Exhibitor and Sponsor List

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PML are a team of dedicated logistic specialists and have been established as a company for 17 years and we effectively manage the supply chain of temperature sensitive goods. Read more

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Stand E94

Affinitus Group design and develop market-specific ERP Business Management software for the fresh produce, food service, food & beverage, horticultural and food logistics sectors.

Freshware ERP software manages the end-to-end process of growing, importing, and marketing fresh produce – from farm management and importing, through the packhouse and processing, to wholesale, distribution and export. We continually invest in our product development to lead the ERP software market in our chosen sector and constantly strive to deliver the absolute latest in technology.

Contact us now to discuss how Freshware could help your Food, Fruit, Vegetable or Salad business. Twitter: @AffinitusUK LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/affinitus-group-ltd

Stand D85

Agri-EPI Centre is one of the four UK Agri-Tech Centres funded by Innovate UK. Our aim is to accelerate research, development and adoption of precision agriculture and engineering technology.

Our world class R&D facilities, alongside academic and industry partners are a test bed for new technologies in sensors, imaging and robotics, with the opportunity to run field trials on our network of 28 commercial farms throughout the UK.

Start Up Area

Recruitment for the AgriTech sector.

Our search and selection services help agricultural innovators and game-changers, from start-ups to multinationals, secure the best and brightest candidates in digital and conventional agriculture, for technical, leadership and commercial roles.

Agri & Tech; With a foot in both camps, we reach the candidates other recruitment agencies can’t.

Stand C82

Agritech Future is the new online publication from the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) to help you keep your finger on the pulse of agri-tech developments. We publish new and exclusive articles each week about the key innovations shaping the industry and uncover the true potential of agritech in both today’s and tomorrow’s farm to fork supply chains. We have a thriving online community made up of technology companies and all the movers and shakers in the industry. We back this up with a fully-featured online community platform and an e-bulletin so that you remain fully informed about the latest advances in agri-tech at all times.

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Ambitions Personnel is an independently owned and managed recruitment business, operating successfully throughout the East Midlands and East of England since 1990. Since then the business has grown considerably, with turnover reaching £48m and over 5,000 workers on our payroll each week. In the 30 years since our company was founded we have developed considerable expertise as a supplier of recruitment services to the Food, Warehousing and Logistics industries. We credit our success to our unrivalled industry knowledge, a network of offices and a personal approach tailored to each of our clients.

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Stand D84

Stand E98

Since 2010 BeBa Energy have been developing, designing, installing and maintaining the highest quality commercial solar PV systems.

Not only are we proud to have installed over 400 individual systems, we are also proud to say that we now look after nearly 500 systems as if they were our own; this includes systems that were not originally built by us.

We pride ourselves on taking our clients on the journey towards a new system in a professional and straightforward manner - handling everything from the cost/benefit analysis and feasibility studies to planning and due-diligence.

Once the system is operational you can rest easy knowing that BeBa are at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in solar PV management to help you get the most out of your investment. Most recently this is reflected in our investment in a specially-designed solar panel cleaning robot.

To date our clients include FW Mansfield & Son, Berry Gardens, Produce World and Frontier Agriculture.

Stand A8

Berryworld

Stand D42

B-Hive

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Bom Group is one of the most innovative turnkey greenhouse construction companies in the modern horticulture. As renowned pioneering turnkey greenhouse builder for over 50 years, Bom Group has a wide project portfolio covering every climate zone. We are specialised in customised high-tech glass greenhouse projects across the globe enabling growers and investors to grow their own fresh and sustainable vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants locally. Bom Group offers turnkey-services from conceptual-design to after-service from A to Z. In the past 50 years Bom Group has grown to a world-leading greenhouse construction company with more than 1.000 projects across the globe.

Dutch Pavilion

Bosman Van Zaal, a Netherlands based family-owned company, is specialised in the development, production and installation of professional horticultural projects and has an extensive team of engineers and horticultural experts. This enormous technical diversity within the organisation forms the basis for the sophisticated technology that is applied worldwide in the development of laboratories and test greenhouses for the food and pharmaceutical industries, but is also used for the realisation of high-quality production greenhouses. For more information, please visit www.bosmanvanzaal.com.

Stand C19

Branston is one of the country’s largest buyers and packers of potatoes, handling many thousands of tonnes every year. The company was formed, near the village of Branston, back in 1968 and we’ve been investing in a growing a sustainable business ever since. We employ well over 800 people at our three sites across the UK in a wide range of roles.

It’s not just about fresh potatoes. We also create prepared potato products for retail and food manufacture that are ready to cook. It’s all part of our approach to utilising the whole of the crop and making a positive difference to how we feed the planet.

