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Global plant breeder producer expands local service and support capabilities for customers
Columbus, OH, November 1, 2017. Dümmen Orange, leading flower breeder and producer, announced today it acquired McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture, US-based wholesale plant brokerage firms, to fulfil its strategic ambition for enhanced distribution and customer reach. Dümmen Orange breeder activities and McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture brokerage activities will continue to be managed and operate as autonomous business units.
“The McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture acquisition increases our customer reach, while also facilitating the introduction of new products like calla lilies, phalenopsis and grower solutions,” says Dümmen Orange CEO Biense Visser.
Dümmen Orange North America will continue to operate under an open platform of distribution through all of their current broker partners to promote and grow existing business relationships and ensure customers interested in Dümmen Orange products continue to have a choice in their preferred suppliers. Similarly, McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture will continue to provide a full service offering to their grower customers by developing their valued third party vendor brokerage relationships.
The McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture management team, led by CEO Mike Tizio welcomes this development and supports this next step in the evolution of both organizations, “We look forward to the expanded product offering and the technical and marketing resources that Dümmen Orange will offer our team to help grow our business.”
Dümmen Orange is growing their organization to lead in empowering ways, to inspire in new ways, and to win in bigger ways. The expanded customer reach through the McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture acquisition will support Dümmen Orange in realizing these objectives.
MCHUTCHISON AND VAUGHAN’S HORTICULTURE
McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture are industry leading North American brokerage companies specializing in both the nursery and greenhouse business. McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture offers the highest quality plant material ranging from tissue culture and unrooted cuttings to finished annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and hard goods to commercial greenhouses, independent garden centers, re-wholesalers and nurseries throughout North America.
Dümmen Orange is a leading company in the breeding and development of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. Its annual turnover is around €260 m. The company employs over 7,300 people worldwide. In addition to a large marketing and sales network, Dümmen Orange has a diversified network of specialized production sites. The key to Dümmen Orange’s success is a broad and deep product range, supported by a global supply chain. The company embraces its social responsibilities and invests in the health, safety and personal development of its staff.
Kate Santos – Operations Director, Dümmen Orange
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Mike Tizio – CEO, McHutchison/Vaughan’s Horticulture
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