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KWS at a glance

KWS has been breeding crops for the moderate climatic zone for more than 150 years. The company is now one of the world’s leading seed producers.


In fiscal 2012/13, the KWS Group and its approximately 60 subsidiaries and associated companies generated net sales of over €1 Billion. It has some 4,400 employees (1,500 of them in Germany) and a footprint touching more than 70 countries.

Our core competence is crop breeding. Our annual expenses for R&D amount to around 15% of our net sales. As a result, KWS is able to provide farmers with almost 300 new, higher-yielding market approvals every year.



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