Our R&D programme has been carefully developed to produce new foliage species and finishes that excite consumers and help our customers to win business.
With support from the Irish Government, we embarked on one of the largest R&D projects we have ever undertaken - an extensive cut foliage screening trial researching over 100 new species. All research work is carried out with a dedicated plant specialist from Teagasc (the Irish State Agricultural Authority) monitoring growth rates, susceptibility to pests and disease, vase life etc. As a company, we recognise the vital importance of R&D and as such are now part of a national foliage group to coordinate, support and fund the development of the Irish foliage industry. We are bringing 2-3 new varieties to market every year at the moment as a result of this investment.
2016 saw us launch a new range of carefully researched dyed finishes which received a great market reaction. Expect to see us blowing this out of the water this Autumn/Winter!