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Founded in 1898 and rooted in The Netherlands, HZPC has grown to become global market leader in seed potato trading, innovative breeding and concept development. 

We offer innovative potato varieties that are optimized for local growing conditions. We share knowledge and serve solutions. With around 400 employees across 19 countries, and exports to over 90 countries, we contribute to the availability of responsible food for the well-being of millions of people worldwide. 





Our heritage

We tell a more than 100 year old story.


Our dream of the future

We drive the development of responsible food for the world population.

Together with our growers, producers and consumers, we are committed to improving research and the cultivation and usage of potatoes all over the world. That is why we continuously strive to develop efficient varieties, which are adapted to different usage, climates and growing conditions.


Our reason of existence

We inspire the potato value chain worldwide by delivering innovative products and services.

As a reliable and ambitious leading player in the world of potatoes, we want to inspire the whole potato value chain. We believe that sharing knowledge, growing and developing together is key to deliver added value in the chain and to strengthen our leading position in the international market.

The answer to the rising demand of food.

Potatoes are the answer to the rising demand of food. Potatoes can be grown in a short period of time and with less water than other main food products like rice, wheat or corn. Also potatoes contain more important nutrients: vitamins, fibres and minerals.

We are convinced our potatoes can make a difference in the world.


Gerard Backx, CEO HZPC


Our brand new >100 year old story

HZPC | Keeps you growing

HZPC | Keeps you growing