The Van Wesemael Group strengthens its position in the horticultural sector with the acquisition of Van Nifterik from Ede, a leading supplier in the field of plant support.
Van Nifterik is best known as a producer and supplier of a wide range of plant support materials. Growers at home and abroad process these products, which are often made of bamboo. In numerous homes, on terraces and in gardens there are plants containing a product of Van Nifterik. In addition, millions of young vegetable plants are provided with a bamboo stick and clip.
Modern and innovative company
The Van Wesemael Group sees the takeover of Van Nifterik as an opportunity to further expand its position in the horticultural sector. “Van Nifterik is a modern and innovative company where quality and sustainability are very important. With its own production location and trading office in China, it also has good control over the supply chain. By involving the knowledge and forces in the Wesemael Group, the volume of goods imported from China within this group of companies is becoming much larger and the range of support materials is also becoming much deeper. ”
Choices for the future
Alex van Nifterik, owner, is also very satisfied with the joining of forces. “We deliberately opted for a large supplier in agriculture and horticulture that is present in many subsectors. This is a step towards the future that guarantees our continuity and gives Van Nifterik the opportunity to grow further. The fact that Van Wesemael Groep is also an old family business with a similar culture and customer approach is, in my opinion, of great added value.” In 2015, Van Wesemael already took over two parts of Van Nifterik.
Independent within the group
Van Nifterik will remain active under its own name and as a fully independently operating company within the Van Wesemael Group. Alex van Nifterik also remains involved with the company. He will focus on product development and the further development of the companies in China. The day-to-day management of Van Nifterik Holland will be in the hands of Dikkie van Nifterik, who already worked for the company from Ede between 2009 and 2015 and is currently managing FS Europe, one of the other subsidiaries within the Van Wesemael Group.
About Van Nifterik
Van Nifterik's roots go back to 1969; the head office is located in Ede. The customers are located in nearly 30 countries around the world. The products are partly produced in-house in a factory in (Huizhou) China. Van Nifterik also has a trade office in Guangzhou, which, among other things, provides the logistics of the goods from China. A total of 14 employees work at Van Nifterik in Ede, and more than 120 people work in China.
About Van Wesemael Group
This year, the Van Wesemael Group has been a supplier of crop protection, sowing seeds, fertilizers and other accessories for arable farming, livestock farming, horticulture, fruit growing, tree nurseries and the green sector for 60 years. The group includes R. van Wesemael, Agroburen, WPA Robertus, Alb. Groot, Agro de Arend, FS Europe and Habo Belgium. The group's head office is located in Hulst (Zeeuws-Vlaanderen). The Van Wesemael Group currently employs 130 employees, spread over several locations.