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HortiMaX R&D Department visits RedStar
Last week, HortiMaX's Product Development Department visited Red Star, a leading tomato producer in the Netherlands. After visiting their packaging centre in Maasland, our team was given a tour of Red Star's newest location, the Ultra Clima greenhouse, in Dinteloord.
HortiMaX's water purification system offers best return on investment
Wageningen University & Research Centre (WUR) for Greenhouse Horticulture in the Netherlands has examined four methods of water purification for use in greenhouse horticulture. Three of these methods remove 80 to 100% of pesticides from discharge water. The tests showed that hydrogen peroxide combined with low pressure UV radiation offers the best return on investment.
Getting your water management in order
These are hard times for growers. The current market means growers need to adjust quickly. Dutch growers now face an additional problem with new regulations imposing stricter environmental targets. This has made it vital for growers in the Netherlands to get their water management in order, for instance, by limiting the disposal of drain water and rainwater. This article briefly explains what the new legislation means for Dutch growers. We also explain how HortiMaX can help growers worldwide optimise their water management.
A preview of our latest innovation: Synopta 3
It's been a year full of innovation at HortiMaX. During the Horti Fair, we launched the HortiMaX CX500, the new standard in adaptive greenhouse technology, which was nominated for an Innovation Award. We upgraded our Aqua CX300 and VitaLite 500, and came out with a brand-new labour and harvest registration system. Now it’s the turn of our Synopta user interface, with the upcoming release of version 3. Thanks to the software’s many new features, this release will get us off to an innovative start in 2013. And we have many more innovations in store.
HortiMaX taking part in WUR tests of water purification methods
Wageningen University & Research Centre (WUR) for Greenhouse Horticulture announced in August that it would conduct a comparative study of four water purification methods for use in greenhouse horticulture. The research project into removing pesticides from discharge water is now well underway. HortiMaX, a worldwide supplier of horticultural and water purification technology, has played a key role in the project since September.
Ridder Drive Systems / HortiMaX highest newcomer in the Hillenraad 100
We’re proud to report that Ridder Drive Systems & HortiMaX were named the highest newcomer in this year’s Hillenraad 100, ranking 80th on the prestigious list. The names and ranks of the top 100 leading companies in Dutch greenhouse horticulture were announced on 26 October. The Hillenraad committee of experts compile the annual list after assessing the results of over 10,000 companies.
Prayon and HortiMaX join forces to improve irrigation
Prayon, a Belgian company with a global turnover of €815 million, is to team up with HortiMaX over the next few months. The companies will work together on a number of international projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of two new fertilisers developed by Prayon – Monoammonium phosphate (MAP) and Monopotassium phosphate (MKP) Hortipray® Anticalc. HortiMaX’s Irrigation Checker will play an essential role in these projects.
RIDDER DRIVE SYSTEMS AND HORTIMAX TO EXHIBIT JOINTLY AT THE HORTI FAIR 2012
Ridder Drive Systems and HortiMaX Growing Solutions will be exhibiting jointly at this year’s edition of the Horti Fair (30 October 2012 – 2 November 2012). Our ambition is to reinforce our position as Greenhouse Systems Integrator, which is why we invest above the industry average in our product and services portfolio. Read on to find out what we have in store for you at the Horti Fair 2012.
VitaLite cuts greenhouse water and fertiliser use by 50 percent
Van Geest Bros. Limited is a family-owned and operated business in Grimsby, Canada. In an effort to cut water consumption and optimise the irrigation water they use, the Van Geests installed a HortiMaX VitaLite sterilisation and filtration system in 2010. John Van Geest said that the system allows them to reuse their water runoff endlessly, which really lessens the strain on the local environment. He also noted that the system cut their water and fertiliser use by about half. Source: Greenhouse Canada, August 2012.
The standard in adaptive greenhouse technology: the HortiMaX CX500
The use of ‘Dutch’ horticultural technology frequently proves unsuccessful abroad, because the technology is not suitable for the climate conditions present, or the knowledge level or culture of the user. Every climate and country has its own optimum solution. The HortiMaX CX500 was designed on this basis. It is the standard in adaptive greenhouse technology: The system is adaptable, expandable, easy to use and can grow along with the knowledge and experience of the user.
