Beekenkamp

Beekenkamp: collaboration for the best result

Three spheres of activity, three expertises, three companies that join forces. Exactly that is the Beekenkamp Group. A family business consisting of Beekenkamp Plants, vegetables & ornamentals, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen (Packaging) and Deliflor Chrysanten (Chrysanthemums).

Since its foundation in 1951, the group has developed into a company that employs 2200 people worldwide, that produces over 1.7 billion young plants per year and has a total greenhouse area of almost 80 hectares.

Beekenkamp Plants - ornamentals

Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals is breeder and propagator of home and garden plants. The company is market leader in Begonia elatior and Cyclamen and leading supplier of Dahlia, Platycodon, Impatiens NG and Gerbera. Worldwide, Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals realises sales of around 350 million plants per year and stands out through high quality, a very wide supply of crops and a high level of technical breeding expertise. 

Cultivation & rooting of young plants
Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals produces young plants on the basis of seeds, cuttings and from tissue culture. The most appropriate starting material is selected per crop or variety in order to enable guaranteed best quality young plants. The seeds are acquired and cuttings are produced by Beekenkamp itself in foreign locations. In all this, the requirements with regard to hygiene are high. For that reason all parent plants are grown detached from the soil in pumus or high quality potting compost. The plant material for the European market is rooted in Maasdijk and Amstelveen (Netherlands). Furthermore, we grow a number of crops in collaboration with specialized companies. Unrooted cutting material is also one of the many possibilities of Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals.

Breeding
As far as plant breeding is concerned, Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals is active in the sphere of large crops such as Begonia, Aster, Cyclamen, Celosia, Pot Chrysanthemum, Poinsettia and Impatiens NG. This selection is constantly expanding. Well-known series produced by Beekenkamp are Miniwella (the fringed, bell-shaped Cyclamen), Waterfalls (colourful and profusely flowering trailing Begonia) and Odyssey (a series of Impatiens NG, available in many colours). The Ecostar Poinsettias also take up a unique market position: these can be grown at low temperatures and have a perfect plant shape. The breeding of Impatiens NG and Poinsettia is a joint venture of Beekenkamp and Agriom BV. Furthermore, Beekenkamp is involved in partnerships with different renowned plant breeders.

Promotion aimed at the consumer
In close cooperation with groups of growers, Beekenkamp Plants - Ornamentals develops promotion programmes for its major products. These activities are primarily aimed at creating added value for the consumer. For other product groups, Beekenkamp offers support to growers in their promotional activities.

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