The global floriculture sector is undergoing consolidation on both the production and trade side. Hilverda De Boer and FM Group operate worldwide and with this strategic merger we want to continue to be an attractive trading partner for preferred suppliers and other suppliers. National and international. The merger combination provides an even stronger, more prosperous future perspective for customers and employees. This creates a solid platform for further growth, on which the merged company wants to actively continue.
Business functions will only be integrated in those places where it is necessary in terms of scale. This means that both companies will not only retain their existing brands, but also their independent flower purchasing and sales functions. Each with their own assortment, day trade and stock policy. Of course we will analyze where it makes sense to combine direct flows and internal and external services.
Both managements expect to formally complete the merger in the third quarter of this year.
Aalsmeer, June 2022
Gert-Jan Schoneveld (CEO Hilverda De Boer) Frank Koenen (CEO FM Group)