Year of foundation: 1920
Head office: Rilland, Netherlands
Branch Offices: Doullens and Larcay in France; Emmeloord in the Netherlands
Subsidiary companies: Meijer Seed Potato Ltd. (UK); Agriana (Poland); Inan-Meijer (Turkey); Meijer Iberica S.L (Spain and Portugal)
Number of employees: 85
Activity: Breeding of and trading in crisp, table and French fry potato varieties
About the company:
Meijer Potato is one of the world’s leading specialist potato breeders. Family-owned for over 100 years, they operate in over 60 countries worldwide. Its activity focuses on the breeding and trading in crisp, table and French fry potato varieties, which are sold as high-quality seed potatoes or cultivated under license internationally.
The breeding station and headquarters are in Rilland, the Netherlands. Trends such as population and prosperity growth and climate change give direction to the breeding program. This focuses on accelerated growth in yield, quality and sustainable cultivation. In doing so, they use the latest technology and knowledge.
“As Meijer, we develop “hybrid power” in the breeding of our potato varieties. We strongly emphasise distinctive characteristics and innovation in our breeding with consciously targeted choices to meet the needs of the whole potato chain. Trust, focus, enjoyment, awareness and innovation are values that we, as a company, attach great importance to. Finally, people make all the difference” – Erika den Daas, Managing Director at Meijer Potato
Meijer Potato’s mission is: “Everybody deserves to enjoy food”. Meijer Potato builds on the potential of potatoes and people in developing potato varieties, so that everyone can enjoy them. That’s how Meijer Potato wants make a difference for people worldwide.