UFO Supplies has been working for 20 years with specially selected products, to help growers all over the world, to grow a more beautiful and sustainable bunch of flowers. Florissant was developed in 1983 by the auction, for the growers. A constant quality and a minimum shelf life of all the flowers in a bunch is essential. Florissant takes care of that. UFO Supplies have also been a Philips Horti LED official partner for six years.
With Empas, UFO developed a spray boom for rough terrains. This cuts the knife on two sides: the leaf is covered more evenly (on top as well as below) and at the same time 40% less pesticides are being used.
The company's people regularly visit customers (growers in countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Brazil, South Africa and China). They are always looking for the best solution to a specific problem. Sometimes this works best with a local agent who knows about the situation better than they do. In addition, they work closely with Dutch horticultural suppliers and with flower auctions.
In 1990, Jaap van Staaveren and Tjeerd de Looze worked together in Zambia. After that Floris Muilwijk, the son of a rose grower, joined the management team. Since then, they have visited many customers in 33 countries together with local agents, and they look forward to the next 20 years.