De Lier (NL)/Leuven (BEL) – 24 September 2021 - Priva and the Belgian R&D group Octinion will merge their horticultural robotic activities under the Kompano flag. The formalities will be rounded off in the next few weeks. By combining their expertise and technology, they will create a strong and pioneering technology company whose core business is innovation in horticultural robotics in an international market that is experiencing strong growth. The management will consist of Tom Coen and Ronald Zeelen. Tom Coen will take on the role of CEO.
A leading company in the field of horticultural robotics
Both Priva and Octinion have invested a lot of time, energy and money in the development of robotic innovations for the horticulture sector over the years. Priva has concentrated on developing a leafcutting robot for tomato cultivation, whereas Octinion has developed a strawberry picking robot and a UV-C robot to tackle diseases in greenhouses. The high global interest in these types of applications proves the value of robotic innovations in the horticulture sector and the enormous potential.