History

For more than 100 years, specialist in flower seeds and seeds of herbs and vegetables.

Hem Zaden, a family run business by Jan Singer Dzn., grandfather of the present directors and owners of the company, John and Frank Singer. The vast experience that Hem Zaden has gained over the years in seed production and treatment in combination with the creation of new Hem Genetics varieties makes the company apart from an interesting partner, above all into a reliable partner for its customers.

  • 1918
    Start of company N.V. Gebroeders Bijvoets Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel in Hem.
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  • 1923
    Company is renamed to N.V. Zaadteelt & Zaadhandel “Hem”.
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  • 1941
    Jan Dzn. Singer buys the remaining 56% shares of Bijvoets brothers.
    The company is now wholly owned by the Singer Family.
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  • 1954
    Henk Singer son of Jan Dzn. Singer starts as vice president of the company.
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  • 1968
    Jan Singer son of Henk Singer replaces Jan Dzn. Singer as CEO.
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  • 1970
    Hem Zaden acquired the company Van der Ploeg Zaden.
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  • 1983
    Frank Singer brother of Jan Singer.
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  • 1995
    Hem Zaden acquired all OP flower seed varieties and sales activities of Royal Sluis.
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  • 1995
    Hem Genetics BV is established.
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  • 2009
    Hem Zaden acquired all OP flower seed varieties and sales activities of Bodger Seeds Ltd., U.S.A.
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  • 2013
    Hem Technologies is started, this daughter company focuses on upgrading, priming and pelleting of seeds. A new hall is added to facilitate these activities.
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  • 2015
    Hem Zaden extends the office to accommodate a growing sales organisation.
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  • 2018
    Hem Zaden turns 100 years old is awarded purveyor to the court.
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  • 2020
    Hem Zaden approves plans for the addition of a new greenhouse and new cool storage facilities extending workspace with an additional 3000 m2.
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