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IPM Essen 2019
Nemanja Rodic, Donato Lucia, Stefanie Linzer, Lars Aikala & Jaakko Nisula with Valoya
Senmatic brought a preview of the new Superlink 6 program to the show
Morten Hjorth shows how the program works intuitive and is easy to manage, something that was given a lot of attention by Senmatic. The new Superlink 6 will be available in April.
The ViVi team with Daan Mansveld & Rene de Vos was joined by the team of Agrigarden to discuss with us the opportunities in vertical farming in and outside China.
Melanie Hutzen, Rene Focke & Julia Roling with Klassman Deilman
Els Schrauwen visits Alfred Boot with Herkuplast.
Jack van Batenburg and Peter Zethof (Shakti Cocos) brought cocos and a Tuktuk.
Oerlemans Plastics: Joan Hanegraaf, Henri van Hemert and Piet van den Oord.
Luiten Greenhouses and Saarlucon stood at their familiar place at IPM Essen, this time with a renewed stand. Starting from the left: Kick Jansen, Tina Wu, Ronald Kloppenburg, Irmgard Luiten, Ruud den Engelsman, Nico Luiten, Oscar Nijman, Twan Leurs and Michel Saarloos.
MJ Tech Fogsystems: Peter van den Bemd and Aad Verduijn
Peter Dekker (PDI), Mariska Slaman (PDI) and Mark Verdouw (Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects)
Pascal den Heijer (Holland Screens) and Peter Rense (Holland Scherming)
The team of Kekkilä BVB.BVB Substrates has been producing substrates of the highest quality for a century. To serve customers even better with sustainable solutions, BVB Substrates is joining forces with Kekkilä, a subsidiary of the Finnish company Vapo Oy.
Arnold Bol, Irina Stegeman and Peter Lexmond of Meteor Systems
Signify unveiled its new concept for the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact. This compact, passively cooled LED toplighting provides a 1-to-1 replacement for HPS lighting that fits seamlessly in existing HPS connections and trellis constructions. The goal is to make it easier for growers to make the switch to LED lighting as a way to improve their crop results or reduce energy costs.
Richard Priestly, Richard Fox, Vasile Agache of Neame Lea Nursery with Bernardo Greeve of KG Greenhouses
IFG Cresco / Phormium: Rémy Ballet, Tayyar Erzurumlu, Joshua Gauche, Vitalina Tsourkan, Peter Ollevier, Arjan van der Veer
Mirjam van Elten, Simon Jones, Anita Roording and Dick van Regteren of Genap
Daniel Da Ros & Fabio Camisa with Da Ros, showing the new & completely electronic sowing line.
Also the newly introduced potting machine (a smaller version of Da Ros' earlier creation) is completely electronic.
According to Fabio, this is the future of potting machines. "There are no pneumatic parts, so it's more secure. Movement is driven by disks, no chains." For safety measures it's completely closed.
Carsten Thrane with Ellepot showing the various Ellepot papers.
The new BLV products were introduced on the exhibition: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9064881/choose-what-best-fits-your-needs/
Besides various new LED products also a new 1000W HPS was introduced
Plenty of reasons for the BLV team to smile!
Monika Reimann with Reimann Textiles was visited by Helmut Grossmann with Demaitre
The Step System always attracts many visitors, since it's an easy solution to get more grip on your greenhouse.
Vincenzo Russo & Stefano Liporace with Vifra
Miquel Ribera & Jordi Gusi with Conic System.
Marco Geeratz, Bart Bakker & Joost Haenen all joined Svensson last year
Valeria Delfine & Patrizia Giuliana with Arrigoni
Vittorio Genuardi, Massimo & Mattheo Lucchini with Lucchini greenhouse systems
John Meijer & Lodewijk Wardenburg with Bom Group
The team with TGU brought various products to the exhibition.
The Tower Roller Plus for example, a drive system for roll-up screens
Fluence brought their bright lamps and as usual on the trade show many visitors took the time to check them out.
Steen Tharald Beyer, Soren Kristensen & Erik Jensen with Viemose-Driboga. In the background of course the famous Multi Green Grow, but as shown in forefront they provide other vertical farming solutions as well.
