Van der Knaap rises in the Hillenraad100

Publication date: 06-11-2017

The Hillenraad100 was announced last Friday during the annual HortiGala. Van der Knaap Group rose to 57th place this year!


The jury attributed this rise to the excellent growth figures in 2016. The peer group also took a highly favourable view of Van der Knaap Group.

"The Van der Knaap focuses sharply on the beginning and end of the supply chain: the availability of peat on the one hand and market prospects and consumer requirements on the other. The jury praised the steps taken at the coco peat facilities and in terms of the peat concessions. Van der Knaap is now ready to look to the future."

Innovation Centre 'de Kas' plays an important role on the sales side, having completed successful tests on the organic production of fruit and vegetable crops. "It's great to see that the Van der Knaap Group offers a complete product, including a patented bioreactor, fertilisers and advice on cultivation." This system makes it possible to grow organically above the soil without the risk of a shortage of nitrate nitrogen.

Van der Knaap Group's continued growth can be attributed to new products such as these for professional horticulture and the retail sector.

The Hillenraad100 is an annual ranking of the top 100 companies in the horticulture sector. Only 1% of the companies in the Dutch horticulture sector make the Hillenraad100. A listing is recognition of first-rate entrepreneurship. The listed companies show vision, courage and entrepreneurship and lead the way in the sector. The research team of the Hillenraad100 analyses the performance of the companies based on a continuously adapted business model.


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