The greenhouse was built and equipped with the latest technology by players ‘from the mushroom league of the Dutch horticultural sector’: Technokas built, Logics took care of the internal transport, Boekestijn the electrical systems, Fog-System the fogging system and PDI the screens (including an outside screen on the old greenhouse).
A toast was made
An average of 90,000 Little Kolibri Orchids are processed on a weekly basis. These are mainly 2-stems and 3-stems plants, for a small part 1-stem and also the necessary 'specials'. Every week about 600 trolleys, or 5 trucks a day, leave the company. OK carries about 120 varieties, all in 9 cm pots and under the brand name Little Kolibri. About 90% of these find their way abroad: England, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, Switzerland and Austria, Poland and Russia; the remaining 10% stays here. In addition, depending on the season, primroses, campanulas, asters and cyclamen are also brought in on 2 hectares.
View in the new building, primarily intended for propagation
Thijs van der Valk and Desiree Olsthoorn
To give the evening some additional cachet, two guest speakers were invited: Albert Top from retail consultancy firm Crossmarks and Frank van der Heide, director of Tuinbranche Nederland. Both presented their insights on the future of retail, the trends they perceive coming and the assumed transitions that store and consumer will go through.
Left Albert Top, right Frank van der Heide
Missed the evening but still curious about the new greenhouse? This Saturday, the grower organizes an open day from 10am to 3pm.
For more information:
Thijs van der Valk
2671 LE Naaldwijk
M: +31 6 24 40 08 85