Village Farms Is Axia's First Exclusive North American Partner

Fri. January 30th, 2015
- by Jordan Okumura     

HEATHROW, FL - Axia Vegetable Seeds, BV, located in Naaldwijk, Holland, have signed with Village Farms as its first ever exclusive North American Partnership according to a press release.

“The two companies have forged a long-term partnership and have created a unique relationship based on exclusive agreements to the benefit of both,”  Debi Street, Director of Variety Development & Innovations for Village Farms, said.

Axia is a vegetable seed breeding company operating out of a state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the Netherlands. With a strong focus on customer needs and the breeding, developing, and distributing of high-performance vegetable seeds, this company’s commitments seem to align well with one of the largest producers and distributors of greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in North America.

Michael A. DeGiglio, President and CEO of Village Farms“Village Farms continues to be steadfast in its efforts to search the world over for consumer-centric varieties and be first to market,” Michael A. DeGiglio, Village Farms President and CEO, said. “The Axia partnership is the positive result of our dedication to this mission.”

Alois van Vliet, CEO of Axia

Alois van Vliet, CEO of Axia, shares in DeGiglio’s satisfaction, believing the partnership will further highlight its products in the North American market.

“Axia has found in Village Farms a partner who truly understands the importance of creating value with our tomato varieties by starting with the brand marketing  that is focused on the consumer and their preferences,” Vliet said.

 'Toasting to a Fruitful Partnership' in Lake Mary, FL. (From left to right: Klaas de Haan - Axia Board Member, Debi Street - Village Farms Director Variety Development & Innovation,  Michael A. DeGiglio - Village Farms President & Chief Executive Officer, Doug Kling - Village Farms Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Alois van Vliet - Axia Chief Executive Officer)

If you haven’t heard of Axia before, you’re about to.