Kekkilä-BVB, the European market leader in horticulture, expands its business to USA

Today, in conjunction with the Cultivate'20 Virtual, the Finnish-Dutch company Kekkilä-BVB announces to expand its business to US horticultural market in full scale. The company holds extensive experience of advising professional growers and delivering high quality sustainable substrates to the most demanding customers around the world. One of Kekkilä-BVB’s brands, Dutch BVB Substrates, is already having a strong foothold in US market.

Already well known in US market, BVB Substrates for professional growing offers a wide product portfolio with outstanding qualities that stimulate and support desired plant growth. Exisiting customer base including organisations such as Nasa brings certainty to the future success. The mixtures Kekkilä-BVB bring to the American market are different from the ones usually used in this market. They are based on a totally different type of peat: the best peat of European origins.

“This is an important step in our growth strategy. With our solid experience, knowhow and production capacity we are best positioned to work together with the professional growers in the US market to ensure future food production sustainably”, says Juha Mäkinen, CEO of Kekkilä-BVB.

“We can cater the growers in the USA with a wide variation of blends, tailored to fit the exact needs of different crops, varying growing conditions and individual growers. All our substrates have one thing in common: the use of high-quality raw materials. An elementary part of our offering is sharing the knowhow in growing.” says Guido Linders, Director BU Professional growing of Kekkilä-BVB.

Main benefits our products bring to American greenhouse growers

Our products offer consistent performance and good properties throughout the growing period. With these growing media based on European peat the highest air-filled porosity, even without having to add perlite can be ensured. A maximum enhancement of root development can be gained thanks to a strong and stable structure with very low dust content and a proper drainage and over-all hydro dynamics.

Grow it like the Dutch.

Arjan Haasnoot, Sales Manager, Professional growing US for BVB Substrates, arjan.haasnoot@kekkila-bvb.com  +1 805 8255202

Johan van Geest, Sales Director, Professional Growing, johan.van.geest@kekkila-bvb.com, +31 658 862 859

Kekkilä-BVB is the European leader in horticulture. We provide products and services for professional greenhouse growers, consumers and landscapers to over 100 countries worldwide. We have strong product brands within the professional and consumer growing markets, trading under the names of BVB Substrates, Kekkilä Professional, Kekkilä Garden, Hasselfors Garden, Jardino and Florentus. Together with our customers we grow for a better future.       Kekkilä-BVB is a part of Vapo Group.

www.kekkila-bvb.com

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Kekkilä-BVB is one of Europe’s biggest companies in professional growing and the largest producer of horticultural peat. It is a market leader in the Nordic countries with its well established Kekkilä Garden and Hasselfors Garden brands. In Western Europe, Jardino and Veenbaas are well known among consumers, and global growers use Kekkilä-BVB’s well known growing media products sold under the BVB Substrates and Kekkilä Professional brands. Products and services are aimed at professional growers and home gardeners, bedding peat and horticultural raw material customers, landscapers and bedding peat customers. The total turnover of these operations amount to approximately EUR 250 million. The company employs around 500 people in Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Estonia and Spain. Products are exported to 100+ countries. Kekkilä-BVB is a part of Vapo Group. Vapo has a 520-million-euro turnover and it employs about 850 people. Vapo has three divisions; Grow & Care, Energy and New Businesses.

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This is an important step in our growth strategy. With our solid experience, knowhow and production capacity we are best positioned to work together with the professional growers in the US market to ensure future food production sustainably.
Juha Mäkinen, CEO of Kekkilä-BVB