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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. The program will include a visit to the Hortiflora trade fair in Ethopia, the opening of a new demonstration project and an activity linked to the co-operation project of the Dutch customs organisation and the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Authority on import and export procedures, customs capacity and Authorised Economic Operator status and procedure.
UK Office Christmas Holidays
The UK office will be closed from 23/12/2011 and reopen 03/01/2012 Deliveries will not be possible during this time. Client breakdown working will continue as normal.
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 presented with HortiQ certificate during Horti Fair
In addition to innovation, quality is another vital ingredient for success. HortiMaX is the first process automation company in the glasshouse horticulture industry to be awarded the HortiQ quality assurance certificate.
HortiMaX looks back on successful Horti Fair 2010
Very successful. That’s how we could sum up HortiMaX’s participation in this year’s edition of the Horti Fair. What made this year such a success was our new and large stand, a completely revamped house style and a brand new, glossy corporate brochure. Our new house style stands out by its fresh green colours and a dynamic ‘swoosh’.
CropView launch meets with enthusiastic response
Another great success at this year's Horti Fair was the launch of HortiMaX CropView, our latest glasshouse solution, which was nominated for the prestigious HortiFair Innovation Award 2010. HortiMaX CropView allows you to monitor your crop plants 24 hours a day with high-resolution images, making it a remarkable innovation in observing and fine-tuning your crop's development.
HortiMaX team wins prize in 12-inch race
On Saturday 11 September, three HortiMaX employees took part in the 12-inch race in the Dutch town of Pijnacker. During the race, competitors cycle about 6 miles on bicycles with wheels no larger than those on a children’s bike. The HortiMaX team competed in the race with a remarkable self-built creation in the shape of an old-fashioned penny-farthing.
HortiMaX CropView nominated for Horti Fair Innovation Award 2010
On 1 September, HortiMaX’s latest glasshouse innovation, HortiMaX CropView, was nominated for the prestigious Horti Fair Innovation Award 2010. CropView allows you to monitor your crop plants throughout the day, making it a remarkable solution in observing and fine-tuning your crop's development. It's an innovation that can safely be called revolutionary.
Synopta 2.8 offers many benefits under Windows 7
The new Synopta 2.8 software has been designed to be fully compatible with Windows 7. Various software components in this latest Synopta version have been modified to make the best possible use of the new features in Windows 7. As a result, the software is more secure because it utilises the Windows 7 firewall and user account control. The software is also faster because it runs on the latest 64-bit version of Windows, which makes optimum use of the large memory capacities and multitasking features that modern PCs have to offer. All new HortiMaX workstations come with Windows 7 as standard.
HortiMaX secures follow-up order with leading US organic farm
Grimmway Farms, based in Bakersfield, California, is one of the largest producers of organic produce in the world. This enormous company started out by growing vegetables in the fertile soil of Kern County over 30 years ago and is now probably best known for its carrots. This success prompted Grimmway to take its first step towards protective growing by constructing a 2-hectare (or 5-acre) test glasshouse facility under the name of Crystal Organics. Crystal Organics has now decided to double the glasshouse area to 4 hectares (or 10 acres) and awarded HortiMaX a follow-up order.
HortiMaX wins 2nd geothermal energy contract
Dutch installation contractor Montera Techniek B.V. (a subsidiary of HortiMaX) has been awarded a contract by tomato producer Gebr. Duijvestijn, based in the Dutch town of Pijnacker, to install all of the necessary electrics and additional pipework, and modify and upgrade its MultiMa computer for a geothermal energy system. This contract is directly related to another geothermal energy project that began earlier this year in Pijnacker.
HortiMaX participates in unique geothermal energy project in South Korea
When you think of South Korea, you don’t normally envision two ultra-modern glasshouse facilities specialising in sweet pepper production. Although these facilities may seem pretty unremarkable in most ways, they’re nonetheless unique since they’re the first glasshouses to be successfully heated by geothermal energy in South Korea.
HortiMaX technology allows tomato crops to thrive on Turkish Riviera
In Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera so loved by holidaymakers, stands a large-scale glasshouse nursery called 3S-Tarim. VB (Verbakel-Bomkas) was the main contractor in charge of building this 2.7-hectare (6.7 acres) facility, which it completed at the end of 2009.
HortiMaX to play important role in geothermal energy project
Dutch pot plant nursery ‘Ammerlaan’ has embarked on a geothermal energy project designed to meet its heating needs and those of a number of businesses in the surrounding area. HortiMaX and its subsidiary Montera Techniek – as part of Essent Local Energy Solutions – will play an important role in installing the necessary electrical and control systems in Ammerlaan's glasshouse facilities.
21-23 May 2013
Outgoing trade mission
27-31 May 2013
Russian Covered Ground
28-30 May 2013
International Exhibition Of Flowers, Agriculture & Horticulture
7-10 June 2013
Ugagro Field Days
13-15 June 2013
OFA Short Course
Greater Columbus Convention Center,
Columbus, Ohio, USA
13-16 June 2013
G2G 2nd table conference
First 2 weeks July 2013