HilverdaKooij leads the global market in selecting, breeding and propagating Dianthus, Limonium and Alstroemeria varieties, and also breeds, selects and propagates Helleborus, Begonia, Echinacea, Gypsophila and Scabiosa cultivars. The large scale of the company’s operations and its network of locations in the Netherlands and abroad allows HilverdaKooij to provide its customers everywhere in the world with a complete assortment of starting material for producing cut flowers and pot plants.
HortiPartners, an independent breeding company located in the Dutch town of Heerhugowaard, resulted from a partnership between HilverdaKooij and H.M. Tesselaar. HortiPartners applies advanced technologies to the breeding and selection of Alstroemeria Inticancha® for pot plant production as well as Alstroemeria varieties for cut flower production. The breeding company also tests new varieties at professional production locations and at trade level in terms of their marketability before introducing them commercially, which generates valuable feedback from the market. The business has shown rapid growth in both size and market share in recent years.
In China, HilverdaKooij operates together with Dalat Hasfarm, a Vietnamese company, under the name of Kunming Hasfarm Young plants Co. Ltd. The company is located in SongMing-Kunming in Yunnan, a province in Southwest China. Kunming Hasfarm Young Plants focuses primarily on the propagating, rooting and sale of carnation cuttings (for cut flower and pot plant production) for the local Chinese market and for export to neighbouring countries. The complex covers around 30,000 m². Kunming Hasfarm Young Plants accommodates not only facilities for carnation propagation but also an in vitro laboratory for producing various cut flower and pot plant crops by means of tissue culture.
After years of intense collaboration, HilverdaKooij and Myoshi Co Ltd founded M & H Bloemen in 2012.
M & H Bloemen is located in Kobuchisawa, Yamanashi in Japan and specialises in the production and sale of cuttings for cut flower and pot carnation crops for the Japanese market. This joint venture makes it easier to satisfy the demand from Japan so that both companies can increase their returns from the market. The Marketing Department at
M & H Bloemen manages the promotion of cut flower and pot carnation crops and the unique Dianthus Sparkz® series in Japan.
Hilverda Breeding Liguria is an alliance between HilverdaKooij and Domenico Gagliardi, an Italian carnation and alstroemeria breeder. The company in Riva Ligure (Province of Imperia) applies modern breeding techniques to produce countless seedlings every year that are then used to select new varieties. Hilverda Breeding Liguria recently began breeding Helleborus.