With the founding of GrowOrganiX BV, the family-owned businesses Van Marrewijk Maassluis BV of Maassluis (the Netherlands) and Max Schwarz AG of Villigen (Switzerland) will join forces in a new endeavor. The new company will produce young plants for European growers of organic tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and aubergines. In its first year, GrowOrganiX will be targeting production and sales totaling 2.5 million grafted young vegetable plants with Skal, Naturland, and Bio Suisse certification.
GrowOrganiX will be located at Plantise's former production site in Naaldwijk in order to continue building on the foundation of the company's organic division that stopped operations at the end of March 2023. Sion Eichmüller (formerly of Vena Vitae) has been appointed managing director of GrowOrganiX. He will lead the brand-new team, which is made up of several former Plantise employees, including William van Schie (cultivation specialist) and Simon van Zanten (sales).
Sion Eichmüller (left) William van Schie (right) of GrowOrganiX
A flying start
Eichmüller: "Having managed to attract several experienced employees from the former firm of Plantise, we are able to get off to a flying start. Over the next few months, we will be working hard to set up and optimize 4.2 hectares of cultivation area, ensuring that we are ready to begin sowing this autumn. With the grafting process kicking off in November, we will be able to supply growers in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, England, Belgium, and France with our products this winter. Based on our founders' profound knowledge, we will be able to deliver top-quality products. Ensuring optimal service and quality is our utmost priority, allowing our customers to fully focus on their cultivation."
William van Schie (left) and Sion Eichmüller (right) of GrowOrganiX
Max Schwarz AG, a Swiss family-owned company, has been at the forefront of sustainable food and plant cultivation for over 90 years, offering comprehensive solutions from seed to finished products. Van Marrewijk Maassluis BV, established in 1986, is dedicated to supplying and advising businesses in organic agriculture and horticulture through its subsidiary enterprises.
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