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Primary school de Zon colors green!

OZ Planten and Vireõ have joined forces to make the auditorium of primary school de Zon in the Kwakel a bit healthier and greener. A few weeks ago planters were made with beautiful green, air-purifying plants. Decorative and healthy! Through this way we would like to thank Vireõ again for the nice cooperation. 


Colleagues Nathan & Elfrieda preparing for their construction trip to Guatemala

On Friday the 9th of November, colleagues Nathan van der Maarl & Elfrieda Penders will travel to Guatemala together with 11 volunteers to work on a local building project. It is the fifth year in a row that the Dutch Flower Group is organizing a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. The exact project will be announced six weeks in advance. It is already known that the construction project will take place in the village of Rabinal, located in the department of Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.

The reason to participate in the construction project was clear to Nathan quite quickly, he says: "I love building very much anyway and I think it is great to mean something to somebody, when it all comes together it is very nice! Elfrieda also did not have to think twice about volunteering. 'I have volunteered once on a building trip to Malawi organized by the church. We have been building a school for two weeks. It is so special and the gratitude of the people there is so beautiful. And then join the DFG this year, FANTASTIC!'

All thirteen volunteers raise as much money as possible for the construction trip. Do you want to contribute too? Take a look at the fundraising page of Nathan and Elfrieda.

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/nathan-van-der-maarl

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/elfrieda-penders

Meanwhile, they had the first meeting with all volunteers of the Dutch Flower Group and Nathan and Elfrieda are eager to get started in November. We wish them and all other volunteers a lot of success!
We will keep your posted about their building trip!

 

On Friday the 9th of November, colleagues Nathan van der Maarl & Elfrieda Penders will travel to Guatemala together with 11 volunteers to work on a local building project. It is the fifth year in a row that the Dutch Flower Group is organizing a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. The exact project will be announced six weeks in advance. It is already known that the construction project will take place in the village of Rabinal, located in the department of Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.

 

The reason to participate in the construction project was clear to Nathan quite quickly, he says: "I love building very much anyway and I think it is great to mean something to somebody, when it all comes together it is very nice! Elfrieda also did not have to think twice about volunteering. 'I have volunteered once on a building trip to Malawi organized by the church. We have been building a school for two weeks. It is so special and the gratitude of the people there is so beautiful. And then join the DFG this year, FANTASTIC!'

 

All thirteen volunteers raise as much money as possible for the construction trip. Do you want to contribute too? Take a look at the fundraising page of Nathan and Elfrieda.

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/nathan-van-der-maarl

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/elfrieda-penders

 

Meanwhile, they had the first meeting with all volunteers of the Dutch Flower Group and Nathan and Elfrieda are eager to get started in November. We wish them and all other volunteers a lot of success!
We will keep your posted about their building trip!

On Friday the 9th of November, colleagues Nathan van der Maarl & Elfrieda Penders will travel to Guatemala together with 11 volunteers to work on a local building project. It is the fifth year in a row that the Dutch Flower Group is organizing a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. The exact project will be announced six weeks in advance. It is already known that the construction project will take place in the village of Rabinal, located in the department of Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.

 

The reason to participate in the construction project was clear to Nathan quite quickly, he says: "I love building very much anyway and I think it is great to mean something to somebody, when it all comes together it is very nice! Elfrieda also did not have to think twice about volunteering. 'I have volunteered once on a building trip to Malawi organized by the church. We have been building a school for two weeks. It is so special and the gratitude of the people there is so beautiful. And then join the DFG this year, FANTASTIC!'

 

All thirteen volunteers raise as much money as possible for the construction trip. Do you want to contribute too? Take a look at the fundraising page of Nathan and Elfrieda.

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/nathan-van-der-maarl

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/elfrieda-penders

 

Meanwhile, they had the first meeting with all volunteers of the Dutch Flower Group and Nathan and Elfrieda are eager to get started in November. We wish them and all other volunteers a lot of success!
We will keep your posted about their building trip!

On Friday the 9th of November, colleagues Nathan van der Maarl & Elfrieda Penders will travel to Guatemala together with 11 volunteers to work on a local building project. It is the fifth year in a row that the Dutch Flower Group is organizing a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. The exact project will be announced six weeks in advance. It is already known that the construction project will take place in the village of Rabinal, located in the department of Baja Verapaz in Guatemala.

 

The reason to participate in the construction project was clear to Nathan quite quickly, he says: "I love building very much anyway and I think it is great to mean something to somebody, when it all comes together it is very nice! Elfrieda also did not have to think twice about volunteering. 'I have volunteered once on a building trip to Malawi organized by the church. We have been building a school for two weeks. It is so special and the gratitude of the people there is so beautiful. And then join the DFG this year, FANTASTIC!'

