In 2001 Reinhard Vöhringer had the idea to develop his own covering system after heavy rain and hail split the cherries in his orchard. Core requirements of the system were easy handling and assembly, and at the same time to level temperature fluctuations and circulation as well as protect from heavy rain, hail and wind.
Intensive development work and numerous trials in the companies own cherry orchards showed that the developed system worked extremely well. As a result Reinhard together with his business partner Karl-Heinz Enzenmüller founded VOEN. Subsequently the covering system was introduced to the public at agricultural trade fairs for the first time.
Thus Reinhard Vöhringer invented the VOEN covering system based on a unique idea, which he had patented worldwide.
In a short period of time the system had captured the market. Fruit growers from many regions of Germany and Europe have been playing with the idea of covering stone fruit and berries, and have been searching for a system which provides protection and a healthy and crop specific growth. The VOEN system complied with all these requirements, and subsequently close relationships between VOEN and growers were formed, and the system established itself well on the market.
In the same year the company founder Reinhard Vöhringer is rewarded the Innovation Award for his innovative covering system, a clear proof for the amount of innovations incorporated in his system.
In addition to many covered areas in the growing regions of Europe, VOEN increasingly established itself worldwide. In October 2006 the co-founder Karl-Heinz Enzenmüller resigns from the company and Doris Vöhringer acquires his shares
For further information in regard to international covering projects please go to the reference section.
Extended development of the system structure and the covering materials assures more efficiency and time savings during the installation of the system. For example, the traditional ribbon material is replaced by a knitted polyethylene material, therefore enabling the hibernation of the covers in the orchard. Further developments such as the hibernation system (the mesh cover remains in the orchard during the winter) and a new joining clip follow. These improvements make it much easier for the fruit grower to install the system and to cultivate their orchards.