Dutch Pavilion

Certhon and co-owner DENSO (the second largest advanced automotive technology supplier in the world) joint forces on advancing the automation in high-tech facilities around the globe. Together, we take up the challenge to look at the market from a whole new perspective in order to provide a more resilient and advanced food supply chain. By combining the knowledge and expertise of DENSO in the field of automation (industrial robotics) with the advanced horticultural techniques and cultivation knowledge of Certhon, a partnership within which a new generation of horticultural solutions will be developed.

DENSO and Certhon have already cooperated on the largest greenhouse in Japan were the harvesting is carried out by harvesting robot “FARO”, which DENSO developed and which is used for extensive testing.

Stand D40

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is the British trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world. Covering the ornamentals and fresh produce sectors, our members offer the full portfolio of products and services for all horticultural requirements. Building on its enviable reputation for research, innovation and high quality standards, the UK horticultural supplies sector has introduced some of the world’s leading technology, processes and services which are being utilised worldwide.

The CHA promotes its members’ products and services, plus UK horticulture as a whole, throughout the world at shows and via embassies and consulates by working closely with the British Government Department for International Trade (DIT). CHA is an accredited trade partner for DIT helping UK companies explore international markets and overseas partners to develop trade relationships with UK stakeholders. Currently the CHA organises British Pavilions at IPM Essen, Fruit Logistica, Greentech and Fruit Attraction and facilitates TAP Grants at all four events.

Stand B63

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) is one of the four UK Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation, funded by Innovate UK. It is an independent catalyst for change bringing together researchers, industry and government stakeholders to accelerate the identification, development and adoption of innovative agri-tech solutions in crops.

CHAP and its partners have built 15 facilities in ten centres of excellence and have established collaborative and delivery frameworks to assist efforts to improve growers’ ability to produce crops with better resilience and sustainability, while enhancing the environment. CHAP is a not-for-profit company that receives funding from Innovate UK.

Start Up Area

Clarifruit offers the world’s first automatic, end-to-end quality control (QC) and data analytics platform for the fruit and vegetable industry. Leveraging big data and artificial intelligence, Clarifruit aims to add consistency, accuracy and objectivity to fresh produce QC processes for the entire supply chain - from growers and marketing companies, to wholesalers and retailers. The platform empowers these stakeholders with the data they need to make the right businesses decisions to reduce waste, maximize productivity, and truly level the playing field for fruit and vegetable quality control. It’s about time. For more information, visit www.clarifruit.com.

Dutch Pavilion

CMW Horticulture is a leading horticultural supplier in the UK, founded in June 1989. CMW’s leading position in the UK horticulture sector has been built on a commitment to maintaining loyal relationships with customers and partner suppliers alike. CMW suppliers meet the highest standards for quality and reliability.

Dutch Pavilion


Crux Agribotics develops, delivers and supports automatic Grading, Sorting and Packing Robotics with vision and machine-/deep learning software. The adaptive robotics enable growers to automate their grading, sorting and packing process without having to depend on human labour. The produce is handled in a gentler way, resulting in higher yields; less damages at minimized give-away weight.

Crux Agribotics is dedicated to automating processes within the agriculture / horticulture markets together with its sister company KOAT B.V. who delivers complete systems for material handling and internal logistics for growers world-wide.

Dutch Pavilion

Embassy of The Netherlands

Stand C54

Fresh4cast provides forecast-as-a-service solutions to growers and distributors of fruit & veg. The company’s mission is to help the sector improve predictability and sustainability. In the berry category, Fresh4cast now covers half of the UK production and is expanding internationally. In recent years the service has been growing fast into new categories: salads, tomatoes, beans. Accuracy has grown steadily, and some of the crop models currently reach ±3% error. This has helped the company increase its turnover almost 10x over the past three years. If you think about improving your forecasting, please come and talk to us at FPC Future.

Stand D64

Stand A55

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the tray that packaged the steaks you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of cartonboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognised brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. With a product portfolio that emphasises renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials, we are committed to protecting the environment and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

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Stand A60

Greater Lincolnshire lives and breathes Agri-tech. Positioned at the heart of the UK Food Valley it offers the perfect platform to base a business associated with the sector; including bespoke Food Enterprise Zones, and a business community dedicated to food production. Our High Potential Opportunity for Automation in Food Processing outlines a compelling case to locate a business in our region.

At the core is the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach, offering unrivalled R&D facilities, premises tailored for the sector, the University on site and it's National Centre for Food Manufacturing just a short distance away.

Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are committed to flourishing Agri-tech across the region, and maintain an 'open door' policy for any business looking to invest. For further information please contact – Karen.seal@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Dutch Pavilion

We supply innovative and sustainable stone wool growing media solutions for the professional horticultural sector, based on Precision Growing principles. These solutions are, amongst others, applied for the cultivation of vegetables and flowers, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, egg plants, roses and gerberas.

