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Biogrow 2024 Seminar

Biogrow 2024 Seminar

The 2024 Biogrow seminar took place last week. As always it was great to bring everyone together at the head office in the South of France. As well as discussing the excellent results achieved in 2023 it was also an occasion to look forward to the new projects that...

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Biogrow India suppliers ‘meet & greet’ session

Biogrow India suppliers ‘meet & greet’ session

Our raw material suppliers are crucial not just to our success, but to our very survival. Working closely with us to ensure that we can bring our customers the perfect product for their needs, they provide us with high quality raw material that has passed stringent...

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Inochio, a leader in the Japanese agricultural sector

Inochio, a leader in the Japanese agricultural sector

Today, our team in Sri Lanka were delighted to receive the Japanese agricultural company Inochio, who visited our facilities and met with the Biogrow Lanka management team. Martin Carniel from Biogrow's head office in France was also present for the visit.

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Brinkman UK visits Biogrow India & Biogrow Lanka

Brinkman UK visits Biogrow India & Biogrow Lanka

Showing valued distributors where our products are manufactured is something we are always proud to do. Can you spot UK Area Sales Manager of Royal Brinkman UK, Jim Coley, as we gave him a tour of our facilities?! As he heads to Sri Lanka to meet with our sister...

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HORTI+ 07: China and Sri Lanka technical visit

HORTI+ 07: China and Sri Lanka technical visit

With coco coir substrate sales growing all the time in China our technical advisor for the Chinese market Mr Kun Yang recently visited Biogrow Lanka. He was given a tour of the production sites, met with the Biogrow Lanka management team and gave a presentation on...

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Solar Energy in Sri Lanka and it’s just the beginning…

Solar Energy in Sri Lanka and it’s just the beginning…

At Biogrow, we are constantly striving to make our production facilities as energy friendly as possible. Our team in Sri Lanka has just installed a set of solar panels on the roof of our Madurankulya factory where we’re aiming to produce around 170,000 kWh each year,...

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CSR : supporting local schools in Sri Lanka

CSR : supporting local schools in Sri Lanka

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. In Sri Lanka, Biogrow is regularly supporting the school kids in their local area. This year we launched a project to provide clean drinking water to school students. At the...

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Biogrow now well implanted in the Philippines

Biogrow now well implanted in the Philippines

Three years after we took the decision to invest in the Philippines we can now see the results with the factory up & running and production increasing month on month. This latest production site, which follows on from our other production sites in Sri Lanka, India...

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Hydroponics in China: a dynamic & fast-growing market

Hydroponics in China: a dynamic & fast-growing market

Biogrow’s Commercial Director Fabrice Fièvre recently visited China to see first-hand all the developments and innovation that are happening in the Chinese hydroponics sector. A big thank you to Ying Wan and Kun Yang, Biogrow China's Sales Manager & Technical...

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HORTI+ 06: Meet Biogrow India’s new Head of Sales

HORTI+ 06: Meet Biogrow India’s new Head of Sales

We recently spoke to Biogrow India's new Head of Sales Manpreet Malanch. Below she tells us about her background and career path leading up to joining Biogrow. "Thanks to my mother, who was a farmer in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, I became interested in agriculture early...

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HORTI+ 06: AI the dawn of a new era in modern agriculture

HORTI+ 06: AI the dawn of a new era in modern agriculture

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly transformed many industries, and agriculture is no exception. Farmers have always relied on technology to make their operations more efficient, but AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we produce food. How does it...

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HORTI+ 06: Biogrow Mexico in France, Sri Lanka & India

HORTI+ 06: Biogrow Mexico in France, Sri Lanka & India

Quentin Gomis from Biogrow Mexico tells us about his recent trip to France, Sri Lanka and India : First stop, the South of France, where it all started, where the idea of Biogrow was born. It was a great honor and a pleasure to meet the Vila brothers, Bruno and...

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Biogrow at GreenTech Americas 2023 in Querétaro in Mexico

Biogrow at GreenTech Americas 2023 in Querétaro in Mexico

"It's essential to give growers peace of mind at every step of the process" From France to Sri Lanka, to India, and back to Mexico. Quentin Gomis, Sales Manager with Biogrow Mexico, is back in Mexico right on time for the trade show GreenTech Americas, which takes...

