15 Years of Valto
For 15 years we have been pursuing our passion: optimising the quality of vegetable crops. We love doing our bit to help protect crops and therefore ultimately people’s health.
Take a look behind the scenes
Valto is a family business. The passion for optimising the quality of vegetable crops is a significant part of the DNA in the Looije family. Several generations have been working on this for years.
2005 | Valto gets its start
Leo found a promising solution for the Pepino Mosaic Virus in 2005, and the first trials were started. Leo hired external parties to conduct research. He started a business and opened Valto’s first office.
2013 | First temporary approval
In 2013, the product was temporarily approved to move from the pilot phase to the practical phase. Many growers took advantage of this opportunity to protect their crop against the Pepino Mosaic Virus.
2014 | Thorben takes over from Leo
Thorben has a passion for entrepreneurship and horticulture. He believes in the solution his father came up with for the Pepino Mosaic Virus and sees a future in natural crop protection. For these reasons, he took over the role of Director from his father in 2014.
2018 | Outside the borders
In 2018 Valto entered into a partnership with Koppert Biological Systems to sell V10 internationally. Valto remains responsible for the sales and distribution of the V10 product in the Netherlands.
V10 is currently available in several countries, and Valto is expecting more approvals.
2018 | Approval of V10 in the Netherlands
From pilot to approval is a long process. The Netherlands is the first country in the world to officially approve V10 - thirteen years after the first trials.
2019 | Valto’s expansion
Valto’s success continues, and the company is expanding again. The number of employees doubled in 2019, and the company premises expanded with the purchase of a fourth property. That same year Valto reached a milestone of 11,111 hectares sold since starting the research.
2020 and the future | What’s next?
At Valto we are constantly on the go. Valto is the market leader in the Netherlands with its V10 product and has the ambition to offer the solution to the Pepino Mosaic Virus to many more countries.
Crops are also threatened by other viruses. Here, too, Valto is constantly looking for solutions.
All the researchers at Valto have been pursuing their passion – protecting plants against viruses and other horticultural diseases – for many years.
Our researcher, Antoine, would like to tell you more about our research on new products and what it’s like to work as a researcher at Valto.
The Pepino Mosaic Virus is without a doubt one of the biggest threats to the tomato industry. This video explains what the Pepino Mosaic Virus is and how it affects the plant.
V10 is the result of our passion for perfecting the quality of vegetable crops. We would like to show you how V10 fights the Pepino Mosaic Virus through cross-protection.
Beyond the borders
We are going beyond the Dutch borders. It is our intention to partner with research stations all over the world. This will enable us to reach a higher level together and offer a greater variety of solutions.
V10 has proven itself not only in the Netherlands. There is great demand for the product abroad, as well. We are working with a distributor to be able to provide the solution to the Pepino Mosaic Virus there. We are proud of the approvals that have already been obtained!
Valto is actively working on a solution to a virus here.
Thanks for checking out the anniversary page. This has allowed us to give you a closer look into our company. Curious about what else we’re up to? Then have a look at our brand-new website and find out more about topics such as the quality assurance of our products.