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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Food Technology is the designer and manufacturer of the worldwide patented Piñabar. This unique Fresh Fruit Fun-Experience is the number 1 in-store pineapple solution for retailers.
The Piñabar is the most innovative pineapple-slicer on the market today. Our patented system enables the best peeled pineapples in just 10 seconds. Delivering you the fastest and freshest in-store pineapple experience. Get ready for genuinely fresh pineapples, peeled right in front of your eyes. There is no fresher substitute than this.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Its Fresh! reduces food waste and enhances the quality of climacteric and ethylene sensitive fruit and fresh produce by safely and effectively controlling the ethylene present.
Its new format can now be applied to a wide range of packaging formats and liners, providing its unique technology the optimum conditions to protect fruit all the way from the grower to the consumer; locally and globally.
We look forward to welcoming you to our FPC stand at A53, and introducing you to our technology, demonstrating our technology, and arranging trials. Further info can be gained at www.itsfresh.com
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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.
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.
Originally developed in Spain, PlantTape was acquired in 2014 by Tanimura & Antle, one of worlds’ largest vegetable growers. The PlantTape automated transplanting system is ideal for agricultural producers aiming for increased efficiency and productivity in their operations. The system is more efficient than the conventional transplanting methods using modules and soil blocks. PlantTape offers a fully integrated system from sowing the tape, to germination and nursery care, to transplanting in the field. PlantTape is commercially used to plant lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, onions, tomatoes and cabbage, while other crops are currently on trial.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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