 

All thirteen volunteers raise as much money as possible for the construction trip. Do you want to contribute too? Take a look at the fundraising page of Nathan and Elfrieda.

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/nathan-van-der-maarl

https://bouwmee.habitat.nl/actie/elfrieda-penders

 

Meanwhile, they had the first meeting with all volunteers of the Dutch Flower Group and Nathan and Elfrieda are eager to get started in November. We wish them and all other volunteers a lot of success!
We will keep your posted about their building trip!


Inspiration: Once upon a time in the woods

The theme of this month's trend presentation is Once upon a time in the woods. Now that autumn is about to happen, it's time to get some inspiration. The presentation displayed in the construction of Orlandelli contains a beautiful combination of plants with trendy autumn colors.

Watch the video of the plant show.


Decorum launches sustainable label: Feel Green

Given the strong trend towards sustainability in the horticultural sector, Decorum is introducing a new line on the market: Feel Green. Decorum growers who supply Feel Green products have the quality and sustainability certificates MPS SQ, MPS GAP and MPS-ProductProof. And it’s not just the product that is sustainable; the packaging is also produced from compostable and renewable materials. Feel Green products are supplied in paper sleeves and cardboard trays. 
 
Last week the first Feel Green products from Decorum growers Ten Have Plant and Ammerlaan-Sosef appeared on the market. In the coming weeks, the Feel Green assortment will expand, and Decorum will present it during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2018.
 
A beautiful initiative which we fully support, together we make the floriculture sustainable!


Flowers Expo Moskou 2018

Greetings from our Russian team from Flowers Expo Moscow 2018! The team will represent OZ Planten together with OZ Export from 11th of September till the 13th of September.

This year the stand is an urban jungle because of the green wall at the back of the stand. For the first time we share also inspirational video’s and moodboards through a TV screen in front of the stand.
Follow us on Facebook to see all of the pictures from Flowers Expo Moscow: https://www.facebook.com/ozplanten/ 


21st Ride for the Roses

Last Sunday, September 9, this top team of OZ Planten cycled together with 5000 other participants to collect as much money as possible for the Dutch Cancer Society. Dutch Flower Group was the main sponsor of this 21st edition of Ride for the Roses. The end amount is no less than € 520,000. The money will be spent on scientific research into brain cancer. Watch a short summary on our Facebookpage through this link: https://www.facebook.com/ozplanten/  


The first Honey Highway in Aalsmeer: ​​a paradise for bees.

At the initiative of the Dutch Flower Group, the Honey Highway Aalsmeer was set up in collaboration with Stichting Leefomgeving Schiphol. As symbol for the opening, 500 m2 of wild flower seed was scattered from the total of 16,000 m2. The flower seed with 44 species creates a permanent paradise for bees and makes a positive contribution to the bee population in the Netherlands. Next spring the first Honey Highway will be built along the Legmeerdijk, adjacent to the VBA-Zuid business park. OZ Planten is, as part of the DFG, proud of this beautiful initiative and looks forward to the beautiful sea of ​​flowers coming spring.


Helleborus presentation by Hoogeveen Plants

We’re preparing for autumn together with our partners. On August 29, grower Hoogeveen Plants visited OZ Planten to show its selection of Helleborus plants. Hoogeveen Plants sells their Helleborus, also called Christmas rose, under the brand name Hello, Helleborus. The range is available from October to February. The Christmas Carol is the most popular variety. There is a very diverse segment because of the different pot sizes and sorts.

A beautiful range of Helleborus will also be available at OZ Planten next fall. Including the Christmas Carol, niger, orientalis in the various colors and many types with added value and in various pot sizes.

For more information, contact your sales manager at OZ Planten.


Urban Jungle inspiration

From the 22nd of August you will find yourself in a true Urban Jungle fantasy when you visit OZ Planten. The trend presentation with trendy green plants is displayed in the construction of Orlandelli.

The presentation is there to inspire our customers with the latest trends but also to show them novelties. Every month the exhibition space is represented by a different theme based on the latest trends. 

The plants are presented in the concepts that are created and delivered by Orlandelli, an organization that sells these constructions. A unique collaboration!

For more inspiration, view all the photos on our Facebook page.


Video: Summersale beachball travels the world

We've made a Summersale video for you! 
Did you found a beachball in your Summersale shipment? Please take a picture and send it to summersale@ozplanten.nl
We will share your picture on our Facebook page, the most original picture will win a price! 


