Damion SchwarzkachelSales Manager at Certhon
Certhon develops turnkey, custom-made solutions for the most high-tech horticultural projects, anywhere in the world. Certhon has more than 125 years of experience in horticulture and is based in The Netherlands. With 150 highly trained experts, the company has all the knowledge, know-how and technologies under one roof to enable entrepreneurs all over the world to produce local, fresh food. Certhon focuses on turnkey greenhouse projects, indoor farming, LED lighting, technical installations and innovations such as autonomous growing and robotization of for example harvesting crops.
Certhon’s solutions are innovative and sustainable; achieving a solid return on investment for the client is central to Certhon. Each technical and agronomic solution is extensively tested by the Agronomy department in Certhon’s own Innovation Centre. In the Certhon Innovation Centre, our plant scientists and technology experts are doing research at the optimization of technologies in the field of indoor farming. The combination of Certhon’s knowledge of plant and technology makes the company the ideal partner to find the best cultivation method for a certain type of crop. Certhon does not only advise on the best cultivation systems but can also integral design and build the horticulture project with all the technologies required.
As of 2020, Japanese company DENSO has become a co-owner of Certhon. DENSO is known worldwide for the largest and very best robotics technology and creates highly advanced products. With 90% of the cars in the world having DENSO components, the Japanese company is no stranger to high-tech. By combining DENSO’s knowledge and expertise in automation with Certhon’s advanced horticultural technologies and know-how, next gen growing systems are developed for implementation.
Certhon Award winner HillenraadTECH50
In 2021 Certhon has won the HillenraadTECH50Award. The HillenraadTECH50 contains the fifty most leading and promising Dutch companies in horticultural technology who play an important role in solving global issues such as fresh and safe food. Certhon is classified with five stars and recognized as promising and groundbreaking.