We believe to have secured with Gimv a trustworthy partner that will make us stronger, not only financially but also in the process of growth, professionalization and internationalization.
Alex Kind - CEO and co-founder
Kind Technologies is a specialist that develops, builds and sells machine vision solutions for industrial automation within AgriTech. These systems ensure quality, efficient handling and traceability within Agriculture & Food. The company was founded in 2012 by Alex Kind and Richard Vialle and is headquartered in Eindhoven (NL).
EUR 26 m
When ambition meets ambition
By using machine vision technology, machines are enabled to artificially see and make decisions. Typical applications are quality inspection, guidance for robots, measurement and identification. Machine vision is at the heart of industry 4.0. In this world, traceability, regulation, in-line inspection and efficiency are of utmost importance. For customers, this means increased productivity due to automation, improved product quality and safety and more consistent inspection resulting in useful data for enhanced quality analysis and predictive measures (forecasting, predictive maintenance).
Together, we build a leading company
Kind Technologies nurtures a culture of commitment and customer centricity, while innovation is in its DNA. In 2016 and 2017 it won the FD-Gazellen Award for fast growing midsize companies. In 2017 Kind Technologies was also selected as one of the eight New Champions by the FD newspaper as one of the most innovative and promising companies of The Netherlands.
Kind Technologies has the ambition to triple its turnover in five years through the implementation of a well-defined growth strategy. Buy-and-build opportunities should ensure additional growth; the acquisitions of KOAT in 2019 and Martin Stolze in 2020 were the first steps in this direction. After the sale of the pharma activities in 2021, the focus shifted entirely to high-tech automation in agriculture.