NEW: Nolina Kwekerijen introduces new covers

After an intensive time of designing and testing the new covers, Nolina switches to new covers. All pot roses will be delivered from 3 April 2018 with the new cover. With the new cover an extra experience is created and Nolina thinks this gives an extra boost to sales. The focus during the design process of the cover was therefore mainly on 'Experience'.

 

Nolina believes it is important to keep innovating with new products and taking into account sustainability during production and services. But above all, it keeps listening sharply to the sounds from the market.


Buyer of the year 2017

Very proud that we were voted 'Buyer of the Year' by Decorum for the second time!

Decorum awarded the prize to purchasing manager Ramon with the support of these beautiful words: 

"Deliberately opts for quality, keeps an accurate supply and orders are always right. Presents many Decorum growers on the website and social media. By far the most involved buyer of Decorum. Pleasant employees and good cooperation with Decorum. Always present at trade fairs and regularly visit the nursery." 

Thank you very much, this year we are going again for such a good year of cooperation and partnerships!


Use our webshop on your smartphone and tablet!

Did you know that you can use our webshop with your smartphone and tablet? Watch this video to learn more about the possibilities of our webshop.
https://youtu.be/KOwAH0oS7lQ


Colleague Stefan Lek on construction trip to Zambia

A team of 13 volunteers from the Dutch Flower Group worked from 10 to 19 November to build a new future for Kunda Balasi and her family in Zambia. It was the fifth time that the Dutch Flower Group organized a construction trip together with the Dutch Flower Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Our colleague Stefan Lek was one of 13 volunteers who helped to build the house for Kunda.

Kunda lost her husband to malaria in 2006. Two of their three children died. Kunda now lives with her son of 19 and three orphans. The family lives in the Makululu slum near Kabwe. They lived in a hut without a window, which was built out of turf. The roof leaked and was provisionally closed with plastic.

After a week of hard work, the house is delivered almost ready to live in. On the last day a festive key transfer was organized for Kunda and her family. A local school is also provided with 500 pens and notebooks.

Stefan: "In the community of Makululu many orphans live in harsh conditions. Despite the fact that they have nothing at all, you can see a smile appear on their faces with the smallest things. The fact that we can help one family is actually a drop in the ocean, but I hope that this gives the whole community hope for a better future."


In House Presentation

Be welcome to take a look at our In House Presentation from th 6th till the 10th of November.


Webshop Video

Wonder what the possibilities are from our webshop? Our colleague Ester will explain it to you in this video. 


Iberflora 2017

With 20 years of experience in the Spanish market and as always with 'Passion for plants' we are present at Iberflora 2017. 
Be welcome at our stand to see our broad plant supply and have a good conversation about the associated process. 

Jürgen Eekhoff and Marco van Veen are present on behalf of OZ Planten during the exhibition period of Iberflora and will be happy to speak with you.

Our standnumer is: N3 P1 A14


In House Presentation 2017

We'll open our doors during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2017! 

Be welcome to visit our In House Presentation between the 6th and the 10th of November. 
Expect concepts, novelties and of course great offers! This year we'll present everything in the theme 'The future is now'. 

Our opening hours are: 

Monday 6 November: 12.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 7 November: 09.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 8 November: 09.00 - 17.00
Thursday 9 November: 09.00 - 18.00
Friday 10 November: 09.00 - 12.00 

The Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer is from Wednesday the 8th of November till Friday the 10th of November. 

Plan your visit with your salesmanager at OZ Planten. 


A thank you to our Summersale growers

Another great flashback to the Summersale period. We are very happy with all the growers that made this success possible. We’d like to thank all of you and wish you a great summer.  


End of successful Summersale

The Summersale has ended, we look back on a successful period with great offers for our customers. The OZ sunglasses gave extra strength to the Summersale period. From many customers, employees and growers we received nice "sunglass-selfies". On Facebook customers could win an OZ Planten summerpackage for the most ‘liked’ picture. We would like to thank everyone who participated with their fun, summery pictures!


1.000 Summersale trolleys sold till 29-06

The Summersale is going strong, till the 29th of June we sold already 1.000 trolleys. Find great offers till 31st July in our webshop! 


NEW: Tillandsia Jellyfish

The combination of Tillandsia with a sea urchin is a real eye-catcher and very trendy at this moment. The Jellyfish includes a sea urchin, a matching Tillandsia and fishing wire to hang it. Would you like a Jellyfish with a different kind of Tillandsia? Please ask your salesmanager at OZ Planten for more information. 

