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 2013/14, the KWS Group and its approximately 70 subsidiaries and associated companies generated net sales of €1,178 million. It has some 5,000 employees (1,700 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 salest. As a result, KWS is able to provide farmers with almost 300 new, higher-yielding market approvals every year.


Financial Calendar


Date Topic
November 26, 2014 Report on the 1st quarter of 2013/2014
December 18, 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (2014) in Einbeck
February 25, 2015 Report on the 2nd quarter of 2014/2015
May 27, 2015 Report on the 3rd quarter of 2014/2015
October 15, 2015 Full year results 2014/2015, Annual Press and Analyst Conference in Frankfurt
December 17, 2015 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (2015) in Einbeck

Shareholder structure