Dirk Röse

The orna­men­tals specialists

Han­mi Plug – a new part­ner in South Korea

Our Sin­g­a­po­re-based sub­si­dia­ry Klasmann-Deilmann Asia Paci­fic Pte Ltd. and South Kore­an firm Han­mi Plug (Korea Ame­ri­ca Seed + Seed­ling Co. Ltd.) are working hand-in-hand to dis­tri­bu­te gro­wing media for the orna­men­tal plants seg­ment in South Korea. At the Inter­na­tio­nal Plant Fair (IPM) in Essen, a coope­ra­ti­on agree­ment in for­ce sin­ce 1 Janu­a­ry 2019 was signed.

On behalf of Klasmann-Deilmann, it was Moritz Böcking (Mana­ging Direc­tor Klasmann-Deilmann Group) and Bert Des­met (Mana­ging Direc­tor Klasmann-Deilmann Asia Paci­fic) who put their signa­tures to the con­tract. Among tho­se atten­ding the IPM from Han­mi Plug were its pre­si­dent Kim Si Bok and sales direc­tor Kim Tae Kyung.

Bert Des­net was opti­mistic about the pro­spects for South Korea: “The coun­try is among Asia’s most high­ly attrac­ti­ve mar­kets. Klasmann-Deilmann has had ope­ra­ti­ons the­re for many years and has long estab­lis­hed a posi­ti­ve image for its­elf. Our gro­wing media ‘made in Euro­pe’ have a deser­ved repu­ta­ti­on for their excel­lent qua­li­ty and effec­ti­ve­ness.” In some parts of the com­mer­cial-hor­ti­cul­tu­re indus­try, the­re­fo­re, Klasmann-Deilmann is alrea­dy doing well in South Korea. Through its part­ners­hip with Han­mi Plug, the com­pa­ny now wants to incre­a­se its invol­ve­ment in the orna­men­tal plants seg­ment as well. “So we’re deligh­ted to be able to enter into this agree­ment with Han­mi Plug, and are loo­king for­ward to working together.”

For­med in 1991, Han­mi Plug (Korea Ame­ri­ca Seed + Seed­ling Co. Ltd.) has secu­red its­elf a firm posi­ti­on in the South Kore­an hor­ti­cul­tu­ral-pro­duc­tion indus­try. The company’s main focus is cur­r­ent­ly on acti­vi­ties in the fiel­ds of crop seed and young-plant pro­duc­tion. “We’re see­king con­ti­nued growth, and are plea­sed to have a strong part­ner along­side us in the form of Klasmann-Deilmann,” says com­pa­ny pre­si­dent Kim Si Bok.