28 September 2011
If everything goes according to plan, the first manned mission to Mars will take place in 2035. The journey will take the 'martianauts' about two and a half years. Taking along food supplies for the entire journey is impossible; that would amount to around fifteen hundred kilograms per person. The solution lies in growing their own food. What that requires is a light and compact growth medium which yields maximum results with the use of minimal resources. Precisely the characteristics of the stone wool substrate developed by Grodan for the horticultural sector.
03 August 2011
All Grodan substrate solutions are aimed at doing more with less, with respect for people and the planet. Or, as Grodan calls it: 'Precision Growing'. This cultivation method supports growers and propagators in achieving sustainable cultivation. However, the ultimate form of Precision Growing is only possible if suppliers to the horticultural sector offer solutions which are maximally tuned into each other. Collaboration is therefore the key to successful Precision Growing.
23 June 2011
Grodan is introducing Grodan Pro plug, the first success story of the new and revolutionary Vision technology. A new seeding plug with impressive results: the loss percentage is reduced by up to 20%. Moreover, propagators who use the new plug use water far more efficiently, as all the water can be fully recirculated.
17 May 2011
Grodan is launching a new, international advertising campaign. The starring role in this campaign is reserved for: the GroTeam, a team of four professionals who each represent a particular specialism of Grodan. The four main characters are fictitious, but they do communicate what the real professionals at the company stand for.
08 February 2011
More and more consumers are demanding healthy and tasty products that are good for both people and the environment. Grodan is promoting cultivation of these products with stone wool substrates that have been specially designed for Precision Growing, a growing method that delivers maximum results with minimal resources. What is more, Grodan’s products are produced sustainably and can be recycled sustainably after use. In short: Grodan is actively committed to sustainable horticulture.
31 January 2011
Grodan, supplier of innovative substrate solutions for the greenhouse horticulture sector, has introduced a new stone wool slab for professional Rose-growers: The Grodan Vitaflor. This multi-season slab is the successor to the well-known and widely trusted, WFL - The standard slab used by Rose-growers for many years. Thanks to the Next Generation Substrates® technology applied and the improved fibrous structure, the Grodan Vitaflor delivers all the strengths and advantages offered by the WFL, as well as the benefits of several new features. These range from easy irrigation and rapid drainage, to extra firmness for a long life cycle and a uniform distribution of water, nutrients and oxygen. Rooting has also been visibly improved. This results in a more vital crop with extra vigour.
28 January 2011
As of 1 January 2011, Grodan will be working together with 18 other leading horticultural suppliers to better service our joint Dutch customers. By centralising and sharing our knowledge and experience, Dutch growers will be able to stay informed about relevant developments in the sector.
27 January 2011
During the Grüne Woche in Berlin, the world’s biggest consumer fair for food, agriculture and horticulture, Grodan made an appearance at the stand of GroentenFruit Bureau. The aim was to promote Dutch greenhouse vegetables among German consumers. Healthy, tasty and attractive produce that is good for people and the environment, with quality as an integral aspect. The basis is formed by responsible production methods.
01 February 2010
On 9, 10 and 11 February the trade exhibition Tuinbouw Relatiedagen was held in Evenementenhal Gorinchem. This is the meeting point for entrepreneurs and business relations in the horticultural sector. Visitors from the horticulture, floriculture, tree nursery and bulb-growing industry exchange information, meet new business relations and get new ideas in an informal atmosphere. Grodan was one of the exhibitors (stand 515). Up to 18.920 people visited the exhibition.
26 November 2009
On 19 November, Grodan, supplier of innovative substrate solutions for greenhouse horticulture, organised a broadly-based symposium entitled ‘Modern solutions for modern challenges’. During this symposium, about high-tech horticulture prospects for the next five years, the contours of Horticulture 2.0 were outlined. This is a concept which is based on two pillars: precision growing and route-2-market.
11 November 2009
To mark its 40 years anniversary Grodan, a supplier of innovative substrate solutions for horticulture, organises an international symposium on Thursday 19 November. Theme will be ‘Modern solutions for modern challenges’. Venue: “Buitenplaats Amerongen” in Amerongen (the Netherlands).
