HempFlax were founded in 1993 by Ben Dronkers with the aim of restoring the age-old crop to its former glory. In the process, HempFlax has grown from 140 hectares of industrial hemp fibre in 1994 to 2500 hectares in 2017, and they expect to cultivate no less than 2500 hectares in 2021.
There is a huge demand for high-quality professional hemp products. The synergy between the various branches creates a sustainable and innovative business environment in which HempFlax can become the market leader in the field of industrial hemp production.
Their cultivation takes place in the Netherlands, Germany and Romania with factories located in Oude Pekela, Netherlands, Nördlingen, Germany and Alba Iulia, Romania. In 2020 HempFlax acquired Thermo Natur, who manufacture the ThermoHemp and ThermoJute insulation products stocked by Ecological Building Systems.