KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. More than 4,400 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of over €1.1 Billion in the fiscal 2012/13. For more than 150 years KWS has been managed as a family oriented and independent company. Main areas of its work are the breeding of varieties and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potatoes, oil-seed rape and sunflower. 13 % of its annual sales are invested in research and development. KWS uses state-of-the-art plant breeding methods and technologies to continuously improve yields and resistances to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To find out more about KWS, visit www.kws.com.