Planasa is 50 years old.
Founded by the Darbonne family and Caja de Navarra, what began in 1973 as a small agricultural company is now, five decades later, a world leader in the agri-food sector.
We began our journey growing vegetables, but our vision and commitment soon led us to change our business strategy and expand our range of products and services. Breeding programmes focused on obtaining and developing new varieties of strawberries and asparagus marked the beginning of an era of growth and diversification.
Over the years, we expanded our R&D programmes and thus our variety and product portfolio as well as our geographic reach. The year 2010 was crucial, as we entered international markets such as the United States and Mexico. It was in this growth phase that we made the leap from a family business to a global giant, with more than 225 registered varieties, present in 25 countries and a team of more than 4,000 employees worldwide.
This impressive growth and evolution have only been possible thanks to the efforts and dedication of an exceptional team. Some people have been contributing to Planasa’s success for decades, demonstrating a commitment and qualifications that have been key to leading the sector worldwide.
Innovation has been the driving force at Planasa since its beginnings and has become a fundamental part of our DNA. The four R&D centres in Spain, France, USA and Mexico are testimony to this commitment to continuous improvement and underline our aim to be at the forefront of agriculture.
We are celebrating our 50th anniversary, but our vision remains clear: to meet the needs of the food market in a sustainable way through plant innovation and technology. With a legacy of half a century, Planasa is perfectly positioned to meet the challenges of modern agriculture and remain a reference in the sector.
From our humble beginnings in Valtierra to the present day, we have come a long way. A history of innovation, growth, and commitment, not only to agriculture, but also to people and the planet.
Here’s to 50 more years of success, sustainability, and innovation at Planasa!