A world leader
Vilmorin & Cie creates, produces and distributes novel vegetable seeds for professional vegetable production. Its customers are market gardeners and indirectly processors, specialists in canning and deep-freezing.
A diversified product portfolio
Vilmorin & Cie’s product line-up comprises more than 80 different crops, including about 40 on which Vilmorin & Cie is developing research programs, and in particular those that are most widely consumed throughout the world: tomato, sweet and hot pepper, onion, watermelon, carrot, cucumber, melon, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, bean, summer squash, etc. Vilmorin & Cie also includes local species, with for example endive in France, fennel in Italy, kabocha squash, spinach mustard or Cantonese cabbage for Asian countries, and tomatillo in Mexico.
For several of these crops, Vilmorin & Cie holds leading world positions: No. 1 in tomato, the top vegetable crop in the world in terms of value, but also in carrot, melon, cauliflower and summer squash, No. 2 in bean and No. 3 in sweet pepper.
Strengthen world leadership by combining by combining organic growth with external growth
To consolidate its position as No. 1 worldwide in vegetable seeds, Vilmorin & Cie needs to:
- Maintain organic growth higher than that of the market,
- Strengthen positions by targeted external growth operations,
- Become a leader in all markets and for all strategic crops.