Sival 2017, Angers, France

Thanks to the good weather, the 2017 Sival surpassed last years visitor numbers. A total of 23,000 professionals from 22 nationalities visited the Angers Expo Parc to see the latest technologies in arboculture, viniculture and horticulture.
Thanks to the good weather, the 2017 Sival surpassed last years visitor numbers. A total of 23,000 professionals from 22 nationalities visited the Angers Expo Parc to see the latest technologies in arboculture, viniculture and horticulture.
Exhibitors were pleased with the high visitor numbers, which reflected the potential investment climate in the French industry.
Exhibitors were pleased with the high visitor numbers, which reflected the potential investment climate in the French industry.
Mauro Sala and Michele Pavano of gutter manufacturer P-TRE. They presented new systems for France's strawberry industry, such as gutter systems and harvesting trolleys.
Mauro Sala and Michele Pavano of gutter manufacturer P-TRE. They presented new systems for France's strawberry industry, such as gutter systems and harvesting trolleys.
Much interest for Greenyard's substrates.
Much interest for Greenyard's substrates.
Philippe Ostertag of Ostertag Plastics with Henri van Hemert of Oerlemans Plastics.
Philippe Ostertag of Ostertag Plastics with Henri van Hemert of Oerlemans Plastics.
Henri van Hemert of Oerlemans Plastics, Hubert Colas of Hortalis and Hans Luijkx of Bato.
Henri van Hemert of Oerlemans Plastics, Hubert Colas of Hortalis and Hans Luijkx of Bato.
Driscoll's Operations Manager Teun Leenders was visiting the show to look at opportunities in soft fruit cultivation in France.
Driscoll's Operations Manager Teun Leenders was visiting the show to look at opportunities in soft fruit cultivation in France.
The second day was very busy in the morning.
The second day was very busy in the morning.
Holimco was recently acquired by Horticoop. They represent products from companies like Flier, Javo and Redusystems. From left to right; Damien Vinet, Stephane Jaouen, Rogher de Jagher (ReduSystems) and Philippe Greau.
Holimco was recently acquired by Horticoop. They represent products from companies like Flier, Javo and Redusystems. From left to right; Damien Vinet, Stephane Jaouen, Rogher de Jagher (ReduSystems) and Philippe Greau.
Pressed pots are the main transplant media in French horticulture and therefore Urbinati showed its recent machinery for this substrate.
Pressed pots are the main transplant media in French horticulture and therefore Urbinati showed its recent machinery for this substrate.
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Besides technology, seed breeders such as H.M. Clause, Bejo, Rijk Zwaan and De Ruiter were showcasing their latest vegetable varieties.
Besides technology, seed breeders such as H.M. Clause, Bejo, Rijk Zwaan and De Ruiter were showcasing their latest vegetable varieties.
Frederic Robert of Sudlac at the booth of Cecoval, one of their French distributors.
Frederic Robert of Sudlac at the booth of Cecoval, one of their French distributors.
Optical sorting lines at the booth of Greefa.
Optical sorting lines at the booth of Greefa.
Angel Barrranco of Spanish horticultural equipment manufacturer IDM was visiting the show to meet his distributors.
Angel Barrranco of Spanish horticultural equipment manufacturer IDM was visiting the show to meet his distributors.
Jacco de Graaf of French greenhouse heating and construction company Hortere, Ad Kokshoorn of T.C. van den Dool Greenhouse Lifting and Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens Mobility.
Jacco de Graaf of French greenhouse heating and construction company Hortere, Ad Kokshoorn of T.C. van den Dool Greenhouse Lifting and Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens Mobility.
Ad Kokshoorn of Dool France.
Ad Kokshoorn of Dool France.
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens and Jacco de Graaf of Hortere.
Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens and Jacco de Graaf of Hortere.
The Novaxia hall with many greenhouse technology.
The Novaxia hall with many greenhouse technology.
Bas Visser of Wirelessvalue was present in the HortiMaX booth with the Agrisensys system.
Bas Visser of Wirelessvalue was present in the HortiMaX booth with the Agrisensys system.
Many interest for Hoogendoorn irrigation at the booth of distributor Squiban.
Many interest for Hoogendoorn irrigation at the booth of distributor Squiban.
Busy times at Richel Greenhouses!
Busy times at Richel Greenhouses!
Jean-Michel Mahe of Divatec. The French horticultural automation and installation company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Jean-Michel Mahe of Divatec. The French horticultural automation and installation company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Vahid Bagheri and Puri Sanchez Bermudez of Hydroponic Systems together with their partner and consultant Aurore Hoarau-Ferrante from Reunion Island.
Vahid Bagheri and Puri Sanchez Bermudez of Hydroponic Systems together with their partner and consultant Aurore Hoarau-Ferrante from Reunion Island.
