“ROCKWOOL Grodan in Roermond radiates sustainability”
The Hillenraad100 provides an overview of the 100 leading companies in the knowledge and capital-intensive greenhouse and horticulture industries. Only 1% of the companies in the Dutch horticulture industry make it into the Hillenraad100. A listing in the Hillenraad100 is an acknowledgement of leading entrepreneurship. This year’s issue had a special theme namely: the next generation in horticulture, people under 40 (SUB40). For this the companies were ranked by means of four pillars; innovation, culture, development and indicators and figures. Grodan is one of the 40 awarded companies that attract to the next generation and according to the jury:
“ROCKWOOL Grodan in Roermond radiates sustainability. It supports growers in growing flowers and vegetables, by supplying mineral wool substrates to the professional horticulture industry. It is the market leader in this field. Consequently, this multinational is active in over 60 countries. To maintain this unique position, ROCKWOOL Grodan delves increasingly often into the depths of the growing system and uses ‘precision growing’ for its mineral wool substrates. In doing so, it tries to achieve optimal results for people and for the environment. ROCKWOOL Grodan wants only the very best; it is no middle of the road company. The company struck gold, even with a seemingly dull product, which has a major impact on crop health and the environment. Furthermore, this company offers everything you may expect from a major production company. From technological innovations, like sensoring and big data to growth opportunities for employees through coaching, expert sessions and its own Grodan University.” (source: Hillenraad100/HillenraadSUB40)
Hub Janssen, Managing Director Grodan: “What could be better than to be praised by a reputable institution as the Hillenraad100. I am very glad we appeal to the next generation as we desperately need them to fulfill our ambitions.”
On behalf of Grodan, SUB40 employee Sonny Moerenhout, Business Development Manager, received the award.