KWS SAAT SE engages in the breeding, development, and trade of crops. It operates through the following segments: Corn, Sugarbeet, Cereals, and Corporate. The Corn segment produces and distributes corn, rapeseed, sunflower, and sorghum. The Sugarbeet segment breeds and sells seeds of sugarbeet and potatoes. The Cereals segment produces and trades rye, wheat, barley, and rapeseed. The Corporate segment includes all management services of the firm, such as holding company and administrative functions. The company was founded by Matthias Christian Rabbethge in 1856 and is headquartered in Einbeck, Germany.