Established 90 years ago, the business is and always has been a family run company with a matchless innovative and enterprising spirit. The foundation was laid by Jaap Boon senior who handed over the baton to his sons Jaap and Joop in 1970. The brothers took charge of the nursery at the Groeneweg and named the company 'Gebr. Boon' (the Boon brothers). When Joop died in 1995, Jaap continued with the family business. In 2003, the company started with cultivating Phalaenopsis on a small scale. Five years on the business expanded, underwent renovation and switched gear to become fully focused on cultivating Phalaenopsis. Jaap handed the business on to his sons-in-law in 2008. Since then the company has been in the capable hands of Ron Wachtmeester en Martin van Wingerden. Jaap Boon remains an invaluable consultant and endless source of information in all matters concerning professional cultivation.
A professional and modern Phalaenopsis nursery in ’s- Gravenzande
Located in ’s Gravenzande (Westland), Bonito Plant is a professional and modern Phalaenopsis nursery. Gebr. Boon Potplanten B.V. changed its trade name to Bonito Plant in 2009. The company possess a cultivation surface of 42,000m2 featuring state-of-the-art technology.
How it all started
Bonito Plant conforms to the most rigorous demands. For example we are MPS-A and MPS-Socially Qualified (MPS-SQ) certified. The MPS-A certification demonstrates that we adhere to the strict (governmental) rules regarding the environment, and where the 'A' stands for the most environmentally aware cultivation. The MPS-SQ standard ensures we are fully compliant in all areas of health and safety and working conditions. For more information, see the websites MPS-ECAS.
Our MPS certificates are your guarantee that our products are grown only in accordance with responsible and environmentally careful methods and that our business profile is one of a sustainable company, complying fully with all the appropriate legislation. To support the drive towards sustainable energy, both currently and for the future, Bonito Plant has invested in cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP). This installation is powered by natural gas and supplies heat and power. Bonito Plant has installed an environmentally friendly heat pump, which stores energy from both cold and hot sources.
Working at Bonito Plant
Would you consider working for Bonito Plant or are you looking for a work experience placement? Currently we have no vacancies, however we always welcome open applications. Please indicate clearly the type of position you are interested in and email your application letter with CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our mailing address. Your personal data will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Do you have a specific wish or would you like to come along and take a look at our selection?
You are always welcome to pay us a visit at our premises.