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Pessl Instruments GmbH acquires Solentum products

Last month HZPC Holding B.V. announced to stop with the business activities of Solentum B.V.. Pessl Instruments GmbH will take over some of the products of Solentum B.V. as of May 1, 2021. This was agreed upon by Pessl Instruments and Solentum B.V. last week.

Herman Verveld, commercial director HZPC:

“Since 2019 Solentum B.V. and Pessl Instruments have been working together. Pessl will acquire the products SolGrader and SolAntenna from Solentum. As HZPC, we are pleased with this agreement from several perspectives. We are pleased that customers can continue to work with Solentum’s products. In addition, Pessl Instruments has a good reputation and high international coverage. The company is a pioneer in digitalization with 36 years of experience in the development and sale of hardware and software products for the agricultural sector. With this, we guarantee future innovations and improvements of Solentum products.”

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CEO/Founder Gottfried Pessl:

“The SolGrader and SolAntenna from Solentum B.V. will fit perfectly into the existing hard- and software product lines because we can offer our clients worldwide a complete new layer inside in the fields and storage rooms. The SolGrader APP will be used in combination with our weather stations, soil moisture sensors, satellite images, portable nutrition and soil sensors to estimate the calibration and yield in the fields. The SolAntenna is a very innovative and useful device to monitor temperature, relative humidity and CO2 in the storage rooms without electric infrastructure and alert the farmer when there is a problem in a particular area of the storage in real-time.”

Switch to Pessl Instruments

Solentum’s current Managing Director Egbert Bakker will make the switch to Pessl Instruments through this acquisition as Producte-Sales Manager BeNeLux and Northern Europe and product specialist of Solentum’s products.

Meanwhile, all relations of Solentum B.V. have been informed about this decision.

For orders and questions about Solentum products, please contact our marketing department.


About Pessl Instruments:

Pessl Instruments GmbH is located in the town of Weiz in Austria. The company was founded in 1984 by the current CEO Gottfried Pessl. With 36 years of experience, Pessl Instruments is a pioneer in digitalization in the agricultural world. The company has offices in United States, Brazil, Ukraine, France, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Portugal and Poland. Pessl Instruments does business with customers in more than 80 countries. For more information:

About Solentum

Solentum B.V. was established in 2015 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of HZPC, with the aim of developing and delivering digital agricultural products and services. Since 2015, Solentum introduced products such as the SolEye, a digital tool to precisely and objectively assess the color of fries; the SolAntenna Warehouse, a digital tool that collects real-time data during potato storage; the SolGrader, a real-time digital field analysis tool of trial harvests supported with a SolPortal as a customer-friendly data dashboard.


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Questions or more information
Herman Verveld
t: +31 623 368 576

Pessl Instruments
Gottfried J. Pessl
t: +43 31 72 55 21