The care of Tillandsia is very easy:

-          Light: Hang the Jellyfish on a light place, but not in the full sun.
-          Air: Give the plant some fresh air by hanging it outside on a good day once in a while.
-          Water: Spray the Tillandsia once or twice each week, it prefers rainwater or lime-free water. 


Summersale

Another great Summersale order ready for take off! Visit our webshop for all the Summersale offers, from June 1st till July 31st. 
Great offers on a wide range! 


Summersale

During 1 June and 31 July we have our famous SUMMERSALE! With huge discounts on a wide range of our plants. 
Visit our webshop or contact your salesmanager at OZ Planten to take a look at our offers! 


Decorum entrance

Spring is behind the door and we have already nice colors shining in our Decorum showroom.


Decorum entrance

Decorum sinningias, guzmanias and begonias at our new decorated entrance are simply impressive.


My Plant & Garden

Nice to meet you at My Plant & Garden in Milan. Our OZ Planten team will be there from 22 - 24 February. 


New entrance by Decorum Company

We are getting the spring fever, thanks Decorum Company for dressing up our entrance with fresh new plants! #inspiration #passionforplants #springfever


It's almost Valentine's Day

Lots of love available at OZ Planten, it’s almost Valentine’s day! 


IPM Essen 2017

Thank you for your visit at IPM Essen 2017! 


Green entrance

A great new green entrance at OZ Planten. Made possible by Decorum Company. 


Decorum plants dealer 2016

Decorum has rewarded us for best Decorum plants dealer in 2016. We are thrilled with this beautiful award and are looking forward to many more years of good cooperation.


Phalaenopsis protection instruction tape

Beautiful initiative by Orchid Netherlands. This week we provide our orchid trolleys with icons to make clear what quality factors have a negative impact and how it can be prevented.


'Golden Green'

Sharing our passion for plants, together with Decorum Company & JoGrow


Presentation RM Plants

Grower RM Plants from Amstelveen gave a presentation in OZ Planten of the current offers of their plants.
RM Plants specializes in the import, growing and breeding of various indoor and outdoor plants. Many products originate from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, such as, olive, citrus, callistemon, bougainvillea, but there are also plants from Asia and Central America imported and being grown. For the complete range of RM Plants take a look on www.rmplants.nl


New entrance

A new presentation at our entrance with a touch of Christmas. Thanks at Decorum company for a brand new entrée. 


Successful In House Presentation 2016

OZ Planten looks back on a successful In House Presentation, last week (2-4 November) during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer. Visitors at OZ Planten could find inspiration in the four themed rooms. The Red Room was in theme of Christmas, and the Green Room was decorated with mostly green (hanging) plants and followed the ‘Urban Jungle’ trend. The Wintergarden was a winter scene with mainly garden plants, and the fourth room was full of innovations and concepts. Take a look at the In House Presentation.
We would like to welcome you again next year, from 8 to November 10!


Van Den Berg Roses, Hoogeveen Plants and Herburg Roses winners of the Dutch Flower Awards 2016

The winners of the Dutch Flower Awards 2016 were announced at the FloraHolland Trade Fair on Thursday 3 November. This year the central theme was "sustainability".

Van Den Berg Roses, a rose grower from Poeldijk, was decorated as the most valuable supplier in the Cut Flowers category, because of their extensive environmental and social certifications and sustainable business operations. The winner in the Plants category, with branches in Hazerswoude, Boskoop and Bleiswijk, was Hoogeveen Plants. Hoogeveen grows climbing and fruit plants, bamboo and helleborus and is a front runner in sustainability policies, whereby proactive reduction of pesticides and bee-friendly cultivation play a major role. Herburg Roses (Ethiopia), a rose grower, was announced as the winner of the Foreign Supplier category. Herburg is “sustainable from the roots”, has all environmental and social certifications and is a very active Fairtrade partner who is committed to local training and awareness.  

Preferred Partner Recognition
Chrysal International received a recognition for the intensive and future-oriented collaboration with Dutch Flower Group (DFG) companies with respect to sustainability. Chrysal's Joep Wiegel and Rolf Timmerman were present to receive the Preferred Partner Recognition. 


In House Presentation OZ Planten

OZ Planten has an In House Presentation during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer, from 2 – 4 november. Be inspired in our 4 theme-rooms: Wintergarden, Novelties & Concepts, Red Room and Green Room. 


