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    KWS at a glance

KWS facts, figures and certification at a glance


  • Founded: 1856 in Klein Wanzleben
  • Headquarters: Einbeck, Lower Saxony
  • Turnover: approx. €1,080 million (2016/2017)
  • EBIT: approx. €132 million (2016/2017)
  • Employees: approx. 4,950, including approx. 1,900 in research and development
  • Research & development: approximately €190 million (2016/2017)
  • Breeding and sales operations in more than 70 countries
  • Around 60 subsidiaries and associated companies

Core markets

  • Germany
  • Europe
  • North and South America
  • China

Seeds for

  • sugarbeets, fodder beets
  • Maize
  • Cereals: wheat, rye, barley, oats, triticale
  • Oilseeds and protein plants: rapeseed, sunflower, soybeans, grain peas
  • Sorghum, sugar millet
  • Catch crops


KWS SAAT SE & Co KGaA is the parent company of the KWS Group. It is a strategic leader and, among other things, manages the propagation and distribution of sugarbeet and maize seed. It finances basic research and the breeding of the variety spectrum of the KWS Group and annually provides its subsidiaries with new varieties for propagation and distribution.

KWS at a glance

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