Hotraco Agri BV

Hotraco Agri B.V. was founded in 1974 in an area called De Peel, which has a rich tradition of livestock farming and, in particular, pig and poultry farming. The area was also known for its engineering industry. The founders of Hotraco Agri had a technical and agricultural background and a clear vision of the needs of the agricultural industry, which prompted them to start a company specialised in the development and manufacture of control technologies for use in animal housing.

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Stationsstraat 142 , Hegelsom , 5963 AC Netherlands

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Agriculture - Livestock
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Globally (various continents)
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Hotraco Agri is a globally operating supplier of innovative computerized systems for use in the pig and poultry sectors specialised in creating and maintaining an optimum indoor climate. Hotraco Agri’s main focus is on the development and manufacture of customized computers that regulate, control and monitor the overall animal house system. From climate control and air conditioning, feed and water control, animal weighing, egg counting to fire safety.

Over 100 employees serve customers on all continents with innovative and technically advanced systems. The fact that Hotraco Agri has its own R&D and development department means that it is ALWAYS able to deliver customized products and develop problem-specific solutions.

That desire to improve things and to innovate has only increased and broadened. Over the course of time, Hotraco Agri’s successes led to the creation of the Hotraco Group, within which a multitude of companies operate.

Hotraco Agri supplies controllers which it develops and manufactures itself, with the ORION being the most comprehensive version of these. Hotraco Agri also has plenty of other versions, such as the CYGNUS, MIRA, SIRIUS and IRIS, to meet less stringent demands.  The company also supplies products that are used in combination with these controllers, such as winch motors, self-developed sensors, etc.

An interesting recent addition is a fire prevention system based on water mist. This product combines fire detection with extinguishing, thereby giving the animals an excellent chance of surviving.