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Fruit Logistica 2018, Berlin
Breeding company TomaTech, and 4 produce companies (Mastronardi Produce (Canada), Stoffels (Belgium) La-Palma (Spain) and Perfection Fresh (Australia)) launch the Toma'muse concept together.
Charlie Millen, Emilie Morilleau, Wim van Wingerden & Kalum Balasuriya, Botanicoir.
Al lightened up with the Heliospectra team! Matthew Grantham, Wiktor Paijkull, Caroline Nordahl Wells, Ali Ahmadian, Ruben Gonzalez & Caroline Wells, demonstrating their light control systems. http://www.hortidaily.com/article/40521/Light-control- system-showcased-at-upcoming-shows
Marcello Galati, Jean Piere Lejeune & Fram Limbarino, Europrogress
The P-TRE team showing their various gutters!
Tuomas Puronen & Jarmo Sainio with Novarbo, showing their mosswoool & vertical farming plant factory
Signing on the exhibition: Philips Lighting has installed its first LED grow light project for cucumber cultivation in Russia with Agrokultura Group, LLC and its new business partner Svetogor. http://www.hortidaily.com/article/40991/Russia-Cucumber- grower-installs-lighting-on-7,550-m2
Leonardo Mannarelli, Patrizia Giuliani and Giuseppe Netti, with Arrigoni, showing their instect nets, like the Air Plus.
Ronald Thoen & Rob Alleblas, Bosman Van Zaal
The team of Italian greenhouse manufacturer Lucchini. They recently presented two protected crop cultivation systems: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/40751/Innovative-systems- by-Idromeccanica-Lucchini
Alesandro Pasini & Stefano Pistis, C-Led. The company recently installed LED modules at Fri El Greenhouse, Italy. http://www.hortidaily.com/article/41037/Italian-tomatoes- now-available-in-winter-too
At Hortilux the Hortisense software suite was shown to the visitors.
The always happy, mister Marcel Schulte of Holland Gaas
Piet van den Oord of Oerlemans Plastics and Mark Rehorst of Perfon, showing all different flexible foils and see through wrappings for the agf. Oerlemans Plastics also has a wide range of foils for the horticultural sector
visiting Jacob Tsonakis, Ina Plastics.
Menno Chemie specializes in disinfectants, insecticides and cleaning products.
The Fruit Logistica Tech Stage talks were about cultivation techniques, post-harvest handling, processing, packaging and tracking.
Pascual Miralles, José Antonio Fernández & Samuel Bañon, APR Greenhouses.
Audronė Petraškienė & Kęstutis Vileikis, presenting the Suliflor pottig soil and substrates.
Netled launched their new brand - Vera®, Turn-Key Vertical Farm at Fruit Logistica. The new brand includes all the equipment and automation needed for vertical farming. In the photo Nino Kivioja, Toppo Haikonen & Johanna Kivioja.
Alberto Galdos & Maria Isabel Kortabarria, of greenhouse manufacturer Ulma Agricola.
Oscar Nijman & Twan Leurs, Luiten Greenhouses / Saarlucon
The Greenvass-team, known for their adhesive traps / rollertraps and greenhouse accessories as well: clips, trays & pots
Sigrid Hansen - Catania, Francis Paon & hidden on the left is sheep Dolly! They show the new and improved biodegradable pots by Fertil. http://www.floraldaily.com/article/13771/Fertil-improves- its-biodegradable-pots
Francis Paon, Simonetti - producer & international supplier of products in plastic for the support of the plants
Albert Jan Haket, Simon le Coz & Nicolas Bernhard of Horconex are visited by Chris van Hulzen & Ron van den Arend, Tebarex
The H2Hydroponics system for growing plants in water.
Of course we couldn't miss out on the Svensson team!
H2Hydroponics are Spanish experts in manufacturing and exporting hydroponics, NFT & greenhouses
Greece-based plastic film producer Daios Plastics, represented by Ioannis Tsakiris, Marios Bozinis & Demitrios Daios
Dimitris Doukas of Plastika Kritis is visited by Shail Kulkarni of Greenspan Agritech. These days the low amount of labour required to install Plastika Kritis films is an important subject in the industry.
