WPS News

Join us at Cultivate 2018, booth 1250!

Come visit us at 'the industry’s premier event for new knowledge, products, varieties, and connections': Cultivate 2018!You are welcome at our booth 1250 to see which of our solutions makes your company more efficient and make your customers...

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Board change WPS

As of 1 August this year, there will be a change in the composition of the WPS board and Digna van Zanten will officially take over as Managing Director from Marc Knulst and from her father, owner and founder, Eef van Zanten. Marc has found a new...

27 June 2018

Horticulture

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How can you combat the increasing minimum wage?

Significant increases in the minimum wage have grim consequences. Labour still accounts for a large proportion of the costs for greenhouse horticulture companies. For the IPM Essen we investigated the minimum wages in the Netherlands, Germany,...
19 January 2018

Horticulture

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Ter Laak Orchids opts for another WPS system in new Daylight Greenhouse

The Ter Laak Orchids nursery is currently expanding its Wateringen premises in the Netherlands with a new 50,000 m2 Daylight Greenhouse. To kit out the new greenhouse, Ter Laak Orchids has decided to install another WPS system. With this...

19 January 2018

Horticulture, Automation

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Sneak preview of automatic packing line a great success

Last week we gave growers a sneak preview of our new WPS automatic packing line. That afternoon, all eyes were on our brand new Smart Destacking, Smart Placing and Smart Wrapping systems.

22 December 2017

Horticulture, Automation

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The missing link in the ‘safe signal’ of plants

Dutch biologists have discovered the missing link in the ‘safe signal’ of plants. Although a lot of information was already known about jasmonic acid and it effects, the so called ‘safe signal’ was quite a mystery.

03 July 2017

Plant Phenotyping

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Stan van der Waal, Rainbow Greenhouses: “The system has worked absolutely perfect from day one, impressive!”

Rainbow Greenhouses, a wholesale grower and distributer of potted plants, recently invested in a SmartFlo system for transporting trays. Crops may need to be moved as often as every two weeks to provide the best growing environment. With WPS they...

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Transfer learning in Plant Phenotyping

Image analysis and classification techniques are advancing rapidly with developments such as deep learning, neural networks and artificial intelligence. These developments are of upmost importance for plant phenotyping, as they will play an...

08 March 2017

Plant Phenotyping, Innovation

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Nursery Dijk van Dijk: ‘The WPS system makes our organisation manageable and efficient’

Dijk van Dijk Hydrangea and garden plant nursery recently invested in a SmartFlo and delivery system for transporting, cleaning, sorting and delivering hydrangeas. Robin van Dijk worked with WPS to create an effective system with the aim of...

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"Walking Plant System is best in class for Karma Plants"

A 10,000 m2 expansion of the Walking Plant System has enabled Karma Plants to increase its production. To get the most out of this expansion, the nursery has decided to extend its current WPS system as it has already led to a remarkable...

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