Sustainability plays a prominent role within Grodan, from the manufacture of stone wool substrates to end-of-life solutions. Grodan is founded in 1969 and active in more than seventy countries worldwide. The head office is located in Roermond, the Netherlands.

Stand B65

GrowPura has developed vertical farming technologies to combine the benefits of land, water and nutrient usage optimization with minimizing environmental impact, working towards net carbon zero and improving nutritional benefits. Combining the positive benefits of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence to provide the widest acceptable benefit in different geographic regimes.

The company is building a major facility at Colworth Park stylized as the National Hydroponics Demonstator and Skill Centre –the company is developing approaches to widen the acceptance of vertical farming and easing the path to implementation through its licensing and technology services.

Dutch Pavilion

Dutch Pavilion

Hagelunie Glasshouse Insurance

We insure, and firmly ensure, the continuity of the global protected crops business.

Our expert team is multi skilled and practically experienced in glasshouse horticulture. Including associated energy installations and controlled environment systems.

Firm roots within the Dutch growing industry place us in a unique position to bring extra benefits to protect and develop your business.

We offer much more than any other greenhouse insurer.

Will be great to meet you at the show or contact us anytime.

www.hagelunie.com

UK: Kevin Robinson 07770 665 078 kr.ltd@btinternet.com

NL: Louis Vrieze +31 613411871 la.vrieze@hagelunie.com

Stand C20

Dutch Pavilion

HORCONEX is realising turnkey greenhouse projects for almost 35 years. Our expert team takes care of the project design with the most innovative solutions. In-house we design the best type of greenhouses, heating and screen system according to customer wishes, from semi-closed Activenlo Air to conventional Venlo using programs specially designed to calculate the best local solutions in relation to climate conditions, crop choice and your objectives.

Our main focus has been on serving growers in France and Switzerland where we are the market leader. HORCONEX is now rapidly expanding its operations in other countries such as the UK.

Stand C47

IDS develops powerful, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide range of sensors and variants. The powerful industrial cameras can be used in a wide variety of non-industrial and industrial sectors such as equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. Visionary thinking and modular concepts enable customers to create innovative and individual applications.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 330 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan and South Korea as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally.

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Stand D87

Keltie is an intellectual property firm that can handle all of your intellectual property needs, including securing patents for your technical inventions, registering trade marks to cover your brand, and protecting your aesthetic creations with design registrations. We support companies and individuals at all stages in protecting their innovation and growing their business.

Keltie is a firm with a unique personality. With a top-10 ranking in the Financial Times Special Report on Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020, Keltie is renowned for its excellence. That reputation has been earned by putting talented, energetic and principled people at its heart.

Stand E96

Lettus Grow

Stand A60

Greater Lincolnshire lives and breathes Agri-tech. Positioned at the heart of the UK Food Valley it offers the perfect platform to base a business associated with the sector; including bespoke Food Enterprise Zones, and a business community dedicated to food production. Our High Potential Opportunity for Automation in Food Processing outlines a compelling case to locate a business in our region.

At the core is the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach, offering unrivalled R&D facilities, premises tailored for the sector, the University on site and it's National Centre for Food Manufacturing just a short distance away.

Lincolnshire County Council and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP are committed to flourishing Agri-tech across the region, and maintain an 'open door' policy for any business looking to invest. For further information please contact – Karen.seal@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Stand A61 and A62

The Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) is a specialist research institute at the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus, which brings together expertise in a diverse range of subjects such as agriculture, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, ecology, hydrology, animal welfare, biology, genetics, food manufacturing, mechanical engineering, microbial resistance, new product development, supply chain management and economics, to name a few.


LIAT aims to support and enhance productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in food and farming through research, education, and technology. Its researchers are engaged in the development of technologies which add value or solve challenges across the food chain, ‘from farm to fork’, working with partners in industry and academia locally, nationally and internationally.

LIAT’s computer scientists and agricultural researchers are leading a number of pioneering agri-robotics research projects designed to realise the potential for improved productivity through greater automation of pre-harvesting and post-harvesting operations – these include observing and counting ripened soft fruit, picking fruit, transporting produce, weeding and harvesting crops.

Stand TBC

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a top 15 UK accounting firm, offering sector specialisms and a full range of compliance and advisory services to entrepreneurial businesses, groups and multinationals with operations throughout the UK. The firm has 90 Partners and over 900 staff in 12 offices in London, the South East, East Anglia, the Midlands and the Cayman Islands. MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the founding member of MHA, a national network of independent and dynamic accountancy firms and the UK member of Baker Tilly International, one of the world’s largest leading networks of independently owned and managed accountancy and business advisory firms

Stand A7

MorePeople

Sponsor - Lanyards

Morgan Cargo handles all aspects of road, sea and air logistics. We guarantee total peace of mind with each shipment as personal attention is given – from making the booking, to delivery at the final destination.

