‘a family thing’
1980 – It all began nearly forty years ago in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, when Juliaan Peeters decided to make the switch from trading in tomatoes to trading in small pot plants. A long-held desire to travel around the world changed his life forever. Petrivo became a company for cultivating and wholesaling in small pot plants.
1990 – Sons Yves Peeters and Roel Peeters join the business. Trade was expanded through the construction of new greenhouses and the import of larger plants began to play an ever more important role. From exquisite tropical palms, imposing fig trees, from very small to 26 feet high, they all found their way from America to Sint-Katelijne-Waver. As explorers and adventurers in search of extraordinary specimens, Juliaan, Yves and Roel caused Petrivo to blossom into an established name in the trade of large, exclusive plants.
2018 – The greenhouses are demolished, Petrivo moves to new premises off the well-travelled R6. Lennert Peeters, son of Roel Peeters, joins the business.