New faces at EMS (Environmental Monitoring Systems). The ethylene measurement devices are shown by Frank Visser, Jan-Kees Boerman, Corstian Boerman & Peter-Jan Goedgebuure.
Mrs Elisabetta Pircher of Italian technical textile manufacturer Aduno, showing their BASIC5 range of thermal screens.
Dick van der Wel & Wim Verhoeven, Vellekoop Makelaardij
Soliman Masaoudi, Russel IPM
Their Sticky Roller Trap Actiroll keeps its functionality under greenhouse conditions for at least 12 months - all season long.
Manos Roussakis, George Papagiannis & Makis Livaditis, Thrace Group - providing various plastics, nets & mini rolls for the horticultural industry
Celebrations for Eminent at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin: this year the company celebrates its 35th anniversary, launches a new packaging for the Tomberry pearl tomatoes and to top it all off: a new logo has been introduced.
So at the Fair, there most certainly was a reason for a toast.
New packaging for the Tomberry pearl tomatoes
And the new logo. Read all about it here: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/41036/Special- celebration-at-specialty-specialist-Eminent
Director Jan van Heijningen and commercial manager Gert-Jan van Geest
"The Hortilux team on the Fruit Logistica, presenting their complete lighting solutions with the slogan "Think ahead, grow smart"
KUBO, ClimaConnect, Verkade Klimaat and PDI Screens. In the chair visitors could undertake a VR experience in the world of KUBO. Ron Plaizier, Henk van Tuyl, Robert Keijzer & Ron Threels. In the chairs Mariska Slaman & Nathalie van den Ende.
Ruud, Aad & Maurice, MJ Tech
Vegetable breeding company Enza Zaden develops new varieties for more than 30 different vegetable crops and for all regions worldwide.
Krysztof Jawor & Rogier Laurens, Takii Seed, presenting their varieties with the slogan 'Creating tomorrow today'
The Italian seed breeder Southern Seed is expanding it's catalog annually and gaining foothold outside Italy, thanks to their various & deeply coloured varieties
Geert Van de Voorde and Pascal Rassen, Desch Plantpak. Their range of biodegradabe pots is expanded with a container (24x8 cm) for 3 7x7 cm press pots.
Israeli young plant grower Hishtil recently launched a new product on the market for the end consumer; TRIO. It is a three plants package designed to preserve the plant's growth for several weeks. http://www.hortidaily.com/article/40062/Three-plants- package-TRIO-is-a-hit-for-Hishtil
Eyal Inbar, Maya Avni& Amit Dagan with the new Hishtil TRIO plant package.
The Gardians is a joint venture between Visser and Hishtil, providing professional grown young plants for consumers and helping them growing tasty plants easily.
The Barbecue mix contains Rosemary, Oregano & Thymus young plants.
The range includes herbs & vegetables and also an orchid line.
Vicente Jaramillo & Yasser Dergham, Humintech, showing Fulvagra: a bioactive growth promoting and soil improving agent in liquid form with a high concentration of natural fluvic acids
"Breeder Gautier Seeds has various spear points. Stronger disease resistances make it possible to develop safe and more efficient production techniques, choosing more suitably sized products allows matching transport, distribution and consumption conditions in a better way. And of course there's always the taste. "The Provence love for taste is ours too."
Arjan van Leest shows the new Jiffy growbag: biodegradable, with enzymes in the plastic so it will be gone in three years. Unlike some alternatives therefor no minimum temperature is required.
Jürgen Rost, Haeko Schnack & Arjan van Leest, with Jiffy
The new Bejo stand offers extra focus on the purple vegetables with the Purple Power mark - attractive vegetables with a high level of nutrients. Shown by Jurgen van Baar & Danielle Bruin.
With the Bejo tool visitors can easily find and compare varieties available for their needs and region.
Ella Rijnsent & Simone Dekker, Memon. Memon specializes in development, production and distribution of organic, organo-mineral and ecological fertilizers and soil improvers.
Breeding and producing vegetable seeds for the professional market at the highest quality, that’s Novisem. Charl Dings had some busy days on the exhibition!
