Sautec: a gentle handling solution for storing corn on the cob

Publié le 26/11/2020

Preserving the quality of crops is a major concern for farmers and collectors. At the end of 2020, during the corn harvest, Sautec was able to attend storage operations and validate the design and performance of its equipment. Indeed, Sautec offers a gentle handling solution for conveying and storing corn on the cob. Composed of a truck unloader and a grasshopper, the set allows the unloading of the trailers, then the storage of the ears of corn in respect of their quality. “Maize is a particularly fragile product,” explains Olivier Dobelle, co-manager of the Sautec company. "Belt equipment has the advantage of not damaging or modifying the transported products, unlike conveying by screw".

To meet the constraints of the sector, both the unloader and the grasshopper benefit from a specific configuration, thanks to the options available, to adapt perfectly to customer needs. The unloader, the company's flagship equipment for unloading bulk products from trucks, is equipped with side rails, mud flaps over its entire length, and a frequency converter. This configuration, designed specifically for unloading corn, allows flow control without loss of product. The grasshopper has a motorized rotating chute 1.50 m long and front swivel wheels with cylinder. “Unlike granular materials like wheat, corn on the cob has a much lower sloping capacity. The chute, associated with the motorized wheels, allows a good distribution of the ears of corn, and therefore a perfect optimization of the storage space ", explains Olivier Dobelle.

The solutions offered by Sautec are mobile and flexible. Their great modularity allows customers to benefit from equipment that adapts to their needs and the products transported. “Several Cuma from the South-West have expressed their satisfaction to us. Options can, in most cases, be added or removed without modification, allowing customers to use our equipment for various applications, ”concludes the co-manager.

New generation giant gantries in the port of Le Havre

Publié le 02/11/2020

The leading French port handling operator, Port Synergy, is increasing its ship loading and unloading capacities at its Le Havre terminal with 4 new generation gantries. The spectacular operation lasted a week. Brought from China by the Chinese heavy parcel transporter Zhen Hua 27, the 4 gigantic gantry cranes were unloaded on the Port 2000 quay, at the Terminal de France, by GMP-PortSynergy. At the port of Le Havre, it was a question of checking the admissible load of the quays to receive gantries weighing 2,100 t each, as well as of positioning temporary rails on the quayside in order to move them from the ship to the quay, to the 'using powerful winches, an operation carried out in the open sea barn. These gantries were built by the Chinese ZPMC shipyards in Shanghai, which delivered the first 10 machines operated by the General Port Handling (GMP), installed in Port 2000 since 2006. With a lifting height under the spreader of 54 m, that is to say 5 m more than the 4 jumboized gantry cranes and 14 m more than the first generation gantry cranes, they have a reach of 26 rows of containers, or 72 m, a total length in working position of 153 m, and can simultaneously handle 2 containers of 40 feet, with a lifting capacity of 80 t.

Vracs de l'estuaire appoints new sales and marketing director

Publié le 02/11/2020
Thierry Dauger has just been appointed sales and marketing director of Vracs de l'Estuaire, the first European subsidiary of the family cement group Cimat-Cimaf, based in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime). With this appointment, the cement manufacturer wishes to boost a new dynamic and consolidate its position as a player in a market dominated by incumbent operators, and to embody a real alternative for construction players in search of agility and competitiveness. Holder of two DUTs in civil engineering and marketing techniques from the University of Bordeaux, graduated from the University School of Management (IAE) of Bordeaux, Thierry Dauger, 53, began his career in 1990 within the Ciments Français group, then Italcementi, as sector manager, and as South-West branch manager from 2000. In 2007, he took charge of sales and key accounts for the Atlantic area. "Having, among other things, the mission of establishing the commercial approach by market segment, of adapting a product offer in line with the normative evolution of the market, I will endeavor to develop the professional image of Vracs de l ' Estuaire as a responsible cement manufacturer, and above all as a challenger recognized by the construction industry and players in the construction materials sector, ”said Thierry Dauger. 

Lepicard Agriculture achieves a historic cereal collection record for the year 2019-2020

Publié le 02/11/2020

Lepicard Agriculture, specialist in agricultural trade in Normandy for more than 150 years, reached on June 30, 2020 a collection of 720,000 tonnes of cereals (wheat, barley, rapeseed, corn and oats), or 15% more than for 2018-2019 , and 5% more than the commercial objectives set for 2020 in its strategic plan. A record for this family group serving more than 2,500 farmers in the region (36 collection centers and 24 depots) whose 180 employees remained strongly mobilized during the confinement in the service of the agricultural and food world. This 150-year-old family group led by the 6th generation has tripled its activity over the past 15 years. In addition to collection, the group is showing growth in its other activities compared to the commercial objectives set in its strategic plan: + 25% in plant nutrition, + 17% in plant health, and the objectives have been achieved in animal nutrition.

Agribusiness & Logistics: the risk perception of business leaders

Publié le 13/10/2020

In recent months, our perception of risk has been profoundly changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still unlikely at the start of the year, this crisis questions our relationship to risk, the fear it inspires us, our ability to measure it, anticipate it and provide proportionate solutions to better overcome it. The agro-food and logistics sectors have been at the forefront and their character, vital to the country's economy, brought to light.

But a new risk must not obscure those already present. Risk management appears more than ever as a strategic element, key to competitiveness which will enable a new stage in its development to be started.

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A comprehensive approach to 360 ° risk management

Publié le 21/09/2020

The CNPP, the expert in prevention and risk management, is proposing a book to ensure the post-Covid recovery in complete safety and to identify risks at 360 °. The purpose of this guide is to give directors and managers of companies, heads of poles, units, sites, etc. a few reading grids and a toolbox of solutions to tackle recovery in safety and capitalize for a more resilient future ! This guide therefore provides an overview of the risks inherent in the recovery situation, solutions for adapting crisis management under 4 headings: "The challenges of a 360 ° recovery"; “Panorama of the risks inherent in the post-Covid recovery”; “Adaptation of risk management” and “Contacts”.

Coop de France presents a collection of initiatives

Publié le 21/09/2020

For 30 years, agricultural cooperatives have played a key role in the structuring of organic sectors and have worked for the development of efficient and sustainable French organic sectors. Through their advisory role and the presence of technicians in the field, cooperatives support and guide producers while guaranteeing their outlets and planning their productions. This "Thema" developed by Coop de France sheds concrete and illustrated light on the state of play of issues, cooperative responses and results through 23 testimonials from cooperatives from all sectors and all regions. This collection of initiatives illustrates the involvement of cooperatives in organic farming with the various stakeholders.

Guide to the work permit in an ATEX zone

Publié le 21/09/2020

Poorly prepared, work carried out in workplaces where explosive atmospheres are likely to be present can lead to serious explosions and / or fires.

