Nico van der Arend started Arend Roses in the year 1976 out of his pure love of roses. Nowadays, Arend roses are grown on eleven hectares, spread between two locations in the Municipality of Westland. That love for the product is still very much alive and continued by the second generation van der Arend, Remco, and his business partner Richard.
As a company, Arend Roses is making considerable investments in new technologies and sustainability, in order to be able to supply as green a product as possible.
Arend Roses is allowed to supply the MPS-A, MPS-Quality, MPS-Social Quality, MPS-GAP and MPS GRASP certificates. In other words, the company works in a transparent manner, paying the highest possible attention to environmental, hygiene-related and quality-related aspects. Thereby providing consumers with the guarantee that our roses are grown in as environmentally friendly way as possible.
To create a perfect uniformity in terms of maturity of the bud, the roses are cut every day, seven days a week. This is still traditionally done by hand. The roses are placed in water straight away and arrive in the cold storage room within half an hour. In the processing area, specialist employees carry out a quality control on each (!) rose. Only roses that meet the quality requirements set by us are bunched by the bunching machines. Our quality requirements are considerably higher than the requirements set by the flower auctions.
Every year we try to add some new varieties to our assortment to surprise our customers.
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