Koen Pack celebrates 20th anniversary

In 1996, the founders of Koen Pack BV, Koen and Cristol Broekhuizen, started in Uithoorn, the Netherlands. Below is an interview with Koen Broekhuizen about the 20th anniversary of Koen Pack BV in the Netherlands, 15 years in the USA, 10 years in Colombia and 5 years in Canada:

"When we started 20 years ago in our little home office in Uithoorn, we could not imagine that we would grow to such an international company with more than 75 employees in the Netherlands, Canada, USA, Colombia, Kenya, China and Germany. We are very happy with our staff who have succeeded and this is why we celebrated this with a spectacular party last Saturday. From noon everyone was in our converted warehouse, dressed to groove with the Toppers in the Amsterdam Arena. Later this year we will travel to the other branches, because our office in Miami is celebrating 15 years, in Colombia, we have been active for 10 years. Additionally, our employees in Canada will celebrate this year, the fact that for more than five years, covers, packaging plant and bijstekers have been sold to growers and wholesalers.

The development of flower and plant sleeves does not stop, this year we have introduced SmartSleeve®, the bouquet gets the value of a hand-tied bunch while it handles faster and has a nice look. On our website www.koenpack.com the full range of items for horticulture and floriculture -besides the sleeves where it all started with- sheets, pots of various materials, picks and accessories are shown. Many items are sold through wholesalers to supermarkets all over the world. You should not be surprised if you go to Tesco in London or to Safeway in Tucson, Arizona you will find a bouquet or plant wrapped in one of our design sleeves!

Customer satisfaction survey

Daily pallets of goods are sent from our warehouses to wholesalers all over Europe. We have a good logistics distribution system, which ensures deliveries at the place of destination often within 48 hours. Our slogan is 'The Personal Touch' and our customers gave us an average grade of 8+ for our service, customer service and speed of delivery in our latest customer satisfaction survey. We are very proud of this. "

Are there any other developments going on in packaging?
"We look at the environmental aspects of the use of raw materials in China and our other production sites and we are working on developing environmentally friendly packaging for the flowers and plants industry. Furthermore, we are now also working on developments to expand in Ecuador, because we see that the demand for flowers from South America is increasing. With this we hope to serve our customers in the USA with customized sleeves even faster. We continue to see growth in our great company and we hope that one day packaging of Koen Pack will be found worldwide, from China to South Africa."

For more information:
Koen Pack
De Loetenweg 8
1187WB Amstelveen
The Netherlands
T: +31205452470
E: sales@koenpack.com

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