In August 1990, Ignace Foncke decided to start his own wholesale company. With his years of experience in horticulture and his ambition he aspired to create something new. Gimall Plants was born.

March 2001 was the starting point for a new step in the business development of the company. Ignace's eldest daughter, Leen, joined the company, at that time still stationed in Wetteren. Leen has a strong financial background and was the perfect asset for the accounting department.

Later that same year, son-in-law Frederik - husband of youngest daughter Greet, also decided to join the team. Frederik took over the logistics department and expanded the service towards the clients.

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In order not to slow down the steady growth of the company, the search for a new and especially larger location began. In August 2002 the move was a fact. Gimall Plants invested in building a new warehouse with office space and established its roots in Lochristi, the center of the belgian horticulture.

Later that year, the transformation of Gimall Plants into a real family business was complete. Greet and Andy, who is Leen's husband, joined the ranks to sustain and further develop trade in England and Scandinavia with their commercial skills.

Based on healthy ambition and at the request of several leading customer relations, Gimall Plants NL bv with office and packing hall in Naaldwijk was founded in 2008. Having their own company in the center of the international horticulture was indispensable for expanding the service to the existing clientele and attracting new clients.

This also turned out to be the right recipe for the success formula that we still support up to this day = the best of both worlds.

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Year 2018 presented the end of a milestone. The driving force and founder of the company, Ignace, retired with the satisfaction that Gimall Plants was in good hands. In 2020 an opportunity lead to a new investment: the building adjacient to the Lochristi warehouse was acquired and both buildings were connected through a new construction which created extra working space and two new loading docks.