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Special Service Supply 2018

Kenya: How the new Finance Act affects (agri)businesses

There is a new Finance Act in Kenya which affects (agri)businesses. To share some of the implications of this Finance Act for businesses the Dutch Embassy organized a…

Italy: Cefla Group adds dedicated Lighting division

A new Business Unit has now been added to the Cefla Group: out of the experience and evolution of C-LED comes Cefla Lighting. With this fifth Business Unit, the Group consolidates know-how matured in recent years in the hi-tech lighting industry and strengthens its position in the lighting and wireless connectivity sectors.…

Etihad Cargo migrates to new iCargo technology platform

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, fully migrated to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs.  Etihad Cargo joins a growing number of global carriers migrating their traditionally telephone and paper-based services…

UK: Plastics and Green issues on agenda for Cultivating Retail

According to the latest HTA trend report (Peak Plastic? Changing consumer perspectives of plastic and recycling) 95% of consumers agree that it’s important for businesses to design products that have less plastic. A pertinent issue for the garden industry, highlighted recently on BBC Gardeners’ World,…

AIPH gives full support to Taichung declaration

The Taichung World Flora Expo 2018 entitled ‘The Sound of Blooming’ has launched a declaration which gives GNP (Gross National Product) a brand-new definition. Instead of an economic indicator, GNP will represent a measure of Taichung’s efforts to achieve G reen productivity and improvements in N ature…

Construction at new Amsterdam Perishable Center started

IPHandlers, located a stone’s throw away from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, have started the construction of the new Amsterdam Perishable Center. A 6,000 m2 conditioned company hall is being realised on the Noordpolderweg in Aalsmeer, directly opposite their current location. "“The expansion was necessary because…

User’s Day Nitea:

"Tips, tricks and the unlimited possibilities of Work-IT software"

More than 100 customers visited the Work-IT User's Day of Nitea at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk on Thursday 27 September. A very successful day at a top location, was the remark of a satisfied participant. "The combination of topics made it an informative event." Sales manager Raymond van den Berg and Operations…

Dutch supplier Benfried to expand

Founded in 1946, Benfried has a long history and extensive experience when it comes to serving the horticultural sector. Both domestically and internationally, the company supplies quality products to greenhouse growers of all sorts. Besides vegetable and flower producers, also potted and bedding plant…

How to organise a successful expo

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) held an International Horticultural Expo on the 18th September 2018 in Padova, Italy, as part of the AIPH 70th Congress. The conference focused on ‘How to organise a successful Expo’ and was relevant to anyone involved or interested in…

Support Scheme for Renewable Heat opens in Ireland

It’s been years in the planning but with very little fanfare, last month the long-awaited Support Scheme for Renewable Heat was opened in Ireland. FEC Energy participated in an event publicising the new scheme to horticultural business in and around Dublin on 25 September. The event, which was held…

Jan Nauta appointed as ITB Climate CEO

In the spring of 2018, a change at the helm took place at ITB Climate, as CEO Sjaak van der Linden was replaced by Jan Nauta. Nauta had until then acted as COO for the company since 2015. As Toon van der Laar had stepped down in 2016 already, this makes Nauta the sole general director of the company. The…

"Different grafting clips are required for each situation"

Grafting of horticultural crops has been a practice in Japan and Korea for around hundred years to reduce the risk of soil-borne diseases. In the last two decades, grafting has greatly increased in popularity worldwide due to the discovery of new rootstock varieties. Next to disease prevention, other…

The influence of weather conditions on the growth climate

Weather conditions have a big influence on the climate conditions in the greenhouse. For example, evaporation and plant growth are mainly driven by solar radiation and changes in temperature affect the energy consumption of a greenhouse. One of the effects of climate change is that changes in weather can be more…

Special Service Supply 2018

This month, there will be a new special on HortiDaily in which Service Supply will be the central topic. Related articles will be published in the newsletter on a daily basis in our international publications (FloralDaily and HortiDaily) and Dutch newsletters (BPnieuws and Groentennieuws). Service supply is a broad topic, which includes companies that offer services…


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