Alexandre Druhen, Pierre Pokorny and Thierry Grange of HortiSecur.
Alexandre Druhen, Pierre Pokorny and Thierry Grange of HortiSecur.
Jerome Gonsolin of LL Industrie, Roland Pereira of Deltalene and greenhouse service technician Fabrice Sansonnens.
Jerome Gonsolin of LL Industrie, Roland Pereira of Deltalene and greenhouse service technician Fabrice Sansonnens.
Thomas Wörmer of TGU presented several new screening solutions.
Thomas Wörmer of TGU presented several new screening solutions.
Traita Service is a French company that helps growers to clean out their greenhouses during the crop change. They have several machines from van der Waay and Weterings available.
Traita Service is a French company that helps growers to clean out their greenhouses during the crop change. They have several machines from van der Waay and Weterings available.
Bernard Darfeuille of RATHO ASTREDHOR Research Centre together with Vincent Stauffer of Agrithermic.
Bernard Darfeuille of RATHO ASTREDHOR Research Centre together with Vincent Stauffer of Agrithermic.
Wessel van Waveren of insurance company Hagelunie informed us that they had a few French customers last year that were hit by hail.
Wessel van Waveren of insurance company Hagelunie informed us that they had a few French customers last year that were hit by hail.
The team Europrogress together with their French partners and distributors at the booth of Debernard.
The team Europrogress together with their French partners and distributors at the booth of Debernard.
Jean Piere Lejeune of Europrogress at the booth of Spagnol this time.
Jean Piere Lejeune of Europrogress at the booth of Spagnol this time.
Wim van Weele and Coen van der Kruk of Debets Schalke.
Wim van Weele and Coen van der Kruk of Debets Schalke.
The Novaxia hall.
The Novaxia hall.
Toon Thys of Van Looveren Horticultural Glass.
Toon Thys of Van Looveren Horticultural Glass.
Greenhouse manufacturer FilClair.
Greenhouse manufacturer FilClair.
L'equipe Horconex
L'equipe Horconex
Vertical farming system at the booth of Green Up.
Vertical farming system at the booth of Green Up.
Rianne van der Meer, Frank Vriends, Aart Jan Bos and Freddy Weel at the booth of Beekenkamp.
Rianne van der Meer, Frank Vriends, Aart Jan Bos and Freddy Weel at the booth of Beekenkamp.
Wouter Heezen of De Gier Drives was visiting the show.
Wouter Heezen of De Gier Drives was visiting the show.
Colorful new varieties at the booth of French breeder Gautier.
Colorful new varieties at the booth of French breeder Gautier.
French tomato growers Alain Virtre (Tomaviso) and Christian Jouno (Tomate Jouno) visiting Willem Koppenol of Certhon.
French tomato growers Alain Virtre (Tomaviso) and Christian Jouno (Tomate Jouno) visiting Willem Koppenol of Certhon.
Tomato grower Christian Jouno with Ronald Kloppenburg of Luiten Greenhouses.
Tomato grower Christian Jouno with Ronald Kloppenburg of Luiten Greenhouses.
Paul van der Valk of HortiLux
Paul van der Valk of HortiLux
Marco Vijverberg of Atout Services with Hugo Paans of Erfgoed.
Marco Vijverberg of Atout Services with Hugo Paans of Erfgoed.
Rudi ten Have and Monique Poppe of Benfried catching up with Ronald Kloppenburg of Luiten Greenhouses/
Rudi ten Have and Monique Poppe of Benfried catching up with Ronald Kloppenburg of Luiten Greenhouses/
Stephane Kosmala of Hyplast.
Stephane Kosmala of Hyplast.
The booth of Royal Brinkman.
The booth of Royal Brinkman.
The French team of plastic manufacturer AgriPolyane.
The French team of plastic manufacturer AgriPolyane.
The team of Grodan France.
The team of Grodan France.
José Carretero of Flier Systems together with organic young plant grower Hubert Salaun of BioSEM.
José Carretero of Flier Systems together with organic young plant grower Hubert Salaun of BioSEM.
The team from DCM-Soprimex, which is also a dealer for BVB Substrates.
The team from DCM-Soprimex, which is also a dealer for BVB Substrates.
Commercial weeding robots are in France available at Naio Technologies.
Commercial weeding robots are in France available at Naio Technologies.
These small robots can also be used in tunnel greenhouses.
These small robots can also be used in tunnel greenhouses.
Otto Post and Bert-Jan Nolden of Hoogendoorn at the booth of Squiban.
Otto Post and Bert-Jan Nolden of Hoogendoorn at the booth of Squiban.
Ridder-HortiMaX France.
Ridder-HortiMaX France.
Cultilene.
Cultilene.

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