OSEVA, a. s.
OSEVA, a.s. is engaged in production and sale of a wide range of field crops with the main focus on production and sale of maize seed. Our range of products includes varieties of spring and winter cereals, spring and winter oil plants, legumes and fodder plants.All seeds produced are processed in in-house processing plants, maize seed is produced in the seed processing plant in Bzenec only.
OSEVA, a.s. is engaged in production and sale of a wide range of seeds of field crops with the main focus on production and sale of maize seeds. Our range of products includes varieties of spring and winter cereals, spring and winter oil crops, legumes and fodder crops. All seeds produced are processed in in-house processing plants, maize seed is produced in the seed processing plant in Bzenec only. OSEVA trades in seeds of other crops, which does not produce itself like sunflower seeds, grass seeds, oil rape seeds.
Seed production in the manufacturing plant in Bzenec was launched in 1984. Maize seed was grown in this region previously because of the climatic conditions suitable for growing seed maize but after the manufacturing plant was built, final seed treatment was relocated to Bzenec. The manufacturing plant in Bzenec became a part of the OSEVA national corporation.
A transformation in 1993 resulted in the establishment of the OSEVA joint-stock company owned by the company management. Besides the manufacturing plant in Bzenec, the company also incorporated the manufacturing plants in Vlkoš, Podivín, Hodonín and since 2003 also in Stará Ves.
Since 2007, OSEVA has been a part of the AGROFERT a.s. group, today the strongest group in Czech agricultural sector.
The corporate policy emphasizes high quality of products delivered to our customers. The company is certified according to ISO 9001: 2000, which guarantees compliance with the established manufacturing processes and consequently also compliance with high quality standards.
Quality monitoring of the seeds produced begins with field growing and continues throughout the manufacturing process. The in-house laboratory, accredited by UKZUZ (Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture) to issue certificates of recognition valid in the European Union, monitors quality from harvesting to dispatch of the final product to the customer.
At present, there are 21 maize hybrids registered, used mainly for silage. Thanks to a long-term program for cultivating silage hybrids, maize hybrids achieve high silage quality, thus fully meeting the demanding requirements for cattle food and ensuring high yield.
Simultaneously, a program for cultivating maize for grain production has been developed. Registration of new grain hybrids will extend the offer for all forms of use, thus ensuring a complete portfolio of hybrids for all customers.
With the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, catalogues of registered varieties were unified, which means that all varieties registered in the Czech Republic are automatically included in the European catalogue of varieties, thus complying with the requirement for sale in all EU countries.
OSEVA strategy is to have a sales representative in each country familiar with the conditions for growing maize in the given country and able to provide customers with information on corn hybrids. OSEVA then implements sales promotion activities and ensures deliveries of seeds to end customers in cooperation with the representative.