Innatis

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Coming from a family business growing and commercializing apples in the Loire Valley – always at the leading edge of innovation – Innatis became the biggest private player of its sector.

Since 1954, Innatis based in Ecouflant, in the Loire Valley, quickly grew by acquiring orchards, (cold) storage companies, packing stations, business units and research labs in multiple French regions as well as overseas. Innatis kept its roots and family spirit thanks to the complete autonomy of all its subsidiaries and its stakeholders’ dynamism.

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Coming from a family business growing and commercializing apples in the Loire Valley – always at the leading edge of innovation – Innatis became the biggest private player of its sector.

Since 1954, Innatis based in Ecouflant, in the Loire Valley, quickly grew by acquiring orchards, (cold) storage companies, packing stations, business units and research labs in multiple French regions as well as overseas. Innatis kept its roots and family spirit thanks to the complete autonomy of all its subsidiaries and its stakeholders’ dynamism.

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Coming from a family business growing and commercializing apples in the Loire Valley – always at the leading edge of innovation – Innatis became the biggest private player of its sector.

Since 1954, Innatis based in Ecouflant, in the Loire Valley, quickly grew by acquiring orchards, (cold) storage companies, packing stations, business units and research labs in multiple French regions as well as overseas. Innatis kept its roots and family spirit thanks to the complete autonomy of all its subsidiaries and its stakeholders’ dynamism.

Gilles DE PUINEUF
General Manager Innatis

Coming from a family business growing and commercializing apples in the Loire Valley – always at the leading edge of innovation – Innatis became the biggest private player of its sector.

Since 1954, Innatis based in Ecouflant, in the Loire Valley, quickly grew by acquiring orchards, (cold) storage companies, packing stations, business units and research labs in multiple French regions as well as overseas. Innatis kept its roots and family spirit thanks to the complete autonomy of all its subsidiaries and its stakeholders’ dynamism.

The Company

History & Key Figures
Values & Commitments
Subsidiaries

Marc RAUFFET
President Innatis

Coming from a family business growing and commercializing apples in the Loire Valley – always at the leading edge of innovation – Innatis became the biggest private player of its sector.

Since 1954, Innatis based in Ecouflant, in the Loire Valley, quickly grew by acquiring orchards, (cold) storage companies, packing stations, business units and research labs in multiple French regions as well as overseas. Innatis kept its roots and family spirit thanks to the complete autonomy of all its subsidiaries and its stakeholders’ dynamism.

History & Key Figures

KEY FIGURES

HISTORY


1960 first harvest
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End of the fifties: Pomanjou was born after two pioneers families got together

  • 1960 : first harvest and inauguration of the first fruit station
  • 1961 : first French apple exportations towards Great Britain
  • 1963 : Pomanjou introduces the Granny Smith apple and becomes first producer of this variety in the North Hemisphere
  • 1969 : installation of the first water-driven pre-grading line in the world
  • 1973 : Dipra is founded to focus on exporting fruit overseas
  • 1975 : first French exportations towards the Middle East
  • 1980 : installation of the first electronic pre-grading line with colour picking in Europe
  • 1988 : LPC is founded, an innovative pre-packing company, and TASC, a company that established the first ripeness research laboratory in France
  • 1992 : installation of a brand new electronic pre-grading line, the biggest one in the world at the time
  • 1999 : acquisition of the exclusive European exploitation license for the HoneyCrunch® variety
  • 2000 : HoneyCrunch® commercial launch and creation of Pomanjou Sélections
  • 2002 : acquisition and merger with Pomintersarl, overseas export specialist
  • 2004 : acquisition and merger with Cardell, located in South of France, growing and commercializing exclusive licensed varieties such as PinkLady® and Joya®.
  • 2008 : Cardell export becomes the exclusive seller of Juliet®, first apple in the world to be solely produced following organic agriculture principles
  • 2012 : Pomanjou pioneers and installs reflecting canvas in its orchards to help with coloration
  • 2013 : Pominter contributes to sustainable development while using innovative transportation methods such as rail-road to reduce its CO2 footprint.
  • 2015: Comimpex joins Innatis.
  • 2016: Les Vergers Launay joins Innatis.
  • 2016: Pomanjou Group changes identity and becomes Innatis.

