Berlin Market Opens New Flower Hall

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June 21, 2010

On 16 May 2010 the new flower hall at the wholesale market of Berlin (BGM) was officially opened. Fourteen wholesale traders and producers previously located in the old market, as well as Landgard - an association of more than 2.000 producers, moved into the new building with its 12,000 square metres of sales area. For BGM managing director Andreas Foidl, the new building, which cost about € 11 million, constitutes an important addition to the range of functions that the wholesale market fulfils for the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Fruits, vegetables, meat, sausages, fish, seafood, beverages and other foods are complemented by flowers and plants. "This means that our one-stop shopping plans have materialised," says Foidl. Peter Skowasch a cut flower distributor and former head of the wholesale trader’s cooperative, which closed down in conjunction with the relocation notes: "We are proud of our new flower hall as it provides us with an optimum environment for running our businesses and serving our customers". According to Dr Jens-Peter Heuer, State Secretary and Chairman of the BGM supervisory board, relocating the wholesale flower market represents “a major contribution to supporting the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the Berlin region". Wolfgang Degenhardt, member of the supervisory board of Landgard, praised the open location of the wholesale market. He claims the new location allows for the quicker delivery of goods and products to customers – also by regional plant nurseries. The new flower hall is one of Germany's most modern wholesale market facilities for flowers and plants. It has a generous and customer-friendly sales area with an environmentally compatible central cooling system, covered parking spaces and a cargo loading facility for commercial customers in which they can ship their sensitive goods throughout the year. The sales area in the flower hall is also impressive with approximately 12,000 m2 available to customers, flower distributors, bulk consumers, hotels and caterers. Around half of the sales area will be used by Landgard and two regional plant nurseries, Buchmann and Valerius. These three companies can now offer thousands of balcony, indoor and garden plants for three different temperature zones. The remaining sales area of 6,000m2 accommodates cut flower distributors and florists. Please visit the Berlin market website via the link here below.