Nominated growers Dutch Flower Awards announced

Dutch Flower Group (DFG) has nominated nine growers for the Dutch Flower Awards 2016. These awards are awarded in the categories cut flowers, pot plants and foreign growers.

It is the fifteenth time DFG put its partner organizations, growers in the spotlight with the Dutch Flower Awards.

The celebratory announcement of the winners will take place at the FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer on Thursday, November 3rd at 15:00 on the DFG stand 18.2.

Hoogeveen Plants, Elstgeest and VDE Potted Plant have been nominated for the Dutch Flower Awards in the category of pot plants.


Halloween at OZ Planten

In the mood for Halloween. #orange #halloween
Take a look at our webshop for all of our Halloween items. http://www.ozplanten.nl/

 


In House Presentation 2 - 4 november

We would like to welcome you at OZ Planten during the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer from 2 to 4 november 2016.
Take a look at our in House Presentation and see our 4 theme rooms:

-          Red Room: Christmas
-          Green Room: Urban Jungle
-          Winter Garden
-          Novelties

Ps: Find some nice promotional offers during the In House Presentation.

Are you interested to visit our In House Presentation? Please contact your salesmanager at OZ Planten or send an e-mail message to info@ozplanten.nl with the following information: name, company name and with how many persons you will visit us.


Iberflora

We look back on a successful Iberflora, last week in Valencia. See you next year!


Plant of the month: Epipremnum aureum

Air purifying, still popular in the living room and according to the ancient Greeks the plant brings prosperity and happiness. The versatile Epipremnum aureum is our plant of the month, from our grower of the month Hillplant.

The Epipremnum aureum is also known as the Scindapsus (aureum). "Epi" means "on" and "premnum" means "stem", literally "plant on stem." It is a very strong plant with thick sturdy leaves. The Epipremnum has green / yellow variegated leaves, but can also occur in other colors such as white, yellow and even with a silver tint. The plant is from Southeast Asia where it grows on trees, it is therefore originally a creeper. The history as a houseplant in Europe goes back to 1879, and the plant is still there in many living rooms.

The favorite place is light to partial shade, but not full sun with a temperature between 16 -20 ºC. The plant needs water once a week, so that the soil doesn’t dry out. Fertilize once a month.


Cake for Gerhard

Cake! Today is the last day for our collegue Gerhard. He actually retired two years ago, but continued to support us a few days a week. Thank you for your contribution over the years!


Christmas ladies from Solis Plant

Merry Christmas! ;-) These Christmas ladies surprised our colleague Viona with an unexpected visit and let her discover the bright white Kalanchoë 'White Rox’. Thanks for your visit Solis Plant!


Plant of the month: Senecio Curio ficoides ‘Mount Everest’

The cactus is plant of the month, a good reason to highlight the beautiful Senecio Curio ficoides 'Mount Everest' from grower of the month Bunnik Plants.
The Curio Mount Everest is related to the Senecio, also called Ragwort. Senecio is a very large family with many herbaceous plants, but also with some succulents like the Curio Mount Everest. The stylish and tough plant is known for its thick leaves and special color; dark green with a gray-blue glow. The Curio has its roots in South Africa, where it grows on and around the Cape of Good Hope. In addition to its high decorative value, the plant is also very easy to care for. The plant stays beautiful for as long as they do not get too much water and will not be placed in full sun.


Celosia Deep Purple

Our colleague Tim won a purple pillow. What a fun promotion for the Celosia Deep Purple from grower Ammerlaan-Sosef.


Duynplant presentation

The grower Duynplant sent us his bestselling plants for our door presentation. 


Bromelia Specialist

The Bloomroom is colorful again, due to an excellent cooperation with the Bromelia Specialist. We are making life colorful with our passion for plants.


Duijn-Hove Phalaenopsis and Beaucarnea

Duijn-Hove is a grower of Phalaenopsis in various forms, with innovative ceramics and beautiful colors.

They also produce Beaucarnea in the broadest sense of the word, which is of course available in different sizes in ceramics.

The door presentation is a small selection of the extensive range of grower Duijn-Hove.


Magnum Make-Upz

Magnum Make-Upz. Unique renewing product.

New introduced and proposed for a new market. Complete with ceramics and long lasting for sales.

Can be ordered in all color combinations.


Celosia caracas

Celosia caracas Deep Purple is a tropical plant.

When it’s summer in the Netherlands it is usefull in pots in the living room, or outside on the balcony or terrace, provided with enough water and nutrients. The roots cannot dry out.

