About us

Our history

‘A family business for 125 years’

 

The story of our company dates back to 1894 when P. Aker started trading in flower and vegetable seeds. Not long thereafter, however, he started focusing on the production of flower bulbs: tulips at first and then gladioli and irises.

Around 1948, the company started exporting its products to various countries in Europe and then, in the ’50s, to America.

This was followed by many countries around the world until, in the ’80s, the company stopped its production activities to focus entirely on exporting products of truly outstanding quality. And this is what we still do today.

In 2008, we moved to our current location in Venhuizen, a Dutch town in the province of North Holland, so that we could continue our growth and satisfy market demands. Here, housed in this modern facility, we serve our loyal customers with pride and passion.

Our values

‘Committed to perfect quality’

Having been active in this sector for 125 years, we have accumulated a great deal of experience in all the aspects of producing and trading flower bulbs. Most of this expertise has been acquired from what we have learned in practice. At P. Aker, we know that the proper care of flower bulbs begins long before they are harvested. This involves keeping a close eye on them both in the field and in storage. Every year of cultivation is different, so measures have to be taken accordingly. This is how we maintain the consistent quality of our flower bulbs – simply reliable!

Passion

For the flower bulb business

Accountable

We say what we do and do what we say

Knowledge

125 years of experience

Excellence

In innovation, sustainability, quality and consistency

Relationships

We are proud of our customers, suppliers and staff

Passion

For the flower bulb business

Accountable

We say what we do and do what we say

Knowledge

125 years of experience

Excellence

In innovation, sustainability, quality and consistency

Relationships

We are proud of our customers, suppliers and staff

Sustainability

‘P. Aker places a high priority on sustainability’

 

Our use of solar panels, LED lighting, liquid-seal packaging and reusable materials, etc. demonstrate our commitment to operating sustainably. We do this not only because it is important to comply with the requirements set by the ornamental horticulture sector but also because it communicates our commitment to improving our operations and, of course, helps to protect our environment. It also contributes to optimising our operations and to making our products traceable (we use the Ketenregister tracing and tracking system) throughout the supply chain.