Groupe
23 January 2019

Éléphant Vert at antelope speed!

Since 2015, Éléphant Vert, a Swiss group active in North Africa, has been studying the opportunity to set up in France, where it ” realized that the organic market was exploding, but that there was a development problem. and marketing of bioinputs ”, notes its CEO, Sébastien Couasnet. The first step was taken with the acquisition in May 2017 of Or Brun, a specialist in garden fertilization but whose sites are now also used for the agricultural market. Above all, in June 2017, by taking over the assets of Xurian Environnement, then in difficulty, Éléphant Vert set up a production site in Béziers and integrated the flagship product Ovalis Rhizofertil into its portfolio. ” We have relaunched marketing, filed for extension approval, we are exporting to Africa, the plant is running at full speed. ” And to announce investing € 1M to have a development center in Béziers, “an industrial and commercial base which can radiate from France to Europe and to Africa”.

In October 2018, the 51% acquisition of BIO3G supports this strategy of a network of SMEs around the Group. Present in biostimulants and organic fertilization, BIO3G has more than 350 employees (320 in France), including 250 sales representatives. “With the complementary commercial schemes of Xurian, 100% distribution and BIO3G 100% direct sales, we will try to create a pragmatic hybrid model, depending on regions, market segments, productions.”

Éléphant Vert now has 900 employees worldwide, half of which are in France, which is becoming a strategic market. Confident in this repositioning? ” We are the only ones to offer both biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol. ” And to accelerate the marketing of these bioinputs, Éléphant Vert and the R&D and plant chemistry company, ARD, have created the last year a joint venture, Nile, whose ambition is to “transform scientific innovations into useful and efficient solutions for farmers”. Today, eight projects are underway for first developments in 2021.

Agro Distribution article published in the special issue of November 2018.

Groupe
23 January 2019

Éléphant Vert at antelope speed!

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