Ridder Drive Systems / HortiMaX highest newcomer in the Hillenraad 100

We’re proud to report that Ridder Drive Systems & HortiMaX were named the highest newcomer in this year’s Hillenraad 100, ranking 80th on the prestigious list of companies.

Ten thousand companies
The names and ranks of the top 100 leading companies in Dutch greenhouse horticulture were announced at the Hortigala event in the Netherlands on 26 October. The Hillenraad committee of experts compile the annual list after assessing the results of over 10,000 companies. The committee is made up of current and former business owners and executives in the sector.

Jury report
The jury report sums up the merger of Ridder Drive Systems and HortiMaX in one word: Synergy. Ridder Drive Systems is described as an excellent company that has been supplying electromechanical drive systems to the horticultural sector for almost sixty years. Together,  Ridder Drive Systems and HortiMaX aim to become customers’ partner of choice in ‘climate control systems integration’. This means switching from supplying individual systems to integrated solutions. The jury also praised the fact that Ridder Drive Systems & HortiMaX have their eyes fixed firmly on the future. Our new slogan ‘Drive to innovate’ combined with ‘growing solutions’ reflects this perfectly.

Over 100 years of experience
Together, we can draw on over 100 years of experience in the worldwide horticultural sector. Our joint know-how and experience in environmental control, control engineering and drive technology allows us to offer even better, more innovative and even more affordable turnkey solutions, representing a major leap forward for the industry. Based on our extensive knowledge and expertise, we help our customers find the best integrated solutions for their particular needs.  

The ambition of Ridder Drive Systems & HortiMaX
Our joint ambition is to reinforce our position as Greenhouse Systems Integrator, which is why we invest above the industry average in our product and services portfolio. One of our most recent innovations is the HortiMaX CX500. The use of ‘Dutch’ horticultural technology frequently proves unsuccessful outside the Netherlands, because the technology is either unsuitable for the climate conditions in those countries, or it does not fit the knowledge level or culture of the user. Every country and climate has its own optimum solution. The HortiMaX CX500 was designed on this basis. It is the standard in adaptive greenhouse technology: The system is adaptable, expandable, easy to use and can grow along with the knowledge and experience of the grower.

Once you’re done browsing our pages, why not visit the website of Ridder Drive Systems at www.ridder.com

Upcoming events


20-22 February
Gorinchem, The Netherlands

Shouguang Veg. Expo
20-22 March
Shouguang, China

9-11 May 2018, Booth #1342
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Hortiflorexpo IPM
9-12 May
Beijing, China

12-14 June
Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands

Cultivate '18
14-17 July
Columbus, OH, USA

Canadian Greenhouse Conference
3+4 October
Niagra Falls, Canada

Expo AgroAlimentaria
13-16 November
Irapuato Mexico