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2023 International Women’s Day

2023 International Women’s Day

Many women in the workplace get a rough deal, but at Biogrow, we believe firmly in treating our female employees with as much respect and dignity as our male employees, and not just on International Women's Day, but every day. Paid equally, members of both our male...

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Biogrow 2023 seminar

Biogrow 2023 seminar

With the Biogrow team being spread out over 3 continents and multiple countries our annual seminar is an occasion to bring everyone together and this year we decided to hold it at our head office in the South of France. As you can see in the following pictures in...

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HORTI+ 05: New Technical Advisor for the Chinese market

HORTI+ 05: New Technical Advisor for the Chinese market

Following some recent developments and the strengthening of Biogrow's market position in China, the company is delighted to introduce their new Technical Advisor for the Chinese market Mr. Yang Kun. Tell us a little about your background? "I studied Horticulture at...

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HORTI+ 05: Biogrow India inaugurates new head office

HORTI+ 05: Biogrow India inaugurates new head office

Accommodating the needs of Team Biogrow as we expand in India, has meant relocating to a bigger and better equipped office space. Seen in the picture is the newest addition to our team, Head of Sales/Technical advisor, Ms Manpreet. As everyone settles into the new...

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HORTI+ 05: Uncertain times for greenhouse energy

HORTI+ 05: Uncertain times for greenhouse energy

Because of the energy crisis, greenhouse horticulturists are heading for uncertain times. Greenhouses consume nine per cent of the natural gas in the Netherlands, and alternatives are not readily available. ‘But the heating requirements of a typical horticultural...

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HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

Anyone that follows the international news will have seen that Sri Lanka is going through some very difficult times at the moment. The country is facing power cuts, and food, fuel and other essential items such as medicines are in increasingly short supply. There are...

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HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

Following the cancellation of the Hortiflorexpo in China, an online event was organised by Biogrow's international sales team and Tick Rise, a distributor for Tutrina (a real-time plant activity evaluation system). The topic of the day was “Root environment management...

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HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

If you look behind the Biogrow brand you’ll find the story of a family of French farmers, the Vilas, who have been growing fruit and vegetables in the South of France for the last 40 years. They started off growing in open fields, then moved into greenhouse growing...

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HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

Already living and working in India (New Delhi) when he applied to work with us, Vincent’s previous employment was with a large French company manufacturing heavy equipment, where he started as Assistant Financial Controller, closely followed by a successful stint as...

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Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Yesterday our Sri Lankan Operations Manager Mr Nishantha Hewage visited Katagamuwa Primary School to congratulate the students who are entering the first grade. He told us "it was a real delight to see the talents of all the students and the effort the teachers are...

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BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India is proud to announce the kickstarting of their Rural Development Scheme this week, in which they helped a small business owner set up his own fiber processing unit. With a combination of smart investments to empower local people, and the sharing of...

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GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

Come and see us at the GreenTech Americas trade fair, which will be taking place between 27th and 29th April, in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Quentin and all the BIOGROW Mexico team will be delighted to see you there.

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HORTI+ 03: China now a key market for cocopeat

HORTI+ 03: China now a key market for cocopeat

Recent projections for global substrate demand have shed light on the challenges the industry faces in the years and decades ahead. New crops being produced in substrates (including soft fruit, vegetables and leafy greens, transplants, and cannabis) are helping to...

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HORTI+ 03: GrowTech LLC a Russian success story

HORTI+ 03: GrowTech LLC a Russian success story

Stories of business success motivate and inspire, and this is especially true in the contemporary Russian marketplace. In order for businesses to thrive in this challenging market they have to be able to cope with working in uncertain conditions and overcome numerous...

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HORTI+ 03 : Développement durable aux Philippines

HORTI+ 03 : Développement durable aux Philippines

Article par Clément JACQUOT, le directeur de BIOGROW Philippines : Biogrow est une entreprise française qui produit des substrats à base de tourbe de coco au Sri Lanka, en Inde et au Brésil. A l’origine, la maison mère, VILA Sarl, est basé à perpignan et l’activité...

