Simon and Bram Bernhard come from a real family of gardeners. Bram says: 'Our company was founded by our grandfather, who cultivated vegetables and flowers in Amsterdam. When my father joined the company, there were no possibilities for expansion. That’s why we came in 1972 to Luttelgeest in the Noordoostpolder. There was enough space here, so that the company could grow. Years later, Simon and I took the helm. We now cultivate cut roses, 200 types of the Phalaenopsis orchid, bedding and container plants.'
Sustainable energy supply
The Bernhard family works environmentally consciously. ‘For the cultivation of roses, a great deal of light and CO2 are needed. The Phalaenopsis needs a great deal of heat and only uses CO2 at night. By clustering the greenhouses, we now utilize the excess heat and released CO2 day and night. A sustainable energy supply is thus created. In combination with our ingenious internal transport system, we are ready for the future, and we can deliver top quality.’
Air-conditioned transport for flowers and plants
In order to transport flowers and plants well, air-conditioned transport is needed. The team of regular drivers of Bernhard Transport provide the transportation daily, e.g. to and from all the auctions.