OUR STORY

With over 175 highly educated employees, primarily engineers and technicians, we are active as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) towards the Agriculture and Food markets. In these markets, where quality matters always, our technology warrants food safety.

We enable these markets to deliver the correct and authentic products (food and associated packages), and associated data to consumers and patients world-wide. 

Leading brands within our group are: Beltech, Crux Agribotics, KOAT and Martin Stolze.

Our technology focusses on Industrial Automation with Robotics, Computer Vision & AI. We develop and deliver systems, integrated and turn-key around the globe and including added value support services.

IT'S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE, THE REST IS TECHNOLOGY
175
Colleagues
33
Years of experience
44
Countries active

Our mission

We are on a mission to contribute to a better world where plants and food are better distributed over the world and resource scarcity is addressed through advanced automation. With our technology, we want to contribute to a world where the population can grow, without anyone having to suffer from hunger.
A world where availability of authentic medicines is a basic provision. Our roadmap around Industrial Automation, Robotics, Computer Vision and AI enable more efficient and scalable production processes where quality is safeguarded and all intermediate steps can be tracked and traced across value chains.

The story behind

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

Inspired by Belgian cartoonist, Hergé, their founding principle has been since then:

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

Kind Technologies started through the acquisition of Beltech, a Dutch computer vision company with more than 30 years of experience. Since then the company has grown from 9 FTE to more than 200 FTE through strong organic growth combined with add-on acquisitions of Vimec Applied Vision Technology (2014), KOAT (2019) and Martin Stolze (2020).

In 2018, Belgian public investor GIMV N.V. (GIMB) joined as shareholder to provide growth capital and support to realize the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

Kind Technologies was awarded with multiple Gazelle Awards for fast growing companies and selected by Dutch newspaper FD as one of the eight New Champions with the potential to become a promising and leading company within its field.

Kind Technologies’ roots lay in the Eindhoven Brainport region where its headquarters is based.

Our structure

Meet our 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)

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)

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 Medaer (Partner Gimv, Chairman)
"By believing in his dreams, man turns them into reality"