Anne Balkema graduated in Biology at Wageningen University. After his MSc in Plant Sciences (also Wageningen University) he worked several years at Monsanto vegetables in the Netherlands and KWS Saat in Germany.
As breeding database manager he visited many stations around the world and got a good feeling for efficient and straight forward workflows in the plant breeding industry. He also noticed a clear need for easy to use hardware devices and founded Balkema Technologies to bring those ideas to a wider public.
Balkema Technologies is a small technology company based in Zutphen, the Netherlands. We develop and implement both hardware and software for plant breeding companies. In our devices and software we aim for a strong focus on simplicity and flexibility to obtain straight forward solutions.
We work together with many breeding stations around the world to find simple solutions to streamline daily tasks. If you see the need for a specific device in your breeding company, we are happy to brainstorm with you and develop swiftly and to your needs. Next to our own hardware development, we are able to provide you with the right scales, barcode readers and label printers.
Balkema Technologies also provides advice and services to combine special (breeding) hardware with your data management. Together we can discuss the best setup for your workflow and we will program the software to support exactly that what you need.