De Boer to debut robotic lifting systems at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is the only event in the UK to use De Boer’s robotic lifting system.

The system is designed to help assemble the Great Pavilion – the show’s central structure.

Programmed by De Boer’s team, the Great Pavilion was erected in just 12 hours and provides more than 10,000sqm of floor space for exhibits, equivalent to parking 500 London buses.

In total 18 masts are positioned around the structure’s parameter each with its own robotic ‘monkey’, which slowly lifts each side into place.

“Our unique computerised lifting system removes the requirement for cranes on site saving valuable work space. This allows the RHS ground works team and other contractors to prepare this site whilst the build gets underway,” said Kate Morrison, De Boer key accounts manager.