In 1985, he created Graines Voltz, 50 years after his grandfather, Jean-Baptiste Vesper, started his seed business in Colmar. Since the Second World War, GRAINES VOLTZ has been the only seed distribution company of its size in France. Its experts travel the world in search of the most beautiful varieties of seeds which are then offered to horticulturists and market gardeners. Apart from varieties that grow in particular climates, a large part of the company’s catalogue is produced in France, particularly in Anjou.
Today, with its 28,000 references, GRAINES VOLTZ is the leading independent family business in the distribution of seeds and young plants in France and one of the leading companies in Europe.
Over the years, Serge Voltz, soon joined by his brother Christian, Administrative and Financial Director, surrounded himself with the best experts and technicians to support the company’s development. In 2022, Graines Voltz had more than 500 employees.
Convinced that tomorrow’s agriculture will be based on healthier food that is more respectful of the environment and of people, Serge Voltz developed his first range of organic vegetable seeds in 1998. In 2015, the company took the turn to organic farming, short circuits and diversity. In the organic range alone, more than 650 varieties are now available.