We focus on niche markets and offer total logistic solutions for perishable and general cargo. With the ever-increasing cost of getting produce from the grower to the supermarket, it is our aim to help our customers in obtaining the best freight rates available.

Morgan Cargo has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Pretoria, Nairobi, Amsterdam, Vitoria, London Heathrow and Folkestone.

Stand A61

The National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) is a satellite campus of the University of Lincoln and an internationally recognised provider of education, research and technical business support for the fresh produce industry. NCFM is recognised for its highly innovative delivery model, comprising distance learning study typically supplemented with three weeks of block release study per year and is strategically situated in South Lincolnshire.

The NCFM works closely with employers in the fresh produce sector responding to a growing need for skilled food scientists, technologists, manufacturing/operational managers, supply chain managers and Agri food related roles. With our expert fresh produce know-how and unrivalled collaboration with leading suppliers of robotics and automation, processing and packaging technology, our specialist education and research facility progresses cutting edge work across a number of food sector areas.

Stand B70

Roythornes has built a strong reputation by giving commercial advice to fresh produce businesses.

Our talented team works with UK and international organisations - advising on issues including contracts, disputes, technology implementation, construction projects, regulatory prosecutions, business sales, mergers & acquisitions, licensing and distribution agreements. We also help with the more day-to-day business issues such as employment law, GDPR, websites and debt recovery.

Our clients include innovative technology businesses, importers, growers, processors, logistics and storage businesses, and trade bodies which gives us a ‘whole chain’ knowledge and makes us the ideal partner for your next fresh produce challenge or opportunity.

Stand D46

Scorpion Vision has been building vegetable processing systems for the automated packhouse since 2015. The technology is based on a combination of robotics, water knives and advanced camera systems that offer automated precision cutting that can match or even improve on that achieved using a human work force. With these automated vegetable cutting systems, produce can be peeled, trimmed, de-cored and portioned quickly and efficiently. This leads to a number of benefits, including reduced waste or giveaway, higher yields, improved quality, longer shelf life and of course higher margins.

Dutch Pavilion

The SmartWash Solutions system is a revolutionary advancement that enables food processors to significantly raise the bar on food safety, cost savings, process control, line efficiency and monitoring capabilities. The SmartWash® chemicals consists of food wash enhancers developed by SmartWash Solutions to boost the effectiveness of standard (mostly manual) chlorine-based systems. The outstanding performance of SmartWash guarantees consistent pathogen removal and cross-contamination mitigation of E. coli and Salmonella (when used correctly), resulting in fewer recalls that cost the food processing industry billions of euros per year. The SmartWash Solutions system is a powerful combination of Science (own processing aid), Engineering (automated monitoring and control unit) and Technology (online platform which makes calibrated data transparent).

Dutch Pavilion

Svensson is the world leader in climate screens for the horticulture segment.

The Svensson climate screens give the grower more effective climate control.

Our climate screens provide a variety of solutions to improve your greenhouse climate: from solar reflection and energy saving to blackout, supplemental lighting or weather protection.

Svensson Climate Advice is the name of the service we provide so you can be sure you’re getting the right climate screen for your crop and growing conditions.

This tailor-made climate and screen advice includes recommendations on how to make the most of your new climate screen in everyday situations.

Stand D38

Syngenta is a global R&D agchem manufacturer and seed supplier. We are dedicated to supporting our customers and partners around the UK in this unique and complex industry.

With our resources and scale, we drive innovation to improve flavour, quality, convenience and productivity, for the benefit of growers, marketers, retailers and consumers.

We help growers increase marketable yield in a sustainable way, with new traits to increase productivity and quality, and integrated pest and disease management.

This passion for innovation and our close connection with our customers, supports the industry to meet consumer demand for high quality vegetables all year round.

Stand D43

University of York

Stand C24

Worldwide Fruit are an international fruit marketing and distribution Company. We source products globally, from over 1000 growers worldwide ensuring continuity of supply 365 days of the year

Established in January 2000, we are an award winning business supplying top quality fruit to the UK's leading supermarkets. Our Packhouse at Spalding handles around 81 million packs of fruit a year!

Specialising in apples, pears, avocados, stone fruit and more recently fruit baskets, we have offices in Spalding, Lincolnshire and Chartham, Kent, and employ in the region of 475 staff with an annual turnover of £220 million per annum.

Many organisations claim people are their greatest asset, but our Investor In People silver award in March 2021, and Business of the Year award at the Lincolnshire Business Awards in 2021 confirms staff really are at the top of our agenda.

Our Company mission is to be "Customers First Choice". With the introduction of a coaching culture and the development of a lean production system, continuous improvement is how we do business.