Rutec Engineering, producer of horticultural technology, and Power Plastics, wholesaler in horticultural technology, will serve their customers from a single location in early 2019. Mutual benefits is what motivates the two companies to operate from under one roof. Operational director Maurice di Stefano: "Nowadays it's not enough just to be a wholesaler."
Power Plastics has been a subsidiary of the Rutec Group since 2015. Rutec has been working on innovations in horticulture technology for thirty years, while Power Plastics has earned its stripes as a wholesaler in irrigation materials for several sectors. Maurice: "In addition, in recent years we have become more specialized in greenhouse horticulture when it comes to valves and drives. Under the name Power Valves we now emphasize our specialism in that area."
Rutec and Power Plastics will continue to operate under their own name and supply their customers separately. They hope to further increase the quality of their products and service through intensive cooperation. But before that happens, there is still considerable work to be done in Rijnsburg. A completely new building is being constructed. "In the new building we get more space and we can use the space more efficiently than in our two current buildings. They obviously have their charms, but also their limitations. We will soon be able to stock up in a more modern way and the workplaces will also receive an update to be able to work with the latest technologies."
Earlier this year Horticoop decided to stop their wholesale activities. Horticoop Director Igo Janssen said at the time that "it's not easy as a wholesaler to be profitable." Power Plastics also sees that nowadays it is more difficult to only be a wholesaler. "Greenhouse horticulture accounts for a very important part of our turnover, but like Rutec and unlike Horticoop we have a broader approach and also supply other sectors."