During early 2010, KSL announced the
opening of its first European subsidiary under the name of Krishidhan
Seeds Europe, with HQ at Enkhuizen, Holland
of hybrid seeds
Krishidhan Bhavan, D3-D6, Additional MIDC Area, Aurangabad Road,
Krishidhan Seeds Limited (KSL) clocked biotech
276.13 crore for FY 2010-11 as compared
133.23 crore in
the previous year.
The company’s revenue increased significantly because it was able to
sell more Bt cotton seeds to farmers during the last year. The company
made considerable progress in biotechnology in terms of offering the
best solutions to farmers by providing Bt cotton seeds from 2007-08.
The company develops, produces and distributes proprietary hybrid seeds
to Indian farmers. Krishidhan Seeds was founded in the early 1980s and
in 1996 got incorporated with Mr Sushil Karwa taking charge as its
managing director. Today, the company has a pan India presence and has
a product portfolio of more than 120 products to offer to farmers
including field crops, vegetable seeds and crop nutrition.
Some of the prominent products of the company include cotton BG I &
BG II, soyabean, paddy, maize, wheat, sunflower, pearl millet, sorghum,
pulses. It has a strong presence in 15 states with over 1,300
distributors in the country.
The company today has a headcount of 250 marketing professionals and
has a registered office in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), corporate office in
Pune and the operational office spread across 16 acres in Jalna.
Having consolidated its position in the domestic market, KSL took the
leap last year in extending its footing to international markets.
During early 2010, KSL announced the opening of its first European
subsidiary under the name of Krishidhan Seeds Europe BV, with
headquarters at Enkhuizen, Holland. Mr J H A Tamboer was appointed as
the CEO of the subsidary.
In April 2011, Krishidhan Seeds Europe B V and Axia Vegetable Seeds BV
(a new venture of Sandor van Vliet) announced that they had entered
into a strategic alliance agreement in the field of breeding, seed
technology and sales. The new alliance will enable Krishidhan Seeds
Europe to access the top European vegetable seed industry as well as
large growers of produce.
In India, the company has been investing heavily in R&D activities.
During FY 2010-11, KSL invested a total amount of
2.3 crore in R&D
and also invested around
8 crore in developing its infrastructure.
The company today has 10 regional research stations in India and a
state-of-the-art research center at Jalna, Aurangabad. It has a
significant size of products, based on its own R&D and has
successfully harnessed biotechnology to develop products using both GMO
& non-GMO approaches.
The R&D units of KSL and its subsidiaries (Krishidhan
Research Foundation, Krishidhan Vegetable Seeds and Subhash
Fertilizers) have been recognized by the Department of Scientific and
Industrial Research(DSIR), Government of India.
KSL is managed by a board comprising 12 directors. Under the expert
guidance and supervision of these top managers, a group of committed,
highly qualified, experienced professionals continuously carry out
innovation in every field of activity like research, production,
processing, quality assurance and marketing.