Dutch Gerber grower Nell Gerbera Cultures B.V. declared bankruptcy on September 13. Deputy trustee Jeroen Sprangers told the local broadcaster RTV Drenthe the rising gas prices are to blame.
The company, which cultivated mini Gerberas, was founded in 1980 and grew to 5.4 hectares in 2105. Its website shows that the grower invested in solar energy, among other things, and modern fall and winter cultivation technology.
The business has relatively little debt. But due to skyrocketing gas prices, it had become almost impossible to remain operational, Sprangers told the media outlet. He is not expecting a take-over, given current market conditions.
This is not the first flower grower to buckle under the energy crisis. Recently, an orchid grower also went bankrupt. They are not expected to be the last either.
Mr. E. Heuzeveldt has been appointed curator. The bankruptcy is registered under reference 18.nne.22.70.F.1300.1.22. You can find more information about the company on www.gerberas.nl.