Innatis

Gilles DE PUINEUF
General Manager Innatis

A unique expertise. Innatis: first private apple producer in France.

A total product control – for over 60 years – allows us to bring our customers best-in-class fruits thanks to a complete mastery of our profession while integrating the entirety of our channel (varietal research, fruit nursery, orchard production, storage and packaging, sale, and marketing).

Thibault JONVILLE
Quality Engineer

Innatis strives to keep an environmentally respectful course of action in all its production processes throughout the channel.

The benefits of our expertise in our organic agriculture, our cultural methods, and our fruit stations, as well as our commercial offices, is progressing year over year to make sure we can best serve our customers and our suppliers. For the sake of relevance to external parties and internal improvement, our quality control services are auditing our processes throughout the seasons.

François RICHARD
Orchards Director

Our orchards have always been innovative thanks to their unique and new varieties.

It never simplified our technicians and culture managers’ work, but those challenges got us used to work with nature and all its constraints, but especially its strengths that allow us – no matter the variety or the location – to be able to produce the best fruits independent of the weather.

 

Marc BAHBAH
Pomanjou Selections

We invest each year in R&D programs to analyze and better understand our trees, our apples varieties, our soils, our “terroirs”, and our surrounding environment.

We lean on our acquired experience coming from 3 generations of arborists and their precious knowledge of nature. We pride ourselves by knowing better than anyone else the importance of being able to cast doubt on our knowledge, being able to analyze, and test in laboratory active ingredients from our soil and fruits.

 

Our Expertise

Environment
Our Exclusives
Innovation and Development

Gilles DE PUINEUF
General Manager Innatis

A unique expertise. Innatis: first private apple producer in France.

A total product control – for over 60 years – allows us to bring our customers best-in-class fruits thanks to a complete mastery of our profession while integrating the entirety of our channel (varietal research, fruit nursery, orchard production, storage and packaging, sale, and marketing).

Environment

INNATIS heavily invests to shrink its professional activities’ impact on the environment. Each year, we dedicate important budgets to make sure we stay on top of the innovations in our field and implement newly proven breakthrough. INNATIS also strives, as often as possible, to vet and spread innovations that were born and grown in-house. This dedication to heavily invest towards sustainable development enabled to revolutionize our work methods to have a positive impact on the environment.

One of the best results of this corporate strategy was the successful development and launch of the first apple variety in the world to be exclusively produced using organic agriculture techniques: the Juliet®.

Another striking example is the use of sustainable trapping mechanisms that allows orchards’ managers’ to determine the best time to treat the fruits – based on the quantity, frequency and type of trapped insects – instead of repeating old well-established patterns and wasting goods. This allows us to be much more efficient, reduce the impact of our activities on the environment, and offer customers the best apple there is.

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All of our orchards are labelled Vergers Ecoresponsables. It certifies that our orchards are adhering and respecting the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) charter.

 

 

Trapping

Juliet® apple

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Annual pre-harvest orchard visit

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ladybug fighting aphids

Harvest with manual pallox carrier

Harvest with manual pallox carrier

Fighting insects with nest boxes

Fighting insects with nest boxes

Biodegradable rope

Biodegradable rope

Our Exclusives

All our apples – exclusives or not – are produced in specific regions (“terroirs”); in France’s most widely renowned fruit-producing regions: the Loire Valley, the South East, and South West.

We developed, put together and validated, with the help of our technicians and orchards & fruit stations managers, our own methods to grow, store, pack, and sell, following specific processes uniquely designed to suit each variety’s characteristics. This allows Innatis to be able to bring to market a wide range of apple varieties that can suit everybody’s tastes from the widely-known traditional varieties all the way up to our exclusive varieties such as Honey Crunch®, Joya®, Juliet®, LoliPop® and Pink Lady®.

 

LoliPop®

Choupette®

Innovation and Development

Innovation is a key component of our corporate strategy and culture; it plainly occupies its prominent place in the group’s growth. This dedication to innovate is one of the main reasons why INNATIS is the biggest private pure-apple-player in France today.

We believe that R&D towards new varieties, but also new farming, storage, packaging, and transport techniques are essentials so that we can quickly evolve and build upon what we already have accomplished in a fast paced and competitive industry. We cannot afford to loose our leadership position in todays world, which is why important research and development budgets are allocated everywhere throughout the channel.

Our deep knowledge of apple varieties, their genetic, their behavior, and our mastery of (cold) storage and packaging methods rely on important acquired techniques, coming from numerous years spent researching and innovating to remain one of the most relevant actor of the sector.

logo-vergers-ecoresponsables

 

 

All of our orchards are labelled Vergers Ecoresponsables. It certifies that our orchards are adhering and respecting the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) charter.

 

 

Drip feed mechanism

Reflecting canvas & hail net

water-driven pre-grading tool

Water-driven pre-grading tool

Optical & laser triage for sorting

Optical & laser triage for sorting

Young HoneyCrunch orchard with anti-freeze mechanism

Young HoneyCrunch orchard with anti-freeze mechanism

Cold storage - controlled atmosphere

Cold storage – controlled atmosphere

Sample red flesh apple

Sample red flesh apple

Nursery

Nursery