BVB substrates has over 100 years of experience .
Our modern production facilities and our desire for perfection makes BVB substrates the ideal partner for your growing media needs.
Our production facilities produce over 2 million m3 of growing medium annually.

BVB substrates is a world wide supplier of growing media for the horticultural industry soft fruits, mushrooms, landscape, tree nursery and retail sector. Our quality substrates are being used in over 80 countries to grow (young ) plants, vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.

Our state of the art packaging lines allow us to produce growing media in bags ranging from 3 liters up to 200 liters. We also offer big bales , these bales reach a volume of up to 6m3. We are sure to meet our customers needs with our wide range of packaging possibilities.

With this wide range of packaging possibilities we meet the different packaging needs of our customers. Logistics is a key competence in our company. We offer our customers a competitive product, by loading modalities as economical as possible.

Innovation is a core value of BVB Substrates, new products and concepts are developed and commercially launched. This process is controlled by our R&D (Research and develepment) department with 2 in-house laboratories. The production of growing media is under strict control of this department as well. Customers of BVB Substrates receive only top quality substrates – a successful foundation of growth.


BVB Horticulture

Growing media for young plants, plants, flowers & vegetables. Basic- and Premium mixtures in different numerous packaging types

BVB Soft fruits

Growing media for strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Packaged in grow bags or other types of packaging.


BVB Mushrooms

Casing soil for the mushroom industry. We produce the best possible casing soil tailored to the customers needs and wants in various packaging types.

BVB Landscaping

Landscape designs ( of landscaping projects ) that desire water saving substrates and light weight concepts for green roofs


BVB Tree nursery

Growing media for professional growers of shrubs and trees. Long lasting mixtures

BVB Gardening

Growing media for the retail market, packaged in colored consumer bags or private label bags. Wide range of products from universal mixtures to orchid bark mixtures

At the Foundation of Growth

BVB Substrates has been producing substrates of the highest quality for a century. To serve customers even better with sustainable solutions, BVB Substrates is joining forces with Kekkilä, a subsidiary of the Finnish company Vapo Oy. Peter Jan Kuiper, CEO BVB: 'An excellent combination that matches our ambition.'

The Finnish Vapo Oy and the Dutch BVB Substrates are merging to become the most prominent and versatile European substrate producer in the professional and consumer market. The new company combines centuries of experience in potting composts and substrates. The official merger of BVB Substrates and Kekkilä takes place on 1 January 2019. The name of the new holding company will be Kekkilä-BVB.

Dream partner
Peter Jan Kuiper is delighted with the merger: 'Stable, sufficient reserves of raw materials... Vapo Oy is a dream partner with whom we can realise our ambition: developing sustainable solutions for our customers.' An ambition that is easier to achieve for a larger player, Kuiper emphasises. 'Globalisation and the dynamic global economy call for players of a certain stature. World players who are able to respond to the demands of the future, the increase in scale and new demands from customers. The merger gives us the production capacity required to continue to serve global markets.'

Integration process
The merger creates a single strong company that possesses the raw materials, knowledge and resources for a smooth integration process - from raw materials to end product. BVB and Vapo Oy are already quite familiar with each other: the working relationship between the raw material manufacturer and substrate developer dates back 50 years. Together, BVB and Kekkilä, a subsidiary of Vapo Oy, are already developing innovative technologies and products. Kuiper: 'By making use of each other's expertise and research facilities, we can elevate our R&D to an even higher level.'

Strong competitive position
The combined Kekkilä-BVB immediately creates a world leader in two fields: organic growing media for professional growers and the home gardening market. The merger ensures a strong competitive position and job security for the employees of both BVB Substrates and Kekkilä. Because organisational units complement and reinforce each other, there is no need to reduce personnel as a result of the merger. In their daily activities, employees will hardly notice the merger; the locations, management boards and company names will remain the same. The Kekkilä and BVB brands will also continue to exist.

Strategic focus
The strategic focus of Kekkilä-BVB will be on developing sustainable innovative solutions for the 'pressing issues of today'. Kuiper: 'Examples might include solutions that support sustainable development and saving water. This will enable us to meet the growing global demand for clean, locally produced food and attractive and pleasant living environments. The merger is a wonderful opportunity for the new organisation to provide solutions to these sustainable issues and to excel. To be truly meaningful.'