IPM Essen 2024: Recap & Highlights

Transplant Systems were thrilled to attend this years IPM Essen Expo in Germany, where we delved into the latest trends and innovations in the horticulture industry.

We visited the displays of our industry partners including Urbinati, Demtec, Martin Stolze, Officina Angelo, Steenks and Lommers. Their exhibits showcased cutting-edge solutions and underscored the industry’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Demtec’s lineup of display machines were turning heads, in particular the new Modular Tray Filler, which has the ability to de-stack, fill, and drill trays for the perfect potting experience. Their renowned Gantry Robot and Potting Machine added another layer of excitement, offering visitors a firsthand look into automation solutions that could potentially transform their own nurseries.

View video of Demtec’s display machines at IPM Essen 2024 here.

It was great to meet with the Urbinati team and discuss their fresh inspiration for the upcoming business year! One of the key highlights of our conversation centered around Urbinati’s focus on Digital Farming. Urbinati is embracing the wave of technological advancements and integrating technology into machine control systems. Transplant Systems will be sharing more information on these developments over the coming months!

Another highlight of our visit was catching up with Martin Stolze, where we explored the renowned Stolze 3030 Pro Potting Machine and their latest advancements in robotics. The Martin Stolze team are passionate about developing robotics that support the needs of nurseries, specifically targeting the more repetitive and labour intensive tasks.

Officina Angelo also left a lasting impression with their display of greenhouses and horti-structures. With a diverse range on offer, Officina Angelo can meet the unique needs of various crops and cultivation methods.

Steenks introduced two new sweepers to the industry: the Stefix 135, now equipped with a hydraulic high unloading system, eliminating the need for manual lifting of the bin container, providing user convenience for frequent users; and the electric Stefix 73, a walk-behind version of the Stefix 135, previously available with a gasoline engine, now featuring an electric drive for versatile and sustainable indoor and outdoor sweeping.

Lommers had one of their latest innovations showcased at IPM, the new Pot / Tree Wrapper, a great addition to their repertoire of Trimmers and designed with the latest technology to streamline the packaging process.

IPM’s theme “Our heart beats green” was echoed throughout the event, emphasising the collective dedication to sustainable practices and forward-thinking solutions in horticulture.

We are eager to implement the insights gained from IPM Essen into strategies that will contribute to the growth and advancement of Australian nurseries.

To find out more about any of our Suppliers or new innovations from IPM, contact our Sales team: sales@transplantsystems.com



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