About us

Rijk Zwaan UK is a wholley owned subsidiary of Rijk Zwaan, an international vegetable breeding company based in The Netherlands. Rijk Zwaan is a family owned company who are currently amongst the top five vegetable seed companies in the world.

Rijk Zwaan in the UK

Rijk Zwaan UK was founded in 1987 and has evolved from a small office in Immingham to its current purpose built distribution site in Pocklington since 1990. The growth and success of Rijk Zwaan UK has been built on the long term relationships it has formed with its growing partners, customers and suppliers. One of Rijk Zwaan UK’s key features is its unique company culture, which puts its employees at the heart of its business and therefore success. In order to maintain and continue this environment recruitment and retention of its like minded employees is paramount.

Rijk Zwaan International

Rijk Zwaan puts people at its centre. With around 3,900 employees in over 30 different countries it is devoted to developing products and services with added value for its partners. Our motivated colleagues and the continuous investments we make in research and development result in a truly healthy organisation. We are aware of the big personal responsibility that this position carries. So together with our partners we want to actively promote and stimulate vegetable consumption and contribute to its supply.

Step by step is the approach we like to take

Douglas Alexander has worked for Rijk Zwaan UK since 1990. His role within the company has always been within Internal Sales and Logistics. These types of roles come with a strong emphasis on customer service and supporting colleagues in and out of the office.

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