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Takii acquires breeding company
Takii acquires breeding company from Turkish Vegetable Seed Company Rito Tohumculuk

August 8th, 2016

Takii & Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, and Rito Tohumculuk (Rito Seed), Antalya, Turkey, announced today the acquisition by Takii of the breeding subsidiary company of Turkish Vegetable Seed Company Rito Tohumculuk (Rito Seed). Rito Seed’s breeding division is specialized in breeding vegetable seeds of greenhouse crops, such as Cucumber, Pepper, Eggplant and Melon.

By acquiring the breeding division of Rito, Takii will expand its breeding capacity in the vegetable industry worldwide. Denichi Takii, President of Takii & Co., Ltd. stresses the benefits of the acquisition; “I am confident that the acquisition of Rito’s breeding division is an excellent strategic fit for both companies. I am excited about this opportunity to expand our product portfolio by adding the highly attractive breeding programs of Rito Tohumculuk.

The combination of Takii’s innovative breeding technologies and Rito’s experience and knowledge in breeding Cucumber, Pepper, Eggplant and Melon, will create significant value for our customers all over the world.”  Dr. Hasan Unal, said “Takii’s acquisition of Rito’s breeding division will bring Takii’s customers an access to wider product range. The talented breeding team of Rito with Takii’s breeding expertise and strong sales force will provide growers with good genetics, the basis for successful crops. I am convinced that it will strengthen Takii’s position as one of the world’s leading seed companies.

About Takii :
Takii & Co. Ltd. (, Takii & Co., Ltd.’s English site), founded in 1835, specializes in breeding, production and sales of vegetable and flower seed varieties. Takii maintains the leading position in onion, tomato, cabbage, carrot and many other species for the world vegetable seed markets. Takii employs approximately 100 breeders and researchers and owns 6 research stations in Japan and 7 stations outside Japan.

About Rito Tohumculuk:
Rito Tohumculuk was founded in 1995 in Antalya, Turkey. Its breeding division is specialized in high quality greenhouse vegetable varieties for Cucumber, Pepper, Eggplant and Melon.

For Information:
Takii & Co., Ltd. International Sales Department

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