The objective of this guide is to inform the prescribers and professionals who carry out or have carried out this work of the dangers they present, then to support them in the process of obtaining a work permit in an ATEX zone.

Its concrete and operational implementation raises many questions: what work requires the drafting of a work permit in an ATEX zone? Who signs it? How to carry out the analysis of the risks of explosion (and fire - the two phenomena being closely linked)? How should staff be trained? What are the safety instructions that can be defined? Since the work permit in an ATEX zone must be signed by the employer (or a person authorized by the latter), legally responsible for safety in his company, the work also recalls its legal obligations, its responsibilities and the conditions of the delegation. to be able to.

5 chapters are proposed:

• explosive atmospheres,

• the work permit in an ATEX zone, the regulatory context,

• the dangers of work carried out in an ATEX zone,

• risk analysis methodology,

• preventative measures.


Publié le 09/09/2020

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Kuehne + Nagel expands its pharma hub in Belgium

Publié le 02/07/2020
Kuehne + Nagel launched its expanded pharmaceutical distribution center in Geel, Belgium, making it one of the largest in the KN PharmaChain global network. By offering standardized, reliable and compliant end-to-end logistics solutions, the new site plays a strategic role for Kuehne + Nagel customers looking for logistics solutions dedicated to the pharma and health sectors to support their growth. The new site offers multimodal temperature-controlled shipping and storage services. It is also fully GxP compliant and certified. KN PharmaChain is made up of a global network of more than 220 sites, 600,000 m2 of warehouses dedicated to the industry and a team of specially trained operators. “The extension of the Geel pharmaceutical platform is part of our strategy to offer integrated logistics solutions to our customers, at the very heart of one of the most powerful pharmaceutical clusters in Europe. Through our distribution network, we ensure that hospitals, pharmacies, doctors and patients are supplied on time and in full, "said Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux. The Geel hub is located near Brussels and Liège airports, with quick connections to the 15 other main European KN PharmaChain sites. The site covers a total surface of 22,000 m2 (with 10,000 m2 of extension) and has 2 cold rooms to meet different temperature requirements. In addition to the Geel pharmaceutical hub, Kuehne + Nagel is currently investing in a 15,000 m2 pharmaceutical facility near Brussels Airport (BruCargo), which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2020.

New regulations around load rooms

Publié le 02/07/2020

At the end of 2019, the regulations around load rooms at industrial sites changed. Industrial sites equipped with lithium-ion batteries whose charging power does not exceed 600 kW will not be subject to the order regulating the charging rooms. In comparison, a site equipped with lead-acid batteries is subject to this decree as soon as its charging power exceeds 50 kW. This change in regulations follows consultations between the Ministry of Ecology and Evolis, a union which brings together companies, located on European territory, which design, produce and market equipment for construction, infrastructure, the steel industry and handling. The union wanted to fill a legal void that affected lithium-ion batteries. In accordance with legal obligations since 2000, the charge rooms make it possible to secure industrial sites which handle lead-acid batteries. These sites must dedicate a highly secure space to charge the batteries, including fire doors, a ventilation system and an acid-tight floor, for example. Indeed, lead-acid batteries emit hydrogen and contain acid which often spills on the ground. With the evolution of these regulations, manufacturers will be able to use lithium-ion batteries without having a dedicated charging room because this technology does not present a risk linked to hydrogen or acid.

Port of Caen-Ouistreham: installation of the guidance system at the entrance to the locks is complete

Publié le 02/07/2020
In 2019, Ports de Normandie launched the first phase of the development of the Ouistreham outer port: the installation of a guidance system allowing passage through the Ouistreham locks of larger vessels (from 24 to 27 , 4 m), thus meeting the new standards of world traffic. Cost of the site: 12 M € (10 M € Ports of Normandy and 2 M € CCI Caen Normandie). Highly anticipated by the port community, this device, which aims to secure the economic future of the port, is entering its final phase with the recent installation of defense shields manufactured by the Manche Industrie Marine (MIM) company based in Dieppe.

BFM inflatable cuffs for big-bag filling

Publié le 15/05/2020

The company Chupinpack, importer and distributor for France of the BFM Fitting waterproof flexible connection sleeves, offers a new effective and clean sealing solution to be installed on all types of big-bag filling stations with chute. Indeed, filling big-bags or flexible containers without dispersing product represents a challenge for all production lines. In order to ensure efficient operations, it is therefore essential to have an inflatable cuff, which is easy to use and changes quickly. Based on its patented flexible cuff system with stainless steel tubing, BFM Fitting has developed a fully waterproof inflatable cuff to improve the filling of flexible containers with a chute, without product dispersion, and durable over time. But how does it work? The BFM sealing solution for filling the big-bag consists of an inflatable three-layer cuff, which clips easily into the BFM tubing welded to the discharge pipe. Its central part in stainless steel is encapsulated between two layers of Seeflex, resistant and flexible urethane. The BFM system is supplied with a quick coupling for the connection of a standard 8 mm pneumatic hose in order to inflate the ultra-resistant flexible outer layer. The operator places the container chute on the inflatable cuff. When the outer layer of Seeflex swells, the big-bag chute remains in the open position for the duration of filling, without risk of product leakage. When filling is complete, the outer cuff can be instantly deflated, allowing the container to be easily removed. The gains for the operator? The Seeflex material from BFM, a transparent thermoplastic urethane certified for foodstuffs, is much more resistant than the silicone-rubber of today's inflatable rings which wear out quickly. The 100% tightness of the BFM system is the most efficient on the market. In addition, thanks to the BFM attachment system, removing, cleaning and replacing the inflatable cuff is easier and faster than with traditional inflatable seals. The BFM system also provides total security for operators since there is no risk of pinching when removing the chute from the flexible container. The BFM inflatable cuff is available in the following diameters: 250 mm, 300 mm, 350 mm, 400 mm.

Michel Picandet is appointed head of Tomra Food

Publié le 15/05/2020

Michel Picandet has just been appointed head of the Tomra Food branch. He joined the company on January 1 at Tomra Food's headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. He oversees the 3 entities: Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies. “I am delighted that Michel Picandet has joined our management team. He has a real strategic vision for these activities, supported by his solid experience in the industry and services of the food industry. I am convinced that, under his leadership, we will continue to grow based on our values, technological leadership, food security, digital transformation in favor of a more circular economy. Michel and his team will seek to maximize the value delivered to customers with our machines to make Tomra Food their essential long-term partner, factor of competitiveness and profitability, "said Stefan Ranstrand, CEO of Tomra. "I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead a visionary company such as Tomra Food, which is at the forefront of sustainable development. It is a company that has constantly sought to innovate to reduce food waste and optimize the use of resources. I look forward to working with our customers to improve their value chain, to strengthen their position in a more sustainable economy, "said Michel Picandet. Michel Picandet brings solid experience, rich in plural responsibilities exercised all over the world. Before joining Tomra, Michel Picandet had a career at Tetra Pak, where he returned in 2013. Previously, he was responsible for the Life Cycle division at Sidel, operating on 3 continents - America, Asia, Europe - for more than 20 years. He began his career in engineering and quality control at Rhône-Poulenc Animal Nutrition. Michel Picandet is of French nationality; he graduated from Clermont-Ferrand University and obtained a master's degree in management from ESCP (École supérieure de commerce de Paris).

