Andreas Pellens' passion for hydrangeas started from his very first breath: at this point in time, his father bought his first 3,000 cuttings and thus laid the foundations for the success story of the family business "Pellens Hortensien" in Geldern/Germany. After three generations, the once purely agricultural business has evolved into an international business specialised in hydrangeas. Andreas and Hans-Gerd Pellens supply nurseries and horticultural businesses. Especially hydrangea raw material is delivered by truck, ship or plane from Geldern/Germany across Europe, in the Near and Middle East and even in Asian countries.
The success of the family business is based on a sophisticated marketing concept and plenty of love for the own product. State-of-the cultivation technology, solar panels on the roof, the use of green power and optimised workflows are just a few characteristics of the company – its most remarkable aspect is the family atmosphere and friendly way in which all employees are treated. Hans-Gerd Pellens is responsible for personnel management. He is always there for his employees with active support and lends them an ear: He listens carefully and spares a lot of time to answer their questions. Thanks to his experience, he always has many tips and tricks ready at hand.
The hydrangea has become an essential and indispensable part of the Pellens' life. In order to widely spark people's enthusiasm for these lushly blooming plants, the Pellens are planning a public hydrangea garden: Around 3,000 to 4,000 different varieties and species will be planted on the spacious plot. The garden shall be opened to the public as soon as they are fully grown, in about 3 to 5 years' time.