Greenhouse automation supplier Hoogendoorn scoops Sival Innovation Award

ANGERS, France: France’s leading agricultural trade show wrapped up on 17 March 2022. Highlights included the announcement of Hoogendoorn Growth Management as the winner of the Sival Innovation Award in the machine and automation category. Hoogendoorn scooped up the award for its next generation process computer ILVO.     

This year’s Sival show attracted 700 exhibitors and 26,000 attendees. Sival is an annual gathering of horticulture, viticulture, arboriculture and vegetable growing specialists. It is also the leading specialty crop fair in France, a platform for meeting other players and exchanging ideas.

Sival focuses on the agriculture and horticulture of the future, by looking at the challenges of tomorrow and focusing on innovation. Part of the annual Sival show is the award ceremony for the most innovative products. Awards are handed out in seven categories: varietal innovation, production tools, machinery and automation, production solutions, presentation and marketing, services and software, and collective approach.

Hoogendoorn Growth Management submitted its latest innovation, the IIVO, the process computer for the horticultural sector, as a contender for this award in the Machine and Automation category after the summer of 2021. From all 64 submissions, Hoogendoorn was told in the autumn of 2021 that they were left with 37 nominees after the strict selection of the independent preliminary jury. In the end, 50 experts made more than 100 recommendations and Hoogendoorn was chosen by the professional jury as the winner of the gold medal in the Machine and Automation category.

IIVO consists of state-of-the-art software and hardware applications. In addition, IIVO uses its predictive powers to create the ideal climate conditions for the grower’s crop by combining sensor generated data, weather forecasts and past experience. The system reacts proactively to maintain a stable and uniform growing environment, which maximizes a crop’s yield and quality and ensures the most efficient use of natural resources.

Hoogendoorn is honoured and proud of the Sival Angers d’Or Innovation prize 2022 for its IIVO system. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 16th of March. Hoogendoorn is the only not-French company to win a gold medal at Sival 2022.

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