Sakata Seed de México Celebrates Thirty Years, Mauricio Pineda Comments

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Morgan Hill, CA; September 2023 – In August of this year, Sakata Seed de México celebrated its 30th

“We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sakata Seed de México and we are very proud of our
trajectory”, said Dave Armstrong, President and CEO of Sakata Seed America. “We are currently leaders
in several crops in Mexico, like broccoli, and this has been thanks to many growers, packers, processors,
and dealers who have helped us achieve these results. We are developing new crops such as hot
peppers, lettuce and melons, and we hope to become leaders in these new markets very soon. Mexico
has great growth potential due to its competitive advantages, mainly its highly-skilled workforce and its
weather, which allows it to produce all year round”, says Armstrong”

“We are very satisfied. We started in 1993 in Celaya, Guanajuato, with just 3 employees and are now a
market leading company with more than 100 employees, including workers from our experiment
stations in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and Yurécuaro, Michoacán”, says Eng. Mauricio Pineda, director of Sakata
Seed of Mexico. “We now have a network of 40 dealers in Mexico and two experimental stations with
genetic improvement programs. We are leaders in several crops. We have a new generation of broccoli,
chiles and tomatoes that is very important to us, in addition to our line of cool-weather crops such as
cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, cilantro and radishes, and we are launching new tomatoes, melons, bell
peppers, lettuce and hot chilis”, Pineda said.

Since its beginning, Sakata has been dedicated to the research, development and trade of plants and
seeds. What started as a small business of buying and selling materials between Japan and Europe has
become one of the leading global companies in the vegetable and ornamental seeds market. This
leadership is due to our commitment to building relationships with farmers, marketers, distributors, and
other people in the industry, getting to know the needs and trends of the market through the response
and launch of innovative products.

Sakata is a public company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, and is dedicated almost
exclusively to development of vegetables and ornamentals genetics. It has a presence throughout the
world with subsidiaries in more than 30 countries and with research and production centers, thus
managing to meet the needs of different markets, doing research at the local level with the support of a
global corporation.

During the Spring of 2023, Sakata Seed Corporation celebrated its 110th anniversary since its founding
by Mr. Takeo Sakata.

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