Peter Veenman, Herman Burger, Wim van den Berg, Stef Baetings, Jan Opschoor & Martijn Kesteloo presenting the DOOR brands: Papri-Co, Green Diamonds, Purple Pride, SweetPoint & Prominent
And of course so do the ladies. Corien Zuijdwegt, Marja Vijverberg, chef Larisse van der Haar-Buijze & Mariëlle van den Berg
Ad van Adrichem, Duijvestijn Tomaten, Cees Kortekaas with Axia Vegetable Seeds, Pascal van Oers with VEK Adviesgroep & Peter Duijvestijn, Duijvestijn Tomaten
Your own editor Arlette with Dutch chef Herman den Blijker
Herman den Blijker, Melissa Bontekoe, Wim van Krieken, Michel de Winter, Rene Zwinkels & Cees Kortekaas. Together they created the cookbook Tomato Love, to show their passion for tomatoes & food.
Grower Dirk Vlaemynck (Tomato Masters) visits the Greenyard Horticulture team: Els Thoelen & Hans Baekelmans
The Automato: dispenser for fresh tomatoes by Stoffels
Stoffels is one of the four growers behind the Toma'Muse concept: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/40909/Grower- quartet-throws-weight-behind-TomaMuse-concept
Steff Grielen, Petra Veldman, Paul Stoffels & Peter van Rijn, showing the Toma'Muse
FinestFog showing their industrial humidification and water treatment
Indigo Solutions: Wim Blijleven
Evan Coleman, Northern Venture Fund, Álvaro Valle García, New Growing System, Jan Chechalk, Bluewater Greenhouses & David Toohey, Gloeckner
The Flier Systems team: Daan Schwalbe, Bart Eekhout, Henk Meulstee, Jeffrey Huiskes & Ad Kranendonk
Explanation on the Kros Agro products: polytunnels and greenhouses technology
Salvatore Mavilia at the combined Arrigoni / Irritec presentation.
The Rivulus / Eurodrip drip and micro irrigation solutions
David Saez Sanz, Fertri Invernaderos
The Syngenta team with ther freshening smoothies
Israeli breeding company Toma-Tech gained lots of attention at the exhibition thanks to the Toma'Muse concept In the picture is Ofer Ben Zvi (right) with Wilfred Scheffers of Dutch plant nursery WPK, who work together.
Genome Seeds peppers
Taking a detour through the halls filled with fresh trade companies can surprise you :)
Ruud van Bommel & Dorota Zawadazka, Visser Plant Innovators, meeting up with soft fruit growers and partners in the industry on the exhibition.
Planttape automated transplanting system
The system is used for increased efficiency and productivity in transplanting
Masterpak produces high-quality co-extruded polyethylene (PE) films. Agrow is their brand.
Younes Berada of Spanish greenhouse builder RUFEPA in conversation during the Fruit Logistica 2018
Indian company Agriplast provides ao. greenhouse covering films & mulching films.
Scarpa Giuseppe, Calabrese Giuseppe & Catale Giovanni, Opus et Vita
Maria Gimenez & Ana Andrew, Hydroponic Systems.
Gary Wang, Viewpoint
Sentek Soil Moisture Measuring
The VOEN company has been specializing in covering systems protecting stone fruit and berries from heavy rain, hail and frost and produces tunnel systems for protection crops.
Francesca Bena & Mario Cardelli, Artigianfer greenhouses & equipments
Bernard Le Blastier, Michael Lescoet & Sandrine Quenea with their Spid trays
Aqua4D water solution
The Pop Vriend Seeds team: Frank van Kampen, René van Meijel, Ferdi Veenstra & Dick Visser
At the Bayer booth three new brochures were launched, highlighting partnership initiatives in Greece, Turkey and Brazil.
Leon Verkoelen and Dirk van der Kamp, with Berkvens mobility. Standing next to their newest edition the Controle lift 3000
Horticoop introducing My Horticoop. Via Via My Horticoop customers can order their needs any place, any time.
Arjan van der Klaauw, showing the Prins Brandpromise
Stefano Hiwat, Martin Helmich, Kevin Spoelder and Bert-Jan Nolden of Hoogendoorn and Raymond van den Berg and Jim Smits with Nitea. Have been talking to people about their International Management Software, what is so much more than only about hour registration.
Johan Grootscholten of Green Career Consult, visiting the show
Edwin Sol and Matthias Haakman with Buitendijk Slaman, next to the newest Masterlift, together with Canadian bell pepper gowers form Sunnyside Produce, Paul Moerman and Woody Siemens.
