Royal Brinkman strengthens North American presence by acquiring Kam’s Growers Supply

Pictured left to right are Ton van Mil (CEO, Royal Brinkman), Kameron Fordyce (owner & President, Kam’s), Julie Fordyce (owner & Operations and marketing, Kam’s), and Gert-Jan van Peer (CFO, Royal Brinkman).

’s-GRAVENZANDE, Netherlands., GUELPH, Canada:  Royal Brinkman and Kam’s Growers Supply have joined forces to grow their businesses and offer an exceptional portfolio of products and services to the North American horticultural sector. Effective as of today Kam’s will be part of the Royal Brinkman Group. The acquisition is part of the growth strategies of both organizations and is fueled by the increasing scale of the horticulture market in North America.

Royal Brinkman’s strategy is to have stock and a strong local presence in the most important horticultural countries in the world. Kam’s Growers Supply Inc. has the capacity and drive to strengthen its market position with a broader product and service package and solutions that improve grower profitability.

Goals for growth

Royal Brinkman and Kam’s have been working together for several years and the acquisition marks the start of a new phase. Ton van Mil, CEO of Royal Brinkman: “Like Royal Brinkman, Kam’s is a family business with employees who care about customers and their crops. That fits in well with our corporate culture. Since its establishment in 2005, the company has experienced continuous growth and built up a strong reputation. Kam’s distinguishes itself with excellent customer service, products and solutions that improve grower profitability and sees this rewarded by the strong customer confidence. This aligns seamlessly with what Royal Brinkman stands for. This acquisition is a perfect example of our philosophy ‘Let’s improve together’.”

Kameron Fordyce – President of Kam’s Growers Supply said: “With the massive scale and hi-tech sophistication of North American growers, partnering with Royal Brinkman is the perfect match for us to meet the evolving demands for international horticultural technology. Joining forces with a global horticultural power house like Royal Brinkman brings over 135 years of horticultural experience and a broad new product line that will create a platform of stable growth for the future. It enables Kam’s to offer the most innovative, proven product range of all horticultural suppliers in North America. Collaboration with Royal Brinkman will allow us to expand our portfolio with crop rotation products, mechanical equipment and technical projects.”

Kam’s Growers Supply, with its 20 employees, will continue business under the Kam’s name from the same two locations in Ontario as well as British Columbia, Canada. Kam’s customers can continue to count on honest advice, quality products, competitive prices and the reliable, prompt service that customers have come to expect from Kam’s. Kameron and Julie Fordyce will continue to manage the business with the same team of sales, agronomy, office, warehouse and logistics staff.

Making Growing Easier

Partnering with a strong international organization such as Royal Brinkman will give Kam’s access to an expanded product range and resources that will benefit both small and large growers in North America. Royal Brinkman can quickly scale-up business by adding the bricks and mortar of Kam’s and building on their strong foothold in key markets. Collectively, both companies can realize their ambitions for growth and offer North American growers an enhanced supply of quality products and service.


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