With more than seventeen years’ experience in green roofs and more than fourteen years’ experience in living walls, one is permitted to say one is ‘knowledgeable’ in this sector.
Small boy, big dream
A small boy with a big dream. Sempergreen® is the story of a successful entrepreneur who, together with his team, developed his company into what it is today.
Founder and director Corné van Garderen already sold plants as a boy. To neighbours, family and friends. He dreamt of starting up a ‘real’ business. And no more than ten years later he had that business. Sempergreen®. Cultivator of vegetation blankets for green roofs and ground covering.
In the early days, the company employed about five employees on average. A farm next to the nursery housed the company offices. Green roofs were something new. Exciting. It was pioneering work. But that’s exactly what the Sempergreen® team wanted.
Business grew and the company along with it. A nursery was opened in the US to meet demand there. The company experimented with vertical greenery, because who knew, there could well be a market for it.
More staff, a bigger office, the nursery grew accordingly. Sempergreen® Vertical Systems was established soon after, specialising in living walls. Sempergreen® also opened a nursery in China in response to the rapidly growing demand for sustainable building there.
And successfully so. Nowadays, Sempergreen® is the largest and most experienced player in the market. Sempergreen® plays a leading role with its quality products for green roofs, ground covering and living walls. The company employs over one hundred employees worldwide.
A green heart
And yet Sempergreen® remains close to its roots. The people of Sempergreen® are growers, nurserymen. With a love of plants and an eye for nature. Sempergreen® products contribute to a sustainable society and a pleasant living environment for both people and animals. Love of nature is simply in our nature.