The plant is also suitable to take in the garden at sheltered but sunny places and will be flowering all summer.
The plant has striking deep purple-red plumes may be about 35-40 cm high and is therefore very decorative.
The genus Celosia comes from tropical areas of Africa, Asia, Indonesia and South America.
Celosia is a longstanding rewarding plant. With a little love, the plant will give you pleasure for a long time.

Ideal for on the terrace but also inside, in a light place, he's just fine to his sentence. In addition to the Deep Purple are several different types available. The Hot Topic shades of purple, yellow and pink, Firossa with red flower and stem and the novelty of 2016, Celosia Paleo. The Paleo is recognizable by the shiny pink cone-like flower. The gloss in a combination with the large number of flowers per plant makes the plant a huge added value that Celosia offer.


Decorum Company

Decorum Company every week makes a wonderful presentation with plants at the entrance of OZ Planten.

This week it’s Jungle Star Bromelia’s turn.

Nick Grootscholten (owner of Jungle Star): The cooperation with OZ Planten already exists for many years. We are proud to present our products at the entrance!

Jungle Star Bromelia grows a wide range of top quality Guzmania’s (a species from the Bromelia family) in the recognizable Decorum appearance.


The Guzmania is, with bright colours and long lasting quality, a great product for the summer. They will bring a lot of pleasure for 3 to 6 months and it doesn’t require a lot of care.


A few small tips!

Put the guzmania in a light place (no direct sunlight!)  and water it regularly. Only give the water into the calyx of the plant, Additional fertilizer is not needed. That’s all! Very easy!
  
Of course you find the Guzmania  in the Summer Sale at OZ planten in June! Take a look in the webshop or contact your account manager.


60th supplier Label Message

OZ Planten has embraced the label message system as one of the first export companies. The choice for the label report sytem is made in order to further optimize the electronic ordering process. In recent months, we have been working with a selected range of producers to introduce the system . OZ Planten is proud to announce that the first 60 suppliers already have been connected. The main advantage for the Label message with respect to the internal barcoding at OZ Planten is to improve the quality (product quality, product packaging remains intact and the mix remains intact). The aim is there fore to continue to connect more suppliers and thus continue to optimize the barcoding. "On to a 100 conections," said Henk-Willem Spaargaren, CEO at OZ Planten.


Kort verslag vakbeurs IPM 2016

From 26 to 29 January, the IPM 2016 trade fair took place in Essen. Interesting to see this year were the novelties in technology but also plants were well represented , and that is what we came for! OZ Planten took off with a number of buyers and salesman to Germany in order to keep up with the developments in our branch. We met a lot of(potential) customers in the amazing stand of the Dutch Flower Group designed by Heleen Valstar. Most of the 12 pavillions on the fair contained information about plants and flowers, so it was a huge job to see everything. Overall we think this years fair was outstanding for us and our customers . Next year we will meet again!


Jennie winner Ipad mini

Monday was the big day! Bart and Doreen Koehler presented on behalf of the team of OTM Orchids the Ipad mini to the winner of the exhibition contest. During the Flora Holland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, OTM Orchids introduced the new company name and image and created a nice contest to it. How many flowers and buds counts a UNPLUGGED orchid? The exact number of flowers was not easy. The answers ranged from 102 to 1005 flowers and buds. The UNPLUGGED orchid at the Trade Fair had as many as 482 flowers!

The lucky winner of the Trade Fair contest was Jennie de Boer from OZ Planten. Not without knowledge Jennie took a shot at the prize. Within OZ Planten she is, along with fellow colleague Elmar,responsible for the purchase of orchids and hydrangeas. Jennie confesses that she took a gamble twice and received the prize very enthusiastically! Again congratulations Jennie with you're price, great that you participated so enthusiastically and lots of fun with your iPad mini!


Solis Plant proud winner DF award 2015

Thursday November the 5th DFG presented the Dutch Flower Award. This Award is a recognition of the DFG companies for our most valuable chain supplypartner. The nominees in the categorie plants were PikoPlant, Solis Plant and Smit Kwekerijen. Solis Plant eventually became the proud winner of the Dutch Flower Award, en here by OZ Planten congratulates our preferred supplier in Kalanchoë with this outstanding appreciation of our cooperation.


New packaging line of Phalaenova introduced at OZ Planten.

