UV Boosting is a French innovative agro-machinery manufacturer. The company’s core product is an equipment for vines natural defenses stimulation through UV. They also have a solution for indoor strawberries. UV Boosting’s technology allows the producer to reduce its chemical inputs while maintaining a satisfactory crop protection level. In terms of diseases, the company mostly target fungus diseases such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, botrytis, black rot, etc.
UV Boosting’s technology also help the crops to be more resistant to abiotic stress such as frost or droughts.
Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
UV Boosting: Our main area is innovative agro-equipment for natural defenses stimulation. Our core expertise is on UV stimulation and we aim at being the world leader of crops care through light flashes.
E.E: What are the ranges of products?
UV Boosting: We have two products. One is designed for the vineyard; we can adapt to a wide diversity of vineyard typology and tractor brands. The other one is designed for indoor strawberries.
E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
UV Boosting: Biocontrol products market is, as is our company, very young. It is however rapidly growing due to a strong demand from consumers to have healthier products. Environmental policies from governments is also accelerating the market growth by encouraging producers to drastically lower their chemical inputs in the field.
E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
UV Boosting: We offer crops protection solutions. The broadest market where we are currently active could be seen as the pest management products market, which has been increasing worldwide for the past ten years: it represents more than 78 Bn$ and there was 6.8% growth from 2012 and 2020. More interestingly, as a solution of natural defenses stimulations, our target market is the biocontrol products market: the market is smaller compared to the pest management products (about 4 Bn$) but its growth is two times higher.
E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
UV Boosting: UV Boosting is a young and innovative company created after the discovery of UV stimulating effect on crops by two researchers from Avignon University. We have two products, one is for the vineyard and the other one is for strawberries. Both of them are the most innovative since UV stimulating technology is quite young. Worldwide, only a few companies are currently commercializing UV technologies targeting the agriculture field.
E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022?
UV Boosting: 2022 is a turning point for UV Boosting because we have emphasized our international development. We have more than 70 users in France as well as a dozen users abroad, mostly in Europe (Italy, Spain, Switzerland) and in the United States.
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