Siat entered into Deroose Plants nv (DRP) on February 11, 2013, acquiring a stake of 38% in the shareholding of DRP. On April 7, 2015, Siat increased its shareholding to 81%.
Deroose Plants is a well-established name in horticulture.
From branches in Belgium, the United States and China, Deroose Plants breeds and grows a complete line of indoor plants.
DRP specializes in improving and multiplying Bromeliads, Spathiphyllum, carnivorous plants, House bamboo and various other plants.
DRP also researches the cloning of rubber trees in its in vitro laboratory, which is of particular interest to SIAT, and which Siat believes is a promising technology for the future development of its tree crops.