Our world is changing. We have the responsibility to treat it with care, for this and next generations to come.
Kind Technologies focusses on Agriculture and Food. These markets are expected to grow in a sustainable manner coming decades. This growth is fueled by a growing and aging population (10 billion people in 2050), rise of the middle class, increased need for healthcare and provisioning of medicines and more healthy food. These demographics are backed by increased environmental awareness, urbanization, and track and trace-ability of production and distribution processes.
The dependency on human labor is becoming a growing problem and bottleneck within the agriculture markets due to rising cost levels, reduced availability of workers and pressure from viruses within plants and crops.
To address the future and growing need of healthy food production, yields have to grow and processes have to become more scalable. With human labor, this future capacity can never be realized. Besides capacity and cost, human labor is causing other disadvantages such as risk of viruses within the greenhouses and lack of hygienic handling.
At Kind Technologies we realize more efficient and scalable processing from growth in greenhouse horticulture up to harvest automation, transportation to packing of horticultural products, being typically organic products such as plants, fruit and vegetables.
Quality standards are rising within the food industry. Objectives and trends are targeted at reducing environmentally unfriendly packages whilst diversity in branding and package types are increasing.
This requires increased flexibility at higher efficiencies with industry 4.0 systems that are capable to handle variable production batches and package types, without any concession to quality standards and track and traceability desires.
Beltech develops and delivers robotization and automated quality inspection to ensure consistent, hygienic and efficient food production, processing and distribution. With more than 30 years of development and system integration experience, Beltech has accumulated modular and reusable IP that for automating the inspection, handling and processing of different food products and related package types. The systems developed by Beltech increase efficiency and flexibility through industrial automation with computer vision and robots. The inspection and robotics technologies ensure quality and traceability and give increased process control through real-time data from our algorithms.