Dutch AgTech group

With over 150 highly educated employees, primarily engineers, and technicians we operate worldwide as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the Agritech industry.

We deliver advanced automation with Robotics, Computer Vision, Data & AI. We develop our systems and IP inhouse and deliver these turn-key around the globe including value added integration and support services.

Together we enable a world where plants, fruits and vegetables are better distributed, and advanced automation technology addresses overall resource scarcity.

Leading brands within our group are:

150

Colleagues

33

Years of experience

44

Countries active

The Story Behind

Kind Technologies was founded in 2012 by Alex Kind and Richard Vialle, two entrepreneurs who work together for more than 20 years. They met at a big corporate telecommunications company, where their mutual dream was born to build their own high-tech company.

Hergé, a Belgian cartoonist, became their inspiration for their founding principle:

‘By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality’

2012
Acquisition of Beltech
2014
Acquisition of Vimec Applied Vision Technology
2015
Head office at Eindhoven Airport
2016
Start of Crux Agribotics
2018
GIMV N.V. (GIMB) joined as shareholder
2019
Launch of SortiPack®
2019
Acquisition of KOAT
2020
Acquisition of Martin Stolze
2021
Kind Technologies sells daughter company Vimec Applied Vision Technology B.V.
2022
Crux Agribotics and KOAT move to new head office

Our structure

Management Team

Founders

The founders of Kind Technologies are responsible for preserving the culture and driving the future growth of the company resulting in profitable and sustainable growth long term.

FLTR: Alex E. Kind (CEO), Richard Vialle (CCO)

Management Team

FLTR: Alex E. Kind (CEO), Richard van de Waart (Sales), Matthieu Kouwenberg (CTO), Richard Vialle (CCO), Wilbert van de Ven (CFO), Antoine Kapteijns (COO), Richard Reniers (HR/HDM)

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board protects and governs the company shareholder’s interest and supervises the executive directors.

FLTR: Piet Mosterd (DGA AWL), Boris Wirtz (Partner Gimv), Nick Medear (Partner Gimv, Chairman)

“By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality”

– Hergé