Distributors form alliance
Distributors form alliance
Three leading horticultural distributors
– Plant Products Co Ltd., MGS Horticultural Inc. and Terralink
Horticulture Inc. – have formed a distribution organization called
CanHorta™ Canadian Horticulture Alliance.
Nov. 16, 2011, Brampton, Ont. — Three leading horticultural distributors – Plant Products Co Ltd., MGS Horticultural Inc. and Terralink Horticulture Inc. – have formed a distribution organization called CanHorta™ Canadian Horticulture Alliance.
CanHorta was created to provide simple, coordinated and complete cross-Canada distribution services for its vendor partners. As local distributors marketing and selling directly to end-users, the CanHorta Alliance is the only distribution organization that has an established customer base and presence in all the major specialty horticulture markets in Canada, including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.
“The CanHorta Aliance will provide our vendor partners direct local access of their products to end users in the ornamental and vegetable greenhouse markets, nursery, turf and high-value specialty horticulture markets in Canada,” says Neil Dolson, president and CEO, Plant Products Co. Ltd.
“With warehouses across the country and technical sales and marketing staff in all specialty horticulture markets in Canada, our group provides the only comprehensive solution to our vendors to drive sales directly to the end use customer,” says Chris Stickles, CEO, MGS Horticultural Inc.
“Our ability to provide our vendor partners services ranging from product management and marketing support to product registration and logistical support demonstrates our commitment to aggressively represent our vendors in our markets to the high standards they expect,” adds Stan Loewen, CEO, TerraLink Horticulture Inc.
The CanHorta Canadian Horticulture Alliance aims to eliminate unnecessary steps in the supply chain allowing vendors to get closer to the end user of its products and ultimately improving customer service levels and satisfaction.
ABOUT PLANT PRODUCTS
Plant Products Co. Ltd. is located in Brampton, Ont., and has been in business since 1945. It is Canada’s largest plant nutrition and plant protection distributor helping growers and specialists in turf, ornamentals and agriculture.
ABOUT MGS HORTICULTURAL
MGS Horticultural Inc. is located in Leamington, Ont. It is a full-service supplier of fertilizers, pest control products, seeds and growing substrates, servicing the greenhouse, nursery, specialty agriculture and turf industries in southwestern Ontario.
ABOUT TERRALINK HORTICULTURE
TerraLink Horticulture Inc. located in Abbotsford, B.C., is the West’s leader in horticultural crop production with a focus on plant nutrition, plant protection and technical support.