New line for frozen fruits and vegetables at Agram S.A.

Publié le 15/05/2020

The Polish company Agram SA has just acquired from the manufacturer Ishida a new packaging line including a high-end associative weigher from the RV series as well as a DACS-G checkweigher. This company, created in 1974, processes around 25,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables, 90% of which comes from eastern Poland, the most fertile region in the country. The distribution channels for frozen finished products concern Polish, European, American, Canadian, Japanese, Chinese, Chinese, Israeli and Russian manufacturers, retailers and the catering sector. The process was devoted to the processing of a mixture of frozen red fruits. Thanks to the association’s advanced software, the dose is calculated using 3 weight combinations, which it checks twice, then chooses from the 3 weighings closest to the target weight. This is one of the unique features on the associative weighing market that allows the company to claim the unrivaled precision of its machines. The association is also equipped with the patented AFV (Anti Floor Vibration) technology whose role is to stabilize the output signal of each weighing head against environmental vibrations to maintain both speed and precision. The DACS-G checkweigher checks all the packaging so that it complies with the legislation in force and avoids overdosing, thus accelerating a good return on investment. The association weighing association / checkweigher operates at a rate of 30 to 50 products per minute for all of the products developed by Agram SA. These rates could be much higher if they were not limited by the speed of the packaging machine. Before the new equipment was put into service, the line sometimes operated 24 hours a day. Now, for equal production, from 4 to 8 p.m. is enough, thus freeing up valuable production capacity, while offering the possibility of redeploying employees to the next order.

As Bogusław Demianiec, President of Agram explains: “When choosing our machines, we take into account their quality and technical capabilities, and Ishida meets these requirements. The Ishida associative weigher guarantees reliable operation and practically no unplanned downtime, as well as preventive service and maintenance. "The president added:" Having already bought Ishida brand equipment about 8 years ago, we we decided to continue with this manufacturer in order to continue to offer only reliable products to our customers. "

Raphaël Simoneau, new CEO of Sautelma-Rotolok

Publié le 24/02/2020

Raphaël Simoneau has been appointed managing director of Sautelma-Rotolok, manufacturer of weighing, dosing, checkweighing and bulk handling components for 65 years. He was also appointed managing director of Rotolok France, a French subsidiary of manufacturer of locks and switches, Rotolok. He succeeds Svedoan Zekir, who has held the position for 30 years, and who has established his development. This appointment marks the will to continue the international and local French development of the Rotolok group, manufacturer of components intended for bulk. The Sautelma company was created in February 1964 in Aix-en-Provence. In the first two decades of its existence, the company developed exclusively in heavy industry (cement, coking, steelworks, foundry), mining activities and fertilizer chemistry. It carried out the vast majority of its activity in France. To anticipate the gradual decline of these industries in France, and to preserve its future, the company has resolutely turned to export and emerging countries. Today, it generates 60% of its turnover there.

It has also diversified a lot. Its equipment is now used in a wide variety of sectors, including food, plastics, petrochemicals, the environment, water treatment and packaging. After its acquisition in 1995 by the Rotolok group, Sautelma became Sautelma-Rotolok. Thanks to the significant synergies developed within her group, she has gained access to new technologies, and now masters new trades, in particular in the handling of bulk through rotary locks or airlocks and switches. Rotolok France was created in 2006 to become the French subsidiary of the Rotolok group. With 20 years of experience in the field of powder and granule transfer, Raphaël Simoneau has developed his expertise in powders in all industrial sectors: food, chemistry, pharmacy, mineral. A graduate of Ensmic Paris, he began his career in 1998 at Tripette & Renaud where he was in charge of the marketing of components: locks, switches, centrifugal and vibrating screens, Archimedes screws, blowers ... Through an increased presence and the development of innovative solutions, the new director wishes to strengthen ties with French and foreign integrators and users.

Denios France celebrates 25 years

Publié le 24/02/2020

Founded in November 1994, the company continues to innovate and has for many years confirmed its position as leader on the French market in the field of storage of dangerous products, in particular through its production of storage containers and bungalows adapted to needs the most varied of its customers. With more than 10,000 products on the web and in the main catalog, Denios offers a wide choice to its customers from all sectors of activity. A French subsidiary of the German group of the same name, Denios France has quickly established itself as a specialist in the storage and handling of dangerous products, occupational safety, risk prevention and environmental protection.

By setting up its production plant in Normandy in 1994, Denios moved closer to its French customers and thus offers storage solutions entirely made in France. Today, Denios France brings together more than 10,000 products in its main catalog and on its online store: retention tanks, anti-pollution absorbents, safety cabinets, drums and tanks ... Denios' product offerings are plentiful, allowing the company to always offer the best solutions to meet the needs of its customers. At the start of 2019, Denios France obtained EN1090 certification for all storage containers and bungalows manufactured in Normandy. A good way to start the year!

The storage solutions are thus certified on welds and paint and therefore promise superior quality. Thanks to this certification, Denios is the first container manufacturer in France to meet the EN 1090 standard. The project and challenge of 2019: the redevelopment and modernization of production. The production workshop at the Denios site in Nassandres started getting a facelift in April: roof, floors, walls, heating, lighting, etc. The goal is to respond to the "5S" method: remove the unnecessary, locate things, sparkle, standardize, follow and progress. An approach that creates an orderly, functional, efficient and pleasant working environment. To finish 2019 off in style, and to start 2020 with optimal equipment, a BySprint Fiber 4020 fiber optic laser cutter was installed in November. It will be fully operational by the end of the year and will automate and optimize the processes during the manufacturing of storage containers and bungalows. A great birthday present for the 25th anniversary of the company!

Publié le 24/02/2020

4 French sites were rewarded during the official award ceremony of the European Sustainable Development Trophies held in late November in Brussels.

The Armailler quarry, operated by Agulats Vicat, in Drôme, is a winner in the "Communication" category. This site was able to seduce the European jury with the originality of its approach, which reveals a new approach to promoting an extraction site in favor of a natural and cultural heritage.

