AIPH crowns Ter Laak Orchids 2018 International Grower of the Year

ESSEN, Germany: Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands, have been crowned the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2018.

The Ter Laak Orchids family business has been growing Phalaenopsis plants since 1980. In that time, they’ve developed into a respected partner for many customers around the world. Their clients appreciate the results-oriented approach and typical Dutch trading mentality. In everything they do, they are guided by their core values: demonstrating ambition, respecting people and the environment and doing business in a straightforward way.

The jury praised the company for being “A fast growing international business with a strong clear focus on their people and sustainable production.  A truly outstanding company.”

Celebrating the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production, the awards, sponsored by Headline Partner, Royal FloraHolland, took place on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the IPM Fairground in Essen, Germany; during the week of IPM Essen.

The winners of each category were:

Cut Flowers

GOLD – JUB Holland (Jac. Uittenbogaard & Zonen BV). – The Netherlands

SILVER – AYURÁ SAS Pride / Eclipse Flowers – Colombia

BRONZE – Saidi-Ronen – Israel

4th Place – Holla Roses – The Netherlands / Ethiopia

Young Plants

GOLD – Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada

SILVER – Yunnan YinMore Flower Industry Co., Ltd. – China

Finished Plants and Trees

GOLD – Ter Laak Orchids – The Netherlands

SILVER – Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada

BRONZE – Yunnan Weijunkai Garden Engineering Co., Ltd. – China


WINNER – Ter Laak Orchids – The Netherlands

Inspiring Business

WINNER – Kwekerij van Wijgerden – The Netherlands

Bernard Oosterom, AIPH President, says: “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Ter Laak Orchids and all our winners after what has been a fabulous awards ceremony and celebration of the very best in our industry.  The ornamental horticulture industry can be proud of the many amazing businesses that it contains which are world leaders in innovation, sustainability and technological development.”


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