Who is Flowex
Flowex is a team of dedicated import professionals. We are specialized in premium fresh cut flowers from all over the world, with a focus on products from South America. Thanks to strong, long-lasting relationships with superior farms in Ecuador, Colombia and other countries, we can provide our clients with the best quality products available on the market. Our headquarters is based at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, supported by our permanently staffed office in Quito, Ecuador.
Our Product Range
About three quarters of the Flowex import volume from Ecuador are Roses grown on high-altitude farms, followed by Gypsophila, Hypericum, Alstroemeria, Preserved Roses as well as Tropical flowers and bouquets. Our bestsellers from Colombia are Carnations, but we also source Alstroemeria, Roses and Hydrangea from this country. We import fresh cut flowers and greens from Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa as well as Israel, Turkey and Thailand and aim to expand our worldwide network of first-rate suppliers.
Flowex is a member of the Flowers Express Group. In addition to our offices in the Netherlands and Ecuador, the Flowers Express Group serves the European market with different brands: Blumen Express serving Germany, Flowers Express serving Italy and Flexin focusing on Eastern Europe. The Flowers Express Group is one of the largest importers for fresh cut flowers from South America in Europe and has long-lasting partnerships with farms for over 20 years now. Flowex itself was established in 2002.
For intercontinental transport, Flowex chooses the most specialized freight airlines with innovative cool chain solutions to preserve the high quality of the flowers and their vase life. We organize shipments four times per week via Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the most important cargo airport in Europe. To ensure reliable airfreight, we cooperate with selected airlines only.
Premium Quality & Reliability
We define our role as the buyers for our clients on the one hand, and as the distributors for our more than sixty permanent suppliers on the other.
Flowex targets suppliers that offer differentiated products rather than a mainstream standard range. We constantly evaluate and monitor cultivation methods, post-harvest treatment, quality of packing and the variety types as well as the entire logistics chain in order to ensure that the products arrive at their final destination in optimal condition.
In developing our client network, Flowex provides a high-end distribution channel for our suppliers. We focus on companies that demonstrate long-term viability, both small and large wholesalers, importers and retailers alike.
We believe in on-going dialogue, mutual respect and the continuity of our relationships. We have been working with a lot of suppliers since the early years of our establishment. We also believe in working year-round for the long-term, throughout both difficult and boom periods, “helping out” each other when market necessity dictates.
Attentive Service and Competitive Prices
We are constantly in contact with our clients. Our clients’ feedback is a vital source of information in order to improve our service and quality. We visit our clients regularly not only to strengthen the bonds of our relationships but also to verify the state our clients’ operations.
Flowex aims to minimize costs in order to offer competitive prices to our clients, without sacrificing the quality of the products and service we provide.