Benary Forms Joint Venture in China
Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH is partnering with Jintian Seedling Company and ICAN Seed to create a new company focused on providing young plants to the rapidly growing Chinese bedding plant market.
This new joint venture, called Jinpin Flower Seedling Company (Jinpin means “golden quality” in Chinese), is located in Pixan, which is part of Chengdu city in the Sichuan province.
Since land cannot be purchased in China, Jinpin Flower Seedling Company has been generously granted 16 hectares (about 40 acres) of land by the Chinese government to build a premium young plant production facility and trialing station for new genetics (see photo).
This land is situated in a lush area of China known for its fertile soil and favorable climate, according to Benary. The city of Chengdu, with over 15 million inhabitants, is one of the largest in western China. This prime location seems poised to become the horticultural center of China, according to the company.
Already Jinpin Flower Seedling Company is off to a strong start. More than 70 million young plants were produced in 2016 and plans are in place to produce over 200 million young plants in five years.