Global plant breeder producer expands local service and support capabilities for customers
Dümmen Orange, leading flower breeder and producer, has announced acquisition of 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.