General Information

Rijk Zwaan develops vegetable varieties and sells the seeds produced from them, which places us right at the start of the food chain. In the worldwide market of vegetable seeds, Rijk Zwaan is amongst the top 5 companies with a turnover of appr. 400 million euros. Every year, we invest 30% of our turnover in R&D.

Three families own approximately 90% of Rijk Zwaan. The remaining 10% of the company is owned by a large group of employees through the employee share scheme. Every year, each colleague has the chance to buy share certificates and hence to participate financially in Rijk Zwaan. More about Rijk Zwaan history

Employees are the most important asset of Rijk Zwaan. We have appr. 2,600 employees in 30 different countries. Over 1,100 of them work in the Netherlands. More about our personnel policy

We have more than 1,000 varieties in over 25 different vegetable crops. We keep on focusing on vegetables and choose to work on a wide assortment.

Our head office is situated in De Lier, the Netherlands. In addition we have over 30 subsidiaries, where we carry out our R&D, seed production and sales.

Our seeds are sold in more than 100 different countries all over the world, via 30 locally operating Rijk Zwaan sales subsidiaries and many distributors.

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Rijk Zwaan  |  P.O. Box 40 |  2678 ZG  De Lier  |  The Netherlands  |  T: +31 (0)174 532 300  |  F: +31 (0)174 532 163  |  E:  |  W: