Jack: “I set up the company in 2007 with Richard van Schie. We started by growing Santini. Peter joined in 2010 and we moved to disbudded chrysanthemums. We now have three sites in theWestland region, altogether amounting to 45,000 m2. Peter and I do the daily management.
We target the markets where disbudded chrysanthemums remain popular, such as East Europe and England. We want to grow contemporary high quality breeds that have real added value.”
Peter: “Our nurseries are modern and most of the activities are automated. We have a ‘plant robot’ for the planting, and a harvesting system to internally transport flowers to the warehouse. The lighting unit ensures that we can continue to deliver top quality even in the less light months. We do all the work ourselves, down to the very specific activities.”
Jack: “KZ Flowers uses the integrated crop protection method for our flowers. Two thirds of the power we need we generate ourselves with a CHP generator. The rest is green energy. Our greenhouse is Groen certified and our flowers are MPS-A certified.
We have developed a good collaboration with VannoVa in terms of sales and marketing. We will continue to invest in new techniques to grow environmentally friendly flowers, and in the areas of collaboration and digitisation, we will continue to improve the range we offer, the delivery and the contact with customers.”