As a family owned business working in plant breeding, we think in generations, not quarters. Our business model aims at the development of modern, locally adapted varieties, which were developed over many years. The annual result are new high-performance products for agriculture in about 70 countries worldwide.

The sector, our long-term orientation and our characterization as a family-owned business make KWS a special investment.

Latest News


KWS acquires tomato breeding company

Einbeck/Wageningen, March 10, 2021: KWS is consolidating the expansion of its new vegetable seed business with the acquisition of the vegetable seed company Geneplanta S.r.l., domiciled in Noceto/Parma, Italy. The Company, founded in 2011, focuses on breeding, production and sales of tomato varieties. Its main sales areas are realized in Italy and Mexico.


KWS with stable business performance in a challenging environment – Guidance for the year confirmed

Einbeck, February 18, 2021: Total net sales of the KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) decreased slightly by 1.1% in the first six months of 2020/2021 due to negative currency effects (currency-adjusted operating growth: + 9.0%). The key figures EBITDA, EBIT and net income were at the previous year's level despite the pandemic and remained negative as is customary for the first six months. KWS generates significant sales and earnings contributions with the spring sowing in the third fiscal quarter (January to March).


KWS underscores its innovation leadership in Sugarbeet

Einbeck, February 10, 2021: After intensive research and development work, KWS breeding has succeeded in detection a new, highly effective source of Cercospora resistance and making it available to sugarbeet growers under the CR+ label. The resulting varieties INSPIREA KWS and BLANDINA KWS have now been approved by the German authority (Bundessortenamt). They are characterized by the highest leaf health under Cercospora and high yields under growing conditions with and without Cercospora.

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Since the listing of the sugar factory Kleinwanzleben, formerly Rabbethge und Giesecke Aktiengeselllschaft in 1885, KWS has grown continuously and organically. KWS has been listed on the SDAX (Prime Standard) since June 2006.

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