Koppert Slovakia at top-level meeting with Dutch Prime Minister
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and a delegation of leading Dutch companies held a roundtable discussion with prominent Slovakian politicians and business leaders at Bratislava Castle in the Slovakian capital on Thursday, 27 January. Koppert Slovakia’s General Manager, Roland Kreškóci, was invited to attend the top-level meeting which included representatives from companies like Heineken, ING Bank and Philips.
‘There is good collaboration between our two countries,’ says Kreškóc. ‘Slovakia has changed immensely over the past 25 years thanks to hard work, investments and markets. It has experienced unprecedented growth in terms of knowledge, precision and quality, and efficient use of resources.’
Koppert has been operating in Slovakia since 1997 and has established the world’s largest bumblebee rearing facility in this country. The bumblebee hives are distributed to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America for the pollination of greenhouse vegetables, fruits and outdoor crops. Besides the rearing facility, Koppert has been serving vegetable growers in Slovakia for many years providing natural solutions from the Netherlands. By doing so, Koppert supports the development of both horti- and agriculture in Slovakia, contributing to sustainable and safe food production.
Koppert’s Market Access Manager Regulatory Affairs, Evert Hamblok, sees the meeting as an opportunity to enhance the economic collaboration between Slovakia and the Netherlands: ‘We are entering a crucial period to ensure the SDG goals are met by 2030. The Green Deal and biodiversity are high on the political agenda, yet regulations and certifications affecting biological crop control become stricter every year. We should be doing everything to accelerate change.’