After being manager for 11 years at fruitcompany
Kardux in Steenbergen and after that at a fruitcompany in Elburg,
Janus Verbeek has been assigned to run a fruitcompany in the
"North-Eastpolder" of 6 ha. In 1967 he changed this
company for a 15 ha. big company in Dronten. In 1981 he bought
a piece of field in Steenbergen in West-Brabant. In 1982 the
whole family Verbeek moved to that place. Only son Ton stays
in Dronten and till now he has still his own company there.
the fruitcompany in Elburg he breeded his first trees: 10.000
pieces. Within 5 years the production of fruit trees increased
to 50.000. Nowadays we produce more than 1 million fruit trees
a year. The most of it are apple fruit trees, pear fruit trees,
rootstocks and a little bit cherries and prunes. Besides the
nursery, the company has also 13 ha. of orchard with coolaccomodation.
The target of the company is to breed fruit trees
of top quality for fruitgrowers in whole Europe. All this for
a nice price, for the customer and the company. You know our
motto: "Quality is our capacity".
The assortment is very extensive and adjusted
for customers from all over Europe. We use as much as possible
certified products of the NAK-tuinbouw. Our company is certified
with the QualiTree-mark
All the work has been done by 20 staff people
and over 40 casual labour. Father Janus † has started the company in 1960.
His son Adrie has taken over the management in 1997.