Our company

Our story

To make our world more sustainable, we need ways of growing that are both safe and healthy. We believe the answers to these agricultural challenges lie in nature itself. So we partner with nature. And help our planet to find its balance. Using natural enemies to combat pests, bumblebees for pollination, microbials, and biostimulants that support, protect, and strengthen crops. Improving plant health both above and underground. 

We were founded in 1967 by Jan Koppert, a Dutch grower with a clear vision; the world needed an alternative for chemical pesticides. He was the first to find a natural solution to combat the pest in his crop. Setting in motion a major transformation towards sustainable agriculture.

For over 50 years, we have been pushing agricultural innovation, and these efforts have impact. Growers and farmers worldwide use our products and knowledge to restore the natural balance in their crops. Improving crop health, resilience, and yield.

Together we are meeting the highest food safety demands on our way to our ultimate goal: 100% sustainable agriculture.

A clear goal we can’t complete on our own. That’s why we team up with growers, partners, universities, research stations, and governmental bodies worldwide. Together we contribute to the better health of people and the planet. So let’s continue to move forward and Partner with Nature.

Our vision

The world needs 100% sustainable agriculture. We contribute towards this goal by developing and promoting sustainable growing practices in partnership with nature.

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Our mission

Koppert contributes to the better health of people and the planet. In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer, and more productive. We provide an integrated system of specialist knowledge and natural, safe solutions that improve crop health, resilience, and production. 

Our values

The principles that guide our behavior in support and pursuit of our mission, vision, and purpose. Our core values make clear what we stand for and provide a compass for everything we do. They are the core of our company culture.

We partner with nature
This is our short mission statement, but it is also a value. We feel that with everything we do, we have to make sure nature and people contribute and benefit equally.

We work for growers
We produce and advise natural solutions. Through growers, we contribute to making safe, high quality and affordable food available. We build relationships with growers for the long-term.

We keep improving
To reach our ambition we are continuously looking for better solutions, and improving our processes, products, know-how and services.

We build global networks
Collaboration is in our DNA. Through our global network, we share our vision and we inspire others to develop or facilitate new solutions, new (growing) practices and new approaches.

We are family
We care for, respect and value each other. The Koppert 'family' is united through values and a strong belief in biological solutions and sustainable growing practices. We aim to maintain long-term relationships, in which trust plays an important role.

Our history

In 1967 cucumber grower Jan Koppert searched for a new solution for fighting pests and diseases as the pesticides he was using became less effective. He was the first to find and introduce a natural solution: a natural enemy, the Phytoseiulus persimilis mite, to combat spider mite.  

The results and effects were so impressive that Jan Koppert decided to produce this solution, not only for his own company, but to sell it to his fellow growers. 

Koppert was born. His sons Peter and Paul Koppert and nephew Henri Oosthoek where the ones who turned the small pioneering company into the global market leader we are today. Expanding its range of beneficial insects, introducing natural pollinators, and exploring and developing microbial products and biostimulants. And making our natural solutions available for growers and farmers worldwide. Providing a sustainable alternative for chemical pesticides and setting in motion a major transformation towards sustainable agriculture to ensure a healthy future for people and the planet.  

For more than 50 years we have continued to explore, formulate and introduce natural solutions that are locked in nature. Today, the next generation is leading our family company into the future. With 30 subsidiaries all over the world our solutions are currently being successfully applied in more than 100 countries 

Our solutions

We offer an integrated system of natural solutions to cultivate healthier and safer crops, enabling growers to improve quality and yield. With our continuous innovations and close-at-hand expert knowledge and consultancy, we support growers in more than 100 countries to successfully apply sustainable growing methods. Our holistic approach is what sets us apart. Improving plant health both above and underground. All our solutions support one goal: 100% sustainable agriculture.