New warehouse eases spring peak

Electric reach trucks with a “blue spot” safety light noiselessly zoom around the warehouse. On October 1st 2019, the brand-new warehouse of BVB Substrates in De Lier opened for use. The building can hold over 10,000 pallets. Garden centres, DIY centres and retailers can count on smooth delivery of clean pallets of potting soil during the spring peak.

Interview: Eurotree Horst

Wilbert Christiaens and Eef van Os grow a wide range of conifers, shrubs and topiary plants. They own approximately 100 hectares of open, greenhouse and container fields in Melderslo, Limburg. ‘What are we good at? Why not ask us what not,’ jokes Wilbert. Then, seriously: ‘Our strength lies in the quality of our products. We work neatly, comply with agreements and stand for fair trade.’

Interview with Artisan Orchids

Wilco Verhoeven, owner of Artisan orchid nursery in Nieuwaal, tells us all about the journey Artisan has made in recent years and the supporting role that BVB Substrates played and still plays.

BVB Sublime in space?

Almost two years ago American space agency NASA approached us, because they wanted to learn more about one of our products; BVB Sublime. So, you probably wonder, why the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is interested in BVB Sublime?  Read on to learn about this product, and the project we're working on with NASA.

More sustainable mixtures for Soft Fruits

The demand for raw materials and good substrates are growing fast. More and more companies are switching from open soil to growing in substrates. To meet global needs, Kekkilä-BVB is to create new raw materials with a low environmental footprint which have technical benefits for the crop. In this article we discuss some of the examples available with Bart Verheijen; Product Manager Soft Fruits at Kekkilä-BVB.

BVB Accretio for acid-loving crops

The secret of the new BVB Quick Rooting Acid Loving Substrate is in BVB Accretio. BVB Accretio is a new, more sustainable raw material. Its unique physical and chemical properties help crops to develop strong root systems more quickly.

More sustainable packaging

The images of plastic soup in our world seas are shocking. As a result, consumers and businesses are aware of the urgency to reduce the use of plastic. How is this done at Kekkilä-BVB?

Interview with soft fruits grower

Thwan van Gennip produces strawberries and raspberries and propagates strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and asparagus plants. Quality is key. He ensures quality by using a network of reliable and professional consultants and suppliers. BVB Substrates is one of those. In this article Thwan van Gennip talks about his goals as a soft fruits grower.

Partnership Kekkilä-BVB and Mertens

Kekkilä-BVB has been producing BVB Substrates substrates of the highest quality for the world market for over 100 years. BVB Substrates has also acquired a good position on the German market over the years. To further strengthen this position in Germany, Kekkilä-BVB and horticultural supplier Mertens have extended their intensive partnership.