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.
Partnership BVB Substrates and Mertens
Partnership Kekkilä-BVB and Mertens: Mart Verheijen, director of Mertens and Guido Linders, commercial director Kekkilä-BVB

Soft Fruits Germany

The Soft Fruits sector in Germany is in full development. More and more growers are making the transition from growing in open soil to cultivation in substrate. In addition, vegetable growers increasingly extend their business to growing Soft Fruits.


Mertens is a leading supplier for horticulture in the Netherlands and Germany, including the growing Soft Fruits sector. With over 65 years of knowledge and experience and a large customer base within the Kekkilä-BVB target group, Mertens is the ideal partner to strengthen its position in the growing German market. Mertens and BVB Substrates have been working together for some time on the Dutch Soft Fruits market and from now on Mertens will be the preferred dealer within this sector in Germany as well.

The customer

Together, the companies will be even closer to the customer. This strategy is fully consistent with the values ​​of “achieving together” and “focus on customer success” of Kekkilä-BVB. An optimal combination is formed by the addition of the “Growing power for your business” from Mertens. This provides an even more complete package with even more active support for the customer.
For current German customers of Kekkilä-BVB, the contact does not change. Mertens will be supported by Kekkilä-BVB in products sales. Bart Verheijen (Kekkilä-BVB) and Timo Tax (Mertens) will coordinate this together.

More information

For more information about this partnership, feel free to contact us using the contact details below.

Kekkilä-BVB via e-mail: or by telephone: +31 (0) 77 366 93 90.
You can also contact us about this using the contact form on our website.
Mertens by e-mail: or by telephone: +31 (0) 77 399 91 11.