Bianca van Eijk (Dutch)
Eyco is a real family business with father, sons and daughters who are all involved in the company. Specialised in the production and breeding of high quality agapanthus. Eyco has a breeding and production location in the Netherlands and since 2010 also in Portugal. Bianca: "Because we also grow agapanthus in Portugal, we are able to supply a wide segment of agapanthus, from exclusive flower shops to retail outlets. To complement the production in Portugal, we have started to focus more on additional products in recent years. For example, we produce a wide range of kniphofia. We also have our own Eyco Selections breeding activities for agapanthus, kniphofia and other ornamental plants. In addition to our production of high-quality cut flowers, breeding plays a major role within our company. Breeding stands for Future and Renewal. We have to move with our varieties in line with the demand of our customers, but also in the field of sustainability and climate change".
Bianca is also a member of the youth council of Royal Floraholland. Together with other young member growers of Royal Floraholland, she is committed to involving young members in and binding them to the cooperative.