Davide Barotti with Urbinati talking with the Agrinomix team, all the way from the USA. In forefront Elisa Lauris with Urbinati.
Alessandro Mazzacano shows the new fully electronic Urbinati potting machine.
Christian Kuse & Ingo Kreye with Haygrove.
It's bright and there's strawberries all over - that must be the Parus team on the exhibition floor!
The company brought their new strawberry system.
The newly introdued Plessey Hyperion Interlight: designed in a way that's slim from above and spreading the light out in a wide angle.
Thomas Abbott & Paige Lee with Plessey
Jef van Gorp & Tom Vermeulen with Roam Technologies, showing the Huwa-San product to dealers and growers.
Visited by their friends from Prayon: Dave Pinxteren & Kurt Verhelst.
The Fibredust team! Recently the company told us about their novelties in blueberry substrates: https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9059159/developing-new-grow-bags-for-the-ever-increasing-blueberry-market/
Koen Vangorp with Mechatronix, showing the CoolGrow VF. This solution offers growers a way to do flexible LED-research in an affordable way.
Remarkable: there are no LED-strips, but the LEDs are within the glass.
The Mechatronix team.
Viscon/ Aimfresh with a diverse range of new concepts including the Waterwick, a watering system for at home, The Gardians as e-commerce concept for plants and Dip & Grow: an organic mossball from which up to five times a head of lettuce will grow. Starting from the left: Tessa Spek, Dustin Pietersen, Bart den Hertog, Amanda Liu and Turi Daelmans.
Couldn't walk through the paths in hall 3? Then the Autostix demo must be going on. Visser Horti Systems showed many visitors the innovative system.
The Richel team as always on their spot on the show.
Steven Adriaense & Toon Thijs with Van Looveren. Recently the company showed in a video how greenhouse glass is being produced: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9054149/this-is-how-your-greenhouse-glass-is-being-produced/
Wiktor Paijkull with Heliospectra
Team TTA: Bram, Jan, Adrie, Geert, Steve en Peter.
Joost van Rooij with Paskal Nederland.
Louis Damm & Kurt Becker with Dramm
The Sananlight solution
Tino Mosler, showing the MMM solutions.
Fischer, German provider of energy screens.
The heart of Knauff! In the photo Daniel Hatterscheid with Dirk Mühlenweg
Christian Oosterlaan (HortiHands/Pack TTI) with a flexible solution to cut and harvest microgreens and herbs in vertical farming growing facilities.
Stefan Schmidt with Rien van Leeuwen & Dirk Mühlenweg
Jan-Bernd Brunken, ANdrzej Fabisiak & Timo Gerdes with Otte Metalbau.
Joost Haenen (Ludwig Svensson), Carla Cox (Mertens), Mat Versleijen (Mertens), Bart Joosten (Mertens) and Cor-Jan van der Elzen (Carbon Gold).
Their virtual reality experience made it possible to visit the production sites of the company.
Jan Vos (Priva) and Henk Daniëls (Cogas Zuid) posed together in their shared booth.
Last but not least: Carlos Garcia & Marko Jaakkola with Novarbo.
And the team of Van der Knaap Solutions - smiling even at the end of the day!
Paul Blom and Raymond van den Berg (ISO Group) in front of the ISO Cutting Planter 2500.
Horticoop and Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond with on the picture Claudia Zuur, Marcel Weinans, Jeroen Dunant, Ben Hoogendoorn and Tom Zwijsen.
Malcolm Calder (Transplant Systems), Gertie Rongen (Limex Cleaning Solutions) and Joep Janssen (Limex Cleaning Solutions).
Limex showed their tray washing machine for orchids cask.
NP Plastics with their new Plamboe label plug from recycled plastic and in a 100% elephant grass organic variant.
Royal Brinkman introduced HortiHygienz, a new hygiene concept. Raisa Weterings, Jan Willem Keijzer and Esther van Winden.
Team ViVi: Christian Wolthaus, Daan Mansveld and Bart den Hertog.