The European jury also wished to award a special mention, its “favorites”, for 3 other French sites. The following were distinguished: the Grand-Champs quarry (Morbihan), operated by CMGO Bretagne Sud, the Auriol quarry (Bouches-du-Rhône), operated by Cemex Granulats Rhône-Méditerranée and the Buzet-sur-Tarn site (Haute-Garonne), property of Cemex Granulats Sud-Ouest.

Coop de France: Florence Pradier appointed DG

Publié le 14/01/2020

Florence Pradier, from a family of winegrowers, graduated from Agro ParisTech and holder of a master's degree in food science, has recognized experience in the agricultural and food sector. For more than 20 years, it has brought its expertise and know-how in the creation of collective value and the development of companies' competitiveness, with the permanent desire to put consumer confidence in their food at the heart of the systems. Florence has worked throughout her career to support the transformation of food businesses in ecosystems with high sustainable and societal challenges. Since 2008, she has been Executive Director of Alliance 7, the federation of grocery products and specialized nutrition, where she leads the collective strategies of 9 professions in France and in Europe. She previously structured and directed the GIE housing the process of production of “controlled reasoned culture” cereals with agricultural cooperatives. She was also responsible for the development of product certifications (Red Label, organic, CCP) and audit manager (ISO and Products) for 5 years in the Bureau Veritas group. Florence will be able to draw on her solid expertise in the field of change management and project management to work on one of the major challenges of agricultural cooperatives: support for the various transitions. "The arrival of Florence Pradier and the advantages of her profile will enable Coop de France to continue its mission of supporting the agroecological and economic transitions of agricultural cooperatives while consolidating the upstream-downstream link", specifies Dominique Chargé, president of Coop de France.

"We have to take up the challenges of sustainable production that meets market expectations and the competitiveness of the French agricultural sector, especially on the European scene. We must also give more visibility to the cooperative model which provides lasting solutions to the challenges of transformation of the agrifood sectors, while continuing the structuring of our network which should allow us to better respond to these ambitions. "

Signature of a single national collective agreement for the entire professional branch of the cement industry

Publié le 14/01/2020

It was unanimously that the social partners representative of the cement industry signed, in October 2019, the new unified national collective agreement of the professional branch (SFIC, FNCB CFDT, CGE-CGC BTP SICMA, FNSCBA CGT, FG FO Construction). This signature is the result of an employer and union will to maintain the conventional identity of the cement industry branch and the result of intense joint work of more than 1 year to reach this new collective agreement. In accordance with the consolidation method agreement of April 12, 2018 and the merger agreement of June 5, 2018, the three national collective agreements for the cement industry branch (workers, ETDAM, engineers and managers) and their agreements thematic collective agreements have been grouped into a single national collective agreement (CCN). This regrouping is part of the legislative process of restructuring of the branches started since 2014 and reinforced by the last social reforms (law of August 8, 2016, ordinances of September 22, 2017 and law of September 5, 2018).

Creation of the association

Publié le 14/01/2020
Transport and logistics players come together around a common objective: to enhance the image of road transport in the eyes of the French to facilitate recruitment thanks to a national communication campaign carried by a whole profession. 350 companies involved in the transport of goods and people on the initiative of the initiative have already joined the association "The world of transport together". All actors in the profession are invited to join them within the association to allow the financing of operations via a participatory system.

Technological Meetings on Protection against Dust Explosion in Industrial Processes

Publié le 18/11/2019
The 3rd Technological Meeting on the Protection against Dust Explosion in Industrial Processes will be held in Tours on 20 and 21 November 2019. Organized by IMT in partnership with IEP Technologies of the Hoerbiger Safety Solutions Group and with the participation, among others, of Tüv Süd Ineris, Delta Neu, Roquette, Herding, etc., these meetings offer a rich program with expert lectures on topics such as: the ATEX and ICPE directives; dust collection and protection against explosions; how to reconcile productivity and security? Feedback and group case study animations will also be offered. More information on:

New rail traffic from the port of Sète

Publié le 18/11/2019

On Monday, September 16th, a new rail freight traffic started at the port of Sète after a summer devoted to testing. Clinker containers (a cement component) arriving by boat are transported by the Régiorail railway company to the Aliénor Ciments factory in Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne). This new service is good news for the environment: at the rate of 1 to 2 trains of 52 containers per week, this represents several thousand trucks that will not borrow the roads each year.

New high precision volumetric doser Gericke

Publié le 18/11/2019

Gericke has recently developed a high-precision volumetric feeder: the Feedos S. Precision dosing systems for bulk products must be fed precisely and consistently.

For reasons of economy, the availability of appliances throughout their life cycle is crucial. The shutdown and maintenance phases, malfunctions and high cleaning costs reduce the manufacturing time and thus increase production costs. The range of products and solutions provided by Gericke, which accompanies its customers throughout their projects, respond to these constraints.

The fields of application and the properties of the Feedos S doser are numerous:

  • versatile use thanks to the optimized design of all components for a constant product flow,
  • designed for easy-flow, medium to hard bulk products,
  • completely redesigned, the trough favors the flow of the product towards the dosing tool, the device can be disassembled very easily;
  • all parts of the dispenser are light and easy to handle, unlike most devices available on the market,
  • the dosing pad and the trough can be extracted for cleaning operations,
  • the Feedos S dispenser works both in volumetric and weight versions, thanks to different types and lengths of screws, there are many applications.

In summary, this new dispenser provides a clear improvement for cleaning and maintenance while maintaining its versatility of dosage. This allows it to be particularly suitable for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry whose requirements in terms of reliability in metering accuracy, hygiene and ease of maintenance are very strict.


Publié le 24/09/2019

At Vrac Tech Expo in Le Mans from 1 to 3 October 2019, EMCO WHEATON joins forces with TRIAX to present a complete safe loading solution. Thus, on the outdoor stand, visitors can discover a folding bridge with its access island, which will be for the first time as part of a lounge, equipped with a loading arm.

TRIAX and EMCO WHEATON are waiting for you in hall D stand J 1 and on the stand!

The company Gillouaye SAS signs two inaugurations in May 2019

Publié le 06/09/2019

Indeed, the inauguration of the largest seed station in Europe on behalf of Exelience (grouping of Uneal, Natup, Noriap and Invivo cooperatives for the main ones) took place on the Avesnes-lès- Bapaume (Pas-de-Calais), on Wednesday, May 15th. More than 500 guests, including a large number of cooperative presidents, and general managers, were able to visit "this extraordinary facility that can be considered historic for Gillouaye SAS, which is carrying out its largest project here with 108 bushels of 110 t and 250 t, and an impressive floor area. An exceptional opportunity for the company, to put forward its know-how and its professionalism in the service of its customers and for the past 53 years. The other significant event was the inauguration on Friday, May 24, of the latest addition to the Cavac cooperative: a 38,000 t silo on the Aizenay site (Vendée) delivered in July 2018. After the Fougeré silo (Vendée ) delivered in July 2016, Gillouaye SAS continues its collaboration with the cooperative by installing 8 cells of 3,375 t, 2 cells of 2,050 t, 2 cells of 1,365 t plus 8 GH cells with a unit capacity of 500 t Gillouaye SAS, will also deliver, in the coming days, a 15,000 t silo on behalf of agricultural cooperative Saboc on the Luigny site (Eure-et-Loir). Anxious to guarantee a quality service, Gillouaye SAS invests constantly in the production tool and in the men to remain efficient and responsive to the different requests of the customers.