Chef Jesse Kikkert is making beautiful and delicious appetizers at the Axia booth
The Aweta Rollerstar
Fabio Camisa of Da Ros next to their Seeder LR 600 and Italian Hydroponic lettuce grower, Adriano Morretti
Cesare Ghizzi of Idromeccanica Lucchini, in conversation with a visitor
Jean Pierre Dr. Lejeune of Europrogress Greenhouses and Bert Loomans of Loomans consultancy
Michele Pavano from P-TRE
The Cravo team, from all over the globe
Pal Knutzen of Senmatic, Hafberg Thorrison with Lambhagi and Jorg Rosager of Svensson
Senmatic lights,like Led FL100 Grow or FL100 Sunlight Fixture
The Valoya team
BL Linkable with internal driver of Valoya
BL Linkable with internal driver of Valoya
Paul van der Wielen with Martin Stolze
The Botanicoir team! Precision PLUS ULTRA is the patent rights and 100% washed and buffered substrate for soft fruit
Gustavo Alvarez Pérez and Manuel Guerrero with Asthor
Dry hydroponics new float for babyleaf and hurbs
Dry hydroponics new float for babyleaf and hurbs
The guy's of Richel. Looking forward to hear more about their New Generation Film and several projects they are having in various places like for example Bulgaria and Azerbaijan
Kim Berg Jensen and Przemek Procek of Oboya
Bio-degradable Hydroponics pot of Oboya
Roy van Heugten and Gerd Steverding, Modiform
Thomas Schwend, Manuel Bosink and Richard Brigis of BLV, are not only interested to meet other companies, but also want to see whether this is the place to have their own booth, next year
The team of Green Automation, where happy to let us know that on Tuesday the 6th of February the system start-up at Deli Verde Farms in Turku, Finland took place
Shaun Herdsman and Tony Christensen, Shaun is holding an Eco Expert with a seal-lid
Joris Bogaerts took his daughter along to the exhibition
Ziv Shaked of DryGair and Eef Zwinkels from Royal Brinkman
Royal Brinkman Team
Virfra’s Vincenzo and Stefano
Siebe Duivenvoord of Celtic Cooling
The guy’s of Benfried, Charles Vijverberg, Ronald Petra and Richard Steenderen
Jelle Boeters and Theo Stolze, of Stolze
Tansel Bukulen of Royal Brinkman and Tayyar Ezurumlu with Phormium
Mari Mosler-Makinose of MMM Tech Support, showing the HP meter for substrates
Marion Köhles, Alexandre Druhen and Florain Shobel with HortiSecur
Busy at the STEP Systems booth
Harald Braungardt, Yana Murashova and Marjan Karlovic with STEP Systems
Alfred Boot and Bernard Aichele with HerkuPlast, showing their two lines, QuickPot and HerkuPak
Hendrik Wahn, of Bactiva
Hans Luijkx and Raymond van Mierlo with Bato
Tobias Jäger and Zaraa Adel from Stender with visitors
Viooltje Lefub and Lieven Wouters from Fertikal, went of a walk in the field.
Herr Brill and Herr Steinmeyer in the middle of some negotiations
Filip Smaers, Tom Vermeulen and Simon Eyers of Roam Technology are present as well
Bart ‘t Hoen and Nick Boelen with Van der Knaap
Christian Demmelmaier, Jan Nevermann and Hans Schmid, with Menno Chemie-Vertrieb
Rob Veenstra, Michèl de Wit and Will Lammers, with HortiMaX
Ruud Brouwer and Arjan van Antwerpen with DLVge
Mink Vermeer, with Dephy
Steven Adriaense and Toon Thys with van Looveren
Marcel and Norma Vijverberg of V-Maxx
Thijs van der Meulen with the GreenTech and Bert Strikkers of Alumat Zeeman
Mariska Dreschler of the GreenTech and Joachim Keus with Ridder
Barry de Jong, Nicole Schelling with RedStar and Ed Smit of Ideavelop and Boy de Nijs with HortiMaX
Willem Kuijvenhoven of Martin Stolze shows the world that they are not only into potplants but also into softfruit by their participition of IPM and Fruit Logistica
Christiaens Agro Systems designed a machine which to sort and pack at the same line ... SortiFlex
Angelique Christiaens shows us SortiFlex. To be continued ...
