Shakti Cocos B.V. originated from Van der Gaag Potgrond B.V., a family business with several generations of experience in potting soil and substrates for professional horticulture. With the emergence of coco as a substrate in the 1980s, the need arose to have control over quality, product developments and delivery reliability. From this realization, Shakti Cocos B.V. is started with their own investments in India and Sri Lanka for securing reliability.
Shakti Cocos is a company with a long history but is relatively unknown in the global market. Since two years, the coco-products are being sold and branded under the name Shakti Cocos. Earlier this was done via different potting soil companies only.
Now, roughly 30 years after the company was founded, the global demand for reliable coir as raw material and as substrate is still growing. With this growth also the need to have control on production and quality is evident. To keep up with this growth, Shakti Cocos invested in India to secure material in the right quality and the right volume, by hiring Mr. Ram Gopal.
Mr. Gopal will be operating from the office of Shakti Cocos in Coimbatore, India. His experience of more than 20 years in the coir business is a welcome addition for the company and a solid basis to be ready for the future. Living and working in the heart of the Indian coir business, Mr. Gopal will be the eyes and ears for Shakti Cocos so they can supply growers with the material they require.