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KWS expands vegetables breeding activities with new R&D Center in Andijk

KWS expands vegetables breeding activities with new R&D Center in Andijk

Andijk, June 17, 2024

Seed specialist KWS is expanding its R&D capacities in Andijk, the Netherlands. On a 10,000m2 site, a state-of-the-art greenhouse will be constructed, as well as a dedicated preparation and research area for outdoor vegetables including an office and laboratory. The completion of this project is scheduled for early 2025.

KWS reports significant growth in sales and earnings for the first nine months of 2023/2024

KWS reports significant growth in sales and earnings for the first nine months of 2023/2024

Einbeck, May 14, 2024

  • Preliminary key figures confirmed as published on April 30, 2024
  • Revenue up 10.4% to €1,360.4 (1,232.2) million (excluding FX effects: +18.4%)
  • EBIT rises by 47.8% to €336.4 (227.6) million
  • Sugarbeet segment with another strong performance thanks to sustainable solutions
  • Sale of Chinese corn business completed with significant positive earnings contribution
  • Nicolás Wielandt's Executive Board contract extended

The European Parliament votes the revision of the Plant Reproductive Material legislation

The European Parliament votes the revision of the Plant Reproductive Material legislation

Einbeck, April 24, 2024

KWS acknowledges the outcome of today’s vote of the European Parliament (EP) on the Plant Reproductive Material (PRM) proposal. From the company’s perspective the text approved by the Members of the European Parliament puts at risk the well proven pillars of the PRM legislation, that ensured the delivery of high-quality input for all farmers, growers and all users, thus opening for certain material to be exempted by the scope of the legislation and in the future.

KWS mourns the loss of Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche

KWS mourns the loss of Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche

Einbeck, April 10th, 2024

KWS mourns the loss of our Chairman of the Supervisory Board and long-time companion Philip Freiherr von dem Bussche. He passed away on April 8, 2024 after a serious illness at the age of 74.

KWS sells corn business in South America to GDM

KWS sells corn business in South America to GDM

Einbeck, March 25, 2024

International seed specialist KWS sells its corn business activities in Brazil and Argentina to the Argentinian plant genetics company GDM. Both companies signed a binding agreement today. With this step, KWS follows its strategic targets related to crop diversity and independence.

KWS to present feeding project at the Week of the Environment

Berlin, Schloss Bellevue: KWS to present feeding project at the Week of the Environment

Einbeck, March 21, 2024

The Week of the Environment, sponsored by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), is held every four years. This year, KWS and other partners (Foundation of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Brand Qualitätsfleisch)1 were selected to present their joint marketing and feeding project. The expert jury was impressed by how the regional marketing of pork, combined with a low-emission feeding concept with a high proportion of hybrid rye, is helping make food production more sustainable.

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About KWS

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees* in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* excl. seasonal workforce

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