Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

Rise for Van der Knaap in Hillenraad 100

Last Friday, the Hillenraad 100 was announced during the annual Hortigala. Van der Knaap Group rises to place 57 this year!

According to the jury report, this increase is partly due to the excellent growth figures of 2016. In addition, there is much public appreciation; the peer group is very positive about the Van der Knaap Group.

Van der Knaap looks at the two sides of the chain: the availability of coco and peat on the one hand,  market opportunities and consumer requirements on the other hand. The jury praises the steps taken concerning coco production locations and the peat concessions. Van der Knaap is prepared for the future.

Innovation center 'de Kas' plays an important role in the growing sales. Successful trials have been done in the field of organic production of fruit and vegetables. "The beauty of it is that the Van der Knaap Group supplies a complete product including patented bioreactor, fertilizer and cultivation advice." This system makes it possible to grow organically above the soil, without causing a shortage of nitrate nitrogen.

Thanks to these continuous new products for professional horticulture and retail, Van der Knaap Group continuous to grow.

The Hillenraad 100 is an annual ranking of the hundred leading companies in the horticultural sector. Only 1 percent of companies in the Dutch horticultural sector makes the Hillenraad 100. A listing is an acknowledgment of leading entrepreneurship. These companies show vision, courage and entrepreneurship and are a beacon for the sector. The research team from the Hillenraad100 analyzes the performances of companies based on a business model that is adapted continuously.

Source: www.hillenraad100.nl

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