Kuehne + Nagel launches KN Pledge, the first online solution for marine shipments with a time guarantee

Publié le 06/09/2019

With the brand new FCL solution called KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is one of the first logistics service providers to offer an online solution for complete container shipments guaranteeing a delivery time, a 100% repayment commitment. delay, extension of liability, real-time quotation and carbon neutrality, all integrated into a single service offer. Even in today's ocean freight market, delays can occur for many reasons: congestions, adverse weather conditions or delays in transhipments continue to be a regular cause of supply chain disruptions. With KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel guarantees more serenity throughout the customer's supply chain with guaranteed delivery times that cover all combinations, from port to port to door-to-door. In the event that delays are unavoidable, customers who booked through KN Pledge will not pay the transport costs. The product also promises an extension of liability covering a wide range of causes or damages with a maximum of $ 100,000 per container. Cases covered include, but are not limited to, fires and explosions, force majeure, acts of war and strikes. In addition, with KN Pledge, companies have an active role in their environmental impact. Kuehne + Nagel responds to the global ecological challenge by conducting 4 environmental projects by offsetting the carbon footprint of its customers' goods transport. Kuehne + Nagel covers more than 63,000 port connections, with more than 750 weekly services and a multitude of connections. 7,500 Kuehne + Nagel specialists provide reliable expertise to their customers. For this, Kuehne + Nagel relies on the latest digital technologies, big data and real-time ship data provided by Sea Explorer. With KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel customers can now easily make automated quotations, book their FCL shipments and track them online.

The Synad celebrates its 50th anniversary and offers itself a new logo

Publié le 06/09/2019

The Synad (National Union of admixtures for concrete and mortars) has just celebrated its 50 years and unveils for the occasion a new logo, more graphic, modern and structured. Identity-blue and reassuring, this revised visual identity is based on a clean design, without baseline, easily identifiable by professionals. Innovation, environment, service and education are the values ​​conveyed by this logo. Virtues that have been part of the very foundations of Synad for 50 years now. But beyond that, the union intends to recall its fundamentals and its commitments. For half a century, he has been acting for the beneficial development of admixtures, release agents and curing products, while acting as an interface between market players.

Secure and validated storage solutions

Publié le 16/07/2019

In France, manufacturers of steel structures must meet the EN 1090 standard. In 2019, the company Denios France obtained this certification.

All containers and storage bungalows as well as ovens manufactured in Normandy are validated according to the EN 1090 standard.

Denios products, combined with construction products, are therefore subject to the EU Regulation No. 305/2011 on construction products (CPR). ). Depending on the type of product, a harmonized standard can be used to describe what is needed to meet the requirements of the CPM. For metal structures, the harmonized standard is EN 1090-1 - Execution of steel and aluminum structures. Compliance with EN 1090-1 allows the manufacturer of steel or aluminum structural members to affix the CE marking and to issue a declaration of performance. Denios containers are certified on welds and paint and therefore promise superior quality.

Denios is thus the first and only container manufacturer in France to meet the EN 1090 standard. The certification has improved the quality of the products, including resistance to corrosion for more than 5 years and excellent resistance to weather and natural disasters (earthquakes, fires ...).

The certification, given by the independent accredited body TÜV, guarantees that Denios qualified the know-how of its personnel, but also that the equipment and the techniques necessary for the fabrications are mastered.

Signature of two agreements for the development of freight and fluvial logistics in Île-de-France

Publié le 16/07/2019

Stéphane Beaudet, Vice President, Transport and Sustainable Mobility, and Thierry Guimbaud, General Manager of Voies Navigables de France, have signed two agreements in favor of the Region's financial support for the Modal Transfer Assistance Plan (PARM) and the Modernization and Innovation Assistance Plan (PAMI) for projects located in the region. Manager of the French river network, Voies navigables de France (VNF) aims to develop river transport by stimulating transport demand from shippers, and by encouraging river transport operators to modernize their units. Thus, VNF renewed its national aid schemes for the period 2018-2022 for a total amount of € 29 million (excluding co-financing from the Regions): the Modal Transfer Assistance Plan (PARM) intended to support shippers wishing to resort to the river and the Modernization and Innovation Assistance Plan (PAMI) to help the fleet adapt to environmental and regulatory requirements. The PARM and the PAMI have been validated by the European Commission.


On March 15, 2018, the Île-de-France Region adopted its "Regional Strategy for Freight and Logistics". With € 50 million over 3 years, this action plan for controlled, efficient and innovative logistics fully integrates river transport. Located at the crossroads of trade in goods flows, densely irrigated by waterways, the Île-de-France is an important consumer base for the growing needs of freight transport. The strategy deployed by the Region reflects its ambition to reconcile economic attractiveness and environmental excellence, and allows the regions to support a more virtuous and responsible logistics. The regional contribution will be € 1 million for PARM and € 1.5 million for PAMI.


This assistance from the Region will enable VNF to handle a larger number of files on the IDF region, and thus to participate in a better integration of the river mode in the logistic chains. River transport has many economic and ecological advantages for the Paris region's logistics industry: significant capacity reserves, a high growth and innovation potential, safe and reliable transport, respectful of deadlines, and a reduction of nuisances for agglomerations. .

William de Warren, new president of the SNBPE ​​College of the Pays de la Loire region

Publié le 16/07/2019

William de Warren has just been elected president of the SNBPE ​​college in the Pays de la Loire region. He succeeds Pascal Barylo whose mandate had come to an end. With a degree from the Paris Graduate School of Management, William de Warren has several years of experience in the Italecementi group at Ciments Calcia and Unibéton. In the latter, after marketing responsibilities, he became commercial director, before taking, on July 1, 2018, management of Unibéton West Pays de la Loire. During his tenure as president of the college, William de Warren intends to continue the commitments made by his predecessor, especially those related to safety on construction sites, such as the non-handling of skips by drivers of truck-routers . He will also promote the profession, its know-how and its technicality by implementing regional actions highlighting the environmental performance of ready-mixed concrete (BPE) and its relevance to meet the challenges. future construction, such as the generalization of low-carbon buildings. It should be remembered that, out of the five Pays de la Loire departments, the BPE activity represents 140 production units.

