Viscon and Honest AgTech announce their strategic collaboration to advance the development of solutions that enable fully automated harvest logistics for greenhouse vine crops. The shareholders of Viscon Group helped kick-start the Delft-based startup by being the pre-seed investors. This enabled Honest to ramp up the team and further develop the technology stack and test it in greenhouses.
Honest CEO Renji shaking hands with Viscon CSO Charlotte
Honest's Chief Executive Officer, Renji John: 'With Viscon, we have a versatile partner with a long-standing reputation in process automation for food and agriculture. Honest can leverage Viscon's expertise in the food logistics space and their engineering & production capabilities as we continue to build autonomous robotics solutions for high-tech greenhouses. This collaboration is a force-multiplier for us as we build autonomous robots that can carry out various activities - such as deleafing & harvesting - currently being done by humans.'
Viscon's Chief Strategy Officer Charlotte Langerak: "Honest's mission to develop technology to enable unmanned greenhouses fits our strategy to fully design our customers' processes in fruit and vegetables. We are passionate about agri and food processes and the limitless possibilities of technology. By partnering with Honest, we will be able to seamlessly connect pack-house logistics to the harvesting process, which in the near future will be executed by machines. Within the Viscon Group, all machine automation & software products, from breeding to packed products, will be available as one integrated solution. We are excited about the opportunities created by the combined competencies of Honest, our business unit Viscon Fresh Produce and our software division Viscon Factory Intelligence. To reaffirm our commitment, we made a minority investment in Honest in early 2021.