Naivasha based flower company Oserian Development Company Ltd has signed French flower breeder George Delbard to set up a showhouse at its new Flower Park, as part of the company’s diversification plan into an industrial park and real estate. This has seen the company establish an investment arm named Oserian Two Lakes to manage the park.
George Delbard will use the facility to avail flower exporters in Kenya and the region with new varieties in the novelties range (special flowers).
The agreement was signed between Two Lakes Managing Director Robert Ward and Delbard Chairman Arnold Delbard.
“We are very pleased to welcome Delbard our newest tenant to the flower Park as they set up their East African show house,” said Robert Ward. Delbard is the second flower breeder to sign up space at the park after Netherlands based Select Breeding Company.
Oserian Two Lakes covers approximately 20,000 hectares in a diversification plan that will include residential estates, commercial and industrial parks, agroprocessing factories, hotels, leisure parks and wildlife sanctuary among other amenities. Once complete, it will create 20,000 jobs.
“Our entry into the Oserian Flower Park will allow us to bring new varieties to the Kenyan market. We choose the Oserian Flower Park because it is in Naivasha, the hub of flower business in Kenya therefore a convenient location for customers to see our varieties,” said Arnold Delbard.
The Oserian Two Lakes will create a town within Naivasha with the proximity to the rich geothermal source at Olkaria ensuring access to cheap electricity especially for businesses. It is also betting on the Standard Gauge Railway to grow businesses. The Flower and Business Parks are already up and running with tenants in situ.