Kind Technologies

What we do

We develop and deliver technology to ensure that our customers’ products and product-data are safe, authentic, transparent and processed in a flexible and sustainable manner.

How do we do it

Our systems integrate optical technology to automate quality inspection real-rime and inline.
This requires skills such as machine vision, machine learning, mechatronics and robotics.

We enable increased output whilst increasing quality, efficiency and flexibility at reduced total cost of ownership.


Our purpose

We are all One-of-A-Kind-personalities and want to be truly ourselves, in an authentic manner.

To achieve that, we make everyone feel safe by providing an open working environment where people develop themselves, our technology and the business.

We translate “making errors” into “learning fast” and share knowledge as a form of continuous improvement.

Innovation and growth is in our DNA, together with sustainability and profitability. Our team has the freedom, space and responsibility to innovate for our customers and for themselves because that will make us grow.  

Our leading principals

Create your own destiny: Dream and dream BIG, to leverage the power of self-fulfilling prophecies.

Do not wait for tomorrow if it can be done today: Freedom and Accountability are one. Make decisions and take actions needed.

Think out of the circle: Improve and innovate, as a person and for the business.

Walk the extra mile and do not give up.

Promote diversity and respect: Enable individuals to develop and flourish from their individual strengths and personalities.


About the companies

Industrial machine vision and robotics, solutions to improve efficiency, effectivity and output of any process.
Our market is the European production industry, from food to farma and from automotive to electronics where we act as your System Integrator.

The focus of the Vimec activities is in development, build and validation of inspection machines for farmaceutical glass products. In this niche market we provide a world-coverage.


Smart Vision Center
Being a Cognex Partner System Integrator, SVC’s activities are parallel to Beltech, yet dedicated to the solution-package of Cognex Smart camera’s.


Crux Agribotics B.V.
Start-up company founded in 2015, development of automated systems for the worldwide agro & food market.

Crux Agribotics applies our industrial IP in vision and robotics to increase efficiency and quality in handling – harvesting, sorting, packaging – of organic products such as vegetables.




Martin Stolze is fit for the future through continuous investment in its organization and product portfolio

December 2, 2023

Martin Stolze has leveraged change in its advantage time over time. A recent change which the company has addressed, is the preplanned departure of its managing director, Wido Kruijswijk. After 17 years, Wido has decided to stop in this role and to hand over his responsibility to a next generation of leaders. Read more

Crux Agribotics SortiPack Cucumber

September 29, 2023

Harvest crates or bulk containers are automatically tipped. Singled cucumbers are offered to the SortiPack® system. The SortiPack® system for cucumbers is able to classify and sort cucumbers based on weight. The system packs the cucumbers directly in customer packages (boxes / bins / trays / punnets) with robots. SortiPack® can pack multiple cucumber sizes at the same time. Completed customer packages are transported to the palletizing area and emptied harvest bins are stacked and automatically placed on the harvest carts to be re-used. Watch the video

Tomaten sorteren en verpakken zonder mensenhanden

June 23, 2023

Een bewegende machine is zóveel interessanter dan een foto of een filmpje van een machine, dat realiseert Michel van Reenen, manager sales bij Crux Agribotics, zich heel goed. “Deze demo machine wordt eenvoudig geplaatst en toegepast op verschillende beurzen. Verder gebruiken we hem voor onderzoek en verdere ontwikkeling”. Lees verder [Bron: gfactueel.nl]

SortiPack® Sweet Pointed Pepper

April 13, 2023

SortiPack® for pointed peppers makes use of integrated weighing belts to accurately determine the weight of each pepper. After weighing, peppers will be scanned to gather information such as; curvature, length, orientation, etc. A combination of weight and other aspects (flexible) will classify the peppers accordingly. Product will then be packed into the desired package(s) such as; onto trays, in flowpacks/ bags, and in boxes/ crates. The packaging of multiple packages simultaneously is alsopossible. Watch the video

Avedon joins Kind Technologies’ growth journey within the horticulture greenhouse market

January 28, 2023

Fueled by the ambition to automate the complete process from crop harvest to packed product, Avedon and Kind Technologies will focus on the expansion and development of the product and #technology portfolio. The company will further build its international sales and service organization and scale up the production processes and facilities. Read more

Cucumber grower Jan Reijm & Zn processes 27,000 products per hour with KOAT solution

