Dutch entrepreneur, Maarten van Buuren, started a business to supply cattle farms with fresh straw in 1908. Over the next few years, his company expanded greatly. In 1940, Bas van Buuren and his brothers took over the family business and started focusing on the horticultural sector. Eventually, Bas continued running the company on his own, and in 1967 the BVB Substrates brand came into existence.
Over the years, this Dutch brand gradually became the number one supplier of substrates in the Netherlands and its surrounding countries. The business then expanded overseas and exports became a big part of the company’s sales. Raw materials starting arrived from all over the world, and BVB Substrates expanded to five production sites in the Netherlands.
Eventually it was decided that the company, which was still owned by the van Buuren family, should join forces with the Finnish substrate supplier Kekkilä, and in 2019 a new company called Kekkilä-BVB was created. The BVB Substrates brand name became one of the two big product brands for professional growers offered by this company. Read more about our company history and our shared expertise at www.kekkila-bvb.com.
• Wide range of products composed of high quality raw materials
• Good price-quality ratio
• Expert sales advisors
• Moderne production sites and covered storage
• Professioal laboratories and research facilities
• Guaranteed quality; ISO 9001 certified, RHP quality mark
• Wide delivery options through our own logistics services
• Multiple production sites throughout The Netherlands and Germany
• Global, reliable network distributers
• Excellent service and flexibility
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Substrate is the collective name for all growing media we produce. Our soil mixtures make up the biggest part of the growing media. These mixtures are made of various natural raw materials and components. Every raw material has it’s own properties and physical characteristics. This makes each raw material suitable for specific uses.
We always check the uniformity and stability of our raw materials. We work with trusted suppliers that can guarantee a constant quality. Most soil mixtures consist of Sphagnum moss, peat and / or cocopeat. In addition to that components like pumice, perlite, coco fiber, bark, sand and clay are added to gain certain characteristics in the mixture.
Different rules apply when composing mixtures for organic cultivation. BVB Substrates has a wide range of raw materials that meet these demands. By using these raw materials wisely, we can incorporate the properties that you, as a grower, need into the mixture.
Next to that we offer a wide range of options in fertilisation as well. We can supply your crops with the right amount and composition of fertilisation via the substrate by using varioud organic materials. Together with you as our customer we create a blend tin accordance with the guidelines of Regulation 889/2008.
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