The company's founder, Takeo Sakata, founded 'Sakata Noen' upon his return to Japan from Europe and North America.
First export of Lily bulbs to Europe and North America.
Export of seedlings becomes difficult and sales of seed commences.
Establishment of the first germination laboratory in Japan.
F1 All Double Petunia "Victorious Mixed", the world´s first All double flower awarded Silver in the All-America Selections.
Company is incorporated as "Sakata Seed Corporation."
World's first F1 Pansy "Majestic Giant Mixed" and "Majestic Giant White with Blotch" awarded Bronze in the All-America Selections.
Petunia Red Picotee awarded with Fleuroselect Gold Medal
European representative office opens.
European representative office incorporated locally and "Sakata Seed Europe B.V." was established (presently Sakata Holland B.V.).
Lisianthus "King of Snow" awarded the Grand Prize.
Gypsophila Gypsy Pink awarded with Fleuroselect Quality Award
F1 Campanula "Champion Blue" & "Champion Pink". Awarded Gold by Fleuroselect
Zinnia "Profusion Cherry". Awarded Gold by Fleuroselect.
Zinnia "Profusion White". Awarded Gold by Fleuroselect.
European Sakata Holdings (France) established as headquarters for Europe/Africa.
Viola Ultima Morpho awarded with Fleuroselect Gold Medal.
Dianthus Can Can Scarlet wins Fleuroselect Gold Medal.
Acquisition of the flower division of L.Dæhnfelte A/S (Denmark). Establishment of Sakata Ornamentals Europe S/A and Odense Research Station (Denmark).
Release of SunPatiens®.
Sakata Holland B.V. moves to new office in Hoofddorp
Introduction of the Sunflower "Vincent®s" series.
Sakata’s 100th Year Anniversary
Zinnia Profusion Double Hot Cherry awarded with Fleuroselect Gold Medal
SunPatiens Vigorous Variegated Salmon awarded with RHS' People's Choice Award
SunPatiens Vigorous Variegated White, Compact Blush Pink and Compact Electric Orange awarded with RHS Award of Garden Merit
Record number of visitors at Sakata’s FlowerTrials 2015
Begonia Senator iQ Rose Bicolour wins Fleuroselect Gold Medal.
Zinnia Profusion Red Wins Fleuroselect Gold Medal