04 November 2009
Vincent Deenen, Marketing Director Grodan, was certified EMP (Expert Marketing Professional) on Friday 30 October 2009. The title is an official quality standard to indentify highly skilled marketing professionals. The certification is internationally recognized and issued by the EMCF (European Marketing Certification Foundation). In the Netherlands, currently 81 top marketers have this personal certification.
03 August 2009
Grodan has introduced a new stone wool slab onto the market: the Grotop Master Dry. Thanks to the patented Next Generation Technology and coarser fibrous structure, this advanced dual-layer slab, with its firmer upper layer and porous lower layer, offers considerable advantages over its predecessor, the successful Grodan Master Dry.
25 June 2009
At times it is good to reflect on milestones, especially if a company continuously looks ahead, develops and innovates. Forty years ago, Grodan discovered stone wool substrate for professional horticulture. Since then, Grodan has become the market leader and the company has built a reputation as a reliable partner, knowledge platform and innovator.
15 June 2009
In 2008, Grodan became the first substrate producer to be awarded the European Eco-label: the only European environment-friendly label for non-food products. The certification has been well received.
10 June 2009
The trend towards joint ventures and larger scale operations in greenhouse horticulture is continuing unabated, both throughout the Netherlands and internationally. A good example of this is Thanet Earth.
27 November 2008
DKG Ltd, a specialist in cultivation advice and for many years an important partner for Grodan, the supplier of innovative substrate solutions for greenhouse horticulture, will be taking on the additional role of sales organisation and exclusive outsourcing partner for Greece, Cyprus, the Balkan countries and Egypt with effect from 1 January 2009. The company expects to be able to provide buyers of Grodan products with an even better service through the expansion of its range of tasks.
03 July 2008
Grodan has introduced the new Grodan Vital slab. This advanced slab produced on the basis of the pioneering Next Generation technology offers important advantages in comparison with traditional slabs, such as simpler irrigation management, a safer water buffer, improved re-saturation and quicker root establishment. With the introduction of the new Grodan Vital slab professional growers will have a reliable substrate at their disposal guaranteeing them optimum growing results.
26 May 2008
Grodan, supplier of innovative substrate solutions for the greenhouse industry, is the first substrate producer that has been rewarded with the European Ecolabel: the environmental quality mark of the European Union for non-food products and services. The fact that Grodan’s blocks and slabs have been awarded this quality mark once again demonstrates that Grodan considers sustainable business practices to be very important and that its substrate solutions comply with the most stringent environmental criteria. These certified products can be recognised by the ‘EU flower’ logo.
25 September 2007
Grodan has taken a new strategic decision by transforming its American subsidiary company, distributor Agro Dynamics Inc., into Grodan Inc. As of October 1st 2007, Grodan Inc. will fully focus on the sales of Grodan substrates in North America.
10 September 2007
Vincent Deenen (40) has been appointed Director Marketing and Public Affairs for the Grodan Group. As of October 1st 2007 he will succeed Hub Janssen who took up the position of Director Business Unit Western Europe at the beginning of the year. Vincent’s international, commercial and horticultural background will be an asset to build further on the marketing of Grodan’s solutions to the professional greenhouse industry worldwide.
06 July 2007
Grodan has introduced an improved line of Grotop slabs under the ‘Next Generation’ brand name. The major benefits offered by these slabs are improved resaturation, rooting, uniformity, and an increased control range. Grodan’s introduction of these Next Generation slabs accommodates professional growers’ needs for crops of an optimum quality and quantity.
18 January 2007
Increasing insight into cultivation expertise, developments in cultivation systems and enlargement of scale mean that the grower has an even greater need for a structured representation of crop information. This prompted Grodan to develop the Grodan 6-phase model, a categorisation of substrate-based cultivation into six cultivation phases, to be launched early this year.
21 November 2006
As of January 1st 2007, Maurice Husson (41) will be the new Managing Director of the Grodan Group. He brings management and business expertise to the company, combined with technical knowledge. He has worked, amongst others, for several companies that are part of Grodan’s parent company Rockwool International. Maurice succeeds Nick Vince (51), who will take up the position of Managing Director of Rockwool in Russia.