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End of Year Message from VNA General Manager: Marcel Raats








As we approach the end of 2020, I would like to share some thoughts with you before the Christmas holidays .


We cannot deny that 2020 will be remembered as a year like no other. We could not have imagined what our country and the world would have gone through. The COVID-19 virus brought every individual a confused and disrupted society, which we were not prepared for. With total or partial lockdowns, uncertain consumer behavior, totality of business environments changed in a very short time at the begin of the year.


Our industry quickly became classified as essential for the entire country: with that in mind, the need for adaptation and action were quick. With amazing energy from all the actors in the agricultural chain, the food supply which is vitally needed, was guaranteed by all of you! These successes did not come without real challenges, the biggest, ensuring safety of our employees during this crisis.


Nevertheless, be proud of what we as an industry have accomplished, maintaining a steady stream of food supply.



Here at VNA, we are proud to continue to serve you, our customers with the same level as you have grown accustom. By adapting our ways of working, creating a plan of action, we ensured that business for our customers would still move forward.


Next  year we will continue to use all possible ways to stay close to you and understand your needs and bring the best possible solutions .Since your needs may have changed in this new market , please share with our teams your concerns as much as possible, so that we can strategize on solutions with and for you.


Although the market will not be back to normal for a while, the year is ending with some positive news with the vaccinations starting. This will help the country to go back to normal sooner and bring stability back to our businesses.


But for now and even more during the upcoming Christmas period, our thoughts will be with all the people who continue to suffer from this crisis, and the essential workers keeping our country moving forward.  


From the Vilmorin North America Team, I would like to thank you all for the trust you have given us this year and we look forward to be your partner in 2021.


We wish you and your team, your family and friends, a safe holiday and a successful next year 2021.



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