Labeau kicks off construction of a new Phalaenopsis lab in Turkey

Labeau has kicked off construction of a Çanakkale (Turkey)-based laboratory for Phalaenopsis propagation. On 16 April, Labeau staff and 150 invitees gathered at the building site to celebrate Labeau’s new milestone.

The new tissue culture lab, aka LAB, is the sixth in Labeau’s series. With an estimated annual output of 25 to 30 million Phalaenopsis young plants, LAB will be the Labeau group’s largest lab. Currently, the group runs tissue culture labs in Germany, Belgium, America, and Slovakia.

The Turkey branch will not only increase the company’s production capacity but also serve as a strategic trading location.

To celebrate the beginning of construction, several dignitaries, including Çanakkale’s mayor, Mr Muharrem Erkek, OIZ chairman Fahrettin Ersoy, and the local governor, Mr Ilhami Aktas, delivered speeches.

LAB will become an important driver for the region’s growth, employing more than 200 FTEs. The laboratory’s opening is set for February 2025.

Labeau emerged in February 2024 when Hark/Sion and Microflor joined forces.

The company is led by a female management team including Febe Floré and Anja Hark. The business specialises in the breeding and propagation of young ornamental plants, with Phalaenopsis being its flagship product.

With approximately 950 employees and locations spread across Germany, Belgium, America, Slovakia, Turkey, and the Netherlands, Labeau is the second-largest breeding company for Phalaenopsis globally.

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