Dennis Tuk and Levi Trouwborst: two new faces by Visser Horti Systems. The company organised demonstrations with the AutoStix and the new multimedia and rooted strips.
Unifortes: Robbie Kelder, Cherique Kranendonk and Roy Kranendonk.
Simone Dekker, Ulrike Meyer-Reiners en Ella Rijnsent (Memon) probably will use this picture for their company calendar, isn’t it?
Lieven Wouters (Fertikal)
Edwin van Dorst (Bato Plastics), Raymond van Mierlo (Bato Plastics) and Alejandro Sáenz (Sáenz Fety)
The work must go on: VTI Horst.
Anton Hulsegge and Heleen Hofstra (Howitec Netting).
Jolanda Nieuwenhuijze (Valstar Plantenkwekerij), Cees van Luling and Marianne Duivenvoorden (Royal FloraHolland).
Arco van der Hout (Valstar Plantenkwekerij) in the ‘vegetable corner’ of the booth.
Jan Peters en Nenad Stojadinovic (Alfa Pro IT): well known in floriculture, but also taking steps in fresh produce. Knowing what’s in stocks is useful everywhere.
Ceciel de Keijser, Gabriëlle van Dam and Hans van der Knaap (Van der Windt)
Sercom with Hugo Nijgh, Ignacio Rodríguez Gracia and Jan-Willem Lut.
Malcolm Calder (Transplant Systems), Didier Liot (Demaitere SAS), Stefaan Vandaele (Demtec) and Geert Desmadryl (Demtec).
Jürgen Rost, Marc de Bruin and Robert Bartkowiak (Jiffy). Marc shows a campanula grown in a Jiffy pot from young plant up to end product.
Colleagues from the United Kingdom (NIAB), Germany (Bundessortenamt), France (GEVES) and the Netherlands (Naktuinbouw).
Maurice Stals (Kwekerij Stals) and Peter Wicke (Vermako).
Ammerlaan Construction shared a booth with Light4Food. On the picture Jos Groenewegen, Mariëlle Cuppen and Ronald Thijssen.
Wilfred Lange (Metazet FormFlex)
Randy Leferink and Willy Homma (Atoplan Projects)
Kamil Wozniak of Tek, a Polish company producing labels and pockets for seeds. The sachets made of grass paper, containing 50% grass, are new in the assortment
Manuele Kretzschmar-d’Heureuse, Intrachme. This German company is specialized in the production and distribution of fungicides and organic fertilizers. Right at the fair, news came the patent pending of this new biological fungicide Romeo was approved
Vikas Agarwal, Shakti Polyweave, a company from India producing ground covers and nets. Europe is a far bigger market than India, however the domestic market is gaining importance
Andreas Wilsberg and Michel Klein, Vossloh-Schwabe. This company is a member of the Panasonic group and specializes in technical solutions lamp producers need
The foil Polifilm has many adventages as compared to the traditional foil. Just ask these guys, Ivan Garayar and Pierre Michiel Klaus.
To prevent erosion of borders, parkinglots and other environments, Adam Zalewski and Monika Madejek from the Polish company Stella Green have the right solution.
Paul van Gils of Mardenkro as always ... bright and shiny
Peter van der Knaap, Jenny Swarts, Martin Stolze (look at his nice shoes!) and Willem Kuijvenhoven of Martin Stolze bv
Marcel Schulte of Holland Gaas
Cheers with a good cup of coffee at the early morning!
Henry Mast of Ellepot and Pieter Rienstra of GlobalGreenPact
Ralf Stevens and Markus Moehler of Lock Drives
KG Systems / KG Greenhouses
Mao Lui, Dick Verweij and Twan van den Berg of Van der Knaap
Top Control of Van der Knaap
Annelies Michiels and Jeffrey Huiskes of Flier Systems. Flier used a interactive system to present their Fl'ex sorting line. Jeffrey:"The automated Fl’ex Sorting line for cuttings carries out continuous and uniform grading of the propagation material."
