Companies & sponsors

The Seed Valley companies in the northwest of the Netherlands work on the development of new vegetable and flower varieties and the related technology. The ecosystem exists of the following company types:

  • breeding companies that develop new vegetable and flower varieties;
  • seed technology companies that improve the quality of seeds after production;
  • young plant nurseries that supply young plants to growers and provide grow-out services for seed and breeding companies;
  • seed trade companies that import and export seeds across the world;
  • research facilities that provide laboratory and research services for growers, seed, and breeding companies;
  • suppliers focused on seed companies such as equipment & engineering, technical installation companies and robotics suppliers

Together they are the world’s leading centre of plant breeding and seed technology. The Netherlands is globally leading in this area. Companies in Seed Valley have their R&D and production facilities spread over 69 locations in 35 countries on all continents and in all climate zones. 5 (Bayer, Bejo Zaden, Enza Zaden, Hazera en Syngenta) out of the 10 world’s largest vegetable seed producers have their headquarters or R&D centre located in Seed Valley.

Companies

  • East-West Seed
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    East-West Seed

    Breeding

    Vegetable seed breeding. They work for smallholder vegetable farmers in the tropics. Supplies them with vegetable seeds that help them grow better crops and realize higher yields. European office located in Enkhuizen.

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  • Vertify
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    Vertify

    Research facilities

    Agricultural research centre (previously Proeftuin Zwaagdijk) focussing on practice-oriented research. A national network with locations in North-Holland and Westland and implementation locations in 100 other areas throughout the Netherlands.

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  • Gitzels
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    Gitzels

    Young plant nursery

    Rooted in the West-Friese clay, but meanwhile a national player in supplying young plants to open field vegetable farmers and cultivation services for seed and breeding companies. Located in Wervershoof.

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  • Bakker Brothers
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    Bakker Brothers

    Breeding

    Seed company: breeding, production, and sales of vegetable seed. Their breeding focuses on eggplants, hot pepper, determinate tomatoes, beans, and carrots. Located in Noord-Scharwoude.

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  • Rolan Robotics
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    Rolan Robotics

    Mechanical engineering

    Specialist in innovative robot systems helps entrepreneurs with robot solutions which automate the (packaging)process with a guarantee of constant quality.

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  • Highpack B.V.
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    Highpack B.V.

    Business services

    Offer services in making and filling bags, cans, and boxes to pack seeds and pills. They mainly work for clients in the seed sector. They are located in Hem.

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  • Petkus Selecta
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    Petkus Selecta

    Mechanical engineering

    Offers a broad portfolio of seed cleaning and processing equipment. Selecta is part of Petkus and focuses on processing fine seeds. The Selecta division is located in Hem.

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  • Kees Broersen Zaden
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    Kees Broersen Zaden

    Seed trade

    Seed trade company in Tuitjenhorn.

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  • Dekker Chrysanten
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    Dekker Chrysanten

    Breeding

    Flower seed breeding. Breeder and propagator of chrysanthemums. Dekker Chrysanten is located in Hensbroek but operates on a global scale through distributors and own sales offices in Colombia and South Africa.

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  • Hazera
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    Hazera

    Breeding

    They breed, develop, produce, and market varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world. A brand of Limagrain. Their R&D centre is located in Warmenhuizen.

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  • Rossen Seeds
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    Rossen Seeds

    Seed trade

    An international company that focuses on the selection, production, and sales of high-quality hybrid and Open Pollinated vegetable seeds. A family business which is located in Hem.

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  • PanAmerican Seed
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    PanAmerican Seed

    Breeding

    Flower seed breeding. Breeder and producer of F1 hybrid and open-pollinated (OP) flower seed. It markets its products to both wholesale and retail distributors around the globe. Located in Venhuizen.

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  • Syngenta
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    Syngenta

    Breeding

    Vegetable and flower breeding. Syngenta also provides crop protection products. A global company with 28,000 employees in 90 countries. Located in a.o. Enkhuizen.

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  • Incotec
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    Incotec

    Seed technology

    Focuses on seed enhancement: from cleaning, upgrading, and priming (pre-germination) to pelleting, film coating, and encrusting. Part of Croda International. Headquarters located in Enkhuizen.

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  • Polytechniek
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    Polytechniek

    Mechanical engineering

    Over 45 years of experience in building installations for the agricultural sector. The offer advice, designs, installations, and maintenance for all kinds of technical and innovative installations. Located in Hem.

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  • Bejo
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    Bejo

    Breeding

    Vegetable breeding. Breeding, production, and sales of open field crop seeds. An international family business with 1700 employees in over 35 countries. Headquarter is based in Warmenhuizen.

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  • Seed Processing Holland
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    Seed Processing Holland

    Mechanical engineering

    Seed Processing Holland delivers a broad range of seed processing equipment, from seed threshers to complete processing lines. The company has international locations with headquarters based in Enkhuizen.