Ridder Drive Systems takes over HortiMaX
Harderwijk, the Netherlands, 25 October 2011 – Ridder Drive Systems in the Netherlands has completed its takeover of HortiMaX. Representatives from both companies concluded the transaction on 19 October 2011. Albert ’t Hart, Managing Director of Ridder Drive Systems, is pleased with the agreement and emphasises that the takeover arose from a need for co-operation and a pooling of knowledge.
HortiMaX helps Mexican growers
HortiMaX does things a bit differently to other companies. Where our competitors open branches and post sales staff, we offer expert support and advice to our customers. The Mexican horticultural industry has been growing rapidly and is increasingly opting for more advanced solutions that provide higher yields. Using these solutions correctly is crucial to achieving such yields. Since early March, Bram Vanthoor has been HortiMaX’s representative in Mexico.
HortiMaX MultiMa Series II, version 5.2, enthusiastically received
The MultiMa is HortiMaX’s most advanced environmental controller and has been leading the way in commercial horticulture for years. The computer offers unparalleled flexibility and is a breeze to operate thanks to the HortiMaX Synopta software. The MultiMa's broad range of features allows growers worldwide to achieve more than just better results. The initial response has been very positive.
Ektron III to replace Ektron II
After ten years, production of the Ektron II is almost at an end. Its successor, the Ektron III, recently cleared one of its last hurdles: an official ÖKD test. The Austrian ÖKD calibration service is one of the most reputable organisations for testing measuring equipment in Europe. The Ektron passed the ÖKD test with flying colours, measuring temperature, CO2 and relative humidity levels with extreme precision. As a result, the Ektron III has been awarded the highest possible certificate.
Invitation to Green Farming trade mission in Ethiopia
Green Farming would hereby like to invite you to take part in its trade mission to Ethopia from 22 - 26 March 2012. During this mission, participants will visit a select number of horticultural production facilities to get to know the local situation and development needs in the Ethopian sector. The aim of the mission will be to encourage the exchange of knowledge, networking and possible co-operation between the Dutch and Ethiopian parties through company visits, individual matchmaking and a network event.
HortiMaX appoints Joep van den Bosch as Managing Director
As of 1 june 2012, Joep van den Bosch will commence his duties as the new Managing Director of the HortiMaX Group. Van den Bosch (47 years of age) can draw on many years of experience in the international horticultural sector and has previously held management positions at Priva and Ball. His clear vision and international contacts will contribute greatly to the further growth and internationalisation of HortiMaX.
Ridder and HortiMaX jointly present at ‘Tuinbouw Relatiedagen’ trade fair
Ridder and HortiMaX will both be present at the Tuinbouw Relatiedagen trade fair in the Dutch town of Gorinchem, to be held from 14 - 16 February. You’ll find Ridder at stand 318 and HortiMaX next to it, at stand 320. Both companies will be showcasing a number of innovative products. In addition to the Irrigation Checker and MiniMaX, HortiMaX will be presenting its latest labour and product registration solution: HortiMaX Productive.
Press Release: New owner of HortiMaX plans to reorganise and invest
The Ridder Group announced today that it intends to reorganise the HortiMaX Group, which it acquired in October of this year. This will result in fifteen job cuts and the closure or sale of two of its offices abroad. According to Ridder’s Board of Management, these measures are necessary to pull the HortiMaX Group through the current slump in the market. Ridder also plans to invest in internationalisation, innovation and systems integration.
Hip Hop Guatemala at HortiMaX
As part of its corporate social responsibility, HortiMaX supports local initiatives, such as 'Hip Hop Guatemala'. This is a collaborative project with ‘Edventure’, aimed at giving underpriviliged youths in Central America a better future. Partly thanks to HortiMaX, a few of the youths recently visited the Netherlands for a series of live performances.
HortiMaX committed to social responsibility
At HortiMaX, we’re aware of our social responsibility as a company. That’s why we develop sustainable solutions for the global horticultural market and support our staff’s community-based initiatives in the regions where we operate.
HortiMaX MultiMa Series II: The new standard in environmental computers
The HortiMaX MultiMa has ranked among the world’s best environmental computers for many years. Now, with the launch of the MultiMa Series II, HortiMaX has again succeeded in leaving the competition far behind.
In cooperation with various suppliers, HortiMaX has designed an industrial wireless network for P-Plus which is particularly suitable for mobile applications in the horticultural sector.