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Carlo Cuvelie, Air.Clima

Belgium: Providing cooling systems worldwide

"We will never just build a cooling system for someone". A remarkable statement from one of the largest manufacturers of cooling systems and at the same time a very logical one. "If somebody comes to us with the question: 'I want a cooling system, can you build it?', we will first meet up and discuss to see.....

Dutch transporters find each other in flower transport to Eastern Europe

At the start of 2017 the large transport company Brutra Logistiek B.V. definitively took over the transport activities in Eastern Europe over from fellow transporter Bastrans. Both companies are rolling out a lot of activities on the Eastern European market and they were meeting one another there more and.....

Cargolux named Best Performing Cargo Airline by Budapest Airport

Cargolux was awarded the "Best Performing Cargo Airline" prize in 2017 during a ceremony on February 8th 2018 at Budapest Airport.With this award, Budapest Airport recognizes Cargolux’s contribution to its record-breaking year. “We are honored and proud to receive this award,” says Tony McNichol, Regional.....

Chuck Pavlich, Terra Nova Nurseries on the new Artemisia 'Makana' Silver

US: "We were sold out within hours"

"The day that we sent out our first internet sneak peek, we were sold out within hours", says Chuck Pavlich, Director of New Product Development at Terra Nova Nurseries. He does not seem to be the only one that is very content with their latest introduction; Artemisia 'Makana' SilverArtemisia 'Makana'.....

NL: Gas replaced with wood chips for Kwekerij Baas

VIDEO Kwekerij Baas has a two month old new organic installation to supplement the existing wood burner which has been there for 7 years. This puts the company a step ahead of the demand from minister Wiebes of Economic Affairs and Climate. Wiebes wants companies to stop using natural gas in 2022 as the gas pipe.....
New platform for the flower and plant sector

Co-operation Floranti officially founded

the co-operation Floranti U.A. was officially founded and registered, making growers and traders co-owners of the platform. They will make decisions together as shareholders ánd users. With this, Floranti takes a big step towards a new platform for the horticultural business.Director Maurice van Winden.....

Desch Plantpak crowned best managed company 2017-2018

Deloitte organises the Best Managed Companies program for the tenth consecutive year. Desch Plantpak participated this year for the second time and was again selected as one of the best managed companies in the Netherlands. For this Deloitte assessed the companies using the Business Maturity Model that.....

Ruud van der Hoeven, Lily nursery Qualily

NL: "We no longer deliver below the cost price"

It looked good for the first months of 2017. Lily nursery Qualily started the year well and continued the growth of recent years. Then the summer came. In one month time turnover fell by 15% and the margin by 2%. The greenhouse horticulture company took two measures. Entrepreneur Ruud van der Hoeven: “We.....

NL: Vitro Plus innovates in cultivation system for ferns

Vitro Plus has developed a whole new cultivation system for ferns, where plants are cultivated into semi hardened off seedlings in a fully monitored efficient way.This new system has been derived from Vitro Plus 30 year old tissue culture system, which needed new modified growing conditions. A separate.....

Autogrow opens virtual innovation community

Autogrow has opened a virtual agtech and science lab and are inviting indoor ag developers, growers and enthusiasts to join in building a dynamic and innovative community.Following on from the launch of their Jelly SDK, APIs and Autogrow Cloud platform last year, the Autogrow Lab was set up as a collaborative.....

Canada's Minister of Agriculture visits Delphy Improvement Centre

The Minister of Agriculture of Canada together with an agricultural delegation of growers visited Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. The goal of the minister was to gain knowledge and information about the Dutch horticultural techniques usable in Canada to optimize agriculture in.....

Real life presentation of 1st Intratuin food hall at Tuinzaken Retail Experience

At the Tuinzaken Retail Experience which will take place in Nieuwegein on February 7 and 8, Thermoflor will present the new life size Intratuin Breda food hall. Breda is the first location in the Netherlands where this new entrance concept is being applied by Intratuin.Owner Kees van der AvoirdThe food hall.....

New judges, display gardens and treasurer for All-America Selections

All-America Selections, the only non-profit organization for trialing and testing new ornamental and vegetable varieties for the home consumer, met recently during the American Seed Trade Association’s Annual Flower and Vegetable Seed Conference in San Diego, CA. During that meeting the following new.....

