The story behind Van Son & Koot is one of HARD WORK, PERSEVERANCE AND INNOVATION. What started out as a local nursery has grown into a leading supplier of plants across the globe.
Our successes are the result of our team of PASSIONATE EXPERTS commitment, who work day in, day out to ensure optimal quality and customer satisfaction. We are proud to be able to combine this DEDICATION with VALUABLE PARTNERSHIPS, to in turn provide our customers with the best products and service.
Our PASSION FOR PLANTS has been passed down from father to son and from business partner to successor, since 1963. It all began in 1963 at Jim Koot’s parents’ nursery in Boskoop. It was in Jim’s blood.
In 1999, Jim Koot came to Kaatsheuvel and partnered up with Arjan van Son, and so VAN SON & KOOT AS WE KNOW IT TODAY was formed.
Arjan van Son leaves the company. Together, he and Jim Koot enjoyed many SUCCESSFUL YEARS in partnership. Van Son & Koot has become one of the leading players in the market, this is in part thanks to Arjan van Son.
The company grew and a new associate of Jim’s, Sebastiaan van der Heijden, joined as Commercial Director. After completing his studies, Sebastiaan’s first role was as a salesman. With his passion for BUSINESS, NATURE AND INNOVATION, he makes the difference.
In 2018, Jordy Gijsbrechts joined as Operations Director. Jordy started out as a Saturday worker, so has belonged to this BOTANIC FAMILY since a young age! This appointment rounded the management team off to 3 members.
Jim Koot has passed on his passion for entrepreneurship within his own FAMILY. His daughter, Shanice Koot, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. This appointment entails an expansion at board level. This places the THIRD KOOT GENERATION at the helm.
Van Son & Koot as we know it today boasts a SUCCESSFUL HISTORY that we are PROUD of and that we have created TOGETHER. We will continue to do business with all our HEART AND SOUL, and hope we will continue building upon our incredible history.