Wijnand Visser of Cyklop shows Strepper. It is a machine which bundle vegetables with rubber bands
Intracare: Serguei Minko, José Carretero Perez, Anastasia Krasovskaya and Harm Vogels
Daan Schwalbe (Flier Systems), Wim Blijleven (Indigo), Henk Meulstee (Flier Systems) and Bart Eekhout (Flier Systems)
The Tech Stage was quite popular
At the floodlight: Araymond showed a part of their assortment and their booth
Jorien Plak and Michiel Seignette of Sudlac.
"Wow ... And then it is time for this amazing gift. All the way from Azarbedjan a hand-knotted carpet. Meteor received at form their dealer over there. Peter Lexmond:"Thank you all. We are proud at it."
Meteor Systems: Peter Lexmond, Arnold Bol, Irina Stegeman and Marc Staring
"Joris Bogaerts of Bogaerts Logisitics is a busy man. The slogan "Quality growers use Quality tools" makes that the booth is popular"
The three laughing musketeers: Dennis Dullemans (Agrolux), Pieter van der Velden (AAB) and Aad Janssen (AAB)
Arjan van Antwerpen of DlVGE
Hazera wants a higher popularity for the yellow tomatoes. So ... Share a Summersun smile!
Hazera: Geert van der Wel, Marcel van Kester and Arjan van Steekelenburg. They are in charge for the Dutch greenhouse crops for Hazera.
René de Jonge, Kees van Dam and Chris Bevers of Koat
They know how to joke ;-) Jeroen van Buren, Klaas van Egmond and Aad van den Berg of Delphy
Ridder / Hortimax: The ties are, as always, correct. Johan van Erven, Wil Lammers, Arjan Janmaat and Regnier ten Haaf
Ralf Derksen and Agnes Robert of Cultilene. Cultilene presents their new glas type - Ultra low haze (5%)
"Serge Pas of Cultilene:"The combination of our Rootmax block combined with the Exact Air Slab becomes more and more popular."
Dennis Janmaat, Gavita
The booth of Van der Knaap Group
Martin Van Zeijl of Bom Group and Zsolt Markus from Hungary. Bom is building the greenhouse for his tomato specialties.
Dick Kramp and Hans van den Heuvel of Gruppo AB are walking around
Pieter Vermeulen of Sakata loves tomatoes which: are Tasty, has Innovative Shapes and has New colours
Hassan El Khallab, Michel Witmer, Han van der Put and Lucs Schwiebbe of Groen Agro Control
Shaking hands: Annet Breure (AGF) and Michel Witmer (Groen Agro Control)
Geert van Adrichem (Adrichem Kwekerijen bv), Daan van Empel (Groenten&Fruit Huis) and Loek van Adrichem (Adrichem Kwekerijen bv)
Arjan van der Klaauw of Prins Group. What a smile
Jelle Boeters of Stolze
This picture is made possible by Leon Verkoelen of Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility. With their green lift it was possible to make this picture with the overview of the Holland hall. Thanks Leon!
Rudi Vanderheyden and Siebe Duivenvoorden of Celtic.
Werner van Mullekom of Codema and Bert-Jan Nolden of Hoogendoorn. Codema designs, develops and delivers cultivation systems for the growers of today and tomorrow, including substrate cultivation, hydroponics, tables and containers, multi-layer cultivation and internal transport systems. Each product can be used individually or installed as part of a connected system layout.
Jelle Hoogland (Mardenkro) explains Thijmen Tiersma (GroentenNieuws) all the details of shading, diffusing and cleaning of greenhouses. And Paul van Gils (Mardenkro) is listening
They name them 'the captains of industry': Stef van Driel and Herman van der Breggen of Plantenkwekerij Klugt - Vreugenhil
Paul van Gils (Mardenkro) and Stef van Driel (Plantenkwekerij Klugt - Vreugdenhil)
Michael Ploeg of Dalsem
Jaspert Boer and Wim Zeelenberg of Greefa
Eric Gerritsma of Holland Green Machine.
Ries Neuteboom of Philips. He will move to Vancouver and will do his sales job over there for Philips. We wish you a lot of succes (and fun), Ries.
