Dutch Flower Group proclaimed Best Managed Company 2013

Dutch Flower Group commended for its structure and logistics

Aalsmeer, 22 May 2013 – Dutch Flower Group ranks among the best managed companies in the medium and large business sector in the Netherlands this year. This was announced by Deloitte last week. The qualification is part of Deloitte’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ programme, organised in collaboration with ING, VNO-NCW and the TiasNimbas Business School. Deloitte has concluded that the group of Best Managed Companies 2013 scores particularly well for the theme ‘Is your comfort zone future-proof?’. Dutch Flower Group was also applauded for the fact that it is managed per customer segment without compromising on the centralisation of control.

Deloitte organised the Best Managed Companies programme for the sixth consecutive year this year. This was the first time Dutch Flower Group was in the running and was selected by the critical jury as one of the best managed companies. Deloitte examined the strategy, business operations and results of Dutch Flower Group. A total of 156 companies took part in this year’s competition. The national jury ultimately selected 70 companies that can now boast the title of 'Best Managed Company' for an entire year.

Dutch Flower Group (DFG) stood out for its well-organised structure and logistics. In brief, it is a fantastic company with an excellent financial position in the market. It is only possible to succeed in this market with a highly streamlined and effective organisation. Marco van Zijverden, CEO of DFG responded as follows: “Our decision to focus since our establishment in 1999 continues to stand firmly.” Marco van Zijverden also indicated that receiving this award is a tremendous compliment to the board of directors and management teams of the DFG companies and that the programme is valuable for the further development of the company. In the coming year, DFG will continue to focus on strengthening its market position through more intensive and transparent collaboration with customers and growers.

Every year, Deloitte seeks out the best managed companies in the Dutch medium and large business sector. Aspects examined are the strategy, business operations and results of the participating companies. The Best Managed Companies programme focuses on Dutch companies with a turnover of at least €15 million, good financial health and with a shareholding structure or independently authorised management. An overview of the winners can be found at



Best Managed Companies 2013