Pligt Professionals software partner follows market developments

Pligt Professionals has embarked on a new course in digital solutions. The grower of flowering plants with a first rate quality level starts with the software solutions from Codema SDF. No part of the company will be left untouched.To keep up with digitization in the floriculture sector, at Pligt.....

Biobest acquires equity stake in IVOG

Biobest Group NV has acquired a majority stake in IVOG biotechnical systems GmbH. IVOG is among the world’s largest manufacturers of sticky traps and rolls, a key tool for growers to put in place a successful biological control strategy. In 1983, IVOG was the first commercial producer of sticky traps. Biobest.....

Selecta one acquires Kalanchoe breeding from Topcolor Breeding

Going in line with the strategic extension of its product portfolio pot plants Selecta one has acquired the assortment and breeding program of Topcolor Breeding vof, Holland.Since 2004 Topcolor Breeding has specialized in breeding and sales of single flowering Kalanchoe varieties. All varieties have been.....

Gaby van der Harg:

Dutch grower introduces tomato plant Farmzy for the consumer

Farmzy is a strong, compact tomato plant, very suitable for indoors and outside on the balcony or in the garden. Grower Gaby van der Harg developed this plant by collecting and breeding old varieties. Now he’s working full time to market his tomato concept Farmzy.Gaby van der Harg among his.....

AmericanHort aligns with MPS

AmericanHort will announce plans to partner with Netherlands-based sustainability certification expert MPS (More Profitable Sustainability) on a mission to help green industry businesses improve sustainability best practices at the AmericanHort Town Hall meeting at MANTS. Those interested in being the first.....
Oboya Kebai Digital Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd.

China: Oboya establishes joint venture company

Oboya Horticulture Industries AB (publ) has through its wholly owned subsidiary Oboya Horticulture Industries HK Ltd ("Oboya") in China, signed a cooperation agreement with Beijing Kebai Sience Inc. Co., Ltd ("Kebai") in China to establish a Joint Venture. The cooperation agreement means that Oboya and Kebai.....

Stefaan Vandaele new chairman of Growing Media Europe

On 1 January 2018, former vice chair Stefaan Vandaele officially took over the chairmanship of Growing Media Europe from Norbert Siebels, who stepped down from the position in the course of his upcoming retirement end of 2019.As Board Member, vice chair and later chair of EPAGMA (the predecessor association.....

Netherlands: Royal Lemkes wins Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize

PHOTO REPORT The 32nd edition of the Tuinbouw Ondernemersprijs (Dutch Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize) was won by Royal Lemkes from Bleiswijk. The trader is thus ambassador of the horticultural industry for one year. The company received the award yesterday (January 10), in the presence of 500 attendees. Organic.....

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The Gardians spreads its wings

The Gardians was established last year and is ready to spread its wings. This company, which is a cooperation between Agro & Food specialist Viscon and young plant grower Hishtil, launched a year round 'mail your plants' program at the Fruit Logistica 2017. For both companies, operating on the 'end.....

NL: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs acquires J.A. Stolze De Lier

Van den Bos Flowerbulbs acquired the packaging and cooling facilities of J.A. Stolze De Lier.J.A. Stolze De Lier has been active in the Westland region for decades, and specializes in packaging and cold storage of lily bulbs. Annually, over 400,000 crates with lily bulbs are processed. In addition to its own.....

"Hyacinth action for AYA' on January 12

Hyacinth growers and thirteen hospitals in action for young people with cancer

For the fourth time in a row the National AYA (Adolescents & Young Adults) ‘Jong & Kanker’ Platform, together with the Dutch hyacinth growers, is organising a HAYAcintenactie in thirteen hospitals on Friday January 12. Through selling hyacinths, the organisation wants to raise as much money as.....

Indo-Dutch joint venture in India completes 25 years

India: The story of KF Bioplants

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - a single step of courage to follow your dreams. 25 years ago, a young man from a reputed business family decided to take that step into a hitherto nascent world of plant biotechnology in India. His dream was to make his company the best and biggest.....

UK: Double investment at Desch Plantpak

Martin Shields has joined Desch Plantpak as Manufacturing Manager from the start of January. Martin has extensive experience in plastics processing and his depth of experience will strengthen the Mundon manufacturing operation.Martin is seen alongside the company's new Thermoforming line which was installed.....