Marco van 't Hart, Arjan van der Meer, Berry Koppert, Olaf Mos and Pieter van Berchum of Gakon
Jerry Arkensteijn of Beekenkamp Verpakkingen shows the new (black) crate. It has a flat bottom. It cannot been damaged anymore by the chain track
"One of the advantages of BE-Cube is the small space you need for return freight," according Jerry Arkensteijn of Beekenkamp Verpakkingen"
Peter Maes of Koppert Biological Systems
Komeco - Arie van de Wijgert
Rijk Zwaan has one new variety within the MyCuBies (My Cucumber Babies): Quatrino. Quatrino is a one bite cucumber. Within MyCuBies there are now three cucumbers: Quatro, Quatrino and Quinton.
Rijk Zwaan: The middle one is Quinton. It is a white mini cucumber
Rijk Zwaan has their Rocketeerz line for their arugula assortment. This is the new variety in their assortment: Sparkle. Notice the leaf, it is different from the regular arugula.
De Ruiter present their Delisher. It is the new tros cherry plum tomato.
Huib Koerts of Ruiter Seeds
Martin Veenstra of Certhon
The crew of the booth of Fertiplus of Ferm-o-Feed
Mediane - Robert van der Laan, Peter van Tolingen and Mike Leistikow. Mediane has focus on innovation combined with sustainability.
MultiPacker of Koppert Machines can reach a capacity of 90 packings per minute.
Patrick ten Have and Paul Koppert of Koppert Machines
Ard Flier and Ad Kranendonk of Flier Systems
Sjef Loomans of Berg Hortimotive has no lack of a good listening audience.
Sander Zuidgeest of Steenks Services
In the booth of Taks: Joep van den Bosch (Ridder), Bas Lagerwerf (Berg Hortimotive) and Harm Maters
Greefa's SmartPackr2: Step 1: supply of sorted apples
Greefa's SmartPackr2: Step 2: the camera made pictures, sent it to the robot and the robot picked up the apples
Greefa's SmartPackr2: Step 3: the robot put the apples with the bloss above and the stems in the same direction
Diederik Peters is setting the control panel of Greefa's SmartPackr2
Diederik Peters and Wim Zeelenberg of Greefa
Fonny Theunis of Biobest
PMV01 of DCM was one of the exhibitors. PMV01 is a sustainable and biological solution for the problems caused by PepMV in the tomato cultivation. Nele van Kamp, Thijs de Langhe and Annelies Justé
Erik-Jan Hoornstra and Miquel Pérez of Araymond
Arjan Pauw of Gavita
Nico Niepce of Alweco
Philip Immerzeel (Ludvig Svensson), Nico Niepce (Alweco) and Hugo Plaisir (Ludvig Svensson)
Marc Geurds (Royal FloraHolland)
Joek van der Zeeuw (Van Dijk Heating) in conversation with Johan Grootscholten (Green Career Consult)
"Serge Pas showing Cultilenes new touchscreen on the booth: "We can show visitors a lot of things, for example how much substrate someone needs for their greenhouses."
Sander Zuidgeest, Andreas Hofland and Hans Fakkert presented HortiKeys new Plantalyzer.
Eelco Wolthuizen, Wilfred Lange, Daniel Bou and Stefan Nieuwenhuyzen (FormFlex, Metazet)
Viscon showed several products at Fruit Logistica. On this picture Ton van Gilst, Arie Kamp and Tim Huijben.
Ton Visser and Simon Kleinjan with Viscon's Hydroponics system.
Aaron Wickell, Robbert-Jan In't Veld and Daan Mansveld (Viscon)
Bob Hunsche and Peter Spaans representing Van der Hoeven Horticultural projects.
Shirley van der Linden and Wil Beekers proudly presenting Beekers Berries' rebranding.
Of course Nico van Vliet presented the De Ruiter varieties
Jos van Mill & Rene Zwinkels with the Tommies, also available in a 1 kg packaging these days
Tomde WIner, Peter Parms & Lieven Coppieters, with Rotom from Sint Katelijne Waver
Marc Bonsmann, Koppert Cress, showing the new cress products
Paul O'Connor on top in the stand of Restain! In the photo with Steven Scott, Dirk Garos & Dirk Carvo
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