My name is Ivo van den Akker and I recenlty moved to the centre of Delft. During my study at Hogeschool HAS Den Bosch, I worked at OVATA through an internship. After that I was allowed to continue my career with a Master and various employers in floriculture. Now I am back at OVATA in the position of financial manager where I am responsible for the (financial) figures and everything related to this. The great thing about this function is that I can help OVATA to a next life, based on the statistical basis.
My hobbies are Waterpolo and fitness.
On the 3th of january a storm caused allot of damage and problems for growers in Holland.
At OVATA about 225 windows were shattered.
On thursday the 11th of january mayor Pieter van de Stadt and alderman Albert Abee came to visit and had a look at the damage.
With the fast service from Havecon and Huisman Scherming BV most screens and windows have already been replaced.
On 1 July 1987, Hans Ammerlaan started the company “Plantenkwekerij Hans Ammerlaan”. In the early years only Crassula were grown, but soon this was expanded with several succulent families like Aloe, Haworthia, Pachyphytum and Echeveria.
Now we are 30 years further and the company is still growing and renewing.
Because it is OVATA’s birthday, everybody receives a OVATA sunscreen factor 30.
We warmly welcome our new colleague Jaël Joosse at OVATA.
A short introduction: Jaël Joosse, 41 years old, married and mother of 4 children. I live in Benthuizen a village next to Zoetermeer in the Netherlands.
After finishing my horticulture in Delft, I worked in several companies related to crop protection. When i gave birth, I stopped working. After my third child I started a part-time job at the WUR in Bleiswijk. Since the 12th of June I have been working at OVATA. I’m going to work as a specialist in crop protection. I am already enjoying my new job allot. I find it a fun and challenging job with plenty of variety and a lot of contact with colleagues and external companies.
Two weeks ago Havecon projects started working on a new 3-hectare greenhouse. It is being build on the site where an OVATA greenhouse burned down on 1 October 2012. We can therefore put the unpleasant past firmly behind us.
The greenhouse is expected to be complete in Week 37 of 2017. After which there will be time and space for: