About Gebr. K. and J. Heemskerk

Gebr. K. and J. Heemskerk

Gebr. K. and J. Heemskerk from Rijnsburg supplies flowers and plants to more than 150 florist shops and wholesale companies in Southern Germany, Eastern France, and Switzerland. The company, which was founded on 1 August 1988, has ten employees, including purchasers, drivers, sellers, and administrative staff. K and J. Heemskerk is based at the FloraHolland flower auction in Rijnsburg. Its fleet comprises two rigids with trailer and a truck with semi-trailer.

Our team

Koos and Jan-Kees Heemskerk

The brothers Koos and Jan-Kees Heemskerk set up their company on 1 August 1988. They initial started by selling flowers and plants in Southern Germany. In 1991, they started up a second flower delivery route, also in Southern Germany. A year later, they moved into their own business premises at the Rijnsburg location of the FloraHolland flower auction. By 1998, ten years after the business was founded, the company had seven employees.

Heemskerk family

Expansion to Switzerland and France

The number of staff continued to grow. By 2002, the company had expanded to ten employees, which was necessary due to the start of a third flower delivery route in Switzerland. Since 2007, K. and J. Heemskerk have also been delivering flowers and plants to shops and wholesalers in Eastern France. In 2011, the company moved to its new business premises, which was almost twice as large as their previous location.

Sale

Our philosophy

We supply a complete assortment of flowers and plants to florist shops and wholesale companies at the higher-end of the sector in Germany, France, and Switzerland. Our purchasers buy only the very best quality products. These are purchased via the auction clock at the FloraHolland flower auction sites as well as directly from reputable growers.

Everything under own management

We do all our activities ourselves, including purchasing, processing, transport, sales, and providing advice. This allows us to keep optimum control of our business operations and guarantee the quality and freshness of our flowers and plants at all times.

Quality

Milestones

1988

Company starts up with first flower delivery route in Southern Germany

1991

Second flower delivery route in Southern Germany

1992

Company moves to its own premises at FloraHolland flower auction in Rijnsburg

2002

Third flower delivery route in Switzerland

2007

Expansion of German route to Eastern France

2010

Awarded Florimark GTP Lijnrijders certificate for flower delivery companies

2011

Company moves to new premises at FloraHolland flower auction in Rijnsburg

2013

25th anniversary celebration

2015

Start of direct purchasing from growers

Selecting the best quality products from the best growers

Buying flowers and plants is what I enjoy doing the most. Selecting the best quality products from the best growers is what makes us unique. This is the goal that we always aim to achieve each week.

Koos Heemskerk Managing director - Gebr. K. en J. Heemskerk

Assortment of fresh flowers and plants

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