Expansion continues in Einbeck: Construction work for the new building has started

Einbeck, September 9, 2022

The plant breeding company KWS is further expanding its headquarters in Einbeck and starting one of the largest single construction projects ever at the location. Work on the approximately 13,000-square-meter building for processing and storing breeding material has now begun. The planned investment volume totals more than €40 million.

This preview image shows the new building with main entrance from the southeast.

This preview image shows the new building with main entrance from the southeast.

The property earmarked for the expansion is located in the northeastern area of the company’s premises on Otto-Hahn-Str. across from the Otto-Hahn park.
Here, KWS will erect a building for processing and storing breeding material. This “treasure chamber” of plant breeding work will store the seeds of many different plants with a total of around 1.3 million different lots of beet, oil and catch crop seed to be stored there in the future. These seeds will form the basis for multiyear development of high-performance and resistant varieties for agriculture. The new facility will also house the processing work of seed for official variety trials and seed propagation. “The continuous growth of KWS’s business can also be seen at our Einbeck location,” explains KWS Executive Board Spokesperson Hagen Duenbostel. “Building the facility will enable us to expand the capacities of a core component of our product development.” More than 100 employees will work in the building.

Implementing the project will include focusing special attention on sustainability and energy efficiency: This approach to construction includes the plan to use climate-friendly building materials and to install photovoltaic and heat-recovery systems. Construction work has now started with completion of the building project targeted for mid of 2024.

About KWS*
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Around 6,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. 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, rapeseed and sunflowers. 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 €250 million last fiscal year in research and development.

* All figures excluding the shares of the equity-accounted companies AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC., AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG – KWS SEEDS CO., LTD.

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Sina Barnkothe-Seekamp
Sina Barnkothe-Seekamp
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