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High-tech companies partner to offer new technology solutions to the potato industry

Pessl Instruments, a global manufacturer and provider of advanced agricultural technology solutions and holistic tools for informed decision-making under the METOS brand, headquartered in Austria, and Solentum, a service company from Holland, offering data-driven solutions for the international potato value chain, have signed a partnership agreement in precision agriculture.

Over the years, Pessl Instruments has managed to reach out to every corner of the world, whereas Solentum was primarily focusing on Europe and India. Together they will explore new possibilities and market opportunities to support the potato chain by delivering tools which give more information and seamless integration so the clients will be able to make better decisions and have a better ROI. A win-win situation, they say.

Commenting on the partnership with Pessl Instruments, Mr. Egbert Bakker, the managing director of Solentum, says: “We believe that the partnership agreement which Pessl Instruments and Solentum have closed, adds value to our customers. Being a part of the Pessl Instruments ecosystem opens up a global network for Solentum. We also share the vision that combined tools and services of both companies will improve decision making and support the potato value chain. With this partnership we will be able to improve the cooperation with our clients.”

Gottfried Pessl, CEO and Founder of Pessl Instruments, adds: “For over 25 years we have been working with leading potato growers and vertically integrated companies. Not only to assist them in better irrigation management, but also to help them manage the diseases and insects better. The partnership with Solentum opens up a new horizon for us where we will be able to estimate and monitor yield before the harvest, and control the entire food chain, including storage conditions, better. This partnership is the beginning of an exciting story and we see great potential for mutual success.”

Want to meet the Pessl Instruments and Solentum teams?
Come see and talk to them at Potato Europe, Belgium, on 4th and 5th September 2019.

Further Information
Gottfried Pessl, CEO & Founder
T: +43 3172 55 21

About Pessl instruments
Pessl Instruments, which is headquartered in Weiz, Austria, was founded in 1984 by current CEO Gottfried Pessl. It has daughter companies in 16 countries and does business in over 80 more.
The company offers a complete range of wireless, solar-powered monitoring systems under the METOS® brand, and an online platform that are applicable in all climate zones and can be used in various industries and for various purposes – from agriculture to research, hydrology, meteorology, flood warning and more.

About Solentum
Our goal is to strengthen the potato chain worldwide by reducing food loss and increasing economic value. That’s where our passion for science comes in. We use innovative technology and science-based insights to improve the most critical phases in the processes. For farmers, processors, and retailers. We create great tools to collect and analyse data of growing, processing or storage conditions. And help to control them better. We call it ‘Value from Knowledge’

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