The Gold Rose winner is one of the largest chrysanthemum growers and container exporters in Colombia and the world. Capiro’s planted area covers 75 hectares, with plans to both reach 100 hectares and increase productivity to meet with customer demand.
The jury praised the company for "not only being a good example for the Colombian ornamental industry, but with its sea freight programme, a worldwide example."
The awards took place at IPM Essen, Germany.
The winners of each category were:
GOLD - Flores El Capiro S.A. - Colombia
SILVER - Van den Berg RoseS - The Netherlands
BRONZE - LLC TK-Podosinki – Russia
GOLD - Graff Kristensen A/S – Denmark
SILVER - Beijing Nabobay Horticulture Co. Ltd – China
Finished Plants and Trees
GOLD - Gui Zhou Miaofu Urban Horticulture Co. Ltd - China
SILVER - The Bransford Webbs Plant Co - UK
BRONZE - Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. - The Netherlands
HONORARY AWARD - Boterdaele Erik bvba – Belgium.
Bernard Oosterom, AIPH President, said: "I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to Flores El Capiro 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."