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Agribio Group continues cut flower expansion


January 11, 2012
By Dave Harrison

Jan. 11, 2012, De Lier/Aalsmeer, the Netherlands — The Dutch flower and
plant breeder Agribio Group has acquired Lex+, the rose breeding company
of Lex Voorn.

Jan. 11, 2012, De Lier/Aalsmeer, the Netherlands — The Dutch flower and plant breeder Agribio Group has acquired Lex+, the rose breeding company of Lex Voorn.

With this acquisition, Agribio Group has become the only global player with the top three cut flowers in its portfolio – roses, chrysanthemums and carnations.

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For Lex+ this acquisition leads to a faster development of new promising varieties through market driven innovations by combining the research and development departments, along with the integration with Bartels Roses, which is also part of Agribio Group.

The Agribio Group is active in 56 countries and sells more than one billion cuttings per year. It includes top breeding companies such as Fides, Japan Agribio, Barberet & Blanc, and Bartels Stek and Roses. The company has 2,400 employees and annual sales of around 85 million euros.


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