Chrysal originates in The Netherlands, the worlds leading country in floricultural industries. Our founder is H.P. Bendien, who started the company in 1929, at first focused on Pokon plant food. Bendien was the first to recgonize the great potential of a Belgian discovery. In 1949, Ir Camille Buys introduced Chrysal, an innovative formula that doubled the vase life of cut flowers. A few years later, Pokon & Chrysal merged into one company.
Since then, we have come a long way. Chrysal has many years of global experience in the floricultural industry and we have proven ourselves to be the trendsetter in flower care. Our supply chain management approach has improved worldwide trade and is the key to high quality bouquets and satisfied consumers. Our vase life guarantee concept has been introduced by many retailers and high quality florist chains.
In 2007 Pokon & Chrysal joined forces with the Swedish company Vitabric. Vitabric was one of Europe’s prominent producers of flower food, well known from their innovation of a slow-release flower care patch. With Pokon & Chrysal’s global presence and strong technology base, combined with Vitabric’s long innovation track record, the company strengthened its position in order to to meet the increasing customer demand for quality, customer support and innovation in the flower business.
In 2007 the Pokon plant food activities were sold to a Dutch investment company. In doing so, our official name changed to Chrysal International B.V.
A major shift in recent years has brought our production closer to our customers. Chrysal felt the need to shorten lead times and upgrade the service level. In July 2011, we acquired Acuador's largest post-harvest floral solution producer Everflor. With this acquisition, Chrysal aims to provide an even better, complete service and product package for the entire cut flower chain trhoughout the Americas.
In 2009, Chrysal set up a subsidiary in Kenya. Chrysal Africa started operating in Nairobi in September of that year. It is a production and warehousing facility in Kenya. Our head office is located in Naarden, The Netherlands. We have offices in Europe, the United States, Colombia and Asia and our products are available in over 60 countries.