Sakata to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

March 18, 2013 - 06:59

Sakata Seed Corp.  will celebrate 100 years in business in 2013. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. Sakata Seed America is located in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Sakata Seed Corp.  will celebrate 100 years in business in 2013. 

Sakata Seed Corp. was founded in 1913, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is recognized today as a leader in the development of innovative flowers and vegetable genetics. Sakata Seed America was established in California in 1977 and was the first overseas division for Sakata Seed Corporation.

The company is organized into four major divisions operating in Asia, South America, Europe, and North and Central America and has presence in more than 32 countries.  

Sakata’s mission is to quickly and efficiently meet industry expectations for high quality varieties that offer optimum performance for growers, and to promote retail and consumer demand.

Sakata Seed America serves as the headquarters for the North and Central American operations. 

"A century of continuity in business matters to our customers; Sakata has not only survived through world wars, economic crises and natural disasters, but has continuously adapted, creating new standards in both ornamentals and vegetables lines," said Dave Armstrong, Sakata Seed America president/CEO. "In a global marketplace characterized by intensive consolidation, Sakata stands as symbol of independence, innovation and reliability."

To learn more about the Sakata Seed Corporation Centennial and its history, please visit 

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