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Costa Farms Acquires Houseplant Producer Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses‏

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Costa Farms announced today that it has acquired the business, assets, and brands of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc. of Apopka, Florida, one of the country’s premier small-foliage growers.

Under the visionary direction of the Engelmann family, Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses has played a leading role in the indoor houseplant industry for more than 40 years. Guided by a solid team, the company has built a rich heritage reflected in the company’s high-quality products and state-of-the-art production facilities.

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with a team that has been committed to quality for so many years.” Jose Costa, Executive Vice President and co-owner of Costa Farms said. “The Engelmann organization has done an outstanding job cultivating and keeping their brand strong with 40+ years of hard work and dedication. And we feel a huge component of this transaction is the skill and expertise of the Engelmann production team,” Costa added.

Costa Farms will continue to support the Exotic Angel® brand, and looks to build on its heritage, legacy, and portfolio of more than 400 plant varieties. “Being the most recognized houseplant brand in the country, Exotic Angel® is a perfect complement to join the Costa portfolio of brands, such as O2 for You and Plants of Steel,” Costa says. The two organizations will combine their strengths to offer more quality solutions for retail customers and end consumers.

“We’re proud of what our company has achieved in our 43-year history,” Chuck Romagnoli, CEO of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc., says. With a network of more than 1,100 retailers, including mass merchandisers, grocery stores, and independent garden centers, the company operates under nearly 69 acres of greenhouses and has some 300 employees. “We’re pleased to be working with Costa Farms because they share our dedicated work ethic and demand for quality. We can’t imagine a better company to continue moving our brand forward,” he says.

About Costa Farms:

Costa Farms is the largest producer of ornamental plants in the world. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned business that globally stretches over 3,500 acres and employs 4,000 people. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.

Source: Costa Farms

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