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Hoogendoorn buys Bellt Consultancy

Glasshouse tech company buys out production line systems operator, opening up new opportunities in process automation sector

Hoogendoorn buys Bellt Consultancy

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Horticulture automation firm Hoogendoorn has expanded into process automation and food production with the acquisition of fellow Dutch company Bellt Consultancy.

Hoogendoorn, whose products are used by several British growers, sells a range of environmental control software and equipment for glasshouses. And on 31 October, Hoogendoorn’s parent company Batenburg Techniek completed the purchase of systems integrator Bellt Consultancy, which designs and manages control systems for machines and production lines at clients including Nestle, Fest Food (Unilever), Monsanto and DSM Fertilisers.

“The acquisition supports the ambition to further develop activities within the automation division,” said Hoogendoorn in a press release.

“This acquisition broadens the range of services [we offer] in the fields of food and beverage, infrastructure, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and the petrochemical industry, both in the Netherlands and abroad.”

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