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. For 70 years, this adventure has continued with great success. MAS Seeds varieties have gradually been cultivated all over France and Europe, and now also in Asia, Americas and Africa. Yet we stay loyal to our founding values and our close relationship with the farmers. Farmers who are not only our customers but also our cooperative members. This motivates our teams every day to develop solutions to increase farms’ sustainability and profitability while optimizing crop yield & quality.
Nowadays, MAS Seeds 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, a total re-branding was done in 2018 with 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.
Constitution of the Blé des Landes Cooperative
Beginning of seed production
Creation of Maize R&D
Blé des Landes Coopératives becomes Maïsadour Coopérative
Creation of Sunflower R&D
Maïsadour begins its international development.
Subsidiary opening abroad
Subsidiary opening in Germany
Subsidiary opening in Italy
Subsidiary opening in Benelux
Subsidiary opening in Portugal and Spain
Creation of Maïsadour Semences SA
Subsidiary opening in Poland
Inauguration of the R&D Center in Romania
Subsidiary opening in Ukraine
Subsidiary opening in Russia
Subsidiary opening in Turkey
Inauguration of the seed factory in Ukraine
Purchase of SEMFOR in Italy and diversification portfolio
Launch of R&D center in Russia
Creation of a Strategic Business Unit dedicated to "New Markets"
Creation of MAS Seeds brand
Inauguration of a new R&D center in Borispol, Ukraine
Subsidiary opening in Mexico
Tropical Corn Germplasm acquisition
Subsidiary opening in Ivory Coast
Creation of R&D Center in Western Africa
Our purpose : Act Together for a Changing Agriculture