Our aim is to create fruitful partnerships with professional growers in order to maximize their yields and profitability. We do so by providing durable, efficient and innovative solutions in the areas of




In Memory of Frans Nugteren (15 September 1928 – 29 November, 2016)

Frans Nugteren, founder of the current Ridder Group, died on 29 November 2016, aged 88. The farmer's son who only remained on the farm, because he didn't want to let his father down, used his farming experience to set up the business. One of his first projects was to develop a ditching machine, simply because he hated having to dig ditches manually. The ditching machine soon became a permanent fixture in Dutch agriculture.

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Beijing IEDA opens European office in Westland

The Chinese agricultural company Agrigarden has officially opened an European office in Westland. AgriGarden is the European headquarters of Beijing IEDA, a high-tech agricultural company in the Chinese market. Although the company has successfully cooperated with Dutch partners in China for a number of years, the high tech agricultural city in the Province of South Holland, will allow Beijing IEDA to expand and innovate with partners in The Netherlands. Arne Weverling, Vice Mayor of the city Westland, welcomed the Chinese agricultural company AgriGarden to Maasdijk, Westland.

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Upcoming events

Sival 2017
17-19 Jan 2017
Angers, France

IPM Essen 2017
24-27 January 2017
Essen, Germany

Fruit Logistica 2017
08-10 February 2017
Berlin, Germany

HortiContact 2017
14-16 February 2017
Gorinchem, the Netherlands

HortiAsia 2017
15-17 March 2017
Bangkok, Thailand