WorldwideSuppliers in over 25 countries
Flowers are produced and consumed in almost all corners of the world. Matching supply and demand is our daily business, involving countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Production cost differences and opposite flowering seasons of the two hemispheres are the two major driving forces of the international flower trade. Add to this the ever growing availability of air and sea cargo space and you know why this industry is flowering without an end in sight. As a rule of thumb, the best flowers are supposed to be grown in high-altitude areas near the equator. This gives countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malaysia a clear advantage. Nevertheless, depending on the type of flower, countries like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile in the South, or Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, and China in the North, play important roles in the international flower trade. Orchids are produced in large quantities in South-East Asia but, when it comes to foliage production, the situation is different again. Countries like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and China all play important roles. Please have a look at our map showing major countries of supply.
The core of our business activities is importing fresh cut flowers and foliage into Japan. Our customer base ranges from flower auctions to wholesalers, major retail florists, bunching operators, and mass market customers. We are also in the process of expanding our customer base outside Japan beginning with the US, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Taiwan
We value long-term relationships or strategic alliances both with our suppliers and our customers. Our relationships with many of our suppliers and customers can be measured in decades rather than years. We make no compromises when it comes to quality and, therefore, the relationship with our suppliers is based on professionalism and a high degree of mutual trust. The rewards for this strategy come from our customers in the form of a high degree of loyalty towards our company and our products. We are endeavouring to develop our existing network further and look forward to new relationships in this exciting industry, which stretches over almost all continents
Working in an industry which is operating along the flight schedules of the international air carriers, which is influenced by weather conditions like heavy snow fall or typhoons, by flight delays or even closed airports and harbours, by delayed ship arrivals, you name it, our staff, in constant cooperation with our forwarding agents, stands ready to get your perishable cargo from A to B, on roughly 360 days of the year. It is a fast-moving industry with little room for slow thinking. It is decision-making like clock-work, on a daily basis. This is our environment and we like it
We take our company history of 90 years as an obligation to add another 90 years, and more, to it. What other value could achieve this better than customer satisfaction. Finding out customer needs and ways to meet them is what we think makes our young team of target-oriented professionals special. As we are operating in a very competitive environment, we try to focus on quality of service and product quality rather than just targeting quantity