SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS SALES NZ LTD is a subsidiary of the Australian based vegetable seed production and marketing company SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS PTY LTD that was formed in 1986 by a group of Australia’s leading seedsmen. The SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS group has since grown to be the largest specialist vegetable seed company in Oceania and is still owned by the majority of people who work within the group of companies. SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS has two parts, one the marketing arm that sources vegetable varieties from many breeders around the world and then distributes them to professional vegetable growers. The other part is our production arm where we produce (multiply) vegetable seeds for many of the worlds leading plant breeding companies.
SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS PTY LTD consists of a marketing arm which has sales branches in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Griffith and Brisbane; and a production arm which has interests in Griffith, Swan Hill, Mt Gambier, Hillston and Tasmania as well as having a number of subsidiary companies which include: SPS NZ Sales (incorporating Webling & Stewart) (Pukekohe), SPS NZ Production (Methven), Terranova Seeds (Auckland), Terranova Seeds (Sydney), SPS Chile (Chile), North Pacific Seeds (California). Together the group employs over 200 full time staff in four countries.
SOUTH PACIFIC SEED SALES (NZ) LTD was established in May 1997 to provide the professional New Zealand vegetable producer with an improved assortment of vegetable varieties. In March 2006 SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS incorporated its sister company Webling and Stewart into the business which further strengthened our range of vegetable products and specialist technical staff. Since the inception of the New Zealand marketing business SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS have become market leaders through our improved genetics and the extensive research and development program that we manage. SOUTH PACIFIC SEEDS have been successful in New Zealand due to our on farm trial and evaluation program combined with a direct grower marketing strategy.