Have a look in Ridder's booth
Van der Valk Horti Systems develops and produces ventilation mechanisms and screen systems
:-) What's in a name ... look for the differences
Arjan van der Meer (Gakon) and Arjan van der Veer (IFG Cresco / Phormium)
Mark van der Zande, Nathalie Barnhoorn and Jacques Bakker
Logitec Plus brought a special 'table' into their booth. This fibre cutter is a strong machine, so covered like a table for this event.
Steenks Services .. no lack of interest
Lodewijk Wardenburg of Bom Group
Ludvig Svensson with Bart Bakker
Kim Oosterom and Maarten van Hagen of Houweling
Erfgoed is doing good business.
Peter de Boer and Wijnand Visser of Cyklop
Fred van Veldhoven of Benfried
Vincent van den Dool of TC van den Dool, has experience in the lifting and renovation of greenhouses
Gideon de Jager of Codema
Dave Debets of DS HortiTrade and Debets Schalke
Arno van der Maarel (Maarel Orchids) and Gert-Jan van Staelduinen (Logiqs)
Hortisecur - Gartenbau Versicherung
Jeroen van Buren, Delphy
Geoffrey Geluk and Fred van Veldhoven of Benfried. Geoffrey has just started his new job at Benfried.
Ruben Lensing and Michiel Saignette of Sudlac
Paul Schildmeijer of M-Plastics
Dick van Regteren of Genap
Our very own team was ready for some serious photographing!
Luba Gritsuk, Ralf Schwabe & Bernd Sailer with Krass GlasCon, German specialist of professional glass- and steel constructions
Jens Schafer & Gisela Rauen with FVG Professional Gardening, showing various greenhouse foils.
Brian Schmidth showing various solutions to not use plastic pots. This is important for Ellepot, wanting to offer a product to substitute plastic.
Lawrence Baynham of INDO lighting
The Pindstrup team is promoting forest gold wood fibre, that can be mixed to reduce the use of peat and improve the characteristics of the substrate.
Sanujith, Kumar & Dumindr with Hayleys Fibre
Gustavo Alvarez Pérez & Manuel Guerrero from Asthor and Ignacio Rodriguez & Jan-Willem Lut with Sercom
Noel O'Leary & Jill Thornton with Hotbox International
Esin Toy & Engin Er with GrowTech Eurasia. The exhibition will take place in November 2019 again.
Yasser Dergham & the team with Humintech
The Kleeschulte products were inspected by the visitors
Michael Roll & Bernd Petri with Evonik
Spotted in the paths: Henk Bot & Erik de Ruiter
Igor Malygin & Maria Matveeva with Faros
Hayri Murat Turkely with Turkish greenhouse builder Seraci.
Jorg Swagemakers (Van Krimpen) with the biggest ornamental pot in the new series Elegance in the trend color cane green. The series includes pots from 15-38 centimeters diameter.
The Menno team showing the disinfection Menno foam.
Van Krimpen also brought a orchids pot with QR-code for better tracing. UV-light is needed to see the codes on the pot.
Berry Zuiderwijk and Peter Tanke (Holland Tuinbouw Systemen) under the Sunroof TD, a cabriolet greenhouse.
Sven Büttner, Roland Will, Angelina Imprescia, Martine Vos and Pascalle Lahay (Rootbarrier) brought bio covers against weeds to IPM Essen.
Peter du Crocq en Paulo Zonneveld (Van der Eng)
Almost forgotten: a new soft fruit pot for Van Krimpen, here showed by Joost Thijssen.
Mazinus van Dijk en Annegré van Noort (MDE Machinebouw)
Hans Baekelmans, Ritvars Veģis, Matthias Rodeyns, Nele Ameloot, Hanne Denaeghel and Peter Sallaets (Greenyard Horticulture) with a teaser about the release of their new company name.
A new face by EMS: Kees Gunter (front left) will start in the flower bulbs, while Peterjan Goedegebuure and Jan-Kees Boerman were present as well.
Jan Willem Lut of Sercom joined by Jan Wijgerse of Agrofim.
Tim Kroge with Alumat Zeeman & Gijs Solleveld, APS Holland.
Smiemans Projecten, obviously designing a nice greenhouse project again.
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