Lans Group purchased 20 hectares of land on 4 January 2021, on which a 6.5 hectare greenhouse complex will be built this year. After completion of the new building, the company, which continues to grow, will have more than 79 hectares of glass stands and sufficient land positions to build another 35 hectares. This brings the grower to 114 hectares in the future.
The expansion is funded by the banking consortium ING, Rabobank and NIBC. The financing came about under the direction of Yeald.
Erwin van der Lans, Cees van der Lans, Edwin Ruigrok, Jan van Marrewijk, Leo van der Lans, Vincent van der Lans
Specialisation in year-round tomatoes
The Lans Group has been in existence for almost 50 years and has grown into a well-known, large grower that is active in three areas. The company has 32 hectares in Westland / Maasland, 20.5 hectares in Dinteloord and 20 hectares in Zeeland (Rilland). Approximately 80% of the greenhouse surface is provided with grow lights and you can rightly say that the company specialises in the year-round cultivation of various types of tomatoes.
Despite the enormous growth, Lans Group is still a real family business with Leo, Vincent and Erwin van der Lans on the board. The management is also completed by Jan van Marrewijk (Operational director Dinteloord) and Edwin Ruigrok (Financial director). Moreover, co-founder Cees van der Lans is still a committed shareholder.
Collaboration with Jan van Marrewijk
Jan van Marrewijk has been growing tomatoes since 1986 and within the Lans organization is responsible for the cultivation and operation of all locations in Dinteloord. The cooperation with Jan van Marrewijk strengthens the organization, according to the growers, and contributes to the desired increase in scale.
In 2016, Lans acquired its first land positions in Nieuw Prinsenland in Dinteloord and thanks to the collaboration with Jan, 20.5 hectares are now grown here. The Lans Group has deliberately opted for the Nieuw Prinsenland horticultural area because it concerns a sustainable greenhouse horticulture area with plots of sufficient size. In the coming years, the Lans Group will realize a modern greenhouse complex of over 62 hectares here.
The current financiers ING-Bank and NIBC welcome a third club deal partner in the form of Rabobank. With this, sustainable and future-proof financing is set up with which further growth can be realised. The management determined the strategy together with Yeald and Yeald also acted as debt advisor. Legal expertise was provided by law firm Habraken Rutten and Ruitenburg Accountants was engaged for tax advice.