This is Enza Zaden

Enza Zaden History

Independence and creating a distinctive profile are the two main aims that have always motivated the three Mazereeuw generations. And always with the focus on people and product quality. This has resulted in a strong, healthy global company.

"At the end of WWII I saw the opportunity to focus on professional growers. It wasn't easy, but we succeeded with broad bean variety "Ezetha's Witkiem". Growers noticed that this variety was value-for-money and this way the trust in our company became bigger and bigger."

Jacob Mazereeuw, founder Enza Zaden

Focus on breeding: 1959 - 1984
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"The success of the tomato Extase put Enza Zaden on the map. Sales grew fast, so we could invest in well-educated personnel, breeding programs and technology."

Piet Mazereeuw, son of Jacob, Member of the Supervisory Board of Enza Zaden

International expansion as of 1985
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Spreading wings: 1995 - now
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"Family businesses focus on the long-term, are innovative and cost conscious and are important for employment. Our great strength is that we are not only a family business, but as business also a family."

Jaap Mazereeuw, grandson of Jacob, Managing Director Enza Zaden

Healthy future
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“We believe that operating as an independent family business is the best way of securing our company’s continuity”

Board of Directors