Volmary celebrates 90 years of family business

The Volmary family has reached 90 years as an independent horticultural family business.

The company was founded on July 1, 1925 by Franz Volmary and has developed into a leading worldwide horticultural company with more than 500 employees and a global presence, including as a partner of Delamore in the UK.

Third generation owner Hubertus Volmary manages the company.

During recent celebrations in Germany involving staff and associates from across the globe,  Hubertus Volmary emphasised: "We do not only take responsibility for ourselves and our company but also our industry and the environment we live in. We recently achieved the CO2 carbon neutrality of our company's activities by promoting sustainable forestry in Brazil. Social commitments such as the promotion of a project supporting street children in Kenya are for us a matter of personal and business importance."

Volmary's business fields are the production and distribution of cuttings and seed-propagated flower and vegetable seedlings, sales of flower and vegetable seeds, as well as traditional plant breeding activity.

The plant brands 'Volmary', 'Kiepenkerl' and 'Soul Plants' are well-known in their respective market segments. Mother plant facilities are located in Turkey and Kenya. Seedlings production enterprises in Germany and Poland are equipped with modern sowing, greenhouse and logistics technology.

Delamore managing director Wayne Eady said: "We have worked closely with the Volmary company and family directly for over a year now. We are very pleased that they have maintained their family values when working with us as a sales partner, mirroring our own values and principles in business, with both customers and staff alike.

"We wish them well for the next 90 years and like ourselves with over 55 years of history hope to continue to build our families together as strong partners."

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