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Richard van Duijn new CFO at Van der Knaap Group

As of June 1, Richard van Duijn has started as Chief Financial Officer at Van der Knaap Group. He succeeds John van Adrichem who held this role since 2012. With this appointment Richard will be responsible for several departments within the organisation....
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Van der Knaap Group expands production capacity

In 2022, we noticed that social and economic developments were boosting the future of sustainably produced coco substrates. We are now two years on and we can say that during that time the demand for coco substrates has increased enormously. Not only...
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Meeting on peat-free kalanchoe in 'de Kas'

Recently, a number of kalanchoe growers met at Van der Knaap Group's innovation center 'de Kas' to view and discuss the trial of kalanchoe on alternative substrates. In 'de Kas' there is a trial of kalanchoe this spring. These are...
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Informative meeting on coco substrate well attended

On Thursday, March 14, Van der Knaap Group organised a knowledge meeting on coco substrate at the World Horti Center. About sixty attendees, including growers of fruit vegetables on both coco and stone wool, heard how four experts in the field of (coco)...
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Leo Lievaart new CCO Van der Knaap Group

From 1 March, Leo Lievaart has joined the management team of Van der Knaap Group as chief commercial officer. Leo will be responsible for managing the sales (activities) of various business units within the organisation.
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Trials with circular substrates

Research into new, safe, renewable and circular resources is becoming increasingly important. For this reason, we have been running trials with circular resources for many years at our own innovation centre ‘de Kas’. In other words: materials...
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Soil-free organic cultivation of sweet peppers

Last year, we have researched soil-free organic cultivation of sweet peppers. In this system, the majority of the necessary nutrients are released by the substrate. During the successful trial, a new organic cultivation concept was tested using a blend...
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Forteco Optimum: new generation coco substrate

Van der Knaap Groep introduces Forteco Optimum: coco substrate with a high air-holding capacity. Thanks to a recently developed production process that uses the entire husk to produce a high quality substrate, we can now produce a unique product at our...
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Out now: the latest Grow-How!

The latest edition of our newsletter Grow-How! is now available to read on our website. This newsletter features an article about our next generation coco substrate, the possibilities for substrate in indoor farming and our research into soil-free organic...
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Trials in Van der Knaap’s innovation centre

In our innovation centre 'de Kas' we continuously test our products, develop new products and regularly conduct trials for our customers or other third parties. Through these tests, we gain knowledge of all kinds of crops and cultivation techniques....
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