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, around 40 of which Vilmorin & Cie develops research programs, including the most widely consumed throughout the world: tomato, sweet (bell) and hot pepper, onion, watermelon, carrot, cucumber, melon, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, sweet corn, bean, summer squash, etc. Highly diversified, Vilmorin & Cie’s product portfolio also comprises local crops such as witloof chicory in France, fennel in Italy, kabocha squash, mustard spinach and Cantonese cabbage in Asian countries and tomatillo in Mexico.
Vilmorin & Cie holds leading positions for several global crops (tomato – the main vegetable crop for value in the world –, carrot, melon, green bean, cauliflower), and local crops (fennel, witloof chicory and corn salad).
Strengthen world leadership
To consolidate its position as No. 1 worldwide in vegetable seeds, Vilmorin & Cie needs to:
- Achieve a global footprint and become a leader on all markets, with strong ambitions in Asia, and all the strategic crops.
- Combine organic and external growth:
- maintain an organic growth dynamic, thanks to the virtuous circle of innovation, combined with close proximity to its markets, and permanent optimization of the efficiency of the business;
- strengthen positions through targeted external growth operations.