Laurent Klotz, Agrosta:

"Our technology has become a reference in the fruit and vegetable sector"

Agrosta, a French manufacturer of scientific instruments for the fruit and vegetable sector, has greatly benefited from the boom in the blueberry market to prove the effectiveness of its technologies and improve its reputation. "Our instruments are considered a standard in this field on the European consumer market, with a strong impact on the countries supplying this market, such as South Africa (where we have a 100% market share for blueberries) and Australia. We are starting to penetrate the American blueberry market, with an impact on Chile, Peru and Argentina," says Laurent Klotz, CEO of Agrosta.

In the field of cherries, the Durofel technology is also a leader. "Our Agrosta 100 Field is considered a reference by the Australian Growers' Union. Chile and Argentina are also big markets for us in this area. At the same time, we are beginning to make inroads in the citrus fruit market (even though the measurement of citrus fruit texture is only done at a research department level).

Agrosta also offers instruments in the field of tomato genetics research. "Agrosta supplies many of the world's leading companies in this field with the Agrosta 100 Field. Agrosta also supplies the world's most prestigious companies and universities, such as Cornell or Columbia, Pepsico, Bayer, Moët et Chandon, the US Department of Agriculture, Danone, Syngenta and many others.

About Agrosta
Agrosta is a French manufacturer of scientific instruments for the fruit and vegetable sector. The company's specialty is the physical characterization of maturity parameters: texture, color, size and weight. Agrosta started in the 1980's under the name Agro Technologie and co-developed the Durofel (Instrument for the measurement of the firmness of soft fruits) together with Ctifl, a French research organization.

While Agrosta is oriented towards the fruit and vegetable market, the company has met with some success in the field of medical and pharmaceutical instruments as well. It also has a range of products for veterinary research (including research in the avian field).

Today, Agrosta is one of the world leaders in laboratory fruit ripeness measurement. The company exports to 62 countries and works with almost all electronic and mechanical technologies.

Agrosta is investing heavily in innovation and offering new solutions to its customers every year.


For more information:
Laurent Klotz
Agrosta
13 Rue du Bastringue
76440 Serqueux
France
Tel. : +33 6 89 49 43 40
lak@agrosta.org
www.agrosta.org 


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