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HORTI+02: Launch of BIOGROW Philippines

HORTI+02: Launch of BIOGROW Philippines

It was 4 years ago that our management team first visited the Philippines to explore the possibility of creating a new production site to support our operations in Sri Lanka, India, and Brazil. When we saw the huge potential this country had to offer not only in...

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HORTI+02: New BG website

HORTI+02: New BG website

Last year, we decided to redesign the BIOGROW website so that it would better represent who we are as a company, our current development projects, and our vision for the future. One of the key drivers for this project is our belief that in order to offer the best...

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HORTI+02: Harvesting Robots

HORTI+02: Harvesting Robots

One of the biggest issues facing commercial farmers nowadays, outdoor and indoor, is labour scarcity. The reality is newer generations are not taking up farming and this is true across the globe. Automation appears to be the logical solution to fill this ever-widening...

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La Serre des Grands Lacs

La Serre des Grands Lacs

We've been working with La Serre des Grands Lacs in the South-West of France for many years now and today HortiDaily featured them in their widely-read industry newsletter. In the article Toby Wright, the Director talks about his background in agriculture, their use...

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Employee health and safety

Employee health and safety

In Sri Lanka we've just opened a new building with changing rooms and other facilities for workers at our production plant at Wariyapola. This is an important addition to our Sri Lankan infrastructure, as it will help to maintain our workers' health and safety,...

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HORTI+ 01: The current state of substrates in 2021

HORTI+ 01: The current state of substrates in 2021

The value, demand and dependency for soilless substrates has never been greater. NEVER. Last year brought unprecedented changes as well as many opportunities to the horticultural industry worldwide. These challenges and opportunities set the stage for what should be a...

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HORTI+ 01: 2021 another challenging year

HORTI+ 01: 2021 another challenging year

With the ongoing impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic we, like many businesses, have had to re-think our strategy & vision in order to adapt and respond to these exceptional times we’re currently facing. In addition to the global pandemic the current shipping...

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HORTI+ 01: Growth & development in Mexico

HORTI+ 01: Growth & development in Mexico

Quentin Gomis, Biogrow Substrates, on the Mexican market: "We see an ever-increasing interest in hydroponic growing" "Ever since I was a little boy, my dad took me to the greenhouses where he worked. From a very young age I knew everything about growing tomatoes: the...

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Rentrée scolaire

Rentrée scolaire

Notre équipe de Biogrow Sri Lanka a décidé de partager la rentrée scolaire des élèves de CP de 9 écoles environnantes et de leur amener le sourire. Des dons de sacs d’écoliers, de gourdes et de matériels multimedia ont été faits afin de bien démarrer leur année...

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Responsabilité sociale Biogrow India

Responsabilité sociale Biogrow India

Toujours soucieux d'impliquer notre entreprise dans l’amélioration sociale : à la fois conformément au programme de RSE et à notre volonté d'aider à changer la vie des gens autour de nous - nous avons récemment visité une école locale pour enfants défavorisés afin de...

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L’importance de cricket

L’importance de cricket

Nous avons récemment sponsorisé l'équipe de cricket de Biogrow India avec des nouvelles chemises de cricket. Quiconque a visité l'Inde sait à quel point le cricket est important pour la nation indienne. En fait, ce sport est si populaire chez les enfants...

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Don de nouveaux pupitres à une école primaire

Don de nouveaux pupitres à une école primaire

La semaine dernière, l'équipe à Biogrow India a fait don de nouveaux pupitres à une école de notre région. Avant de recevoir les chaises, les enfants étaient obligés de s'asseoir par terre pendant leurs leçons, ce qui les empêchait de se concentrer.

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Excellente journée chez Triangle Farms à Hyderabad

Excellente journée chez Triangle Farms à Hyderabad

Notre directeur des opérations en Inde Benjamin a passé une excellente journée récemment chez Triangle Farms à Hyderabad. Ca nous fait toujours plaisir de rencontrer nos clients en personne et également de voir les sacs de culture Biogrow (fabriqués dans notre usine...

