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Buying trip Turkey

Last week, two of our FleuraMetz colleagues visited a new carnation supplier in Turkey. For some time now FleuraMetz has been on the search for a supplier of carnations in a cheaper price range but with an agreeable quality.

“We believe we have found the perfect partner in Kalender from Antalya (Turkey). They have been trading for over 30 years in the flower industry and are known as one of the first carnation export companies in Turkey”, says Jeroen Wolfsen (Manager Purchasing) and Bart Dunki Jacobs (Purchase Coordinator) excitingly!

After several trial shipments that were approved after arrival it was time to pay this company a visit in Antalya. Important discussion points were: product range, packing and ways of transportation. Beginning last week Jeroen and Bart hit the road.

“As regards to product range we have mainly looked at good, strong varieties and colours. We were less interested in pastel and green carnations. However these are available on special request. Looking at the current market demands we have searched for smaller packing quantities. At the moment we can only supply carnations in cardboard boxes of 300 stems. In the near future we are looking at the possibility of smaller quantities.”

To guarantee freshness FleuraMetz is receiving its first shipment next week by air. This means fresh products, which only have to travel for a day.

Are you interested in Kalender’s carnations? His range is available in various cash & carry’s and sales trucks. They can also be ordered through our wholesale web shop. For more information about availability please contact your sales person.

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