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Van der Knaap rises in the Hillenraad100

Last Friday the Hillenraad100 was announced during the annual HortiGala, which took place in the Ridderzaal (The Hague) this year. The list consists of the 100 leading companies in the Dutch horticultural sector. Van der Knaap Group finished number 28 this year. An increase of no less than 29 places compared to the previous edition!
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New state-of-art propagation plugs with Ellepot paper

Van der Knaap has entered a strategic collaboration with Ellepot, the leader of the integrated paper pot system Ellepot. Together we introduce a new state-of-the art propagation plug, which will be produced with the patented air press technology developed by Ellepot.
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Installation of Holland Potgrond mixing line

At Holland Potgrond in Poeldijk, the existing loading line for potting mixes will soon be replaced by a new, fully-equipped mixing line.
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Westland alderpersons visit Van der Knaap Groep

On Thursday 18 July alderpersons Karin Zwinkels and Cobie Gardien, accompanied by two civil servants, paid a visit to the Van der Knaap Group.
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Van der Knaap joins the Greenhouse Horticulture Club of 100

Van der Knaap Group has joined the Club of 100 of Wageningen University & Research's Greenhouse Horticulture business unit.
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Successful orchid knowledge day at Van der Knaap

On Thursday 6 June, the Van der Knaap Group innovation centre 'De Kas' hosted the Orchid Knowledge Day. Three speakers addressed an audience of orchid-growers, sharing their views on the latest developments around propagating and growing orchids.
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Van der Knaap signs for geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is a perfect fit with Van der Knaap Group’s strategy and vision. Karel de Bruijn says, “We've decided to power our innovation centre with geothermal energy. With its limited surface area, Van der Knaap's innovation centre is a long way from being a large-scale consumer. Making the switch to geothermal energy is therefore in line with the strategy and vision to operate as sustainably as possible, rather than aimed at reducing costs." Following the startup phase with those taking part and the connection of various customers at the beginning of 2018, it was all systems go on the expansion of Aardwarmte Vogelaer's heat network. Meeting energy needs sustainably is an important reason for using geothermal energy for heating.
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Quick Plug and Van der Knaap Group end dispute

Quick Plug and Van der Knaap Group have come to an amicable solution that has resulted in the termination of the pending patent infringement proceedings, which Quick Plug filed earlier this year. The agreement entails that parties respect each other’s intellectual property rights, while allowing both Quick Plug and Van der Knaap to go forward with their own rooting plugs for orchids: Quick Plug with its Xcellent Plug® and Van der Knaap with its Bookplug®.
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Reopening Antalya Substrat

Earlier this Month, our Turkish production site Antalya Substrat celebrated its grand reopening in the presence of customers, suppliers, staff, local government officials and our partners from the foreign branches.
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Van der Knaap at Hortiflor Beijing

Van der Knaap is participating at Hortiflorexpo IPM, which takes place from May 10 to May 12 in Beijing, China. During this exhibition, we will present our latest innovations in the field of organic solutions for rooting and growing. You will find Van der Knaap at the Holland pavilion, booth number W1A29.
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