Rijk Zwaan is active worldwide as a vegetable breeding company that focuses on the development of high-quality vegetable varieties for professional growers in food-producing horticulture, be that in glasshouses, tunnels or outdoors. In the world’s top 10 of globally-operating vegetable breeding companies, Rijk Zwaan holds a mid-position.
Within Rijk Zwaan we are engaged in research and development, production, logistics, quality control and marketing and sales. Rijk Zwaan is a totally independent family business with employee participation. 86% of the shares are in the hands of three families and 14% of the capital is in the hands of employees in the form of share certificates.
Rijk Zwaan has a workforce of about 2,000; less than half this number work at its Dutch locations in De Lier and Fijnaart. They work at their different daily tasks in many locations but all with the same mission: to create the best start for a rich harvest. Rijk Zwaan operates a company culture characterized by a high degree of involvement with their work and pleasant, respectful collaboration amongst colleagues.