Takii buys Dutch seed producer

Japan-based vegetable and flower seed producer Takii has bought the Netherlands-based flower seed company Sahin.

Takii, which has six research stations in Japan and offices in the Netherlands and France, hopes to use its experience to help strengthen the Dutch company’s position in the international flower breeding market. It acquired a 100 per cent share in Sahin, which was founded 25 years ago by Elisabeth Sahin and her late husband Kees. Takii president Denichi Takii said: “Takii’s breeding technologies and Sahin’s broad spectrum of genetic resources will combine to benefit both companies, providing a unique base for breeding completely new varieties for professional and consumer markets”. Sahin’s main breeding activities are in F1 hybrid Delphinium, sunflowers, violas, a large range of first-year flowering perennials and garden annuals.

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