Royal seal of approval for new Dutch biological agents information centre

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands today (14 September) opened Koppert Biological Systems' new information centre, unveiled to mark the family company's 50th anniversary.

Image: Koppert Biological Systems
Image: Koppert Biological Systems

Directors Paul Koppert and Henri Oosthoek led the King through the Experience Centre and the displays of insects, mites, and microbiological solutions that the company produces and deploys in agriculture and horticulture.

Paul Koppert said: "Our people continuously contribute towards making cultivation practices more sustainable. The presence of the King today is a recognition of their efforts and crowns our work of the last 50 years."

Within the 200m2 interactive centre, growers, research institutes, students, and authorities from the Netherlands and abroad can find out more about the company's production, research and development of biological crop protection.

Koppert is inviting reservations for tours of the centre from the first of October.

King Willem-Alexander then attended an international seminar organised by Koppert as part of the celebrations, which was attended by more than 700 guests.

Oosthoek explained: "We wish to bring our worldwide network together and work towards 100% sustainable agriculture and horticulture throughout the world in a united effort."

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