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  • Seed Conditioning Enkhuizen
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    Seed Conditioning Enkhuizen

    Mechanical engineering

    Designs, develops, produces, delivers, and maintains systems for the drying, storing, and germination of seeds and pelleted seeds. Located in Enkhuizen.

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  • Ergon
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    Ergon

    Seed trade

    An import and export company that has been supplying hybrid vegetable seeds to the global market since 1995. A broad assortment of varieties such as tomato, watermelon, cucumber, and peppers. Their office is located in Enkhuizen.

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  • Iribov
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    Iribov

    Research facilities

    Iribov provides a wide range of laboratory services for plant breeding and production companies. They work on a broad series of over 300 crops. Their headquarter is located in Heerhugowaard.

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  • Enza zaden
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    Enza zaden

    Breeding

    Vegetable breeding. An international family company that is active in more than 30 different vegetable crops. More than 2300 employees in over 25 countries. Headquarters located in Enkhuizen.

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  • Teal
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    Teal

    Seed technology

    TeaL combines agro technologies knowledge and engineering to create their solutions. They offer treatment machines, seed treatment, and a complete in-house seed treatment concept. They are located in Enkhuizen and Opmeer.

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  • De Groot en Slot
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    De Groot en Slot

    Breeding

    Vegetable seed breeding. Has more than 65 years of experience in the development and production of onion seeds. Work closely with their partner Bejo. A family business with headquarter in Broek op Langedijk.

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  • Premium Seeds Machines
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    Premium Seeds Machines

    Mechanical engineering

    They develop complete premium machine lines for high-value special seeds. They provide advice, development, installation, and maintenance of customized machine set-ups based on the specific needs of our customers. Part of Croonwolter & Dros.

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  • Germains
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    Germains

    Seed technology

    Germains offers services such as seed priming, pelleting, film coating for conventional and organic seed markets. Research and Development Centre in Enkhuizen and part of ABF Grain Products Ltd.

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  • Bayer
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    Bayer

    Breeding

    Vegetable seed breeding. Their crop science division focuses on developing new vegetable crops and processing, packaging, and distributing these. Located in a.o. Enkhuizen.

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  • Pop Vriend Seeds
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    Pop Vriend Seeds

    Breeding

    Vegetable seed breeding. Exports seeds to over 100 countries. Important varieties are hybrid spinach, Swiss chard, and bean seeds. Pop Vriends Seeds is part of KWS and located in Andijk.

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Our sponsors

  • Gemeente Langedijk
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    Gemeente Langedijk

    Governmental institution

    The ‘green backyard’ of the Randstad, exists of six historic villages. Langedijk is situated in North-Holland North, a region known by its pleasant residential environment and its entrepreneurial, straight-forward, and pleasant working environment.

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  • Agri Information Partners
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    Agri Information Partners

    Business services

    The partner for delivering information management solutions based on substantive knowledge of the agricultural sector. They are specialized in breeding.

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  • BDO Nederland
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    BDO Nederland

    Business services

    They provide new perspectives with services in audit & assurance, taxes, advisory, accountancy & business consultancy. A worldwide organization that employs almost 74.000 specialists in 162 countries.

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  • Gemeente Schagen
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    Gemeente Schagen

    Governmental institution

    A cozy city center, picturesque villages, green polders, flourishing bulb fields and around 18 kilometers sustainable beach. That is the municipality Schagen!

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  • Gemeente Enkhuizen
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    Gemeente Enkhuizen

    Governmental institution

    A city and municipality in the region West-Friesland, in the Dutch county North-Holland. The municipality has over 18.000 inhabitants on 12,7 km2.

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  • NHN
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    NHN

    Business services

    Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Noord-Holland Noord guides companies with their investments, which are aimed at creating new career opportunities in the North-Holland North area.

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  • Wolters Kassenbouw
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    Wolters Kassenbouw

    Zakelijke dienstverlening

    Specialized in new construction and used greenhouses. They deliver a complete range of greenhouses.

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  • Provincie Noord-Holland
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    Provincie Noord-Holland

    Governmental institution

    The province of Noord-Holland is 1 of the 12 provinces the Netherlands consists of. From an economic point of view, it is arguably the most vital part of the Dutch economy. The province holds a strong international position in various fields.

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  • Rabobank
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    Rabobank

    Business services

    An international financial services company with a cooperative foundation. Within the Netherlands, the focus is on offering broad financial services. Their international focus is mainly on food and agribusiness.

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  • CAV Agrotheek
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    CAV Agrotheek

    Business services

    Provides professional consultancy and support around topics such as cultivation methods, precision farming, fertilization, and crop protection.

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  • ABLD
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    ABLD

    Business services

    A law firm in Amsterdam. We specialize in serving clients who are active in food and agribusiness. We empower exporters.

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  • Sluis Garden
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    Sluis Garden

    Seed trade

    A midsize company that packages vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for the hobby market. They deliver seeds in colorful packages from their own brand or for private labels.

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