Platform for continuous growth
FM Group aims to be a platform for continuous growth in the global horticulture industry. “Achieving this is somewhat challenging because this industry is currently struggling”, says Koen. “A current topic is, of course, the impact of higher energy prices but there ’s also the reduction in the supply of merchandise and developments at the auction, which askfor a flexible attitude. The merger left both companies much stronger.
The companies were already acquainted but this merger allows for further expansion in the coming years. For now, not much will change in the management of both companies, but potential synergies are already being explored. “They will make the most of each other’s knowledge and experience, which offers good opportunities for the future,” Jelle concludes.