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Groupe Limagrain

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Industry  Horticulture
Products  Seeds
Founded  1965
Area served  Worldwide
Services  Biotechnology
Number of employees  10,000
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Type  Non-quoted public company
Profit  46 million euros (2015-2016)
Headquarters  Saint-Beauzire, Puy-de-Dôme, France
CEO  Jean-Christophe Juilliard (14 Dec 2015–)
Revenue  2.5 billion EUR (2015–2016)
Net income  46 million EUR (2015–2016)
Subsidiaries  Vilmorin, Biogemma S.A.S.

Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group, specialized in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. Founded and managed by French farmers, Limagrain is the 4th largest seed company in the world through its holding Vilmorin & Cie, European leader for functional flours through Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients, 2nd largest French baker and 3rd largest French pastry maker through Jacquet-Brossard.


The Group makes annual sales of 2.5 billion Euros and has a headcount of 10,000, spread out over 55 countries, including more than 2,000 researchers. In Auvergne the Co-operative has 2,000 farmer members. It conducts its business within the framework of a global, sustainable vision of agriculture and agri-food based on innovation and regulation of agricultural markets.

Core businesses

  • Field Seeds
  • Field Seeds have always been very much part of Limagrain's historical core business. The Field Seeds activity has been part of Vilmorin & Cie since 2006, and is organized according to two main markets. In Europe, Limagrain Europe is the leading player. In North America, AgReliant, a joint venture with the German seeds company KWS, holds 3rd position on the corn seed market for the United States.

  • Vegetable Seeds and Garden Products
  • Now part of Vilmorin & Cie, the Vegetable Seeds activity has been a major business for Limagrain since 1975. It targets the professional markets of growers and canners. Vilmorin & Cie provides them with vegetable seeds with high added value, and is the second largest company in the world on this market. Dedicated to amateur gardeners, the Garden Products activity proposes seeds of different flower and vegetable varieties, and also bulbs and products for the health and beauty of plants. Vilmorin & Cie is active on the main European gardening markets with a portfolio of well-known brands.

  • Bakery and Cereal Ingredients
  • For Limagrain, the Cereal Products activity, including Cereal Ingredients and Bakery Products, constitutes a fundamental asset for valorizing the agricultural production of its members. Created in 2002, today Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients is a leader in functional flours. With Jacquet, integrated in 1995, Limagrain is the first industrial bakery pastry in France.

    Key figures

  • 2015-2016 turnover : 2.5 billion Euros.
  • Workforce : 10,000 persons in the world.
  • References

    Groupe Limagrain Wikipedia

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