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Berg Hortimotive keeps moving

It was fifty years ago that Berg Hortimotive started with the production of pipe rail trolleys, and in the past decades we have been able to surprise the horticulture sector with innovative machines and systems. Always fed from our promise:

“We want to help greenhouse horticulture entrepreneurs to care for, harvest, transport and process their products as efficiently as possible.”

With the help of our network of distributors, our brand has become a household name in the international horticulture sector where we occupy a leading position.

The pipe rail trolleys of “yore” are no longer adequate, now they form just a fraction of the total logistics solution that we design custom-made for our customers. Local requirements and considerations are taken into account here. Tracking and tracing the product and collecting and making labour registration available are important factors in this context. This distinguishes us and enables us to add real value for our clients.

We keep on tickling our customers. Our “Picking-to-Packing” concept, in which complete logistics systems, from harvesting up to and including processing and packaging the product are designed and installed, is just the start. Our systems are set up in order to optimise the management of companies.

Recently, Berg included the Robocar brand in its range. Twenty years ago, these tractors laid the foundation for the automatic transport of the harvested product over the centre aisle. The Robocar is positioned under the BeTrac electro-tractor which has more functionality on board. This provides Berg with a valuable addition to its portfolio.

Besides our products, our provision of services are also being improved. Not only do we deliver our product, but at the same time we also deliver our knowledge on how to use and maintain it. To safeguard the quality of this aspect, Berg provides training courses and training programmes to its service partners, anywhere in the world.

This will keep Berg Hortimotive healthy, strong and ready for the future.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
This special also offers an opportunity to put your company in the spotlight with a banner in this special box. This banner can be booked until December 24 on our newsletters. For more information, feel free to send an email to: 

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