COFRA Keeping has acquired Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, a main provider of large-top quality starter crops for hydroponic and natural and organic greenhouse growers in North America.
Started in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 2002, Ontario Crops is a most well-liked supplier of starter tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers for main growers all over Canada and the U.S. The business has designed a innovative propagation system with exemplary hygiene criteria and biocontrols, in addition to dependable interactions with its consumers.
The acquisition is COFRA’s third investment in the sustainable foods technique in the earlier 5 months, pursuing the acquisition of Dalsem, a significant-tech greenhouse developer dependent in the Netherlands, and an financial investment in Intelligent Development Solutions, a British isles-based mostly vertical farming technology supplier. All a few investments reflect COFRA’s target on controlled-ecosystem agriculture.
Ontario Plants’ seasoned management staff will proceed to guide the business, under COFRA’s ownership, from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.
“Our acquisition of Ontario Crops even more underlines COFRA’s commitment to investing in corporations that are tackling some of the world’s biggest social and environmental worries,” says Boudewijn Beerkens, CEO of COFRA Keeping. “The earth requires to changeover to a more sustainable foods technique. Controlled-setting agriculture will be important to conference the world’s food stuff needs above the coming many years and, as one particular of the leading suppliers in North The us, Ontario Crops is an excellent addition to COFRA’s providing in the sustainable food place. Ontario Vegetation and Dalsem will jointly develop a reliable ecosystem for growers to develop more sustainable and healthy foods. I am pleased to welcome the gifted staff at Ontario Plants to COFRA and I search forward to performing alongside one another to provide the primary growers in North The usa and past.”
“As we mark our 20th year in business, we are really pleased to develop into component of the COFRA family,” claims Steve Vanderkooy, Chairman & Co-Founder of Ontario Vegetation. “We have concentrated because 2002 on remaining a trustworthy and responsible associate to our grower clients and, as the founding Vanderkooy relatives members, we are confident this will keep on underneath COFRA’s possession. COFRA will be an remarkable steward of the firm as we carry on to grow and meet up with rising demands in just the controlled-atmosphere agriculture sector.”
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