P. Aker Royal Warrant holder
Royal award for P. Aker Zaden en Bloembollen
P. Aker Zaden en Bloembollen bv from Venhuizen became Royal Warrent Holder (Hofleverancier bij Koninklijke beschikking) of the Dutch Royal Family. Saturday 14 December, Mayor Michiel Pijl handed over the predicate to director Peter Aker. P. Aker bv is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Because of this anniversary, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander has decided to grant the title of “Royal Warrent Holder” (Hofleverancier bij Koninklijke beschikking).
Michiel Pijl: “I am proud that we have strong family businesses such as P. Aker in the municipality. It is wonderful that they receive this Royal recognition”.
A family business for 125 years
P. Aker was founded in 1894 for the trade in flower and vegetable seeds, and P. Aker quickly focused on producing flower bulbs. The production of flower bulbs stopped in the 1980s, when the full focus and specialization were on exporting high-quality products. Peter Aker is the 4th generation Aker at the head of this family business.
The title ‘Royal Warrent Holder’ was introduced in 1815 by King Willem I and gives companies the right to use the Royal Coat of Arms, with the addition ‘Royal Warrent Holder’. His Majesty the King can award the title of ‘Royal Warrent Holder’ to small and medium-sized Dutch companies that have a prominent place in the region and in the industry.