Still to this day INNATIS innovates and gets ready for tomorrow’s advancements that will enable us to always have the edge over our competition.

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First storage unit

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First overseas exports

Values & Commitments

AN EXPERT KNOW-HOW

Since the late fifties, INNATIS has been dedicated to deliver quality and healthy produce complemented by adequate certifications and labels. Today, its fruits are the real outcome of its teams’ expertise, their precise knowledge of Nature, and the care brought to their fruit trees throughout every season.

Human values are a key stake in our companies. Recognizing and highlighting the men and women, their key impact on the company’s capital, as well as their invaluable expertise is something that we always strive for.

Our agricultural expertise mixed with our fruit arboriculture “know-how” gives us a worldwide leadership position. Our techniques are exported abroad in numerous locations in both the North and South Hemispheres. Our farming methods and our requirements are closely monitored and regularly controlled by external organisms that certify our excellence in our field.

A PIONNER SPIRIT

At INNATIS, surpassing and expressing one’s creativity is a mindset. In a worldwide context, where fruit are eaten and enjoyed in all languages, INNATIS is smartly adapting itself  to keep on surprising growers and apples fans. Highly innovative, INNATIS successes with nuggets, thanks to meticulous adjustments.

INNATIS prides itself with first-hand expertise in regards to innovation and R&D investments to improve its fruit and variety range. The result of this relentless strive for innovation materialized itself with the advent and introduction to the marketplace of HoneyCrunch®.

ACTIVELY LISTENING AND GLOBALLY CONSCIOUS

At INNATIS, the quality of our fruits is the result from numerous interactions and a close collaboration with Nature to cleverly build tomorrow’s world, answer new tasting cravings, as well as the wish to enjoy healthy and environmentally friendly produce.

The notion of “terroir” (local land conservation) and the constant strive to balance taste in our fruits, pushed us toward introducing sustainable agricultural practices. At INNATIS, we all are sensitive to our surrounding environment, which is why we are closely working with other key players of the sustainable development industry. As a matter of fact, we use as many renewable energy sources as possible to support our activity, and we make sure that those other partners are adhering to our corporate policies toward sustainable development.

We always have been engaged actors to reduce the environmental footprint that our activities yield. This commitment is materialized by concrete actions in our orchards, packing stations, as well as different transportation means (i.e. rail-road-sea) that we chose to deliver our merchandise with. We also introduced a company-wide plan to shrink our carbon footprint.

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2014 Technical experts get-together

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Our arboreal expertise

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Organic agriculture

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Global G.A.P

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Vergers Ecoresponsables

Subsidiaries

INNATIS grew while making sure to respect the identity and autonomy of each and every subsidiary operating in all the main French apple-growing regions: Pomanjou International, DSA, and Les Vergers Launay in the Loire Valley. Cardell Export, and Comimpex in the South East. Pominter in the South West. This – well thought-out strategy – allows the group and its subsidiaries to always be able to be on top of their customers’ requests, suppliers’ needs, market ever-changing behavior, and such.

Pomanjou International  :

Z.I. Ecoufflant – BP 21024 – 49010 – Angers Cedex 01 – France
Phone : +33 2 41 37 70 00

Cardell export :

85 rue Lawrence Durell – BP 91358 – 84916 Avignon Cedex – France
Phone : +33 4 32 73 43 43

Pominter :

801, avenue de Falguières – 82000 Montauban – France
Phone : +33 5 63 25 01 90

Comimpex :

ZAC Crau Durance – Chemin de la Michelle BP 10 – 13670 Saint Andiol – France
Tél. : +33 4 90 95 28 50

Les Vergers Launay :

ZAC Le Vigneau – 37370 Saint Paterne Racan – France
Tél. : +33 2 47 29 25 27

DSA :

3 Boulevard de l’industrie – 49000 Ecouflant – France
Tél. : +33 2 41 37 70 20

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Les Vergers Launay