KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. In fiscal 2016/17, 4,950 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of EUR 1,080 million and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 132 million. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield and resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested EUR 190 million last fiscal year in research and development, 17 percent of its net sales.

Vision: KWS seeds the future
Our high-performing seeds and thorough knowledge of agriculture make us the trusted supplier for generations of farmers. This is our contribution in addressing growing global food demand


  1. We optimize genetic potential through excellent research and breeding programs.
  2. We deliver best-quality seeds to our farmers.
  3. We act as trusted performance partners for our farmers throughout their value chain
  4. In order to support talents at all levels to perform, we provide for entrepreneurial freedom.

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