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Strawberry harvest in Russia

Strawberry harvest in Russia

It's the start of the strawberry harvest for our customer in Russia in the Kuban region. Covering 6 hectares, the Kuban-Malamino company (Krasnodar region) is a pioneer in hydroponic strawberry cultivation in Russia, where it cultivates the Cabrio and Monterey...

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BIOGROW India supporting local community

BIOGROW India supporting local community

Constantly aware of the struggles that many people and businesses living in our community face due to poverty, Covid-19, and many other factors, we at Biogrow, strive to help them whenever we can. Today we donated desks, chairs and filing cabinets to the new village...

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New General Operations Manager for BIOGROW Sri Lanka

New General Operations Manager for BIOGROW Sri Lanka

We are pleased to announce that Mr Nishantha HEWAGE has been promoted to the position of General Operations Manager of BioGrow Lanka pvt Ltd. Nishantha started with Biogrow as a supervisor in 2003. Thanks to his unwavering hard work and professionalism, he quickly...

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BIOGROW’s mission & vision statement for 2020

BIOGROW’s mission & vision statement for 2020

Here at BIOGROW we take great pride in what we do, as do all our staff in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the Philippines, and we look toward the future with great optimism and ambition to be the world's leading producer of cocopeat based growing substrates. A special...

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ECOGROW premium peat moss substrates

ECOGROW premium peat moss substrates

Our partner in Brazil HOLAMGROW taking delivery last week of our premium quality ECOGROW peat moss bales. "BIOGROW Substrates made by growers for growers." For more information please contact us using our online enquiry form.

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Opening of BIOGROW Ultra in India

Opening of BIOGROW Ultra in India

Celebrations got underway yesterday to mark the opening of our newest coco peat processing plant in India, Biogrow Ultra, which will enable us to offer more high quality products to our clients. The entire team united for a traditional inauguration ceremony performed...

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De retour à l’école 2020 au Sri Lanka

De retour à l’école 2020 au Sri Lanka

De retour à l'école au Sri Lanka, l'événement annuel où Biogrow aide les enfants à commencer leur vie scolaire avec des articles de papeterie a eu lieu à Kolabagama Rajamaha Viharaya le 7 janvier. Une autre école primaire locale à Hindahagawewa a reçu un don...

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HORTI+ 07: Development of a virus sensor

HORTI+ 07: Development of a virus sensor

After a recent breakthrough, it seems only a matter of time before growers have a handy virus sensor that provides quick insight into the presence of pathogenic viruses in their water system. “We are still one hurdle away from a world first,” says project leader André...

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HORTI+ 07: China and Sri Lanka technical visit

HORTI+ 07: China and Sri Lanka technical visit

With coco coir substrate sales growing all the time in China our technical advisor for the Chinese market Mr Kun Yang recently visited Biogrow Lanka. He was given a tour of the production sites, met with the Biogrow Lanka management team and gave a presentation on...

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Brinkman UK visits Biogrow India & Biogrow Lanka

Brinkman UK visits Biogrow India & Biogrow Lanka

Showing valued distributors where our products are manufactured is something we are always proud to do. Can you spot UK Area Sales Manager of Royal Brinkman UK, Jim Coley, as we gave him a tour of our facilities?! As he heads to Sri Lanka to meet with our sister...

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Inochio, a leader in the Japanese agricultural sector

Inochio, a leader in the Japanese agricultural sector

Today, our team in Sri Lanka were delighted to receive the Japanese agricultural company Inochio, who visited our facilities and met with the Biogrow Lanka management team. Martin Carniel from Biogrow's head office in France was also present for the visit.

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Biogrow India suppliers ‘meet & greet’ session

Biogrow India suppliers ‘meet & greet’ session

Our raw material suppliers are crucial not just to our success, but to our very survival. Working closely with us to ensure that we can bring our customers the perfect product for their needs, they provide us with high quality raw material that has passed stringent...

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Biogrow 2024 Seminar

Biogrow 2024 Seminar

The 2024 Biogrow seminar took place last week. As always it was great to bring everyone together at the head office in the South of France. As well as discussing the excellent results achieved in 2023 it was also an occasion to look forward to the new projects that...

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