September 10, 2022

Since early 2021, family business Jan Reijm & Zn in Zevenhuizen has been growing high-wire cucumbers year-round on an area of 11 hectares, of which half is lighted. This results in a production of 1.1 million cucumbers in the top weeks. During the realization of the conversion at this location, from a tomato crop to a cucumber crop, it soon became clear that, in addition to an efficient harvest processing, also a high sorting and pelleting capacity was needed. Especially the amount of cucumbers to be processed was a challenge. Jan approached KOAT to find a solution. Read more and watch the video

Crux Agribotics develops and sells first SortiPack®️ Cucumber

July 15, 2022

After developing and selling SortiPack®️ for (beef) tomatoes, pointed peppers and chicory, Crux now also offers a complete end-to-end automation solution for handling Cucumbers. All grading, sorting and packing is done by computer vision and AI guided Robotics. Different sorting classes and packaging types can be handled simultaneously, including different stacking patterns. The AI algorithms optimize the uniformity of grading including giveaway weight and enable full track-and-traceability. The Management Suite SW collects and processes all data which is available to the grower in real-time and offline for yield optimization and quality assurance purpose. Watch the video

Martin Stolze Groep continues to expand with acquisition of Wevab assets

June 29, 2022

Martin Stolze Group is expanding its product and service portfolio in the field of internal transport systems by acquiring the assets of the Wevab division, including intellectual property, from Codema Systems, which went bankrupt in May. Read more

Kwekerij Van den Bosch bespaart 8 tot 12 mensen in de schuur

May 14, 2022

Sorteren en verpakken was jarenlang een bewerkelijke en tijdrovende klus bij vleestomatenbedrijf A&G Van den Bosch in Bleiswijk. In de zomer van 2020 nam een robotsysteem deze werkzaamheden over. Dit levert Petra en Bart van den Bosch veel op: ze besparen op arbeid en kunnen hun klanten beter en sneller bedienen. “Hierdoor kunnen we meer afnemers aan ons binden, wat zorgt voor een beter rendement.” Lees verder [Bron: onderglas.nl]

Crux Agribotics and KOAT combined are ready for the future – one vision, one strategy, one new office

April 29, 2022

Kind Technologies’ daughter companies Crux Agribotics and KOAT will further join forces to develop high-end Robotics for end-to-end harvesting, sorting and packing of fruits and vegetables. Read more

SortiPack® Beef Tomatoes at A&G van den Bosch

March 16, 2022

Family grower A&G van den Bosch worked closely with Crux Agribotics last year to deploy the complete robotic system, SortiPack®, for beef tomatoes. In this line, advanced Robotics, Computer Vision, Data & AI are combined to improve the grading, sorting and packing process. The SortiPack® Robotic system, with 7 robots, handling up to 20.000 beef tomatoes and 14 sorting classes simultaneously per hour

In the attached video, Bart van den Bosch shares his experience with SortiPack® and Crux Agribotics. Read more

Large tomato handling system with a robot for palletizing

February 12, 2022

We are commissioning a large tomato handling system with a robot for palletizing and a large buffer at a customer of 
KOAT BV in Germany. This is where we see the added value of our respective brands within Kind Technologies. Martin Stolze supplied all the packing lines for this project. Proud to be able to realize this together as a group!

Richard Vialle succeeds Theo Sanders on the Hortivation board

January 12, 2022

Theo Sanders has stepped down as a Hortivation board member. He is succeeded by Richard Vialle, founder and CCO of Kind Technologies. Besides being one of the co-founders of Hortivation, Sanders had been a board member since 2015 and was also president of the foundation from 2015 to 2019. On 1 January, he left his role as managing director of Alcomij after 18 years of service. Read more

Optimized grading, sorting and packing of Beef Tomatoes

December 15, 2021

SortiPack® Robotic system with 7 robots, handles up to 20.000 beef tomatoes and 14 sorting classes simultaneously per hour. The system handles the product much more gentle, reducing damages and extending shelf life. Watch the video

SortiPack weegt, sorteert en verpakt 3.000 witlof kroppen per uur

December 2, 2021

Naast de ontwikkeling van de SortiPack voor vleestomaten, komkommers en puntpaprika’s, breidt Crux Agribotics nu het SortiPack productportfolio uit met een automatische weeg-, sorteer-, en verpakkingsapplicatie voor witlof. Lees verder en bekijk de video [Bron: agf.nl]

Kind Technologies continues to invest towards the Greenhouse Horticulture and Fresh Produce markets

July 15, 2021

Dutch High-Tech Group Kind Technologies has recently affirmed its commitment to become a leading technology provider to the Greenhouse Horticulture and Fresh produce markets. The recent months it has invested in a local presence in Canada / Americas, divested its Pharmaceutical business, started a joint venture with Berg Hortimotive / Royal Brinkman and it is about to open a new headquarters in the Dutch Greenport region, De Lier, ‘t Westland. Read more

