Who we are

Our philosophy is simple: Providing products of the highest quality to our customers and working hand in hand with them to innovate and grow together.

Trust, transparency, innovation and partnership are the heart of everything that we do. We believe that through these values not only can we support our customers, but also achieve the common goal of caring for our planet and its communities.”

2005

Founded

2005

Founded

Botanicoir was founded in 2005 by Kalum, Samantha and Chaminda Balasuriya

2005

Sponsors a Local Orphanage

2005

Sponsors a Local Orphanage

Becomes primary sponsor of local orphanage (2005– to date), originally set up for children who lost their parents after the devastating tsunami of 2004

2007

European Tomato Market

2007

European Tomato Market

First entry into the European tomato market

2008

First compressed buffered grow bag

2008

First compressed buffered grow bag

Introduces the first compressed buffered grow bags into the UK soft fruit market

2009

Agrovista UK partner

2009

Agrovista UK partner

Agrovista joins us as our UK partner and we soon become one of the most popular grower choices for strawberry growbags in the UK

2011

New Facilities in Sri Lanka

2011

New Facilities in Sri Lanka

Proudly inaugurate our new production facility having outgrown the previous space and wanting to offer a more comfortable working environment for our team

2012

Precision Plus Launch

2012

Precision Plus Launch

The launch of Precision Plus grade mix for soft fruit production

2014

Loyal growers visit to Sri Lanka

2014

Loyal growers visit to Sri Lanka

An unforgettable trip to Sri Lanka with some of our loyal customers

2015

Precision Plus Ultra trial

2015

Precision Plus Ultra trial

The first commercial trial of our Precision Plus Ultra mix with New Forest Fruit.  Other leading UK strawberry farms also follow suit

2015

Waste water treatment plant

2015

Waste water treatment plant
2016

Botanicoir Dryer

2016

Botanicoir Dryer

Implementation of the first mechanical dryer of its kind, ensuring more consistency of products and on-time delivery

2017

Launched Precision Plus Ultra

2017

Launched Precision Plus Ultra

Our specialist soft fruit mix, Precision Plus Ultra launches at Fruit Focus with a special visit by Hon. DEFRA minister George Eustice

2018

Production expansion in India

2018

Production expansion in India

Expansion of our production capacity into India

2019

Offer bio-degradable plastic

2019

Offer bio-degradable plastic

Launch of our first bio-degradable plastic for grow bags and Open Top Containers, enabling growers to choose a more eco-friendly option

2020

Botanicoir partners with Legro

2020

Botanicoir partners with Legro

Botanicoir and Legro proudly join forced. The partnership enables Botanicoir to make the necessary investments to cater to the increasing global demand for compressed coir products

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