In week 37 Elmar van der Park, our buyer of Orchids, received the first box from the new packaging line of the orchid grower Phalaenova. The design of the new Phalaenova packaging line is a result of discussions  they had with their customers, OZ Planten has played an important role in these discussions. The first plant box was ceremonially accepted and indicated the start of the new line, which will be extended with a tray collar in the future. “OZ Planten is one of the largest and most progressive plant exporters in the Netherlands”,  according to the spokesman of Kwekerij Phalaenova. Through close ties with markets all over the world OZ Planten is a global player with a broad knowledge of the market. Their clients are located worldwide and range from importing wholesalers, garden centers, garden center chains and retailers that focus on the middle and upper segment of the market. Phalaenova maintains close contact with such important market players for a correct and current affiliation with the market. In November the new packaging style will be presented at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer. (read the full article at www.hortinews.nl)


Summer Sale 2015

OZ planten has established some traditions and the Summer Sale is one of them! For our trade, business can be slow in the month of June, OZ Planten knows this and approaches our preferred suppliers to find the best deals for our customers. We have had the Summer Sale for several years and with great success! Are you also curious about these super deals? They can be found in our webshop, starting from the 1st of June and they will remain available until the end of the month. Take a look at our webshop, if you do not have access yet we advise you to contact your account manager so he can invite you to the webshop.


Special days

We would like to inform our customers that we have a couple of national holidays in the Netherlands in the coming weeks, for Kingsday on the 27th of April OZ Planten will be closed and there will be no departures from the Netherlands. On the 5th of May, which is also a national holiday, OZ Planten will be open. But please note it will be a day where most of the Dutch companies and growers will be closed. This means that we will do our best to correctly handle your order, but keep in mind to order in time to give us the space to order the plants. We advise our customers to delay their orders or to advance them with one day.

Do you have any questions, please contact your account manager at OZ Planten, they will do everything to make sure your order will be processed accordingly.  


Nordic Flower Expo 2015

For the horticultural sector in the Nordic countries, there was no organized fair where professionals of our industry had the opportunity to meet each other and share experiences . But since last year there was a change is that. This week is the second Nordic Flower Expo, held in Malmo Sweden, and OZ Planten is out there to meet our Nordic partners. Though the Nordic Flower Expo is only 2 years old  they have proved themselves last year as a major exhibition for the Scandinavian countries and both growers and customers came back positive with many new stories. OZ Planten also thinks it is important for our customers and partners to be present, they will be able to find us at booth B.005. The fair will take place between 13 and April 15, 2015.


OZ Planten wins Orchids Training

Yesterday, December 15 2015, Eddy de Brouwer won the prize for completing the Orchids Training. On September 4 this year, the Orchids Training was launched during the Day of the Orchid. Growers, exporters and chain partners where challenged to digitally bring a 100 orchids in optimal condition to the customer. The best scoring grower and best scoring exporter could also win an iPad Mini. Sions and OZ Planten both achieved the best score in the Orchids Training the last couple of months.

The award ceremony was on December 15 and was done by Marco Lansbergen, chairman of the working group chain-communication. Workgroup Orchid Netherlands developed the Orchids Training. The training is available at www.orchidsinfo.eu/orchidstraining and everyone can participate. During the training students are challenged to bring a set of 100 orchids in optimal condition to the customer. During the road, from grower to the shop floor, the student will be confronted by several challenges. The Orchids Training was made possible thanks to a contribution of the “DIT” Initiative of Rabobank Westland. 


OZ Planten fair

Last week there was in the FloraHolland Trade Fair was held in Aalsmeer. OZ Planten also like to make use of this to present our own house fair for our customers who come over to the Netherlands. During the fair we have big deals for our customers and a presentation where inspiring products and presentations are shown for the Christmas season 2014. The theme of this year is “Creating Christmas”. The customers that where here reacted positively to the presentation. The big deals of the house fair can still be found on our webshop and will be valid for the coming week!

On Thursday we had a toast for our customers and suppliers at OZ Planten . Our guests could talk with each other and the buyers and sellers of OZ while enjoying a buffet and drinks. 


Entrance OZ Planten

This week again we have, in cooperation with Decorum Plants, a wonderful presentation at the entrance of OZ Planten. The decoration is made by another grower every week to inspire customers and employees.  This is a good example of the importance of cooperation with growers for OZ Planten, and highlights the passion for plants that we share with our preferred suppliers. Are you curious about what the presentation is this week? Come over and get inspired! 


Busy days

The busy days of the Russian Women’s day have arrived at OZ Planten, this can be seen on our full work floor. Everybody at OZ Planten is collaborating to make sure that the merchandise is ready for shipment on time. It is a beautiful sight to see the work floor that full and to witness the synergy of everyone at OZ Planten working well together to achieve this. Now on day four we are well on the way to a good eng of these hectic days, with the cooperation of the growers and the good work of the OZ Planten team, we can already speak of a successful Women’s day action in 2014.


