Belgian producer of forest- and hedging plants, shrubs, flowering plants, understock and conifers in bare root for nature, forestry and landscaping is looking for a partners willing to work under a distribution services agreement

OFFER from Belgium, reference: BOBE20180802001, valid from 02-08-2018 untill 04-08-2019

  • Start date:
    2 augustus 2018
  • End date:
    4 augustus 2019
  • Summary:
    The Belgian company offers a full range of tree nursery products grown in open ground, in containers and plugs. They are looking for new partners that would be open to work on the basis of a distribution services agreement.
  • Description:
    The Belgian company was founded in 1972. Since then, the company has been exporting 90% of its production every year. Year after year, sales grew and new markets were created. Throughout those years it has become one of the most famous forest tree nurseries in the country. They are a specialist in the cultivation and commercialization of all tree nursery varieties of plants.

    The company is ideally located in the tree cultivation center north of Ghent, where the lightly sandy and fertile soil in combination with the mild sea climate is offering an ideal environment for the cultivation of high quality shrubbery. Another advantage is the central position in the ‘heart’ of Europe, where the very well developed transport network ensures a quick and easy product distribution.

    The changing needs on the various markets have urged them to permanently adapt their production and plant assortment. Selected base materials were imported from the various regions of origin all over the world for the cultivation of the most important varieties of forest trees. Thus a wide range of products can be offered to the clients.

    They offer a wide range of products: Forest plants, hedging plants, plants for landscaping, conifers, ornamental plants, flowering plants, understocks, young Christmas trees, cuttings, high standard trees, buxus, fagus, carpinus, picea, pinus, potentilla, spirea, taxus, populus, juglans, prunus, roses and seeds.

    The target audience of their products are forest owners, government departments of forestry and horticulture, local authorities and estates, hunters, large grounds owners, forest nurseries, reforestation companies for forests and landscaping, gardeners and contract growing.
    Potential partners can be distributors or wholesale companies active in agricultural - horticultural field, specialized in distributing ornamental plants for outdoor use.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    Potential partners can be companies that want to partner up under a distribution services agreement. This could be distributors or wholesale companies, active in the agricultural or horticultural field, specialized in distributing ornamental plants for outdoor use. This means that it is very important the partner has sufficient knowledge of the trade.

    The company has a minimum purchase quantity of 1000 plants. Specialised transport companies can take care of transport, depending on the time of transport (weather conditions and distance). Training and product development can be discussed upon meetings . It is open for discussion whether the partner offers any services, for example after-sale services, to its customers.

    SME 11-50,University,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
    Secret Know-how,Exclusive Rights,Copyright
  • Market keywords:
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
  • Technology keywords:
    Agriculture Machinery / Technology
    Forest technology
  • NACE keywords:
    Plant propagation
    Support services to forestry
    Wholesale of flowers and plants
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The Belgian company has more than 150 different varieties of plants from seed with a high quality standard, full exploitation of source materials and modern, sustainable production techniques. They have an A-Label with MPS/VMS of which they are a member since 1997.

    They offer careful packaging, punctual and correct deliveries (weekly, throughout Europe), competitive and fair prices, trustworthiness, flexibility and excellent service to their partners.

    They have multi-annual contracts with the Flemish government for reduction of chemical pesticides by means of a self-designed machine, mechanical weed control, integrated repelling by green manuring (Tagetes), compost-tea and use of ladybugs in nursery industry.

    They have received different awards that confirm these advantages:
    The Agrafiek-price for their sustainable agricultural techniques, the diversity award and the Flemish and International Grower of the Year.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME 11-49
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
    1 - 10M
  • Country of origin:
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Dutch
    • German
    • Russian
    • French
    • Polish
    • Czech
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Italian