AGRANA in France
AGRANA in France
|In the 1920s, the French Government sold 7.000 hectares of land to the Belgian Group COPPEE for 1 symbolic franc on condition that it should be cleared from all World war I shells and made cultivable again. SIAS (Société Industrielle et Agricole de la Somme) is founded by COPPEE.|
|Part of the land is expropriated to create Charles de Gaulle Airport. COPPEE decides to invest the cash in a new activity ; a spin off is made with SIAS dealing with real estate and sugar activities while SIAS MPA (Matière premières Alimentaires) starts the business of fruit preparation in Mitry-Mory, in a former sugar factory.|
|SIAS MPA having invested in several countries (Germany, USA, Mexico), a new spin-off is decided : SIAS MPA becomes a financial holding, in charge of continuing the Global expansion and controlling the different business units. A new company is created, SIAS FRANCE, in charge of producing Fruit preparations for the French and export markets.|
|PERNOD-RICARD, the French leader in alcoholic drinks, buys the SIAS MPA group, already by far worldwide leader in fruit preparations from COPPEE. The global expansion is accelerated.|
many important changes are made to the corporate structure:
|takeover agreements signed by BCP, in which management will be progressively turned over to AGRANA, a leading Austrian food company.|
|AGRANA is 100% shareholder of the former ATYS Group. AGRANA merges all its Fruit prep activities (ATYS, STEIEROBST and DSF) in one AGRANA Fruit preparation Division. ATYS France becomes AGRANA Fruit France.|
|AGRANA signs a joint venture agreement with the Egyptian company Nile Fruits. The company AGRANA Nile Fruits is managed by AGRANA Fruit France teams.|
Nile Fruits becomes an independent entity of AGRANA Fruit France, reporting directly to the group
AGRANA Fruit France is integrated into a "One Europe" structure, bringing together the branches in Austria, Germany, Poland and France. The objective is to strengthen the exchange between the European branches, and optimise the structure for the requirements of the market.
Customer satisfaction is AGRANA Fruit France’s core objective. Our ambition is to permanently improve our performance in terms of service, competitiveness and product quality. We have targeted a limited number of customers in order to concentrate our efforts and be able to adapt to their specific needs. Continued growth in our market share and volumes is the best indicator of our global performance.
1) A long term commitment
In our business, such an ambition can only be built with a long term vision. This is based on:
- A zero defect ambition, in line with the AGRANA Group strategy
- Extreme attention paid to the food safety of our products
- A permanent optimization of our resources and of our organization in order to deliver recurrent profitability and capacity to invest
- A sustainable growth approach: security, working conditions, staff employability; optimization of natural resources…
2) A continuous progress spirit
Each member of staff contributes directly or indirectly to quality improvement and to customer satisfaction:
- Compliance with good practices every day is the very basis of our quality policy.
- We all have Continuous progress in mind with a view to improving our organization and processes.
- We must continually demand high standards and ethics from ourselves our colleagues.
3) Adapted resources
We commit to give our teams the necessary resources to implement such policy, to reach the objectives and to continuously improve the quality system.
Our company aims to be both flexible, fast and innovative, while staying at the cutting edge of efficiency and rigorous standards.