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maïsadour

From Maïsadour Semences to MAS Seeds

MAS Seeds is the seed division of Maïsadour Group. Here is a great story and our know-how.

A History

The seed branch of Maïsadour Group was created in 1949, few years after the creation of farmers co-operative in 1936 in south-west of France. The ambition was strong: create, produce and supply high-quality corn hybrids to a fast expanding French market. An ambition that was far overreached 80 years later.

Nowadays, Maïsadour Semences has become an international seed company with activities not only in corn but also sunflower, oilseed rape and alfalfa and many others. With these new challenging ambitions, the brand needed a new name and a new face, still attached to its history but better suited to the international platform and corresponding to our diverse business activities.

 

1936

Constitution of the Blé des Landes Cooperative

1949

Beginning of seed production

1962

Creation of R&D for corn hybrids

1973

Blé des Landes Coopératives becomes Maïsadour Coopérative

1981

Creation of R&D for sunflower hybrids

1989

Maïsadour begins its international development.

Subsidiary opening in Germany

1990

Subsidiary opening in Italy

1991

Subsidiary opening in Benelux

1992

Subsidiary opening in Portugal and Spain

1999

Creation of Maïsadour Semences SA

2003

Subsidiary opening in Hungary

2005

Subsidiary opening in Poland

2006

Subsidiary opening in Romania

2007

Subsidiary opening in Ukraine

2008

Subsidiary opening in Russia

2009

Subsidiary opening in Turkey

2010

Inauguration of the seed factory in Ukraine

2016

Launch of the first R&D center in Russia

2017

Creation of a Strategic Business Unit dedicated to "New Markets"

2018

Inauguration of a new R&D center in Borispol, Ukraine