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    KWS at a glance

KWS facts, figures and certification at a glance

Figures

  • Founded: 1856 in Klein Wanzleben
  • Headquarters: Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Revenue: € 1,113 million ( 2018/2019 )
  • EBIT: € 150 million ( 2018/2019 )
  • Employees: 5,543 , including approx. 2,100 in research and development
  • Research & Development: € 206 million ( 2018/2019 )
  • Breeding and sales operations in more than 70 countries
  • Approximately 70 subsidiaries and associated companies

Core markets

  • Germany
  • Europe
  • North and South America
  • China

Seed for

  • sugarbeets, fodder beets
  • Corn
  • Cereals: wheat, rye, barley, oats, triticale
  • Oilseeds and protein plants: rapeseed, sunflower, soybeans, grain peas
  • Sorghum, sugar millet
  • Catch crops
  • Vegetables: spinach, beans, red beet, Swiss chard

Organization

KWS SAAT SE is the parent company of the KWS Group. It is a strategic leader and manages the propagation and distribution of sugarbeet and corn seed, along with other crops. It finances basic research and the breeding of the variety portfolio of the KWS Group, and annually provides its subsidiaries with new varieties for propagation and distribution.

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