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GE Current, a Daintree Company and Royal Brinkman Enter Exclusive Partnership in the UK

The move names Royal Brinkman as the authorized distributor for Current grow lights while appointing Current the exclusive lighting provider for the famed horticulture supplier

GE Current, a Daintree company, and Royal Brinkman have entered an exclusive partnership together in the United Kingdom.

Under the agreement, Royal Brinkman will have the right to promote and distribute Current’s horticulture Arize™ grow lights solutions and upcoming Lucalox™ High Pressure Sodium lamps to the U.K. horticulture market. Current will be the exclusive lighting provider for Royal Brinkman U.K.

Together, the two companies will collaborate on driving the horticulture industry forward while providing exemplary service for growers. This includes identifying modern and environmentally friendly solutions, such as industry-leading energy-efficient grow lights for greenhouses, indoor farms or controlled environment facilities that help provide greater yields, more harvests and higher profits.

“We are absolutely thrilled to work exclusively with Royal Brinkman. They have a reputation for being the best in the horticulture industry, and that means they are also known for choosing the best partners,” said Malcolm Yare, Horticulture Business Development Manager at GE Current, a Daintree company. “We believe that Current’s grow lights lead the market and will be a valuable asset in our push for more sustainable, higher-quality crop production.”

Glenn Notley, Managing Director at Royal Brinkman, said: “Current’s Arize™ product range is at the forefront of the horticulture industry, and we’ve seen them succeed in all types of indoor farms, vertical farms and greenhouses. We are pleased to work with them to introduce their technology to our growers in the U.K.”

A large portion of the partnership will be assisting the burgeoning cannabis market in gaining a foothold. Royal Brinkman recently launched Can-Hub, a top-to-bottom resource for cannabis growers to help them find the equipment and expertise they need in one reliable online location. Current has also made inroads into this market: In 2019, it introduced the Arize Element L1000, a grow light specifically designed for cannabis that has been shown to promote higher cannabinoid levels and better crop yield than traditional solutions.

While the relationship is only within the U.K. for now, both Current and Royal Brinkman are optimistic about the possibility of expanding the partnership into other countries.

Anyone interested in learning more about Royal Brinkman’s horticulture services can reach out to Jim Pryor at

About GE Current, a Daintree company:
GE Current, a Daintree company provides people-focused lighting and intelligent controls, making commercial buildings, retail stores, industrial facilities and roadway lighting more energy efficient and productive. Backed by an ecosystem of technology partners, Current is helping businesses, cities and farms unlock hidden value and realize the potential of their environments.

Current harnesses the power of light to enable never-before-possible methods of farming, ushering in a new era of agriculture. We aim to build a world where growers can produce higher yields, cultivate with greater precision, and grow sustainably, locally and year-round to fuel a brighter future. For more information, visit

About Royal Brinkman:
Royal Brinkman is a supplier, consultant, and installer for the professional greenhouse horticulture sector. The company was founded in 1885 and acquired the designation ‘Royal’ in 1985. Today, Royal Brinkman is one of the world’s largest, renowned suppliers to the greenhouse horticulture sector. With branches not only in the Netherlands, but also in England, France, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, Russia, Mexico and Australia, Royal Brinkman also has an international orientation. For more information, please visit

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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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