Deforche Construct NV is a family-run business that specialises in the construction of glass, steel and aluminium structures for agriculture and horticulture companies, working in many sectors such as garden centres, research facilities and industry in general.
In 1999 the sons of a Belgian azalea grower set out to make robotic equipment to sell to other growers. They began with the “Degraplace”. A mobile pot robot, self-propelled through the cropping area, for setting plants down on beds. The same robot can pick up the plants for moving elsewhere (trimming / spacing). More than 75 robots with a width of 1.5m up to 12m are successfully installed.