Schoneveld Breeding and Beekenkamp Plants follow the trend of upscaling and chain shortening

Beekenkamp Plants has taken a minority share in Schoneveld Breeding. Both companies continue to operate independently in the field of breeding, production and sales. They see joint opportunities in exchanging knowledge of innovative breeding techniques and research.

Why this collaboration?

For both family businesses, commitment, reliability and innovation are the core values in their business culture and processes. Peter van de Pol, owner of Schoneveld Breeding, is enthusiastic about this: “This collaboration creates an exchange of knowledge and joining of forces is of great added value for the entire chain.” An Beekenkamp, owner of Beekenkamp Plants, adds: “With this investment we gain access to each other’s knowledge and that offers b(l)ooming perspectives.”

What does it mean?

Schoneveld Breeding breeds and sells seeds worldwide and remains an independent supplier to all young plant growers. Beekenkamp Plants is breeder of cutting raised products, also produces young plants from seed and cutting. Current collaborations and relationships continue to exist. For customers, nothing changes in access to genetics, technical and sales support. Agreements made, remain unchanged, as do the contact person. “This collaboration is primarily intended to increase the effectiveness of research and development,” says Marc Driessen, Director of Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals. “This step creates a beautiful hybrid.”

Beekenkamp Plants B.V. is a family business in Maasdijk, the Netherlands and is part of the Beekenkamp Group. Beekenkamp Plants B.V. has 2 divisions. Beekenkamp Plants Vegetables B.V. produces starting material for the professional vegetable grower. Beekenkamp Plants B.V. Ornamentals is breeder of cutting raised plants and produces young plants from seed and cuttings potted plants and bedding plants. In addition, Deliflor Chrysanten B.V. and Beekenkamp Verpakkingen B.V. also comprises the Beekenkamp Group. Since its foundation in 1951, the Beekenkamp Group has grown into a company with 2600 employees worldwide, a production of more than 2 billion young plants per year and a total area of greenhouses of more than 90 ha.

Schoneveld Breeding B.V. is an innovative breeding company that can produce sustainably worldwide, develops flowering pot plants, markets starting material and makes market introductions in order to achieve a higher crop and market yield for all chain partners. The family business was founded in 1930 and moved to a new breeding location in Wilp, the Netherlands, last year.

Schoneveld Breeding B.V. produces and sells yearly around 200 million seeds of Cyclamen, Primula, Ranunculus and Campanula worldwide. In addition to breeding and sales, Schoneveld Breeding distinguishes themselves in the high degree of cultivation, marketing and sales support. Schoneveld breeding employs more than 300 people, including a team of specialists at the seed production location in Tanzania.

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