Decorum Presentation

Together with Decorum company we were able to present a new Garden Centre Table concept at OZ Planten last week (week 6, 2014).

 

After a visit of garden centres in Italy with Decorum, we received a lot of ideas and suggestions. Those ideas were developed in the last months into a New Table concept, which is different from the standard garden centre tables.

These tables are smaller and more flexible in use, giving each shop the ability to make personal look-and-feel with their own corner and presentations. In addition each table has their own unique series of POS materials, that gives an extra dimension to the presentation.

 

During the presentation our customers were impressed and inspired by the whole new concept. They found the meeting informative and asked interesting questions to our sales representatives and Decorum.

We look back on a more than successful presentation. A perfect example of good collaboration between the top range of Dutch growers and OZ Planten! 


Decorum Dealer of the Year 2013

OZ Planten is proud to announce that we won for the 2nd time the title of “Decorum Dealer of the Year 2013”. Members of Decorum gave most votes to OZ Planten, they find OZ Planten very “faithful to Decorum” and consciously choose the quality products of the Decorum growers. They also commend OZ Planten for the perfect collaboration. OZ Planten has proven itself over the years to be a good and stable Decorum customer.

Freek van der Velden has been named "Decorum Grower of 2013." According to the affiliated dealers Decorum this grower is a very stable partner and the example that quality wins."

This was announced during the New Year's reception of Decorum Company, where about 150 guests (affiliated growers, dealers and guests) were present. The Chairman Eric Moor looked back at the past year and forward to the coming year, and gave out the prizes.


Visit our new webshop

Dear customer,

In the recent period we have worked hard on the design of a new user-friendly webshop. We proudly present you the result. A webshop where you can choose your own order method that provides more information and search possibilities. If you have any questions about our offer, please contact your account manager. We can adjust the offer to your needs. Have fun ordering.

Henk Willem Spaargaren, Managing Director.


3rd OZ Spring fair, a great success

For the 3rd consecutive year in row OZ Planten organized the OZ Spring Fair on the 12th to the 14th of March.  And like previous year the OZ Spring Fair was bigger and even more professional then previous editions.  We presented a broad assortment of garden plants ranging from perennials, Conifers and Roses till bedding plants. The OZ Spring Fair makes it possible to see a lot in a short time in a orderly environment. Customers where positive about the OZ Spring Fair, it gave them a good base to work with and prepare their garden season. For customers who did not manage to come we would like to show an impression of the atmosphere and the stands of the OZ Spring Fair. In the beginning of March 2014 OZ Planten will organize a new OZ Spring Fair. Especially for the customers of OZ Planten there is also a garden book 2013 available from which can be ordered. From this book you can find the necessarily inspiration, even if you missed the OZ Spring Fair. Would you like to receive a garden book 2013? Please contact your account manager.


OZ Spring Fair 12, 13 and 14 March 2013

Because of the great success last year the OZ Spring Fair is organized for the 3rd time by and at OZ Planten. To build on this success OZ Planten decided to move the fair to the work floor, this means more growth potential for the OZ Spring Fair. The group with prominent growers of garden plants is grown to more than 40.  Would you like to get an impression of the growers who will be present at the OZ Spring Fair? Besides Griffioen Wassenaar, Van Riel Siergrassen and Hoogeveen Plants there will be many more growers ready to serve you. A visit to the OZ Spring Fair will give you a good impression of the available garden plants, bud also of the growers from which your garden plants are coming from. Have you seen something interesting? Ordering directly is possible, each grower will have a price list available. There will be a special sample table available to highlight novelties and offers so they get the extra attention they deserve.

The OZ Spring Fair will be open on 12, 13 and 14 March in which you can take a look at the OZ Spring Fair. Tuesday the 12th is a special day where the growers will be present so you can have the possibility for an open communication with the grower of your garden plants. This day is included a buffet in the end of the day with the growers and the management, sales and purchase of OZ Planten.

Especially for you the OZ Spring Fair is organized at the same time as the FloraHolland Trade Fair, this makes your visit to the Netherlands worthwhile. If you have any further questions? Please contact your account manager.

 See you at the OZ Spring Fair in Aalsmeer.




OZ Planten launches new website

After a period of preparation and hard work, OZ Planten proudly presents the new website. The new user-friendly website has been completely redesigned in a modern layout that fits OZ Planten. This is immediately noticeable when you visit the website. How do you experience our website, we would really appreciate it if you show your opinion. Please send your feedback to info@ozplanten.nl