Today was a big day for Organifarms.
For the first time, BERRY our harvesting robot for strawberries was revealed to the public. After two years of development our product is now market ready. During the GreenTech fair in Amsterdam, visitors got a first glance at what BERRY has to offer. The robot is able to autonomously navigate through the greenhouse and switch rows. It offers high precision and checks the quality of each fruit before harvesting. Picked strawberries are directly weighed and placed into punnets. The robot can store up to 8 crates to increase the overall harvesting speed. This means that around 40 kilogramms of fruit can be transported until BERRY has to return to be emptied.
“This storage system is very efficient, as the robot does not have to return to a base to empty the punnets. This saves us a lot of time in the harvesting process”, adds Marian Bolz, our co-founder and CTO.
The first demonstrations of the finished product will take place this summer at Delphy, where customers can see BERRY in action.
Additionally, we have won the GreenTech Innovation Award in the concept category.
“We are overwhelmed by the interest in us and our product”, says Dominik Feiden, our co-founder and CEO, “it shows how much automation and solutions for current challenges in agriculture are needed”.
Realizing this, we are continuing our mission to help build a more sustainable agriculture and feed a growing world population. The jury especially highlighted the “great pitch and valuable team members and supporters” as well as the partnerships with established companies such as Metazet Formflex and Delphy.
Seeing the interest in our product and celebrating the success of revealing our robot to the world for the first time and winning the Innovation Award were great moments for us in the past days.
Growers who are interested in seeing Berry in action can now register for a live demonstration, which will take place at Delphy in the Netherlands.
At this note, we want to thank all our supporters, partners and team members for their feedback, help and knowledge, without which we would not have been able to realize the last days.