|1913||Establishment of Sakata Noen after return of Takeo Sakata from Europe and North America.|
|1921||Establishment of the first germination laboratory in the private sector in Japan.|
|1930||Establishment of Chigasaki Breeding Station and commencement of wide ranging varieties improvement activities.|
|1934||Sakata awarded prize in the All-America Selections for the first time with the F1 All Double Petunia "Victorious Mixed", world's first all double flower Petunia.|
|1940||Announcement of "Suteki Kanran", the world's first F1 hybrid cabbage.|
|1942||T.Sakata & Company established as a corporate trust.|
|1951||Retaill section establishment in head office-one of Japan´s first gardening shops (presently Garden Center Yokohama).|
|1959||Establishment of Misato Research Station.|
|1960||Establishment of Chogo Research Station.|
|1961||Establishment of Nakai Research Station.|
|1962||Commencement of sales of the "Prince" Melon.|
|1965||Medallion of Honor of the All-America Selections awarded to Takeo Sakata.
Commencement of sales of the "Kinkei 201" Cabbage.
"Savoy King" Cabbage awarded prize in the All-America Selections.
|1966||Establishment of Hazawa Distribution Center as packaging and shipping base.
World's first F1 Pansy "Majestic Giant Mixed" and "White with Blotch". Awarded Bronze in the All-America Selections.
|1971||Import and sale of sweetcorn "Honey Bantam".
Kimitsu Research Station established and vegetable seed research program expanded.
|1972||Commencement of sales of the "Atlas" Spinach and "Zuiko" Tomato with multiple disease resistance.|
|1977||Establishment of Sakata Seed America, Inc.
Commencement of sales of the "Andes" Melon.
|1983||Flower exhibition held at Mukogaoka-Yuen in celebration of the 70th anniversary.|
|1985||Commencement of sales of "Peter Corn" Sweet Corn and Sacrust High-Tech Seed.|
|1986||Corporate name changed to Sakata Seed Corporation.|
|1987||Sakata Seed listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Successful pollen culture of Chinese cabbage.
Successful culturing of broccoli from anthers.
Successful raising of male sterile cabbage from cultivar.
|1990||Establishment of Sakata Seed Europe B.V.(presently Sakata Holland B.V).
Sakata Seed listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Establishment of Kakegawa Research Center.
Establishment of Hokkaido Research Station.
Participation in International Garden and Greenery Exposition, and Grand Prize awarded to "King of Snow" Lisianthus.
|1991||Establishment of Sakata Seed Chile S.A.|
|1993||Flower exhibition "Dream show" held at Kakegawa Research Center in celebration of the 80th anniversary.|
|1994||Purchase of Agroflora S.A.(presently Sakata Seed Sudamericrica LTDA).
Establishment of Sakata Seed do Brazil LTDA.
|1995||Head office moved to Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama.|
|1996||Establishment of Sakata Siam Seed Co., Ltd.
Sakata Seed Iberica S.L.
Sakata Seed France S.A.R.L. (presently Sakata Vegetables Europe S.A.S.).
Purchase of Samuel Yates Ltd. (presently Sakata UK Limited).
|1997||Purchase of Chung Won Seed Co., Ltd. (presently Sakata Korea Co., Ltd.).|
|1998||Establishment of Sakata Seed (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd.
Establishment of research center in uchaux, France.
Establishment of Nimes Research station (presently Uchaud Research Center).
Establishment of Laboratory Building in Kakegawa Research Center.
|1999||Zinnia "Profusion Cherry" and "Profusion Orange" awarded
prizes in the All-America Selections.
Establishment of Sakata Polska Sp.z.o.o.
Purchase of MayFord Holdings (Pty)Ltd.
(presently Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty)Ltd.).
|2000||Establishment of Yoju Research Station.|
|2001||Zinnia "Profusion White" awarded prize in the All-America Selections.
Establishment of European Sakata Holding S.A.S.
|2002||Garden Center Yokohama renewed.
Purchase of Alf Christianson Seed CO.
The sales in Japan changed 4 Branches organization.
|2003||Celebration of the 90th anniversary.
Acquisition of the flower division of L.Dæhnfeldt A/S.
Establishment of Sakata Ornamentals Europe A/S.
Seed Testing Dept. (presently Quality Control Dept.) obtained the certification of The International Seed Testing Association for the first time in Japan among private companies.
|2005||Medallion of Honor of the All-Amedca Selections awarded to Shunichiro Suda, Senior Managing Director.
Purchase of Qualiveg Seed Production, Inc.
|2006||Establishment of Yaita Logistics Center.|
|2007||Adoption of Executive officer System.|
|2008||Establishment of Sakata Seed India Private Limited.
Breeder's Cup of the All-America Selections awarded to Masao Bessho, Deputy General Manager of Production Dept.
|2010||F1 "Seirin" cabbage authorized for "2009 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Authorized Variety," the first authorized variety developed in the private sector.|
|2011||Establishment of Sakata Turkey (Sakata Tarίm Ürünleri ve Tohumculuk Sanayi ve Ticaret LÎMÎTED ŞÎRKETÎ).
60th year anniversary of Garden Center Yokohama and 80th year anniversary of mail order.
|2013||Celebration of the 100th anniversary.
Establishment of Taneto Farm Co., Ltd.
Execution of an agreement with JICA for a BOP business in Africa
|2014||Head office greenery area certified as a SEGES City Oasis by the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure|
|2015||The Quality Control Dept. accredited as a Naktuinbouw-certified lab (Naktuinbouw: the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture)
Agreement with the Indonesian government on the use of SunPatiens genetic resources in line with the Convention on Biological Diversity
|2016||Opening of a new research facility in the Uchaud research center of Sakata Vegetables Europe S.A.S (France)|
|2017|| Winning of the Golden Prize for Zinnia Profusion Red at the world's two largest flower fairs (AAS and FS)
Acquisition of McAVET (Jordan)
|2018|| Establishment of Sakata Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
Establishment of Sakata Seed Argentina S.A. (Argentina)
Establishment of Woodland Innovation Center （America）
Establishment of Sakata Green Service Co., Ltd.
*The names of the winning breeds are current as of the award date. Thank you for your understanding.
Hiranuma head office in 1928
Sakata awarded prize in the All-America Selections with the F1 All Double Petunia "Victorious Mixed", world's first all double flower Petunia.
"Zuiko" Tomato with multiple disease resistance
Sakata Seed America, Inc
"Peter Corn" Sweet Corn
"King of Snow" Lisianthus
Kakegawa Dream Show
Head office moved to Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama
Sakata Seed (Suzhhou) Co., Ltd.
Zinnia "Profusion Cherry" and "Profusion Orange" awarded prizes in the All-America Selections.