Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) is one of the leading plant breeding and seed companies in Germany with an annual turnover of € 241 million. The company can look back on almost 100 years of company history. Around 900 shareholders, mainly farmers and employees, today hold the share capital of DSV (10% maximum/shareholder).
DSV is a full-service provider in the seed market. The range of services extends from research and breeding, through production, processing and distribution of seeds, to competent advice on site.
In addition to the head office in Lippstadt, the company has various seed breeding stations, numerous testing stations and a nationwide, regionally distributed network of branch offices and advisory services with its own processing plants, seed storage and distribution facilities.
DSV has major shareholdings in well-known companies in the seed industry in Germany and abroad and has 100% subsidiaries in Poland, France, Great Britain, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Denmark, Argentina and Canada.
More than 750 employees work for DSV in Germany and abroad.
DSV is an active member of professional organisations. For example, it is a member of the Federal Association of German Plant Breeders (BDP), the Association for the Promotion of Private German Plant Breeding. (GFP), the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants. (UFOP).
Internationally, DSV is also represented in the relevant organisations in the seed industry, such as the International Seed Federation (ISF) and the European Seed Association (ESA).