How a Dutch startup became the Netflix of flowers

Founded in 2014 by Patrick Hurenkamp, Bart Troost and Koen Thijssen, Bloomon is a subscription service for flowers. Think of Netflix, but for hyacinths and begonias. Bouquets are designed by dedicated stylists that arrange them according to seasons and trends.The company received a warm welcome from.....

UK: Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering

Farplants’ 2017 Christmas campaign has seen a 68% increase in sales over November and December. The West Sussex plant wholesaler introduced 11 new ranges this year, which includes for the first time, pot grown Christmas trees.The Farplants Christmas selection combined 2017’s must-have trends with traditional.....

Rosalink and Rose Connect join forces

As of 1st January 2018, rose trading companies Rosalink and Rose Connect have merged. Both businesses are based in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. In recent years, Rosalink has established a solid position in rose supply using growers in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Rose Connect, a part of Dutch.....

Hummert International 2018-19 horticulture supply catalog now available

Hummert International, a worldwide distributor of professional horticulture supplies and equipment, announced today the release of their horticulture supply catalog.The 2018-19 catalog features over 800 pages of horticulture products and information that serve every sector of the horticulture industry. With.....
January 17, Chicago

US (IL): FTD to host Investor Day

FTD announces that John C. Walden, President and Chief Executive Officer, and key members of the executive leadership team, will host an investor day to discuss the outcome of its comprehensive strategic business review and the company’s go-forward, long-term business plan on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at.....

Fraud and swindle in the floriculture sector - Cunning tricks of French couple

The way in which a French couple swindled traders and kept them on a short leash was pretty smart and shameless. At the time of this swindle, they already built a safety net in the form of a new flower shop. That way they could continue the swindle practice under a different name.Below we share a blog post.....
"A major step into the consumer market"

Oboya acquires COFA Plastics AB

Oboya Horticulture Industries AB (publ) ("Oboya") has signed an agreement to acquire COFA Plastics AB ("COFA") in Trångsund, Sweden, including the subsidiary New World Metal Company Ltd ("NWM") in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on January 4.The agreement means that Oboya acquires all shares in the companies and.....

Presidency and board update at Fleuroselect

Following the very sad passing of Fleuroselect's President Herman Hamer, the Board has come together and Jean-François Ignasse the current Vice-President will take over the role of Interim President. The Board has now started the search for a new President to be elected at the A.G.M. in May 2018 in.....

New members added to the Beekenkamp Group's executive board

The Beekenkamp Group, located in Maasdijk, will effect changes in the composition of its executive board on 1 January 2018. The executive board currently made up of An Beekenkamp and Peter Persoon will be joined by Marc Driessen and Peter Zaat.Marc Driessen will become the director of the Ornamentals.....

Anthura celebrates 80th anniversary in 2018

Anthura’s family roots go back to 1938, the year when the first generation of the Van der Knaap family started a horticultural company. In eighty years they have grown from a small family business to a worldwide specialist in Orchids and Anthurium.1938Mr Jan van der Knaap started a horticultural company in.....

Bayer CEO auctioning assets to clear Monsanto deal

Bayer CEO Werner Baumann has begun to market US assets owned by the German conglomerate in order to win clearance for its $66 billion merger with Monsanto, The Post has learned.The assets — which are expected to include a vegetable seeds business and a software unit that helps farmers determine soil.....

Stowe Beam named VP of Environmental Certification Services at SCS

Mr. Stowe Beam has been promoted to Vice President of SCS’s Environmental Certification Services division. In this role, he will oversee the operations of the division, which manages a wide range of pioneering and internationally recognized third-party certification programs and services for the green.....

Canada: Carbon monoxide poisoning in Leamington greenhouse

Three people were sent to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday after a leak at a Leamington greenhouse."At 13:59 hrs. LFD, EMS OPP attended 500 block road 3 for high levels of carbon monoxide at greenhouse complex", the Leamington Fire Services share on twitter. Three persons were send to the.....

FTD appoints E-commerce, Merchandising and Digital Marketing Executives

FTD announces two recent appointments and a promotion of e-commerce executives to run its key US consumer brands. These appointments mark further progress in FTD’s efforts to build a team to develop and lead the strategic transformation of the business.Brita Turner has joined FTD as Senior Vice President and.....

