Plantech Control Systems family of companies acquired by AdeptAg (December 2022)

Oberlin, OH (December 2022) – AdeptAg, the North American leader in controlled environment production solutions, announced the acquisition of Plantech Control Systems and the associated companies of Plantech West, and JM Controls and Electric. Based in Vineland, Ontario, Canada, Plantech Control Systems has been a leader in providing fully integrated control systems for agriculture for more than 35 years. From “power to packing,” Plantech has been supplying integration for all aspects of indoor growing, working with best-in-class providers, such as Priva Climate Automation and Aweta Packing and Sorting, among others.

In addition, Plantech West and JM Controls, operating out of Leamington and Chatham, Ontario, Canada, plays an essential role in providing growers in that region turnkey power systems and automation solutions, including ongoing service and support. The Leamington region is considered the largest concentration of controlled environment production in North America. “We are pleased to become part of the AdeptAg platform. Through this platform of companies, growers can achieve the benefit of working with one company, AdeptAg, for their control and automation solutions, making it more efficient from design to service,” said Plantech owner and President Rob Brinkert. Jeff McFadden, partner at Plantech West with Rob, and Owner and President of JM Controls, added “As part of AdeptAg, we look forward to expanding our market position and local offerings, as well as expanding our geographic reach. We also believe this will benefit our excellent team of people and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth”.

“The Plantech family of companies is an excellent addition to the AdeptAg platform,” said AdeptAg CEO Rick Parod. “Their electrical automation and packing systems capability further expands our solutions offering and connects us even further with the needs of growers. Rob, Jeff, and their teams are recognized and well-respected for their abilities to solve customer’s problems and for their professionalism. We are excited to have them join our team of experts and professionals.”

Automation Solutions leader Bellpark Horticulture acquired by AdeptAg (October 28th, 2022)

 Oberlin, OH (October 2022) – AdeptAg, the North American leader in controlled environment production solutions, announced the acquisition of Bellpark Horticulture. With the addition of Bellpark, AdeptAg expands its product offerings, sales and support further into the automated horticulture systems industry.

Based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Bellpark has been a leader in horticulture automation solutions for more than 20 years. Working with suppliers such as Visser Horti Systems, Logitec Plus, Mayer, DryGair, Unifortes, and KG Systems, Bellpark has gained a reputation in the industry for exceptional products, service and support. Combining with the AdeptAg team will strengthen this reputation.

“The benefits of Bellpark becoming part of the AdeptAg team will provide our customers with expanded and unsurpassed design, sales and service and offer our customers complete solution capability. It’s an exciting time for the Bellpark organization and the horticulture industry,” said Bellpark owner and President Kevin Vander Ploeg.

“Bellpark is a great addition to the AdeptAg platform,” said AdeptAg CEO Rick Parod. “Their strong reputation as best-in-class reflects the same DNA as the current AdeptAg platform and pairs perfectly with our strategic leadership position in providing solutions in controlled environment agriculture. “

Formation OF AdeptAg (January 1, 2022)


 As of January 1, 2022, AgriNomix and Zwart Systems joined forces to become part of the newly formed, AdeptAg company.  AdeptAg is rapidly becoming the elite North American platform to serve professional horticultural growers as well as the increasingly active controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market.  AgriNomix is North America’s top supplier of process automation, internal logistics and robotic solutions for growers.  Zwart Systems is North America’s leader in comprehensive irrigation and water treatment solutions to controlled environment growers.  The wide-ranging core competencies of these two, best-in-class suppliers are extremely complementary and over time, integrated turn-key solutions will be offered.

When asked, how he chose these two businesses to start the platform, AdeptAg’s CEO, Rick Parod, points to both AgriNomix and Zwart System’s exceptional reputations for integrity, breadth of offerings and stellar service.  Rick added, “These companies exemplify the impact and value contribution that all of our companies will bring to our customers operations”.  Parod is a globally recognized agriculture automation leader himself, having retired as CEO from Lindsay Corporation prior to launching AdeptAg.  While at Lindsay Corporation, he drove the company revenues from roughly $100M to well over $500M, through the implementation of strategic, organic growth and acquisition initiatives.

Jim Van Ryn, General Manager of Zwart Systems says “Our entire team is excited about joining forces with AgriNomix under Adept Ag. The synergies between our two companies greatly enhance our ability to address market opportunities. Under the expert leadership of Rick Parod and the others involved, we will position ourselves to grow our offering to our extremely valued customers.” 

AgriNomix’s Rob Lando echo’s Van Ryn’s optimism. “We’re thrilled to be selected to join this undertaking.  We have great respect for our industry friends at Zwart Systems and we look forward to future opportunities to collaborate.  Our customer’s will greatly benefit from better integration and coordination on their projects.  This is a stellar union.”

The two companies will continue to operate separately, in their current locations, and customers and suppliers should not expect any significant changes other than increased investments.  AdeptAg will be exploring additional investment opportunities to support the growth and development of the new platform.