Modiform: 40 years young

Publicatiedatum: 01-04-2020

We'd like to say a big thank you to all of our supply chain partners!

It all started 40 years ago with the production of packaging for patisseries and bakeries. Today, Modiform offers solutions for the cultivation, transport, and packaging systems for the horticultural supply chain. Modiform is at the forefront of sustainable thinking and acting. Modiform has been developing plastic products from recycled raw materials since the very beginning and has been recycling polystyrene (PS) in-house for more than thirty years. In recent years, the company has won various prestigious awards in the field of sustainability.

Modiform is celebrating its 40th anniversary in a way that is appropriate during these uncertain times. Firstly, the Board of Directors wants to express their admiration for how everyone is handling these circumstances, how we are caring for one another, and how us working together can make a difference. In addition, the company is making every effort to continue the production of pots and trays as efficiently as possible and to continue to offer all our clients the great service they expect from us.

Continuous sustainability

As the leading player in packaging for the horticultural sector, Modiform is doing everything in its power to continue to focus on sustainability, especially now. ‘We are part of society and like to give something back,’ explains Modiform shareholder Jan van Heugten. ‘This sentiment is embedded in the genes of our wonderful family company. We think and act green. We are constantly working on reducing our water and energy consumption and reducing CO2 emissions. But we can't do this alone – together with our supply chain partners, our clients, and our employees, we can continue to become more sustainable. We use our knowledge and skills to find the best solution for everyone. Together, we can make a real difference for the world of tomorrow. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who is helping us to make this possible!’ 

Closed Loop Commitment

The focal points for sustainability come together in Modiform's Closed Loop Commitment. The material loop must and can be closed. By using the right materials and production techniques, unnecessary losses are avoided and the pressure of products on the environment is reduced. The Closed Loop Commitment consists of many building blocks: from knowledge sharing to return systems for trays and from recycled and recyclable pots to EcoExport products made from cardboard. Modiform challenges itself and the market to recover the valuable material used in the horticultural supply chain. Through cooperation in the supply chain, more circular systems can be built and raw materials can be preserved longer. Modiform is happy to further discuss this with the supply chain partners.

About Modiform

Modiform focuses on the various links in the horticultural supply chain and is always looking for ways in which the various parties can collaborate, from breeder and grower to trade, retail, and consumers. Modiform supports, facilitates, and develops a whole spectrum of solutions – from simple to complex – for packaging needs, adding value for the client. Thinking and acting sustainably is in the genes of this family company. Modiform collects materials from wider society and upcycles these into high-quality and unique products as well as innovative concepts.

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