- Production Manager
- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environments Entomologist
- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
- Director of Business Development | Middle East | Agtech
- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
- Trader Asian Market
- Avocado Growing Manager - Kenya
- Operations Accountant
- Sales Manager for Nordic countries (H/F)
- Senior Breeder
Top 5 -yesterday
- Infarm to make strategy shift, cuts 500 jobs
- UV lamps can control strawberry pests
- "We strive to make raspberries an affordable fruit for more customers"
- US (NY): Owners of Rockland farm say town unexpectedly closed one of their greenhouses
- CAN (ALB): Greenhouse moving to new owner, but land still for sale
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- Passive solar greenhouses: How Ladakh farmers are harvesting crops in winter
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
Hillenraad accolades the 100 best performing Dutch hort companies
Fully in line with this year’s theme (‘Eat or be eaten’), the Rivièra Hall at Blijdorp Rotterdam Zoo was chosen as the event’s venue. Martien Penning, initiator of the Hillenraad100, explained: ‘Under the influence of internationalisation and digitisation, businesses in the horticulture industry are being driven towards one of two possible survival strategies: either become a very strong powerhouse or win an essential position in the global network as a nodal firm.’ This theme was further illustrated by the inspirational keynote given by wildlife veterinarian Martine van Zijll Langhout.
New model, new ranking
A completely new model was used this year to compile the Hillenraad100 and as a result, Koppert Biological Systems and Rijk Zwaan emerged as leading businesses in the Hillenraad100 and the 500+ category respectively. The remainder of the new Top 10 of the Hillenraad100 in 2017 is as follows: Enza Zaden (2), Nature’s Pride (3), Agro Care (4), Anthura (5), Beekenkamp Groep (6), Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds (7), Dümmen Orange (8), Ridder-HortiMaX (9) and Florensis (10). The new number 100 is Dijk van Dijk, which attracted attention through its marketing and product innovations. Martien Penning expects the new model to produce increasingly fast ascents and declines in the coming years. As co-host of the Hortigala, Royal FloraHolland’s Lucas Vos discussed the great value of this annual snapshot: ‘Royal FloraHolland supports the Hillenraad by identifying and acknowledging good to excellent entrepreneurship in the horticulture and greenhouse horticulture industry.’
Challenging Concepts, Sustainability Prize and Family Business of the Year
This year, the Hillenraad100 has devoted extra attention to Challenging Concepts. Which ideas, technologies, services or other innovations can shake up the existing markets? From the three Challenging Concepts of 2017, HortiKey was declared to be potentially the most challenging. The Sustainability Prize was presented by Hortigala partner Rabobank and was awarded to Ter Laak Orchids. The business Heemskerk Fresh & Easy received the title of Family Business of the Year from BDO, the co-sponsor of the Hortigala.
The new Hillenraad100 can be obtained free of charge from the Hillenraad stand at the FloraHolland House during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair being held from 8 to 10 November. The magazine can also be ordered from hillenraad100.nl.
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