FM Logistic opens in Romania a logistics platform dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector

Publié le 14/05/2019

Logistics and transport company FM Logistic has opened a controlled temperature warehouse near Bucharest (Romania) dedicated to the pharmaceutical sector.

This new logistics platform was the subject of an investment of € 20 million. It is intended to meet the growing demand of health sector companies in Romania.           

The warehouse, located in Dragomiresti, offers 10,000 m2 of space for the storage and distribution of heat-sensitive products such as vaccines, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Its operation has been certified in accordance with Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and Good Storage Practices (GSP) for pharmaceutical products. Storage is provided in three temperature ranges: 25 to 15 ° C, 2 to 8 ° C and -15 to 25 ° C. FM Logistic's customers in Romania include pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi and Zentiva. The company now operates five sites in Romania, including three logistic platforms in Timisoara, Bucharest and Dâmbovita, and two transport sites in Cluj and Bacau. The company employs 750 people in the country and offers logistics services such as warehousing, handling, secondary packaging and international transport.

Technical specifications :

  • 10,000 m2 of temperature-controlled storage space storage capacity
  • 14,500 pallets site certified in accordance with good storage practices (GSP) and distribution (GDP) of pharmaceutical products
  • three temperature storage: 25 to 15 ° C, 2 to - 8 ° C, - 15 to - 25 ° C
  • additional space of 1,150 m2 dedicated to co-packing activities

A standard governing the use of road fluxes

Publié le 14/05/2019

A road flux is a product intended to prevent the formation of ice and / or to ensure the melting of ice or snow. It can be spread as is, diluted, dissolved or mixed and be in solid or liquid form. There is currently a wide variety of road fluxes, composition and physico-chemical properties vary depending on the nature and origin of the product. In France, the normative framework for road melters is based on standard NF EN 16811 entitled "Winter maintenance equipment-road melters" *. It is broken down into three parts: Sodium Chloride-Requirements and Test Methods; Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride-Requirements and Test Methods; and other solid and liquid deicing agents-Requirements and test methods. This standard defines for sodium chloride: the chemical requirements (NaCl and sulphate levels), the water content (moisture content), the granulometry, the general requirements (anti-caking content, pH, heavy metals), the information mandatory on the packaging. It includes "product description sheets" replacing the "technical sheets". For the answer to a call for tenders, these must date from 12 months maximum before the date of the offer.

Jean-Philippe Lemesle, elected president of the granulat college of Unicem Hauts-de-France

Publié le 14/05/2019

The board of directors of the college granulat of Unicem Hauts-de-France has appointed Jean-Philippe Lemesle president of the union. He succeeds Dominique Hucher. A graduate of EM Normandy, Jean-Philippe Lemesle joined in 2014 the century-old company Lhotellier, expert in the development of the living environment. He is then site director. In 2016, he became materials director for the group. In July 2018, he became head of the Industries division and also served as vice-president of the group. "This mandate is part of the very DNA of Lhotellier: with the UNPG, we share the same desire to serve the territories. Capturing local potential and accompanying it are the foundations of our mission, "says Jean-Philippe Lemesle. look like a new website !

Publié le 06/03/2019

Completely redesigned and revamped, the reference platform of the cement industry started the New Year with new features and enriched content for a wider audience. Launched by the professional organizations of the cement industry, since 2004 has been a reference information platform dedicated to the knowledge of cement and its various applications, in particular concrete. The new interface is part of a sober and uncluttered graphic line that gives pride to large format visuals. Adapted to mobile, mobile or tablet consultation, the new platform offers renewed, expanded and enhanced content. It brings together the institutional and technical information of the sector and makes them easily accessible, whether you are an engineer, technician, craftsman, architect, student, teacher, journalist or public decision-maker.

Boge: Guarding cereals against pests by getting ride of oxygen from silos with BlueProtect

Publié le 06/03/2019

Better protect grain stored in the silos against pests, this is what Boge offers with BlueProtect.

This solution consists in injecting into the grain silos a gaseous mixture of almost pure nitrogen with a maximum of 1% of residual oxygen. Nitrogen then takes the place of oxygen and thus deprives the pests and oxygen-dependent fungi of their livelihoods.

At the same time, the amount of breathing losses is decreasing, as is the risk of smoldering fire. For its BlueProtect solution, Boge uses nitrogen from the ambient air. Near the silo, a compressor generates compressed air. This air passes through a dryer and a combined filter to a membrane filter that separates the nitrogen (N2) from the oxygen (O2) before conducting it into the silo. BlueProtect is therefore an effective pest control method for all sectors where the use of chemical agents is not allowed or desired, for example in organic farming or in the breweries.

Boge has all the components of the plant in a single container so that BlueProtect can be used flexibly in space, with no special prior knowledge and different types of silos. In order to determine nitrogen requirements in advance, the supplier analyzes the initial situation with the manufacturer. The presence of a sufficiently dense silo is a basic prerequisite. To test the solution, Boge provides a rental container on demand to clearly determine the tightness of the silo after a few days.

Rouen : SENALIA takes delivery of three new crossbars

Publié le 06/03/2019

Built in Germany, 3 new high-performance loading gantry cranes have been received by Senalia at its Grand-Couronne terminal, which confirms its status as the 1st grain terminal of the Grand Port maritime of Rouen.

Built in 1971, the Grand-Couronne grain terminal has processed more than 70 Mt of grain since its creation. But taking advantage of the deepening program of the channel of the Seine which is coming to an end, the Senalia cooperative group, main loader of the port, and the Grand Port maritime of Rouen (GPMR) wanted to consolidate it in its ranking of the most powerful terminal of the sector.

The GPMR first invested € 9 million in strengthening the docking front and docks, building a structure to accommodate new tools and deepening the soil. The new berth will accommodate bulk carriers up to 260 m long and 46 m wide, with drafts up to 12 m. "This will load Panamax or Overpanamax up to 60,000 t and avoid the second loading sites," said Manuel Gaborieau, trade commissioner for the grain and agro-industries Haropa-Port of Rouen.

For the Senalia cooperative group, the addition for the modernization of the Grand-Couronne site amounted to approximately € 11.5 million. With safety work, the replacement of automated systems and conveyor systems of grain from the chains to the conveyor belts, the installation of dust collection systems and especially the construction of the 3 new new generation gantries.

Built by the German company Neuero, one of the world's leading specialists, they were transported from Rostock to Rouen aboard the Palmerton, a heavy-lift unit of the Dutch company Combi-Lift. With a unit weight of 250 t, they were unloaded and mounted on rail using two Liebherr cranes with a unit capacity of 250 t. The very complex operation was scheduled for December 17, 2018, over two or three days.

