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Technology driven horticulture

The perfect balance between technology, genetics and biology makes the difference when producing nutritious and safe vegetables for all consumers worldwide.

Technology at Rijk Zwaan

Artificial Intelligence

We are developing smart solutions to accelerate our vegetable breeding activities and support our operational processes.

Internet of Things

We use wireless sensors to gather data, not only in order to optimise the breeding and production of vegetable seeds, but also to enable us to support our customers with technical advice.

Software Development

From research, breeding, production and supply to the (online) sale of seeds. Together with our end users, we develop software, applications and frameworks for each specific business process.

Research & Development

40% of our colleagues worldwide are actively involved in Research and Development. Every year, we invest 30% of our turnover back into R&D.

Colleagues worldwide

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Vegetable breeding company worldwide

In our family firm, people take centre stage


Rijk Zwaan's primary goal is to offer employees an enjoyable and sustainable job with good terms and conditions of employment. We provide a motivating and informal working atmosphere. Our colleagues enjoy working together and are entrepreneurial, loyal, motivated and committed. From the Netherlands to China and from Russia to Tanzania. Everyone can be themselves and shares the same feeling: 'We are Rijk Zwaan'.

Cloud solutions strengthen international collaboration

The development of new vegetable varieties is Rijk Zwaan’s core activity. With a head office in the Netherlands supporting over 30 subsidiaries, cloud technology is indispensable for the company.

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The software connection

At Rijk Zwaan we develop customised software specifically for our internal processes. That is a complex process. Improving. Fine-tuning. Learning. And also growing as a team.

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