2018: Bakker Brothers acquires an onion breeding program, expanding our product catalogue with new onion varieties.
2017: A breeding and training station is opened in Arusha, Tanzania.
2016: We relaunch our breeding and sales activities for the processing market for our bean and carrot crops
2013: Bakker Brother expands to Jordan. An office location is opened, as well as a research and trial station in Jordan.
2013: Zaad Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Zeder Investments, becomes Bakker Brothers’ parent company.
2012: Our breeding station in the Netherlands is expanded to include a greenhouse complex totalling three hectares for initial breeding activities.
2011: We start creating own varieties through breeding of hybrid seeds. Our breeding team is expanded and we start focusing on eggplants, hot pepper, determinate tomatoes, beans, and carrots.
2008: Expanding of the breeding programmes for tomatoes and peppers.
2003: Klein Karoo Kooperasie from South Africa takes a majority interest in Bakker Brothers, marking the beginning of a successful collaboration.
1980s: Bakker Brothers starts breeding and selecting an increasingly wider selection of vegetable seeds, including carrots, peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes. Exports are now also targeted at countries outside of Europe, particularly in Africa and Middle East
1976: Increased focus on the cultivation of bean seeds.
1972: Bakker Brothers starts to focus more on the breeding and selection of new bean varieties.
1954: East Africa is explored as the new growing area for stock seeds. The first production on the company's own farm in Tanzania is completed.
1945: The company starts focusing on the cultivation and sale of bean seeds.
1928: Bakker Brothers is founded under the name ‘Gebroeders Bakker Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel’. The company gets their start by growing cabbage seeds for export to Germany.