Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and Octiva are entering into a powerful partnership

  • juni 2023
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Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and Octiva are entering into a powerful partnership

To support their rapid international growth, Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and Octiva will be working closely together. Together they can offer the modern greenhouse horticulture company a complete product portfolio in the field of logistics and automation.

Complete range of intelligent products
Through collaboration both parties can fully focus on their strengths. Both players operate in the global Controlled Environment Agriculture market. Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility (based in Asten and Bleijswijk, the Netherlands) develops, produces and installs complete greenhouse logistics solutions for greenhouse vegetables, which are very specific products such as scissor lifts, harvesting trolleys and AGVs for the greenhouse. Octiva creates robotic labor automation solutions with teams in De Lier (Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium), in close collaboration and at the service of innovative growers. Octiva has autonomous applications such as UV-C crop protection, scouting, autonomous spraying and spreading of beneficials, and many innovations still in development.

Power and speed through cooperation
Both parties believe in acceleration through cooperation. As a sister company of Taks Handling Systems, Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility is able to offer the grower a total solution, both in the greenhouse and in the packaging hall. Octiva’s robotics complete this picture. Thanks to its link with Priva, it not only has access to a worldwide network, but also extensive integration with the existing management systems. The partnership with Continental that was concluded by Octiva last year also fits in with this philosophy: bringing together as many parties as possible that are top in their field. The Berkvens-Octiva alliance makes it possible to support the grower even better in choosing the optimal solution.

Total provider for worldwide projects
Arie Meeuwissen (CEO, Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility) and Tom Coen (CEO, Octiva) are the driving force behind the collaboration with a clear vision to jointly obtain and maintain a leading position in the global market for greenhouse horticulture. The goal is to be able to offer a complete range of intelligent products for all logistics and robotics issues. Tom and Arie are very enthusiastic about the collaboration. Tom: “We believe that the corporate culture, the quality of products and our innovative strength are fully compatible”. Both Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and Octiva are already active internationally and have an excellent quality reputation. Arie adds: “Both companies work on innovative developments, often together with their customers. Efficient and ergonomic solutions are the main pillars here. The growth perspective has the overarching goal of being a total supplier for complete projects within greenhouse horticulture worldwide.”

Joint offer
Thanks to the cooperation, a customer can turn to both parties for all the challenges in the greenhouse that he encounters on a daily basis. A solution can be offered for almost every crop with the right products in disciplines such as crop care (including pipe rail trolleys), harvesting and transport (with a focus on labor savings, guaranteeing a high quality of harvested products and offering a comfortable and ergonomic working environment, from manual to AGV harvesting vehicles and in the future also fully autonomous harvesting), crop protection (such as manual and fully automatic spraying vehicles, tank spraying vehicles and both fully automatic and semiautomatic UV-C units), and scouting and collecting data (predicting harvests, detecting diseases and pests, estimating crop growth, registering labor, and much more).

Meet us at Greentech
Our advisors and products will be present at GreenTech 2023 in Amsterdam. We are pleased to invite you to one of our stands: Berkvens Greenhouse Logistics: stand 02.427 and Octiva: stand 01.424. We hope to see you then!

Octiva builds robotics solutions for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), in collaboration with and at the service of innovative growers. Octiva was created in 2021 through a merger between Priva’s robot solutions and Octinion’s agricultural robotics. Priva is one of the global leaders in horticultural process control. Octinion is known for innovative agricultural robots. With teams in De Lier (Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium), and through a collaboration with Continental on scaling up its mobility platform, Octiva has approximately 50 employees.


International greenhouse horticulture is a growing and dynamic market. Trends show different perspectives depending on the continent on which greenhouse horticulture is practiced. As a result, the market requires the development of greenhouse logistics solutions that can be used multifunctionally. Solutions for regularly changing crops for the horticulturist who goes for top quality and efficiency. Together with sister company Taks Handling Systems, the group offers complete turnkey solutions in 26 countries. The group’s own engineering, production, installation and service is realized with a team of 150 employees.


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