Sakata Seed de México Celebrates 30 Years; Dave Armstrong and Mauricio Pineda Remark
MEXICO - Milestones are an important acknowledgement of a company’s success. It shows operational strength, teamwork, and a willingness to stay the course. For Sakata Seed de México, it celebrated its 30th anniversary this past August.
“We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sakata Seed de México and we are very proud of our trajectory,” said Dave Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer 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."
Armstrong also noted that new crops are currently in development, which the company is very excited for.
"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," he explained.
Mauricio Pineda, Director of Sakata Seed de México, also commented on the achievement.
"We are very satisfied. We started in 1993 in Celaya, Guanajuato, with just three 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” Pineda added. “We now have a network of 40 dealers in Mexico and two experimental stations with genetic improvement programs.”
Pineda went on to note that Sakata has a new generation of broccoli, chilis, and tomatoes on the rise, in addition to its line of cool-weather crops such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, cilantro and radishes.
We extend a huge congratulations to Sakata Seed de México on this achievement!