"They are capable of loading 1,000 t / h each, like their predecessors. But they offer the advantage of rail travel over a length of 340 m and are equipped with an anti-dust system called "by accumulation" "says Matthieu Calais, technical director at Senalia.

Liquides Magazine : The comeback !

Publié le 07/02/2019

After 4 years of absence, it's time for the little brother of Infovrac to make its come back !


It is therefore with great pleasure that the RPI team announces the return of Liquides Magazine.


At first, it's a unique edition that will be published in June 2019 in order to offer you the best content and reconnect.

For more comfort, your interlocutors will remain the same as on Infovrac, Aude Moutarlier for the editorial aspect and Stéphanie for advertising.


You will find 6 sections: Liquid news (for a concentrate of news), handling, processing, storage, transport and equipment.


For more information, do not hesitate to contact Stéphanie on 01 60 94 22 26 or

XPO Logistics expands collaboration with Toyota Material Handling France

Publié le 22/01/2019

XPO Logistics, one of the world's leading suppliers of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a new contract that extends the company's management of its transport operations in France for Toyota Material Handling, a global specialist in handling equipment and automated solutions.  XPO has, in fact, developed a customized solution for Toyota Material Handling France, giving it global visibility on all transport operations, tracking and management of returns thanks to innovative technology. XPO's technology specialists have designed a mobile application specifically for Toyota, with full network integration and quality control features. This contract is an extension of the current partnership between the two companies, under which XPO manages the loading and unloading on the Toyota sites of Bussy-Saint-Georges, in Île-de-France, Dagneux, Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes, and Nantes, as well as delivery to customers throughout the country. "With XPO, we found the right logistics partner to carry out our operations and support our growth. We are impressed by XPO's commitment to systematically look for ways to improve efficiency, traceability and competitiveness, "explained Éric Loustau, Supply Chain Director for Toyota Material Handling France. "We are proud to help Toyota Material Handling expand its service portfolio in France, including its new short-term rental service. Our team is excited to take on these new responsibilities, while ensuring a smooth delivery, "added Luis Gomez, Transport General Manager of XPO Logistics Europe.

Chryso acquires Euromodal

Publié le 22/01/2019

Chryso, one of the world's leading specialists in building materials chemistry, and provider of innovative value-added solutions for the construction industry, has announced the acquisition of Euromodal. A Portuguese family company created in 1986, Euromodal manufactures a wide range of chemical products for construction in its new automated factory located near Porto. Its range of services includes technical support, product formulation and field support. Present in Portugal since 1993, Chryso has supported major infrastructure projects in the country. The company relies on a portfolio of clients including cement manufacturers, concrete producers (ready-mix concrete and prefabrication) and construction companies. "We are delighted to join Euromodal in the group and to work with new talents that will contribute to the development of Chryso. The combination of our activities in Portugal will strengthen our product mix and our presence as a market leader. Local production, a state-of-the-art laboratory and a powerful technical service will serve our customers well. Following the recent acquisitions in Italy and Ireland, this transaction demonstrates our desire to strengthen our positions in countries where customers perceive a real benefit in the use of value-added solutions and the development of differentiating offers, "said Thierry Bernard, president of the Chryso Group, commenting on this acquisition. "We are convinced of the great potential represented by our integration into the Chryso Group, which will enable us to offer our clients a high level of support on their most complex projects", added Francisco Araujo, CEO of Euromodal, who becomes general manager of Chryso in Portugal. Chryso did not wish to communicate on the amount of the transaction.

Bruno Pillon, appointed president of the Cimbéton office

Publié le 22/01/2019

Bruno Pillon, sales and marketing director of Ciments Calcia (HeidelbergCement France group), has been appointed president of the Cimbéton office. He succeeds Grégoire Douillet, commercial director of the Vicat group. In this role, his mission is to define the strategy of the information center on cement and its applications.  

After obtaining a degree in engineering from the State School of Public Works and a DESS in foreign trade, from the University Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 1988, he started his career as a real estate manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is rapidly moving towards the international construction sector by integrating the general company Glauser International in which he remains nearly 10 years. In early 2001, he created and managed BravoSolution France, a consulting and technology company in supply management. In 2013, he joined the HeidelbergCement France group within Ciments Calcia as Purchasing and Logistics Director, before being appointed, in March 2016, Sales and Marketing Director of Ciments Calcia. In the continuity of his predecessor, Bruno Pillon shares his ambition to "share, know and recognize all the qualities of concrete" to a wide audience, because "beyond the technical and architectural feats unparalleled of this material, concrete is , par excellence, the first material contributing to the improvement of our living environment and to green growth ". Also, in an environmental approach, one of the priorities of the new president is to support professionals in using appropriate solutions to build the city of tomorrow, sustainable and responsible: "Deeply rooted in our territories, concrete allows both to combat the effects of climate change, to save resources and to support the densification of cities while preserving biodiversity. "

Ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris: Haropa is on course

Publié le 14/11/2018

Haropa (ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris) is doing well. The first half of the year is marked by excellent results in sectors with very high stakes. Cumulative seaborne container traffic has set a historic record on Haropa's hinterland (its area of ​​influence and economic attraction), with a total of more than 1 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent containers), That is + 1.1% compared to the first half of 2017. This increase is reflected in the growth of maritime container traffic by 12.6% in TEU. The hinterland traffic is the best at the end of June for 5 years. As for the market share of Haropa on the export of wheat and barley produced in France (2017-2018 season), it reached a record level of 50%, with a traffic growth of 75% compared to the previous campaign, generating a 22.5% increase in river traffic in cereals in Île-de-France. All cereals combined, the terminals of the port of Rouen operated 7 Mt during the 2017-2018 campaign, an increase of 75% compared to last year. This figure confirms the competitiveness of the port of Rouen (the leading European grain port), which accounts for nearly 50% of French wheat and barley exports. The new 2018-2019 campaign should confirm this good positioning in terms of market shares. The river traffic of cereals in Île-de-France is growing by 22.5%, mainly in connection with the supply of the port of Rouen. Another notable fact for Haropa: maritime traffic of aggregates, sands and gravel, is increasing dramatically from 55% to 900 000 t: it is driven by the restart of construction in the Paris region and Normandy. In this same sector, river traffic recovered significantly from April to 7.5 Mt, after a start of the year strongly affected by the flood (-2% at the end of June against -16% at the end of March) .

