S. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (April 23, 2017) – VoloAgri announced today that it has acquired Almeria, Spain based plant breeding company, Zayintec (Zayin Technology S.L.). The acquisition adds a large number of complimentary hybrid vegetable seed varieties to the global VoloAgri greenhouse and open field portfolios. Species include: pepper, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, squash, melon and watermelon.
“The addition of Zayintec to the VoloAgri family will have immediate and ongoing benefits”, says VoloAgri CEO Anthony Padgett. “Their commercial hybrids will fill gaps we have in our current product line up right away. More importantly, the acquisition adds to the global R&D and customer sales and service capabilities of VoloAgri.”
The existing Zayintec facility in Almeria will continue to operate and have an expanded role in the VoloAgri system. The Zayintec breeding and product development team will have access to all VoloAgri germplasm immediately. Zayintec sales and marketing will have the expanded portfolio of VoloAgri commercial varieties to provide their established customers. The VoloAgri Group will have one sales force in Spain handling AXIA greenhouse varieties, the Zayintec materials plus the brands US Agriseeds, Greenport Seeds, California Hybrids, Catalyst Seeds, and New World Seeds.
“Our team has been looking for a partner like VoloAgri,” say Rafael and Francisco Bermudez, Zayintec Co-Founders. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue the work we are proud of with the benefits of additional R&D and sales support.”
The Almeria research station enhances VoloAgri’s global footprint. VoloAgri will now have highly innovative R&D and sales facilities in the major vegetable seed development epicenters of Woodland California, Culiacan Mexico, Holland, Antalya Turkey, Almeria Spain and Lebanon.
About Zayin Technology S.L.:
Zayintec was founded in 2010 by brothers Rafael and Francisco Bermúdez. Rafael was an experienced geneticist in the industry and Francisco was a technology expert and business leader. They saw an opportunity to fill trait gaps in vegetable varieties using a methodical technological approach. Along with the full team they built, Zayintec has commercialized over 100 new Hybrids. The team is located in Almeria Spain and have a strong customer base in Europe and around the world.