Kimseed was established in the Kimberley region of North
Western Australia by Stephen Hill in 1970 to provide soil
conservation & establishment technologies and pasture seed for
revegetation of arid areas.
Trading as Kimberley Seeds, the company recognised that many
land users are only able to invest in landcare providing there
is a commercial return for their investment. The business
designed innovative seeding, harvesting and cleaning equipment
and provided new techniques for plant establishment under
difficult soil and climatic conditions.
In 1974 signs were emerging of an export market for seed and
soil conservation technology. Stephen Hill visited Kuwait, Iraq, UAE and Iran in 1975 and saw huge potential for a full-time export
operation and in 1979 an opportunity arose to sell seed for a
Middle East rangeland regeneration project. It was clear that
the client needed specialised tillage equipment suited to a
rangeland environment so the company began design and production
Kimseed continued to grow into other areas, with the first
mine rehabilitation contract in 1976 for mining company
Hamersley Iron in Northwest Western Australia.
continues its development of superior products and services
through intelligent recruitment, thorough market research and an
underlying passion for sustainable solutions to environmental
challenges. The introduction of on-line purchasing and a public
prospectus for Eucalypt forestry plantations are just two
exciting ventures we are planning for the future.
continued overseas project development, we aim to expose our
Australian expertise to more markets and establish further
profitable relationships in international trade. With a solid
reputation and award success for projects in Asia and Middle
Eastern countries, Kimseed International will continue to profit
in the overseas marketplace.
commitments to community development with projects like the
International Agricultural Exchange Association, Community
Health in Indonesia and Australian sport sponsorship have always
played significant roles within Kimseed.
Kimseed International is still situated at its base in
Osborne Park and provides equipment, materials and ongoing
support for sustainable land management. The machinery designed
and manufactured in Western Australia is used nation-wide and in over 100