A DIVERSIFIED SECTOR
It all starts with grain and its two by-products, oil and protein-rich oilseed meal.
These are renewable resources that Avril aims to valorize to a maximum in order to imagine the best applications that will benefit its customers and consumers.
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TWO COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES TO SERVE AVRIL’S MISSION
Avril draws strength from the complementarity of its two activities, industrial and financial, in order to create value for the Group, the sector and the farming world.
- Industrial activities organized in four business lines: Avril Vegetal (crushing of seeds, and sale of oilseed meals, raw and refined oils, bioenergy, alimentary oils and condiments), Avril Livestock Sectors (livestock nutrition, processing and sale of eggs and pork), Avril Specialties (oleochemicals and animal specialties), Avril Development (protein chemistry, processing of by-products from the agrifood industry, purchase of raw materials for other companies).
- Sofiprotéol, the investment and development company supports businesses in the French and European agriculture and agrifood sectors through minority stakes and loans.
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GOVERNANCE WITH STRONG AGRICULTURAL ROOTS
In 2015, Avril adopted an original legal status, little used in France, of a limited partnership with shared capital (Société en Commandite par Actions, or SCA). This governance model was chosen initially to preserve the key role of its founding shareholders - farmers in the sector - who are central to its growth strategy. Protection of the Group is another benefit of this status, reinforced by the presence of the Fondation Avril (recognized as a public utility) among its shareholders. The objective is to focus on a long-term vision and be able to transmit the model to younger generations.
Discover more on Avril’s 2019 Board and Executive Committee