Why Proptek?


Proptek is one of the world’s leading propagation technology companies. We develop propagation trays and containers that deliver real benefits to growers and commercial nurseries.

We know that at the very heart of nursery operations are two key concerns: how do I get a better yield and how can I reduce costs?

We answer both these questions with built-to-last injection molded plastic trays and containers that make use of air pruning techniques to promote a stronger and healthier root system for plants that give a greater yield. 

Our innovation in propagation is matched only by our technical expertise in horticulture. Our team at Proptek has well over 100 years experience in plant propagation.

Stronger Roots with Commercial Benefits

We know that while each nursery’s operational requirements are unique, we share the same goals:

•    To grow healthy, consistent plants with a great roots quickly
•    To reduce costs via plant performance and labor savings 

As well as an improved root structure, our innovative propagation trays deliver real commercial benefits over time.

Proptek stands for Propagation Technology. It brings together modern technology and the ancient art of crop growing. 

Proptek is committed to plant growth and promoting yield through air-pruning which produces a healthier and more natural root structure. By using innovative tray designs to make the most of this natural growth technique, Proptek is recognised all over the world as an innovator in the field.

Using expert horticulturalists as advisors and a group of designers taken from a range of industries including plastics and plant propagation, Proptek has assembled a skilled team with a wealth of knowledge and individual expertise. 

Each member of the team brings something unique and valuable to the design and research and development processes, ensuring Proptek continues to innovate and lead the market in the development of propagation technology.

Our key design considerations are:

  • Longlife and economicall containers that stand the test of time
  • Must produce exceptional quality roots - "good" will not do.
  • Must be practical and fit all current and future nursery set ups
  • Interface with automation machinery to reduce labor costs
  • Future proof the design

Built to Last

Proptek's trays and containers have a long life span many times longer than Styrofoam - some trays made in 1987 are still in use today!

In addition to cost savings, we can look at financing options, including a leasing agreement over the partial life of the product. 

Environmental Benefits

All our products are made from recycled plastics and in such a way that there is minimal impact on the environment. 

Because our propagation trays last up to 25 years, there is reduced waste and impact on the environment compared to Styrofoam products. At the end of the life span, our products are ground up and recycled once again. 

In addition, we manufacture our products as local to customers as possible resulting in shorter lead times, lower shipping costs and a reduced impact on the environment. 

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