• KWS_kollegen_bei_meeting_mit_laptop_am_fenster.jpg
    Strategy

Strategic planning

Strategic planning forms the basis for the further development of the KWS Group. It defines strategic objectives, initiatives and core measures for existing activities, as well as for potential new business. Planning is based on a long-term vision (ten years) and includes the analysis and evaluation of market developments, competitors, and the position of the KWS Group.

Grow profitably

A guarantee for KWS maintaining independence is its long-term profitable growth. Important components are the efficiency of our seeds, and trusting relationships with farmers.

Become a partner

As a reliable and trusted partner for farmers, we want to help shape the increasing professionalization of agriculture. Our independence and long-term orientation allow us to invest in future research and breeding projects.

Living our values

The distinctive value orientation of KWS Group employees distinguishes us, making us a company that employees, customers, suppliers and the public can trust.

  • People at KWS

    As a seed specialist, in our corporate strategy, we strive to contribute to greater sustainability in agriculture

    Dr. Henning von der Ohe, Head of Corporate Development
    henning_von_der_ohe.jpg

Strategic planning of individual segments

At the very heart of the KWS strategy are the corn, sugarbeet and cereal segments. They are equipped with a great amount of entrepreneurial freedom, and therefore form independent companies within the company. By dividing KWS activities into business units, individual strategies can be developed and implemented.

Sugarbeet

  • Strengthen global market leadership
  • Development of herbicide tolerance systems
  • Introduction of products with additional benefits such as multi-tolerant varieties
  • Development of innovative products and technologies (e.g. sugarbeet for early sowing and seeds for hybrid potatoes)

Corn and oil crops

  • Grow profitably and consolidate our leading position in Northern Europe
  • Expand marketing and sales
  • Extend breeding activities
  • Increase the share of our own varieties on the market

Cereals

  • Expansion of the global acreage of hybrid rye
  • Promote the increased use of rye in feeding
  • Development of hybrid rye for regions with cold winters
  • Strengthening of our own genetic material and focus on development of hybrid wheat and barley

Medium- and long-term objectives of the KWS group

Objectives  
Profitable growth
  • Increase in Group sales to an average of 5–10% p.a.
  • ≥10% EBIT margin
Research & Development
  • R&D rate of about 17% of the Group revenue
  • 1–2% yield improvement p.a. for our customers, as well as tolerance and resistance developments
Internationalization
  • Expansion of the variety portfolio for subtropical markets
Sustainability
  • Integration of international subsidiaries in KWS sustainability reporting
Dividends
  • Dividend payout ratio of 20–25% of the KWS group net income

Your contact

Thilo Resenhoeft
Thilo Resenhoeft
Corporate Communications
Send e-mail
CONTACT