Jaap van Staaveren

Jaap van Staaveren

| Director & founder

It all started with the wish to travel the world. My first opportunity presented itself in 1983: a floricultural assignment in Kenya where I eventually managed a flower farm growing a wide variety of summer flowers. This got me in contact with many different suppliers both in Kenya and the Netherlands.

It made me experience the shortcomings in the locally available tools and equipment and of the companies that supplied us from The Netherlands with plant material. The Dutch plant and seed suppliers just did not know enough about the reaction of their varieties to the different climates.

After all those years I still love my travels and get a kick out of helping people to make plans and find solutions for better results.

Area       

: Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa

           

and Australia.

Specialty     :  Post harvest, measurement equipment and Philips LED.

Mobile     

: +31 654 320 701 (also Whatsapp)

Mail       

:  jaap@ufosupplies.nl

 

 

Ing. Floris Muilwijk

Ing. Floris Muilwijk

| Director

In the end it makes me happy if I can help you sourcing and selecting the product you need to improve your operations. Getting it quick and easy on your farm where you will happily use it for a long time! Approach me for anything you need to know about LED, personal safety products, flower processing equipment and measurement equipment.

About 10 weeks a year I spend visiting customers in my selected area’s, the other weeks are filled with follow up from back office, sourcing new products, product trainings and improving our operations behind the scene. When not at UFO Supplies I like to run and cycle, spend time improving the state of my garden and of course spending time with the family.

Area       

: Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, India and China.

Speciality     : Post harvest, Philips LED, PPE, Flower processing equipment

Mobile    

: +31 614 280 064 (also on Whatsapp and Weixin)

Mail       

: floris@ufosupplies.nl

   

 

Ing. Jans de Bruin

Ing. Jans de Bruin

| Sales - plant specialist

After Agriculture University, I worked as a greenhouse manager for 15 years. During that time I have gained a lot of practical experience in Holland but also abroad which I can use now for my visits in my current job. I have experience in growing, rooting, spraying, watering, lighting etc.

As  the horticultural specialist for UFO supplies I travel 8-10 weeks a year visiting growers all over the world. I visit countries such as Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Brazil etc. What I enjoy very much is contact with the people on the farm and having growers talk with them. During these discussions we always find areas of improvement. I hope to see you soon at your farm or at our company.

Area

: Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Speciality     : Post harvest, Philips LED, Spraying equipment

Mobile

: +31 633 374 208 (also Whatsapp)

Mail

: jans@ufosupplies.nl

 

 

Rein van Dam

Rein van Dam

| Customer Service & Export

Making sure all deliveries end up in the correct quantity and country Rein is the driving force behind all shipments and the related paperwork.

Telephone  

: +31 297 343 603

Mail

: rein@ufosupplies.nl

 

 

John de Wit

John de Wit

| Sales & Advice

If you grow up like me on a typical Dutch export company of tulip bulbs, you learn the do's and don'ts of export from an early age. After my training at the Agricultural College of Applied Sciences, I worked for more than 25 years at and for the flower auction and at a production company of plant material for cut flower growers. Many visits to growers at home and abroad have given me a lot of practical experience.

At UFO, I will mainly focus on guiding growers in growing the products of our selected breeders. This guidance is both at the grower's location and digitally with the help of WhatsApp and teams. A long-term and for all parties profitable relationship between growers, our selection of breeders.

In my spare time, I like walking and running, preferably on unpaved paths. Other hobbies are taking care of my garden and cheering on my favourite football team.

Telephone

:+31 297 343 603                            

Mail : john@ufosupplies.nl
Tina Bos

Tina Bos

| Office manager

As a jack-of-all-trades, I work within all levels of our company. From answering the telephone to supporting colleagues and our managing directors; if you do not know to whom to address your query than I will be there to help you out.

Telephone 

: +31 297 343 603

Mail     

: tina@ufosupplies.nl

Wim Ruts

Wim Ruts

| Florissant

As an 8-year-old I  helped in the flower shop of Bloemsierkunst Wout den Daas. Watering plants and cleaning flowers were my first activities. As soon as I had mastered that, I was allowed to join flower and plant shows, (trade) exhibitions, Floriades, parades, etc. In the following years, I attended the Land and Horticulture School and the National Secondary Horticultural School in Aalsmeer.
I worked as an auctioneer at Royal FloraHolland but made the switch to UFO-Supplies, where the family feeling reigns supreme. Here I will deal with the preservative Florissant with the aim of expanding this brand and convincing the horticultural sector that Florissant is the best care for your flower, from harvest to vase.

I like to work in the garden and go out into nature for mountain biking or hiking. I play the piano, make music, and write adventure novels. Most importantly: time for the children and grandchildren.

Area : The Netherlands
Speciality : Florissant 
Telephone : +31 683 482 330 (also Whatsapp)
Mail : wim@ufosupplies.nl
Marga Calvetti

Marga Calvetti

| Customer Service

Since the beginning of 2018 Marga makes sure all deliveries end up in the correct quantity and country. Marga is one of the driving forces behind all shipments and the related paperwork.

Telephone : +31 297 343 603                          
Mail : marga@ufosupplies.nl                  

 

Wendy Zwartendijk

Wendy Zwartendijk

| Backoffice

Apart from being the friendly face and voice of the company Wendy looks after the financial administration. She will book every payment correct and became the mother of the company.

Telephone

: +31 297 343 603

Mail

: wendy@ufosupplies.nl

Fanny Lathouwers

Fanny Lathouwers

| Procurement

I like working for a technical company because they think in terms of solutions and possibilities. I want to support that from a purchasing point of view. In my spare time I like to cook and bake.
                

Telephone   : +31 297 343 603                                   
Mail  : fanny@ufosupplies.nl
Rianne Schouten

Rianne Schouten

| HR advisor

Rianne has a special role within our organization. She is responsible for the HR part within UFO Supplies. With her years of experience, she knows like no other how to commit the right people, so that UFO Supplies can realize its ambitions and move forward.

Telephone  : +31 297 343 603                                  
Mail    : rianne@hratheart.nl 
Alexandra van Teylingen

Alexandra van Teylingen

| Communication & Marketing

Being responsible for communication I always try to be clear. By using the right visual material, I want to give detailed information. I take care of  all external communications, manage the website and social media. More images less text is my motto.               

Telephone : +31 297 343 603                             
Mail      : alexandra@ufosupplies.nl