Michel Demaré to retire from Syngenta Board

Syngenta’s Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director Michel Demaré, has decided to retire from the Board after five years of service. Jürg Witmer, a Member of the Syngenta Board of Directors since 2006, has been nominated by the Board to become Lead Independent Director from 1 January, 2018.Mr. Carl.....
January 17th, 2018

US: Mayesh celebrates 40th anniversary with open house

Mayesh are gearing up for another busy and exciting year. But one of the things they’re most excited about is the fact that they’ll be celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2018."We’ve come a long way since then, but like we said last year (and many times besides that) we wouldn’t be where we are today.....

Wafex USA to acquire Fresh Pack Flowers

Wafex USA, located in Fallbrook, California, is to acquire Fresh Pack Flowers as of January 1, 2018.Wafex USA is a floral importer specializing in Australian and South African native cut flowers. Fresh Pack Flowers is a distributor of California-grown flowers and foliage.Recognizing the counter-seasonal.....

Australia: NGIA welcomes new Biosecurity Certification Officer

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has recently appointed Mr. Stephan (Steve) Blyth as the Biosecurity Certification Officer under the National nursery industry biosecurity program (NY15004). Steve has tertiary qualifications in horticulture, conservation and land management as well as being a.....

Italy: Flowers for a successful year

Years ago, Luca Mazzone chose to dress a symbol that celebrates his born city, Terlizzi, “city of flowers”, a humble, industrious and tenacious city. Luca has chosen Barile Flowers Service and they support its path, they share the origin from a land full of challenges and live with the pride of feeling part.....

France: New head office and cross-docking facility for DSV

On 18 December, DSV began moving into its new French head office. They expect the transition to be completed during the first quarter of 2018.DSV in France consolidates its Parisian activities in this new Port of Gennevilliers site. By the end of the first quarter of 2018, the location will comprise not only.....
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Dear subscribers, the team of FloralDaily.com would like to thank you for all of your continuous support and feedback over the last year. 

After another exciting year, we are taking a few days off to enjoy the holidays with our families.

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Jiffy Sri Lanka wins National Business Award

The National Business Excellence Award, organized by The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, is a competition evaluated in seven categories – Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Corporate Governance, Excellence in Capacity Building, Excellence in Performance Management, Excellence in Local and.....

Ecuador: Valleflor receives BASC and Flor Ecuador Certification

2017 ended in a high note for Ecuadorian summer flower grower Valleflor. They were nominated as one of the best companies at the BASC Certification and they won the award in their category. Besides that, they also won the Expoflores award for the fulfillment of 100% in the Flor Ecuador Certification. "We are.....

UAE: Floral marketplace Floranow closes first funding round

Floranow, the region’s online B2B floral marketplace, successfully raised its first round of financing from Jabbar Internet Group, Dash Ventures, and Wamda Capital.Fulfilling the floral industry’s need for new business models and efficiencies in the supply chain, Floranow was launched in 2016, connecting.....

US: New Director of HR and Safety at American Coolair

American Coolair has named Nicole Adler Director of Human Resources and Safety.In her new position, Adler will manage American Coolair’s Human Resources Department. In addition, she will oversee the company’s safety training, implement safety programs, and conduct inspections to ensure compliance.Adler.....

Schoneveld Breeding to get new glass dome office

Schoneveld Breeding, established in 1930, will next year be moving from Twello to the nearby village of Wilp. Its new accommodation was designed by BDG Architecten and comprises production greenhouses and working areas measuring 19,000 m2 plus a large glass dome with an area of 3,000 m².Thermoflor is going.....

Afriflora to be purchased by investment company

An affiliate of Sun European Partners entered into an agreement with KKR to acquire a majority stake in Afriflora, the world’s largest grower of roses, alongside the Barnhoorn family. The proposed transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.Afriflora is the leading supplier of quality roses at.....

Panalpina expands perishables network into Belgium

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is to acquire the Belgian companies Adelantex and AD Handling, specialized in the handling of perishables imports in Brussels, Liège and Ostend. The move follows similar acquisitions in Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. This latest.....

Last vlog by Lucas Vos: “Thank you so much, everyone”

On 1 January 2018 CEO Lucas Vos is turning over the reins of the company to Steven van Schilfgaarde. Immediately after the General Members' Meeting (GMM) on 7 December 2017, he looked back on the past four years in his very last vlog.Source: Royal FloraHolland