The seed branch of Maïsadour Group was created in 1949, a few years after the creation of the farmers co-operative in 1936 in south-west of France. The ambition was strong: create, produce and supply high-quality maize hybrids to a fast expanding French market. An ambition that has been far overreached 80 years later.
Nowadays, Maïsadour Semences has become an international seed company with activities not only in maize but also sunflower, oilseed rape, Lucerne and many others. With these new challenging ambitions, the brand needed a new name and a new face, still attached to its history but better suited to the international platform and corresponding to our diverse business activities.
Constitution of the Blé des Landes Cooperative
Beginning of seed production
Creation of R&D for maize hybrids
Blé des Landes Coopératives becomes Maïsadour Coopérative
Creation of R&D for sunflower hybrids
Maïsadour begins its international development Subsidiary
opening in Germany
Subsidiary opening in Italy
Subsidiary opening in Benelux
Subsidiary opening in Portugal and Spain
Creation of Maïsadour Semences SA
Subsidiary opening in Hungary
Subsidiary opening in Poland
Subsidiary opening in Romania
Subsidiary opening in Ukraine
Subsidiary opening in Russia
Subsidiary opening in Turkey
Inauguration of the seed factory in Ukraine
Launch of the first R&D center in Russia
Creation of a Strategic Business Unit dedicated to "New Markets"
Inauguration of a new R&D center in Borispol, Ukraine