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HZPC steps away from Solentum, Pessl to acquire ‘SolGrader’ and ‘SolAntenna’

HZPC Holdings B.V. announced last month that it will end the business activities of Solentum B.V.. Pessl Instruments GmbH will acquire some of Solentum’s products as of May 1, 2021. An agreement was finalized by Pessl Instruments and Solentum last week.

Herman Verveld, commercial director at HZPC: “Solentum B.V. and Pessl Instruments have been working together on digitization of agriculture services since 2019. Based on that cooperation, Pessl will acquire the products SolGrader and SolAntenna from Solentum and continue further product development.

“At HZPC we are pleased with this agreement for several reasons. We are satisfied that customers can continue to work with Solentum’s products. In addition, Pessl Instruments has a good reputation and broad international coverage. The company is a pioneer in digitization with 36 years of experience in the development and sale of hardware and software products for the agricultural sector. With this, we guarantee future innovations and improvements of Solentum products.”

CEO/Founder Gottfried Pessl: “The SolGrader and SolAntenna from Solentum B.V. will fit perfectly with the existing hardware and software product lines because we offer our clients worldwide a comprehensive solution from the field to the storage room. The SolGrader app will be used in combination with our weather stations, disease models, satellite images, portable nutrition and soil moisture sensors to estimate the calibration and yield in the fields. The SolAntenna is a very innovative and useful device to monitor temperature, relative humidity and CO2 in storage facilities without electrical infrastructure and alert a farmer when there is a problem in a particular area of the facility in real time.”

Solentum’s current Managing Director Egbert Bakker will make the switch to Pessl Instruments through this acquisition as product sales Manager Benelux in Northern Europe and product specialist of Solentum’s products.

Source: HZPC Holdings B.V.
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Pessl Instruments GmbH is located in the town of Weiz in Austria. The company was founded in 1984 by the current CEO Gottfried Pessl. With 36 years of experience, Pessl Instruments is a pioneer in digitalization in the agricultural world. The company has offices in United States, Brazil, Canada, Ukraine, France, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Portugal and Poland. Pessl Instruments has business with customers in more than 80 countries. For more information: https://metos.at/
Solentum B.V. was established in 2015 as a wholly owned subsidiary of HZPC, with the aim of developing and delivering digital agricultural products and services. Since 2015, Solentum introduced products such as the SolEye, a digital tool to precisely and objectively assess the color of fries; the SolAntenna Warehouse, a digital tool that collects real-time data during potato storage; the SolGrader, a real-time digital field analysis tool of trial harvests supported with a SolPortal as a customer-friendly data dashboard.

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