Royal Van Zanten and Interplant announce partnership in East Africa

Company: Royal Van Zanten

International flower breeders Interplant and Royal Van Zanten are collaborating to bring a number of strong varieties of popular flowers to growers in East Africa.

Interplant will be an agent for Royal Van Zanten and represent their varieties in the region where Interplant has had a strong presence and network for years.  Interplant’s test facilities in Kenya will serve as a location for flower trials with Alstroemeria, Statice, Chrysanthemum and Limonium. ‘We actively seek collaboration with partners in the value chain.

'The partnership with Interplant strengthens our activities in East Africa and our services to growers in this region,’ says Royal Van Zanten’s Commercial Director, Rick Kroon. ‘There is an abundance of flower farms near Lake Naivasha in Kenya.’

‘We value shared know-how and a close relationship with our customers. In turn, they benefit from a larger choice in high quality varieties. The partnership with Royal Van Zanten will grow our portfolio and our expertise,” confirms Interplant Summerflowers & Seeds CEO,’ Robert Ilsink. ‘The objective is to make strong varieties available for our expanding network of growers.’

The two companies both have a long history of successful pioneering in the field of flower and plant breeding.

‘We have made it our mission to pass on the passion that has defined Royal Van Zanten since its foundation in 1862. It’s reflected in our flowers and company culture. I am very excited about the opportunity to share our passion and products in new areas of Africa. We look forward to working with Interplant.’ Rick Kroon adds.

About Royal Van Zanten

Royal Van Zanten is an international leader in breeding and propagation of cut flowers (Alstroemeria, Charmelia®, Statice, Freesia, Chrysanthemum and Bouvardia) and pot plants (Aster, Alstroemeria, Celosia, Chrysanthemum and Multiflora).

About Interplant

Interplant has been breeding flowers for 60 years and is a prominent rose breeder. Innovation is at the heart of our business. Within our location in the Netherlands, we make over 150,000 crossings a year, creating exciting new varieties.

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