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As an independent breeder of premium bedding plants, pot crops and cut flowers, Sakata has over one hundred years of experience in developing quality genetics for commercial growers and gardeners.

Earlier innovations, like the world’s first F1 hybrid pansy introduced in 1966, have become industry standards – and their genetics are still to be found in today’s leading series. This history also means that we have the breeding experience and the creativity to create the breakthroughs of today and the classics of tomorrow, such as Candy Showers, the first-ever trailing Antirrhinum from seed.

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While consumer satisfaction will always be a critical consideration, we listen to distributors, growers and retailers so we can deliver products, technical information and marketing support to meet the needs of the complete market chain. We strive to offer our customers service that is second to none. Ultimately, all that we do reflects our commitment to Quality, Reliability and Service.


Our team offers sales, product management and marketing expertise to help you grow your business with Sakata products.

Sales & Customer Service

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Menno Straver

Sales Manager EMEA
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Manolo Ruiz

Sales Area Manager, Southern Europe
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Jasper Heemskerk

Sales Area Manager, Central Europe & Scandinavia
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Rina Aucamp

Sales Area Manager, South Africa
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Pierre van den Ende

Business Development Manager
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Tim Johns

Business Development Manager
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Charlotte Larsen

Head of Customer Service Department

Product Management

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Bob Leek

Head of Product Management
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Lida Dekker

Product Manager Cuttings, Primula
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George Kester

Trial & Technical Support Manager Lisianthus
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Tim Grosscurt

Product Manager Cut Flowers, Begonia
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Yohei Hisashi

Product Manager Helianthus, Bedding Plants
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Gert Meijer

Technical Support Manager

Marketing Communications

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Gill Corless

Marketing Manager

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Do you want to know more about our bedding plants, pot plants, cut flowers or cuttings? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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