CNC Exotic Mushrooms, named by Financieele Dagblad as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Netherlands for four years in a row, is working on doubling its production capacity. The new production facilities are scheduled to come on stream in October 2013.
“We will be focusing specifically on producing wood substrates for growing mushrooms such as the king oyster, Nameko and Pioppino – varieties that are mainly grown in bottles in Asia,” Bert Rademakers, director of CNC Exotic Mushrooms, explains. “Consumers in Europe are starting to recognise and appreciate these exotic mushrooms more and more. This can be seen by the growth in the market. At the moment most exotic mushrooms are still imported from Asia, which is by no means ideal in terms of freshness, food safety and environment. Upscaling production in Europe literally brings exotic mushrooms to the doorstep,” Rademakers says.
CNC Exotic Mushrooms is a front-runner in the European wood and compost substrate industry for growing exotic mushrooms. All substrates produced by the company are EKO certified. CNC Exotic Mushrooms is the only company in Europe to work with a bulk sterilisation system, a highly energy-efficient, hygienic production method that delivers top-quality, high-yielding wood substrates. CNC Exotic Mushrooms’ customers are professional mushroom growers.
CNC Exotic Mushrooms is a subsidiary of CNC Grondstoffen BV (CNC), one of Europe’s largest producers of raw materials for mushroom growing. CNC and CNC Exotic Mushrooms are part of C4C Holding, a group of leading companies in the European mushroom sector with turnover of more than €200 million per year.