KWS SAAT SE is a holding company, which 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 involves the processing, breeding, and distribution of sugarbeet seeds and potatoes. The Cereals segment produces and trades hybrid rye, wheat, barley, oil, and field seed. The Corporate segment covers all management services of the firm, including holding company and administrative functions. The company was founded by Matthias Christian Rabbethge and Julius Giesecke in 1856 and is headquartered in Einbeck, Germany.