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Top 5 Companies Dominating the Europe Tomato Seed Market, Bolstered by Demands from Food and Beverage Sector

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Bayer AG, Syngenta AG, Limagrain, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V, and Enza Zaden Beheer B.V, among others, are major players in the Europe tomato seed market.


The Europe tomato seed market is supported by the growth of the Europe vegetable seed market, which is further expected to grow at a CAGR of about 6% in the forecast period of 2022-2027. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by the growing demand for seeds in the food and beverage sector.


Tomato seeds are nutrient-dense and high in potassium, vitamin A, C, and dietary fibre, among other nutrients. They posit various health benefits and aid in blood pressure control and improving skin texture. As tomato seeds contain dietary fibres, they lower cholesterol levels and offer various benefits for the heart while strengthening the immune system. Additionally, the increasing research and studies reinstating the benefits of consuming cooked tomato seeds to reduce the risk of cancer are expected to aid the market. Hence, the demand for tomato seeds in various food and beverage products is anticipated to significantly grow over the forecast period.


As tomato seeds provide an enhanced flavour of their fruit, their utilisation in various European cuisines is bolstering the market growth. Additionally, these seeds are used in various products such as ketchup, sauces, juices, and curries, the demand for which is significantly rising amid the increasing working population.


Various leading companies such as Syngenta AG are increasingly investing in agricultural sustainability. Moreover, they are actively conducting R&D activities to develop new varieties of vegetables that meet the growing demand of farmers, growers, and consumers, which is likely to drive the Europe tomato market growth. Furthermore, the utilisation of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, robotics, big data, IoT, and machine learning in the creation, manufacturing, and distribution of tomato seeds are expected to aid the market growth in the forecast period.


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Top 5 Tomato Seed Companies in Europe

Bayer AG

Headquarters: Leverkusen, Germany
Establishment: 1863


Bayer AG is a global pharmaceutical and life sciences corporation headquartered in Germany. Bayer’s business segments include medications for humans and animals, consumer healthcare goods, agrochemicals, seeds, and biotechnology goods. In 2018, it acquired Monsanto, the world’s largest producer of genetically altered crops, for $63 billion. Bayer CropScience is a division of Bayer and is responsible for the development of genetically engineered crops and insecticides. Bayer employs around 99,637 people globally and generated sales of EUR 44,081 million in 2021.


Syngenta AG

Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland
Establishment: 2000


The Syngenta Group is a market leader in agricultural science and technology, particularly seeds and crop protection products. Founded in 2000 through Novartis and AstraZeneca’s agrichemical businesses, the company aims to accelerate innovation in the agricultural sector to meet the growing food demands. With 30,000 employees in over 90 countries, the company aims to transform crop growth and protection. Its global sales reached USD 16.7 billion in 2021.



Headquarters: Saint- Beauzire, France
Establishment: 1970


Limagrain is a global agricultural cooperative focused on field seeds, vegetable seeds, and cereal goods, which is managed and owned by French farmers. Unlike most of its worldwide rivals, Limagrain is entirely focused on seeds. It offers seeds that cater to the specific requirements of consumers, industrialists, and farmers. It employs over 9000 people worldwide, creates more than 300 varieties of plants per year, and generated EUR 1.9 billion sales in 2021.


Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.

Headquarters: De lier, Netherlands
Establishment: 1924


Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V. is a Netherland-based company offering seeds for the production of appealing and healthy vegetables. Around 90% of the company is owned by three families while remaining 10% is owned by its employees via an employee stock ownership plan. The seeds offered by the company are distributed through more than 30 local subsidiaries. With over 3,500 employees across 30 countries, the company is the fourth-largest vegetable breeding company in the world.


Enza Zaden Beheer B.V.

Headquarters: Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Establishment: 1938


Enza Zaden creates novel vegetable kinds that are cultivated, marketed, and eaten worldwide. Enza Zaden employs almost 2,000 people worldwide, has more than 45 subsidiaries, and has three joint ventures in 25 countries. Its complete range comprises of over 1s200 varieties of vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, among others. The company also develops vegetable varieties for over 30 domestic and international crops and introduces 100 new vegetable types per year across the globe.


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