Meet Our Team
In addition to our customers in the growing media industry, we design and supply tailor-made unique coir products for customers in the hobby gardening retail market.
We also have an increasing business of coir supply to non-horticultural specifications for environmental applications including water filtration, sewage and wastewater treatment and erosion control.
Quality & Value
Constant sufficient investment every year in our factories and Q.C. facilities guarantee every improving Quality and Value.
Horticultural Coir Ltd is Britain’s best-known specialist Coir supplier to the Horticultural Industry and has significantly helped to raise the profile of coir as an excellent Growing Media and an ideal substitute for Peat Moss.
We now supply coir to agreed specifications to buyers in over 15 countries worldwide.
Convinced of the excellent results that could be obtained from using good quality coir as a growing medium and as a substitute or diluent for peat moss Tom de Vesci who comes from an Irish agricultural background set up HORTICULTURAL COIR LTD in the early 1990’s to supply the horticulture industry with coir of stringent specifications appropriate for the particular application required.
In the early 1980’s coir had acquired a poor reputation in the UK due to lack of quality controls by importers. Tom now travels many times each year to visit our factories managed and owned in partnership with our Indian partners (see above) where strict quality control and constant checks on quality are in place all day, every day.
Horticultural Coir Ltd works closely with our partnership factories and team in Indian to ensure that the in-house quality controls and laboratory practices are effective. We also use independent laboratories in UK to conduct routine checks on:
• Electrical Conductivity
• Bulk Density
• Dry Matter
• Trace Elements
• And any form of contamination
Horticultural Coir also works closely with our customers worldwide, co-operating closely with peat-based growing media companies to help them perfect peat-reduced and peat-free mixes that give outstanding results and to assist them in reaching targets for peat reduction.
Our Quality Promise
We maintain our quality control through constant testing in our labs,
ensuring you get the best yield from your COIR growing media.