Pål Johan From,
Co-Founder & CPO
"I passionately believe robotics can make an enormous positive difference to farmers. Technology is allowing an ever-growing number of jobs done on many farms to be easily transferred to robots, freeing up time and resource to focus on the jobs which require human involvement. And the results are backing us up, with customers saving significant amounts of labour time/cost and improving yields. And we are still only the early foothills of what we’ll see in coming years!"
Solving critical issues
Thorvald first emerged in the robotics group at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences where the team saw the need to introduce robots into agriculture in order to solve critical issues such as labour shortages, sustainability and yield security.
Thorvald was then established as a company in its own right, committed to delivering autonomous services for the soft-fruit agricultural industry, combining a robust mechanical design with intelligent autonomy.
It’s all about partnerships
Our mission from the outset has been to transform farming into a service sector, making agriculture more profitable with reduced risk to the grower, more environmentally friendly, and to produce cheaper, better and healthier food. For us, it’s all about partnerships.
Our vision is fields, greenhouses, tunnels, orchards and vineyards improved by Thorvald as it applies UV-C light, harvests fruit and conducts a wide-range of other repetitive, labour-intensive tasks on-farm.
We are a team of around 50 split between sites in Norway, the UK (Lincoln & Kent) and the US. We are made up of agri-specialists, engineers, scientists, sales, marketing and finance.
Want to learn more about the team? Please contact us.