Octinion's new offices opened festively on Thursday 15 June in Haasrode's Research Park. Next to 500 m² of renovated offices, the Leuven-based R&D company expanded its offices with another 700 m² and a brand new workshop of 600 m². The renovation gives space to over 50 employees and prepares Octinion for a solid growth in the coming years.
Growth is impossible without space, that's why Octinion invested in the construction of its new wing. Together with Agoria CEO Marc Lambotte, Tom Coen, Octinion CEO, opened the new wing in the company of Octinion's workers and about 100 attendees.
Focus on strawberry picking robot
Octinion's goal is clear: create a revolution in agriculture in the next coming years by introducing new technology, such as its strawberry picking robot. "Initially, we thought our market would mainly include Europe, but after introducing our prototype last year, there seemed to be a large demand worldwide for our robot, from the US to China", Tom Coen adds.
Next to picking robots, Octinion also focuses on combining technology and biology. Tom Coen: "This varies from autonomous vehicles able to navigate on different soils, pick crops and even determine its characteristics."