Innatis

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Historically, Innatis’ production site has been the Loire Valley, near Angers. Ever since, we’ve been developing orchards in the South East and South West of France.

Our orchards and fruit stations are always seeking for innovating ideas to materialize. Each year, we dedicate a significant budget to make sure our infrastructures are up to speed and sport the most up-to-date processes to improve our efficiency.

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Historically, Innatis’ production site has been the Loire Valley, near Angers. Ever since, we’ve been developing orchards in the South East and South West of France.

Our orchards and fruit stations are always seeking for innovating ideas to materialize. Each year, we dedicate a significant budget to make sure our infrastructures are up to speed and sport the most up-to-date processes to improve our efficiency.

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Historically, Innatis’ production site has been located in the Loire Valley, near Angers. Ever since, we’ve been developing orchards in the South East and South West.

Our orchards and fruit stations are always seeking for innovating ideas to materialize. Each year, we dedicate a budget to make sure our infrastructures are up to speed and sport the most up-to-date processes.

France :

  • 7 production sites in the Loire Valley
  • 3 production sites near Montpellier
  • 1 production site near Montauban
  • 3 fruit stations in the Loire Valley
  • 1 fruit station near Montpellier
  • 6 business units in France

Germany :

  • 1 orchard cluster under license in the Altes near Hamburg.

South Africa :

  • 1 orchard under license in the Western Cape regio

Production

Orchards
Fruit stations
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Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Historically, Innatis’ production site has been the Loire Valley, near Angers. Ever since, we’ve been developing orchards in the South East and South West of France.

Our orchards and fruit stations are always seeking for innovating ideas to materialize. Each year, we dedicate a significant budget to make sure our infrastructures are up to speed and sport the most up-to-date processes to improve our efficiency.

Orchards

Our orchard’s managers and technicians bring a particular detailed attention to develop, validate and introduce new methods – always more innovative than the preceding – to improve our efficiency and shrink the environmental impact of our activity.

We differentiate ourselves by producing and bringing to market new varieties and new avant-garde farming techniques: intensive orchards, human-sized (“pedestrian”) orchard, the “fruit wall”, arched branches, reflecting canvas, organic orchards, etc. The better part of our varieties are under our commercial control and well adapted to our production regions. All our orchards adhere to strict specifications and requirements, followed by quality and environmental certifications that are audited on a reoccurring basis to ensure complete traceability.

Our growing methods are adapted to each production regions and its specificities. Therefore, in the South of France, we put the emphasis on the “arched” technique that prevents the tree from stress and being trimmed. It also allows the fruits to grow earlier and quicker. In the Loire Valley, we use a different method called the “fruit wall” that consists in trimming the trees mechanically to allow for a higher fruit density, easier access to light for coloration, and easier access to the fruit to harvest them. Each technique has its benefits that are closely tied to the region where the apples are grown and harvested.

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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.

 

 

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Jean-Marc ROUX Mourgues orchard

Young HoneyCrunch® “fruit wall”

The “fruit wall”

HoneyCrunch® orchard with reflecting canvas

Hail net

Hail net

train cueillette

Mechanised harvest and pallox carrier

Jeune verger avec branches arquées

Young orchard with arched branches

Fruit stations

Our managers, as well as the men and women in charge of our fruit stations are well aware of the importance to preserve and enhance our harvests.

The sorting is done using a water-driven pre-grading machine to minimize contact between apples and potential defects leveraging laser and optic sorting techniques. We decided to move forward with storage techniques that would respect the environment thanks to rigorous management and sharp analysis of gaseous exchanges. In addition, all fruit packaging is done using recyclable materials whatever packing type is being used.

Rigorous controls are done on a reoccurring basis at each and every step in the fruit stations to guarantee the traceability of our fruits and allow us to go back at any time to the exact orchard parcel where the fruit was harvested.

All those measures allow us to offer our customers the best fruits our orchards have to offer, in optimal conditions.

 

Joël CUCURULLO SICA Marsillargues Director

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Florian TRIFFAUT SCE Quality manager

Sorting by grade

quality sorting supply

Quality sorting supply

Automated color and default inspection

Automated color and default inspection

Cold storage following pre-sizing

Cold storage following pre-sizing

Automated orange packing line

Automated orange packing line

Packed HoneyCrunch®

Packed HoneyCrunch®

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