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Bol Peat sells Shak­ti Cocos

Inter­na­tio­nal cus­to­mer base and dis­tri­bu­ti­on rights transferred

Bol Peat B.V. has taken over the ope­ra­tio­nal busi­ness of Shak­ti Cocos B.V. With effect from 1 June 2020, Shak­ti Cocos trans­fer­red the exclu­si­ve inter­na­tio­nal dis­tri­bu­ti­on rights and the exis­ting cus­to­mer base to the Dut­ch tra­ding com­pa­ny. The agree­ment also inclu­des the acqui­si­ti­on of the Shak­ti Cocos brand and the cove­ted patent for the buf­fe­red coir pro­duct Shak­ti Amla® inclu­ding the trade­mark rights by Bol Peat. In the cour­se of the­se mea­su­res, the pro­duct mana­ger and sales repre­sen­ta­ti­ve Jack van Baten­burg also moved to Bol Peat.

Bol Peat, a sub­si­dia­ry of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group, has spe­cia­li­sed for deca­des in the glo­bal tra­de in raw mate­ri­als. The pro­duct groups with the hig­hest tur­no­ver so far were peat and wood fibres. “The par­ti­cu­lar­ly high-qua­li­ty coco pro­ducts from Shak­ti Cocos fur­ther round off our port­fo­lio and will meet gre­at inte­rest from our cus­to­mers,“ says Ted Vol­leb­regt, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Bol Peat. “At the same time, Jack van Baten­burg will ensu­re that the exis­ting cus­to­mer base of Shak­ti Cocos is com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly sup­por­ted and reli­ab­ly supplied.“

Shak­ti Cocos dis­tin­guis­hes its­elf from other sup­pliers in this raw mate­ri­al seg­ment through excep­tio­nal qua­li­ty cha­rac­te­ris­tics, cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on accord­ing to the renow­ned RHP stan­dards, tight­ly orga­ni­zed pro­duc­tion with local part­ner com­pa­nies and the pos­si­bi­li­ty of manu­fac­tu­ring cus­to­mi­zed solu­ti­ons. “It was also important for us that Shak­ti Cocos has been cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the inter­na­tio­nal­ly reco­gni­zed SA8000 stan­dard for social­ly respon­si­ble jobs in the pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties,“ says Ted Vol­leb­regt. “In this way Shak­ti Cocos sup­ports the sus­tainab­le deve­lo­p­ment of our group of companies.“

In addi­ti­on, the pro­duc­tion of Shak­ti Cocos in India and Sri Lan­ka is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by the fact that all coir pro­ducts can be tra­cked or traced from the rece­i­pt of the raw mate­ri­als to the deli­very to the cus­to­mer. The coir raw mate­ri­als are stored in bun­kers to incre­a­se their phy­si­cal sta­bi­li­ty and at the same time pre­vent con­ta­mi­na­ti­on. During the sub­se­quent pro­ces­sing, various tre­at­ment methods such as washing, buf­fe­ring and the paten­ted Shak­ti Amla®-tre­at­ment are used befo­re the finis­hed coco­nut pro­ducts are laid out on con­cre­te floo­rs again for dry­ing. Final­ly, the­re are various opti­ons avail­ab­le for sor­ting, mixing and pack­a­ging. “Gre­at impor­t­ance is given to envi­ron­ment­al­ly com­pa­ti­ble was­te­wa­ter manage­ment,“ affirms Ted Vol­leb­regt. “Used water is puri­fied and reu­sed in our own coir pro­duc­tion or in agriculture. “

Ted Vol­leb­regt, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Bol Peat

The pre­pa­ra­ti­on, mixing and pack­a­ging of the raw mate­ri­als is done accord­ing to the spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons of the indi­vi­du­al cus­to­mer. For this pur­po­se, coir pith, coir crush and coir chips are avail­ab­le among others, which have been sie­ved into dif­fe­rent frac­tions. In order to achie­ve the phy­si­cal pro­per­ties desi­red by the cus­to­mer, cer­tain coir pro­ducts are mixed in a tar­ge­ted man­ner. Com­mon pack­a­ging units are 5 kg blocks, Easy­fill bags and Grow­bags, moreo­ver, cus­to­mi­zed blocks are also offe­red that fit exact­ly into the cul­ti­va­ti­on ben­ches of the respec­ti­ve nursery.

The paten­ted coir pro­duct Shak­ti Amla® is cha­rac­te­ri­sed by a con­stant­ly low pH value and thus offers nur­se­ries a uni­que addi­tio­nal bene­fit. The often fluc­tua­ting pH-values of coir pro­ducts are sta­bi­li­sed by the Shak­ti Amla pro­cess, thus sim­pli­fy­ing the app­li­ca­ti­on of the sub­stra­te and the sub­se­quent fer­ti­li­sa­ti­on of the crops.

The fact that Shak­ti Cocos and Bol Peat are now working clo­se­ly tog­e­ther is a gre­at deve­lo­p­ment for both com­pa­nies,“ says Jos van der Gaag, owner of Shak­ti Cocos. “Bol Peat has a world­wi­de repu­ta­ti­on for high-qua­li­ty raw mate­ri­als for sub­stra­te pro­duc­tion. The­re­fo­re, our pro­ducts also fit very well into the pro­duct ran­ge of our new part­ner. Shak­ti Cocos can now focus on its own core com­pe­ten­ci­es in pro­duc­tion and com­pre­hen­si­ve qua­li­ty assuran­ce. This part­ners­hip is a win-win situa­ti­on – also for our cus­to­mers, who will recei­ve even more tar­ge­ted sup­port in the future.“

Shak­ti Cocos pro­ducts pro­vi­de the opti­mal basis for the healt­hy growth of nume­rous crops and are excel­lent as a sup­ple­ment to nume­rous sub­stra­te blends,“ says Ted Vol­leb­regt. “They also sup­port the goal of sus­tainab­le deve­lo­p­ment of the inter­na­tio­nal sub­stra­te indus­try, which is to be achie­ved, among other things, by incre­a­sing the pro­por­ti­on of alter­na­ti­ve con­sti­tu­ents in gro­wing media.“




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Your con­ta­ct for coco­nut pro­ducts from Shak­ti Cocos is

Jack van Batenburg

E‑Mail: jack.​[email protected]​bolpeat.​com

Pho­ne: +31–6‑54221977