Beekenkamp Buys Sunny Osteospermum Breeding Program
On May 1, the Danish osteospermum breeding company Sunny Grønnegyden transferred its entire breeding program to Beekenkamp Plants.
Beekenkamp Plants took over all Sunny Holland sales activities in 2017.
Breeding activities will continue at Beekenkamp Plants B.V. in the Netherlands, with production of mother stock plants taking place at its facility in Ethiopia. Thanks to its excellent working relationship with Gartneriet 3Kanten A/S, unrooted cutting production will continue in Vietnam. Gartneriet 3Kanten A/S will continue to partner with Beekenkamp Plants B.V. by selling cuttings and Sunny Osteospermum finished products in the Scandinavian market.
In a statement released by the companies, Sunny owners Niels Larsen and Bjarne Nyholm Larsen commented on the agreement: “Through our collaboration with Beekenkamp Plants we have realized that Sunny Osteospermum is a great fit for the committed family business Beekenkamp Plants. We are confident that Beekenkamp Plants can successfully continue our breeding program.”
Marc Driessen, director of Beekenkamp Plants B.V.: “Breeding in-house is important for the future of Beekenkamp Plants and Sunny Osteospermum is a strong brand that aligns with our ambition. We are very happy that our close collaboration with Gartneriet 3Kanten will continue too, thus guaranteeing the reliable input of knowledge and continuity of sales in Scandinavia.”