' tech fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures. 

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