Kind Technologies executes on its strategy to become a leading AgriTech group and sells its pharmaceutical business

June 10, 2021

Dutch high-tech group Kind Technologies sells daughter company Vimec Applied Vision Technology B.V., allocating all resources on future growth to becoming a leading Agritech Group in Computer Vision, Robotics, AI and Data. Read more

Kind Technologies : Meer modularisatie, meer partnerships 

May 28, 2021

Industrieel automatiseerder Kind Technologies groeit in agro, food en farma. Daar valt veel winst te behalen met verdergaande automatisering van inspectie, handling en verpakking. Om die groei efficiënt te managen, zet Kind intern ook in op verdere standaardisering en automatisering, onder meer van electrical engineering en outsourcing. ‘We selecteren onze leveranciers op de vraag of ze meekunnen in ons tempo.’ Lees verder  [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Dutch companies join forces in joint venture for ‘Smart Greenhouse Logistics’

February 27, 2021

Four leading companies have set up a joint venture for data-driven automation of internal logistics for greenhouses and packing centers within the international greenhouse horticulture. HORTILOGICS unburdens growers, producers, packers, investors and greenhouse builders completely in this area. “The market is in need for logistics specialists that offer integrated, data-driven solutions on a turnkey basis. That competence makes this joint venture unique,” says Marco van der Velden on behalf of Berg Hortimotive, KOAT, HortiKey and Crux Agribotics. Read more

Bram van Paassen en Wido Kruijswijk over nieuwe koers Martin Stolze

February 18, 2021

Martin Stolze is onlangs overgenomen door Kind Technologies. De dochterbedrijven Martin Stoze, Beltech, Vimec Applied Vision Technology, Crux Agribotics en Koat versterken elkaar op het gebied van kennis, ontwikkeling en netwerk. De nieuwe directie van Martin Stolze bestaat nu uit Bram van Paassen als commercieel directeur en Wido Kruijswijk als technisch directeur. Lees verder [Bron: bpnieuws.nl]

Cucumber harvesting Robot

November 30, 2020

Kind Technologies acquires Martin Stolze for further growth within the horticulture greenhouse market

November 27, 2020

High-tech scale up Kind Technologies expands its position in the horticulture greenhouse market by acquiring Martin Stolze B.V., an international specialist in the automation of internal transport. With this acquisition Kind Technologies implements its strategy to substantially focus on R&D, services and strategic alliances and acquisitions. Read more

Kind Technologies optimises production flow Rittal enclosures

November 20, 2020

How does an organisation ensure the transition from start-up to scale-up to go smoothly? For fast-growing Kind Technologies the answer partly lay in scalability: not only growing fast, but above all efficiently and smartly. Together with Rittal and itsme they took a closer look at the production process of their enclosures. By partially outsourcing the assembly work, the lead time has been reduced from four weeks to just one week. Read more [Source: itsmenederland.nl]

Crux Agribotics develops SortiPack® for Sweet Pointed Peppers

September 3, 2020

Crux Agribotics has therefore been working on the SortiPack® Sweet Pointed Peppers, a fully automated system for grading, sorting and packing sweet pointed peppers into crates, trays (flow packs) and bags. This is done on the basis of dimensional properties, such as length, diameter, curvature and/or weight. Read more and watch the video

SortiPack mango

July 11, 2020

Pandora – glass thickness and concavity measurement

June 26, 2020

The Pandora is an in-line inspection system capable of measuring the glass thickness and bottom concavity of vials. These dimensions are mentioned in ISO8366-1-2018(E) as ‘S2’ and ‘t’. Measurements are performed optically with no need for physical contact and thus preventing any possible damage. The inspection system consists of an optical probe, horizontal sliding unit and a chromatic confocal sensor. Read more

Why collaborating and innovating together in the global Fresh Produce sector is more important than ever

April 18, 2020

How technology and smart robotics can limit the impact of future viruses and global threats. Watch the video

Pharma packaging

April 3, 2020

Crux Agribotics Witlof

March 26, 2020

Automated tomato handling

February 4, 2020

Crux Agribotics appoints Dutch Weighing Company as certified reseller

February 1, 2020

Crux Agribotics (Crux) appoints Dutch Weighing Company (DWC) to resell its innovative and disruptive SortiPack robotic solutions to fresh produce companies worldwide. Lees verder