Okechamp takes 100% ownership of F&F Europe

March 26, 2012

On March 15th 2012 Okechamp SA finalised the transaction of taking over the remaining 35% of the shares of F&F Europe BV, the Dutch manufacturer of frozen mushrooms. In November 2008, Okechamp SA acquired the controlling interest of 65% of the shares of this company from the former owner, Jothima N.V. “Taking over the full […]
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Paul Smits appointed as Managing Director of Fancom Holding BV

March 21, 2012

Effective 1 April 2012 Paul Smits will be the new Managing Director for Fancom BV in Panningen. In his new position Paul brings with him extensive experience and knowledge of the agricultural business. The last three years he has been the commercial director for the PigTek group of CTB Inc., where he has been in […]
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First Fair Produce certificates issued by Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment

March 5, 2012

Bert and Angelique Kemmeren, mushroomproducers and husband and wife in the Dutch village of Rijsbergen, were handed over the first Fair Produce certificate by Dutch Minister of Social Affairs Henk Kamp. The minister visited the Kemmeren farm for the occasion on Monday the 27th of February. After this official visit there was also a meeting […]
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Fred Giorgi dies at 81

February 22, 2012

With great sadness and profound regret, the Giorgi family announces that Frederick J. Giorgi, 81, of Muhlenberg Township died on February 18, 2012 of natural causes at St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient since January. Born December 3, 1930, Fred was a son of the late Pietro and Elvira Giorgi, natives […]
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Thakeham Mushrooms officially approved

January 13, 2012

The recent acquisition of Sussex Mushrooms by Irish mushroom giant Monaghan Mushrooms has been approved by the Office of Fair Trading. Therefore the transition from Sussex Mushrooms to Thakeham Mushrooms is now official. Ronnie Wilson, CEO of Monaghan Mushrooms: “We will start an ambitious renovation program to reinstall Thakeham Mushrooms as one of the leading […]
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400.000 tonnes of Walkro Compost

January 13, 2012

In 2011 Walkro Compost managed to produce 415.000 tonnes of spawn run compost at 3 production locations in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. According to Walkro, they are now the first compost producer worldwide breaking the barrier of 400.000 tonnes in one year. “Tonne number 400.000 was delivered at the 19th of December  at Vos […]
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Belgian compost supplier expands

December 23, 2011

Coenegrachts Substrates, located in Riemst, Belgium, will expand its phase III capacity from 400 tonnes to 720 tonnes weekly. A phase I facility is also being built and will go into production in September 2012. Cousins Bart and Koen Coenegrachts have been in charge of Coenegrachts Substrates since 2006, and in 2009 Dutch company Vedemij […]
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Drinkwaters Mushrooms visited by Baroness Warsi

October 21, 2011

Drinkwaters Mushrooms  were in full flow at the Conservative Party Conference this week and rubbing shoulders with some high profile figures. It was the first time Drinkwaters have been involved in such an event. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi dropped in on the team and was very impressed with the quality of their mushrooms. As co-Chairman of […]
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Walkro goes to Monaghan

October 13, 2011

Monaghan Mushrooms and Gimv together with management announce on 13 October the acquisition of Walkro International, ending speculations about a takeover by either C4C or Monaghan. According to the press release, Walkro will continue to be run as an independent entity within the Monaghan group. Together with its new shareholders, Walkro’s management will continue to […]
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Sun shines over Pieczarkalia 2011

October 8, 2011

On the 22nd and 23rd of September the Polish city of Siedlce hosted the 11th edition of Pieczarkalia. It is an event that started out as a Polish venue, but nowadays has a more international character. Pieczarkalia 2011 was kicked of by Krystian Szudyga and the Polish minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki, amongst others. The […]
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