In France, wheat prices rise

Publié le 14/11/2018

The good news of the new season for grain farmers? The rise of wheat prices which gained 30% between the end of June and the end of August, with levels never reached since April 2014. "No one had envisaged such a rise," said the president of the Association General Producer, Philippe Pinta. "We have been waiting for this for 6 years". At stake, disappointing crops in Germany and Poland, but also in Ukraine or Russia, the two giants of the Black Sea. "For some farmers, price increases are a boon. But for others, the price effect will not offset the volume effect, "warns Eric Thirouin, the deputy secretary general of the FNSEA. In France, the harvest would reach 35 Mt this year, against 36.6 Mt last year and an initial estimate, before the heat wave of this summer, 38 Mt. Fortunately, for grain, quality will be at the rendezvous with a protein level and a specific weight beyond expectations. It will still be necessary to sell it: for the first time in 2017, French wheat has sold more in the European Union than in third countries. The catastrophic harvest of 2016 (28.6 Mt) has deterred many buyers from traditional markets in the southern Mediterranean, at a time when Russia was putting the turbo, both in quantity and quality. Two years after one of the worst harvests in history, French grain farmers have not reached the end of the tunnel yet.

Eureacoop equips itself with a new silo

Publié le 14/11/2018

The Eureacoop cooperative has just ordered from the I.C.C. project management office, a new 11,000t sheet pile silo on a flat bottom with ventilated return. The assembly of this silo began at the beginning of July 2018 in Savigneux (Loire). It will consist of 14 cells of 20 m height, a 30 m working tower, 3 bushels of loading and 2 receiving pits. Calculation, manufacture and assembly of the silo were entrusted to the company Silos Camail who also ensured the sizing and supply of the ventilation drain. The handling and the dust collection system are provided by the company Stolz, and the civil engineering package, by Eiffage Construction. Commissioning is scheduled for December 2018.

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Publié le 06/11/2018

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This is an opportunity to reflect on your 2019 media plan and highlight your company in the leading magazine on the bulk sector.


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Publié le 18/09/2018

New for the web addict, the Infovrac team launches its newsletter!


6 newsletters for the year associated with each issue and which will be sent to our entire mailing file (nearly 8000 email addresses). Find the different sections of the month's issue, the show agenda and focus on the news. An advertising insert is also available for companies wishing to bet on digital.


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Richard Girardot, new president of Ania

Publié le 17/09/2018

The succession at the head of Ania should mark a change of presidency on both the form and the substance; but the building sites of the association remain the same. Succeeding Jean-Philippe Girard, who has held two terms, Richard Girardot was elected president of the National Association of Food Industries. This pure Nestlé product marks the return of the big groups at the head of the association after several years when it was led by an SME manager, Eurogerm, in this case. In addition to this difference in entrepreneurial culture, this succession should be marked by a significant change in form. Often with a rougher approach than his predecessor, the new president had already signaled himself by very clear positions vis-à-vis large retailers, not hesitating to take part Michel-Edward Leclerc, probably with the approval of its Swiss parent company.


Celebrating 50 years in a few days, Ania still faces the same challenges: combating the growing suspicion of public opinion and media towards agri-food industries, restoring the margins of its companies by rebalancing relations improve the dynamism of SMEs, restore the attractiveness of the sector's trades or, again, boost exports that are insufficiently conquering.


There is no doubt that Richard Girardot will not be long in specifying his lines of action and surround himself with a team of members to try to meet these challenges. Note that Ania has just renewed its strategic partnership with AG2R La Mondiale, sign another one with Mérieux Nutrisciences on the analysis of emerging food risks and health crisis management tools and to announce - in concert with Coop de France, FCD, Feef and Greenflex - strengthening the functionality of the Valorise self-assessment platform to simplify CSR exchanges between suppliers and distributors.

What effects would a rise in French agricultural prices of 10%?

Publié le 17/09/2018

Of the 320 pages of report submitted to Parliament on 19 June, the Observatory of Pricing and Food Margins devoted 319 pages to the analysis of the situation in 2016 and 2017. A single page is risk to the prospective but it is worthy of interest. Because, at the request of the steering committee of the Observatory, it simulates the effect of a 10% increase in domestic agricultural prices on household food expenditure.

At a time when the law for the balance of commercial relations in the agricultural and food sector plans to give farmers the power to set their selling prices, this projection brings objective information to the debate. Even if the Observatory wishes to emphasize that this figure of 10% was chosen arbitrarily. Thus, if domestic farm prices increased by 10%, this would mechanically result in a 4.4% increase in the purchase expenditure on domestic food products. Prices for agri-food and beverage products would be up 3.6%. "What result in 2.7% increase in total food expenditure (including food and imported foods), and + 0.5% on total household spending, knowing that food accounts for 20% of household spending" , says the Observatory. This projection does not take into account the effect of the price increase on the volume of demand, but only the mechanical transmissions of this rise along the chain. "To achieve this, we simulate the rise in product prices of each industry that keeps its value added at the initial level. And we consider, moreover, that the rates of taxes and margins of trade and transport remain constant ", comment the editors. Another possible simulation: if the levels of taxes and margins remained constant, and no longer the rates, then the effect on prices would be further amortized: it would be close to + 2%, compared to + 2.7% in the previous scenario with a + 0.4% increase in total household spending.

Even as the raising of the resale threshold at a loss of 10% is already fearing a rise in prices and cry wolf consumer associations and the sign E. Leclerc, ball in the lead, such inflation would necessarily debate. Especially since it would be mechanically accompanied by an increase of at least 3% in the tariffs of agri-food manufacturers, without any other effect, moreover.


This scenario imagined by the Observatory is obviously totally hypothetical, but it at least has the merit of projecting all actors and observers of the food market in a scenario of improving the living conditions of upstream French producers and farmers.

INFOVRAC Press Partner of VRAC TECH EXPO 2018

Publié le 01/03/2018

After two successful editions in Le Mans (2016 and 2017), the VRACTECH BULKTECH trade show evolves towards an alternation in Mâcon, in order to facilitate the arrival of national visitors: 25 minutes from Lyon by TGV or 1 hour by car, at 1h40 from Paris by TGV and very accessible from the airports of Geneva and Lyon St Exupéry.


This industrial meeting comes back in 2018 to provide an answer to all the problems of daily management of bulk, liquid, solid or powder: reception of raw materials - weighing - dosing - grinding - conveying - bagging - storage - shipping - transport ... 294 Exhibitors in all the know-how, for this new edition of the exhibition of solid and liquid bulk technologies.


Of course, you will find your magazine INFOVRAC on the exhibition and on our booth! Come ooonnnn !!! :)


Publié le 19/07/2018

Once again this year, Infovrac offers a press partnership with Pollutec.


Pollutec, the international exhibition of equipment, technologies and services for the environment and energy will be held in Lyon from 27 to 30 NovemberPollutec has been the source of inspiration for 40 years now and the means to easily access solutions, innovations and meetings in these markets.


Take advantage of this great opportunity to highlight and boost your communication with more than 2000 copies dispatched on the exhibition.


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Welcome on our brand new Website

Publié le 06/02/2017

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